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With the continuing escalation of advised precautionary measures to mitigate transmission risks of the (COVID-19) Coronavirus, SportMedBC has made the decision to officially suspend all InTraining Clinics between now and March 30 th , at which point we will reassess the situation. This means that all weekly clinic meetups are currently suspended. Most community centres around the Lower Mainland have decided to close down for the time being, and following public health authorities’ advice on social distancing, it's important to do what we can to stop this virus from spreading further...
Dear SportMedBC Community, With the continuing escalation of precautionary measures to mitigate transmission risks of the (COVID-19) Coronavirus, SportMedBC has made the decision to temporarily suspend all our programs and services. This means: All InTraining Run Clinic weekly meetups are suspended effective immediately All scheduled Sport Safety courses and workshops through April have been cancelled SportMedBC staff will continue to work remotely during this time, however please be advised that our office at Fortius Sport & Health will be closed until further notice. We will do our best...
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 joint statement . For gatherings...
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,...
In partnership with the North Shore Triathlon, SportMedBC is launching a My First Triathlon clinic! This 12-week program is for the recreational athlete who has their eyes set on doing their first sprint triathlon. Experienced triathlete and coach Andrew Tuovinen and swim coach Stewart Scott, will progressively guide you through the multi-discipline training to reach the goal of completing the renowned North Shore Triathlon on May 18th, 2020 - a sprint triathlon featuring a 444m swim, 17.6K bike ride, and 5K run. Your training experience will include a 12-week sprint triathlon training...
SportMedBC is pleased to offer a new student associate membership class. Following the adoption of a special resolution from our 2019 AGM, students attending a post-secondary institution in a sport medicine related program and having completed the BC Sports Aid Program are eligible for associate student membership. This will give students access to event medical coverage opportunities where they will be able to learn in the field and earn valuable work experience. The BC Sports Aid Certificate recognizes individuals who have completed SportMedBC’s Sports First Aid and Athletic Taping...
SportMedBC hosted our annual Leader Training Day at separate events in Surrey and Kelowna this past weekend. Over 200 volunteer run leaders and clinic coordinators were in attendance for the event in Surrey held at Ecole Gabrielle Roy to learn about proper running and walking technique, emergency response protocols, motivating participants, and to hear inspiring stories from other longtime run leaders. Now in its 25th year, the InTraining Program’s Leader Training Day is led by RunWalk Coach and former Canadian Olympic bronze-medalist, Lynn Kanuka. “Coach Lynn” as she is...
Know someone who would make a great training buddy? Or perhaps you have a colleague that wants to improve their 10K race time in 2020? Refer them to the program, and you both will have a chance to win a pair of Vancouver Whitecaps FC tickets and two complimentary entries to the 2020 Vancouver Sun Run! Complete the entry form below before February 1st, 2020 at 11:59pm for your chance to win! Referee can not have been a participant in the 2019 InTraining Program and participants can only be referred once. See full contest rules & regulations can be found here . The 2020 InTraining Program...
Prefer to follow the InTraining program on your own? Can't find a clinic location or time that works for your schedule? The Online InTraining Program gives you the flexibility of individual training, while still providing the added benefits of joining a community clinic! Starting January 2020, join SportMedBC's resident Olympian & RunWalk Coach, Lynn Kanuka, to begin your training for the 2020 Vancouver Sun Run. Whether you are a beginner or experienced runner/walker, SportMedBC's tried & proven programs will help prepare you to complete the Vancouver Sun Run 10K race on...

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