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For Immediate Release Friday August 27, 2021 Run 5K Program for New Canadian Youth Join Olympian Natasha Wodak in celebrating the hard work of our Run 5K For New Canadian Youth in their final run. Surrey, BC – Come cheer on the New Canadian Youth program as they complete their final run of the program this Monday August 30 th at Green Timbers Park in Surrey BC. In attendance, we will have our very own RunWalk Coach Canadian Olympian Natasha Wodak who just returned home after completing the Women’s’ Marathon in the 2020 Toyko Olympics. This 10-week run program was offered to...
July has been a busy month for SportMedBC, Jenny Soderman, our Coordinator for the SportMed InTraining programs has resigned her position to return to her other home of Sweden. Jenny will be deeply missed by all and we look forward to seeing where this stage of her life will take her. The entire SportMedBC team wishes Jenny all the best and we thank her for all her hard work, dedication and passion over the years. With that news, we are officially pleased to welcome Kristina Niketas onboard as the new Coordinator, SportMedBC InTraining Programs. Kristina comes to SportMedBC from a Sport and...
With the support of SportBC, SportMedBC is in partnership with DIVERSECity excited to offer grants for New Canadian Youths, 13-18 years of age! In this 2021 pilot program, 40 eligible applicants will receive subsidized registration entries to SportMedBC's 2021 Run 5K Program. The goal for this initiative is to eliminate economic, logistical and social barriers for New Canadian Youth to participate in a structured running program, and provide an opportunity to meet and connect with others in the community. The 10-week program will gradually develop your strength and endurance so you can...
With the support from Sport BC, SportMedBC is offering free subsidized registrations to the 2021 Run 5K InTraining program to 40 eligible participants. As a not-for-profit society SportMedBC is committed providing an affordable program that helps participants reach their health, fitness and sport goals. The objective for this initiative is to eliminate economic, logistical, and social barriers for New Canadian Youth to participate in a structured run program, and provide the opportunity to meet and connect with people in thier communities. This initiative will be offered in partnership with...
SportMedBC is pleased to announce that we have secured a new commercial office space at the Pro Arté Centre in North Vancouver. With Fortius Sport & Health officially shutting its doors on December 31, 2020 and the City of Burnaby taking possession of the building, SportMedBC was forced to find a new home. We will be completing our move over the coming weeks with a tentative move in date set for February 1, 2021. The Pro Arté Centre, which opened in 2003, specializes in programs for serious young dancers with pre-professional dance programs in classical ballet & jazz/contemporary,...
SportMedBC has partnered with Green Shield Canada to provide our full members with the option to sign up for an extended health benefits plan. There are a number of plans available ranging from basic to comprehensive coverage. To learn more about each package or to request a quote click on the link below. SIGN UP *Please note that you must sign up directly through Green Shield Canada. About Green Shield Canada Green Shield Canada (GSC) is a solutions-oriented, national not-for-profit health and dental benefits specialist. We stay in tune with our customers' needs, and develop effective...
Do you remember your beginnings as a runner and get excited about seeing other people develop and reach their goals? If so, we would love to hear from you! SportMedBC is currently gearing up for our 26 th year of 10K InTraining Clinics and we’re looking for avid runners who’d be keen to share their passion as Run Leaders. Many of our participants are in our “LearnToRun” program who benefit from having experienced runners leading the way. The program is 13-weeks in duration:. The person for the role has: Experience running as part of a group/club and have a good...
As of December 7, 2020, the Provincial Health Order on Gatherings and Events has been extended to January 8, 2021, and information is available here . These updates apply to all sport activities in B.C. "While we recognize the impact this has on sport, it is helpful to have certainty related to the duration of these restrictions. This should provide coaches, volunteers, participants, and parents with stability related to permitted activities over the holiday season," said Charlene Krepiakevich, CEO of viaSport. Dr. Henry indicated December 7 that a new Order for sport and fitness...
On November 13, 2020 Fortius Sport & Health in Burnaby announced that they would be permanently shutting down all business operations. Citing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as a major contributing factor to the shutdown, the Fortius Foundation is currently in the final stages of completing a sale of the building. “The realities of trying to operate this complicated and dynamic business have been difficult,” their website reads. “With the added pressures that the COVID-19 pandemic put on Fortius Sport & Health, and many other businesses, it became something we could no...
SportMedBC members, board of directors, and staff gathered virtually this past Tuesday October 27th for SportMedBC’s 2020 Annual General Meeting. While an in-person event was not possible this year, we were excited to welcome members from outside of the Lower Mainland to our marquee annual event. SportMedBC would like to extend a big thank you to SportMedBC co-founder, Dr. Jack Taunton, for his insightful presentation on “Return to Exercise After COVID-19.” While much of the conversation within sport has rightly been on preventing the spread of the disease and how sport can...

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