News: March 2020

Update March 30 As per our last update two weeks ago we promised to reassess the COVID-19 situation at the end of March and come to a decision on how to proceed for the remaining weeks of 2020 InTraining program. On the advice of government and public health authorities and with physical distancing measures likely in place for the foreseeable future, SportMedBC has made the decision to officially suspend all in-person training sessions for the remainder of the program. We will continue to offer online support to our participants and encourage you to continue with your training by running/...
Last updated on March 17, 2020 To focus efforts on containment of COVID-19 in British Columbia, public health officials have implemented the following measures: For everyone: The B.C. Ministry of Health has developed a self-assessment tool to help individuals to determine whether they may need further assessment or testing for COVID-19. The Ministry of Health notes this can be a self-assessment, or it can be completed on behalf of someone else. For sport organizations: Event cancellations: Event organizers are now required to cancel any gathering with more than 50 people – view the...
This joint message is from the Sport Medicine Advisory Committee comprised of Chief Medical Officers from the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Canadian Paralympic Committee, and the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network (COPSIN). It is meant to guide Sporting Organizations in decision-making with respect to travel to competitions within and outside Canada. Read more on prevention, treatment and travel guidelines for athletes and coaches, related to COVID-19. For athletes travelling for sport tournaments simply follow the standard precautions below to ensure that you remain...
You're invited to join SportMedBC's RunWalk Coach and resident Olympian Lynn Kanuka for an evening dedicated to our 2020 InTraining troupes. New Balance will open up their Langley store for our leaders and participants to take advantage of their IT discount at an after hours shopping opportunity and evening of informative talks. Light refreshments and snacks will be served. Our Guest Speaker Jag Bains (Physiotherapist and Kinesiologist) will be speaking about "The Importance of Cross Training for Injury Prevention and Optimal Run/Walk Technique". New Balance Store Langley,...