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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 Special General Meeting on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 from 6:30-7:30PM. The meeting will be held virtually using Zoom. The Board of Directors wishes to broaden the membership and participation from the wider sporting community while still retaining sports medicine focus and control to align the direction of the organization with it's vision and strategic plan. That's why the Board of Director is presenting these...
Over the past 25+ years, we’ve had the distinct honour of having Olympian Lynn Kanuka as our RunWalk Coach leading our participants safely on their journey to 10kms. When you saw the SunRun, you saw SportMedBC and Lynn Kanuka. She has been a guiding light and pillar not only within our running community here in BC but the running community across Canada and the world. Lynn throughout her incredible running career set nearly a dozen national records from 1983 to 1989, and still holds the Canadian 10K road record. Lynn then became coach to Natasha Wodak in 2017. In 2019, Lynn was then...
On behalf the Board of Directors, SportMedBC members and faculty, we would like to send our congratulations to Harry Lendvoy on his remarkable accomplishment of 50 years since Harry Lendvoy began his teaching journey at Langara College. In 2004, as one of the founding board members of SportMedBC, Harry became one of only ten to be named as an honorary member. Harry also went on to create the BC Sports First Aid Program and later expand the program to include fitness leaders. With numerous outstanding accomplishments throughout his vast career, anyone who has ever had the pleasure of meeting,...
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 Thursday, October 28, 2021 from 6:30-9:00PM. 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...
It is with honour and pride that we are able to announce that one of our very own Board of Directors, Dr. David Cox has been inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame as a Builder. Over the past twenty-five years he has served as a Sport Psychologist for many of Canada's provincial and national sports organizations as both the amateur and professional ranks. David will be joining the member ranks in June of 2022 with 2 other builder- coaches, one team, one pioneer, 5 athletes, one media Member and the winner of the prestigeous W.A.C. Bennet award. Dr. Cox has been such an important fixture...
As our newest program for New Canadian Youth came to an end for the season on August 30th for their final 5K run, our very own Olympian Natasha Wodak stopped by for a visit and quick warm-up. Natasha recently placed 13th in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, becoming the second-fastest female marathoner in Canadian History. On June 21, 2021, in partnership with DIVERSEcity and SportBC with financial support from the Province of British Columbia through the MInistry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and sport this dedicated group of Immigrant and refugee youth came together with our volunteer leaders to...
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...

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As of March 11, 2022:

  • Masks are no longer required.
    • Individual businesses and event organizers can choose to continue requiring masks on their premises.
    • Reminder to the sport community to be respectful of people's differing comfort levels and that as we transition into this period, people may still choose to wear their mask.

As of April 8, 2022, proof of vaccine will no longer be required.

  • Individual businesses and event organizers can choose to continue requiring proof of vaccination for entry.
  • Additional guidance may be in place. See the Province of B.C.'s provincial restrictions page for more information.