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WEBINAR - Event Day Tips Less than two weeks away from the 2013 Vancouver Sun Run! Don't miss this FREE SportMed RunWalk Webinar! The Vancouver Sun Run finish line is only a few days away! SportMedBC RunWalk Coach and Olympian Lynn Kanuka will provide you with tips on everything from what time you should arrive on race day, to what to bring, to what you can expect on the course itself. Joining Lynn will be longtime RunWalk Coordinator Lorne Terichow of Peninsula Runners. Together they'll take away any anxieties you might have so that you have your best possible event day experience! REGISTER...
SportMedBC has weekly features running each Monday in The Vancouver Sun! WEEK 13 EXPERT SERIES - Donna Bishop (Sun Run InTraining Clinic Coordinator) * "Event Day Preparation" NUTRITION TIPS - Patricia Chuey (SportMedBC Senior Nutrition Consultant) * "Time to Bring It!" COACHING ADVICE - Lynn Kanuka (SportMedBC RunWalk Coach & Olympian) * "This Is It!" PARTICIPANT RUN OF THE WEEK - Kristine Lewis * Kristine Lewis (Burnaby) Previous Weeks WEEK 12 EXPERT SERIES - Dr. David Cox (Sport Psychologist / SportMedBC Chair) * "Goals & Mental Imagery" NUTRITION TIPS - Patricia Chuey (SportMedBC...
The Vancouver Sun Run 2013 The biggest running event in the city is back for its 28th year! The Sun Run is Canada's largest 10km event, attracting nearly 50,000 participants every year! SportMedBC and Rockdoc are looking for medical volunteers to help keep the participants safe in what is sure to be a fantastic event! We're looking for certified individuals ranging from Standard First Aid to EMR's, athletic therapists, Nurses and MDs to be a part of our team at the finish line and on the course. We have three distinct areas where we'll be providing care; 1. The Main Medical tent at the finish...
SportMedBC’s latest injury prevention and performance initiative, SportSmart, continues to hit all parts of British Columbia. Funded through the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Active and Safe initiative, SportMedBC is providing introductory sport safety and performance workshops across the province. SIGN UP FOR SPORTSMART The workshops are designed to increase injury prevention knowledge among parents, coaches and managers of children and youth ages 5 to 19 who are involved in community sport programs. Through various resources, information and tools, sports leaders can learn how they can...
SportMedBC’s latest injury prevention and performance initiative, SportSmart, continues to hit all parts of British Columbia. The program kicked off in late August 2012, continuing into 2013. The past five days has seen some outstanding events in both Richmond and Vancouver. On Friday, January 18, the Richmond Olympic Oval played host to SportSmart for members of the Richmond Youth Soccer Association . Over 40 coaches and parents attended. Just days later in Vancouver, 59 members from the Vancouver United Football Club checked out SportSmart at the Dunbar Lawn Bowling Club. SportMedBC Safety...
Dear Friends and Colleagues, The 30th Anniversary Annual General Meeting of SportMedBC marked a proud year for all of us associated with our organization, especially in September of 2012 when it brought together many of the people who have led and shaped our professional network for parts or even all of the past four decades. That pride shines through me as I look back at my own 30 years with SportMedBC and the privilege that I’ve had to serve you and our network as chief executive. For me, it’s been a personal and professional honour to literally grow up with SportMedBC as it evolved and...
WEBINAR - Sun Run InTraining Program and Clinic Info Time to get ready for Sun Run 2013! If you want to Walk or Nordic Walk, Learn to Run 10K or Run 10K Faster, don't miss this SportMed RunWalk Webinar! Join SportMedBC RunWalk Coach and Olympian Lynn Kanuka for specific RunWalk program information and find out exactly what's involved, what you'll need and where you can find online and clinic support to take you safely and comfortably through the Sun Run finish line! REGISTER NOW! Title: Let's Get Started! Sun Run InTraining Program and Clinic Info Date: Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 Time: 12:...
Check out The Province's coverage of SportMedBC's injury prevention and performance program, SportSmart. By Larissa Cahute The importance of a warm-up is constantly drilled into those involved in sports and fitness training. But it turns out some coaches are leading them ineffectively. "These days people are still just doing a couple laps and then sitting in a circle and holding their stretches for 30 seconds, which is completely what you don't want to do as a warm-up - you want to get the body moving and active," said SportMedBC's sports safety co-ordinator, Seb Hartell . "They're using the...
Over the last couple of years, concussions have become a hot-button topic in sports. Be sure to check out SportMedBC’s FREE SportSmart Webinar on this issue. This 25 minute Webinar will focus on sharing medical and scientific information on concussions in an easy to understand format. We'll help answer and take an in-depth look at: - Defining a concussion - Signs and symptoms of a concussion - When to seek urgent care - When it is safe to return to school/play Webinar #2: Best Practices in Concussion Management Date: Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 – 6:30PM REGISTER HERE If you happen to miss...
Be sure to check out our FREE SportSmart Webinar on ACL injuries. This 25 minute Webinar will focus on sharing medical and scientific information about the Anterior Cruciate Ligament in an easy to understand format. We'll take an in-depth look at: - The ACL’s role in the body. - How ACL injuries occur. - Acute injury identification and management. - Simple exercises that can be done to help reduce the risk of injury. Webinar #1: Best Practices in Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury Prevention Techniques and Treatments Date: Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 – 6:30PM REGISTER HERE If you...

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