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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 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...
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. The program is 13-weeks in duration:. The person for the role has: Experience running as part of a group/club and have a good...

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Step 3 of B.C.’s Restart plan is currently in effect. Read Proof of Vaccination requirements regarding access to some events, services and businesses as of September 13, for the most current information.

Interior Health and Northern Health regions are subject to the additional measures detailed on the B.C. government's province-wide restrictions pageInterior Health's news page, and Northern Health news pageContinue to work with your Provincial Sport Organization for current and sport-specific information.