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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...
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 Tuesday, October 27, 2020 from 6:00-8:30PM. 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...
The Canada Games Council (CGC) and the 2021 Canada Games Host Society, after consulting with the Niagara Region, the Province of Ontario and the Federal Government, have made the difficult decision to postpone next year’s Niagara 2021 Canada Summer Games. The Games were originally scheduled to take place in August 2021 but, due to continued public health concerns relating to the coronavirus pandemic, they will be rescheduled to the summer of 2022. Held every two years, alternating between winter and summer, the Canada Games are the country’s marquee event for amateur sport...
As our Fondo Clinic riders near the end of their 12-week training program we wanted to remind all cyclists of an exciting event taking place between September 1-12 th . In lieu of the 122km ride this year, RBC GranFondo Whistler is holding a virtual challenge that is open to everyone! Your target is simple: you have 12 days to get to 55km, 122km or 152km cumulatively! If you have kids, there has never been a better time to encourage them into the active and healthy sport of cycling. They will feel empowered with an achievable goal and your encouragement. Entry is only $10 and 100% of proceeds...
Sport is returning to British Columbia in accordance with the B.C. Restart Plan . At the request of the Province of B.C., viaSport has led the creation of a set of guidelines on how to resume sport while operating safely during this pandemic – the Return to Sport Guidelines . As outlined in B.C.’s Restart Plan , sport activities can resume in accordance with the viaSport Return to Sport Guidelines and public health protocols. Further information will be shared once it becomes available. Sport organizations can/should: Develop sport-specific return to sport guidelines Local sport...
With less than one year to go until the 2021 Canada Summer Games, preparations are underway and Team BC has selected the Mission Staff who will support British Columbia’s athletes, coaches, and managers as they prepare for and compete at these national multi-sport Games in Niagara, Ontario. Chef de Mission, Jennifer Scott, will lead the team of Mission Staff who will provide administrative, logistical, and performance preparation support. This will be Scott’s second Games as Team BC’s Chef de Mission in addition to her extensive Canada Games experience. Comprised of sport...

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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.