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As we turn the page on 2020 we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for your unwavering support. We look forward to continue providing British Columbians with the Best People, Best Practices and Best Programs in Sport Medicine, Exercise Science and Health Promotion this coming year. From all of us at SportMedBC, we'd like to wish you a wonderful holiday season and all the best in 2021. Happy Holidays! Please note that SportMedBC's "virtual office" will be closed for the holidays starting December 24th, 2020 and reopening on January 4th, 2021...
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. We are currently looking for Clinic Coordinators in North Surrey, Mission, and Vancouver, however if you are interested in setting up...
In light of the PHO’s announcement on Monday December 7th to extend province wide restrictions on all events and social gathering, SportMedBC has decided to postpone the start date of the 2021 InTraining Program. SportMedBC is committed to delivering the program in the best and safest way, with as little risk for cancellation or postponement due to COVID-19 as possible. As such, the new program dates will be from February 27 to May 27, 2021. Registration is still open on the SportMedBC website and the time, location, programs offered and spots available in each clinic will remain the...
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...
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...
In this article, Kris Beech, President & CEO of AIM Mind Training, introduces their new student-athlete community that helps users better understand who they are, what they want, and how to approach life with a mindset suited for success, happiness and well-being. I am so excited and appreciate the opportunity to write this short presentation on "Aim Mind Training Inc." for the members of SportMedBC. As a former professional hockey player of 15 years, I was fortunate to access the best performance and health professionals wherever I played. After retiring, I dreamt of creating a...
As SportMedBC continues to promote awareness and leadership in sport medicine, sport science, sport training and health promotion, we want to ensure you are part of our upcoming Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 from 6:00-8:30PM. The meeting will be held virtually using Zoom. While we are unable to hold an in-person event this year, we are excited to offer all members from across the province the ability to participate in the AGM. Please note all registered SportMedBC members will be able to vote online for the Board of Directors election. Those unable to attend the meeting...

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