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Over the past several weeks SportMedBC has been monitoring the latest health guidelines with the hope of delivering our in-person run clinics in the safest way possible. After our latest discussions with viaSport this week we are confident SportMedBC will be able to deliver the 2021 InTraining Program later this spring, with modifications to the in-person training sessions. In order to implement these changes we are postponing the program start date to March 27, 2021 . The new program end date will be June 25, 2021. Click here to read official announcement We look forward to providing our...
With the support from Sport BC, SportMedBC is offering free subsidized registrations to the 2021 10K InTraining program to 50 eligible participants. As a not-for-profit society SportMedBC is committed providing an affordable program that helps participants reach their health and fitness goals. The goal for this initiative is to eliminate economic, logistical, and social barriers for New Canadian Youth and their parent/legal guardian to participate in a structured running and walking program and provide the opportunity to meet and connect with people in their communities. Eligibility...
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. We are currently looking for Clinic Coordinators in North Surrey and Vancouver, however if you are interested in setting up a clinic...
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...

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