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The BC Games Society is seeking enthusiastic and experienced people to serve as Chefs de Mission for Team BC for the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games, being held in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, Alberta from August 7 to 15, 2015. Chef de Mission - 2015 Western Canada Summer Games This is a 20-month volunteer opportunity commencing February 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience leading a group of volunteers in a multi-sport Games environment. Assistant Chef de Mission - 2015 Western Canada Summer Games This is an 18-month...
Gail Johnson / The Georgia Straight November 7th, 2013 When Lynn Kanuka represented Canada in the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, she earned a bronze medal in the 3,000-metre event. She’s no longer a competitive athlete, but the Vancouver resident is still passionate about running. "If I were to close my eyes any time I have a spare moment, I just see myself running along a trail in the mountains or along the ocean with mountains in the background," Kanuka says in a phone interview. "There is no finish-line vision. In this world of busyness, if I can go to my peaceful place, that’s what my...
Leukemia survivor Brian Lau is working out at North Vancouver's Level 10 Fitness with SportMedBC Board Member Anthony Findlay. Lau was granted a wish by the Children's Wish Foundation and chose to take on a personal trainer to improve his health. Andy Prest / North Shore News October 6th, 2013 Disney World. Disney World. Meet WWE wrestler John Cena. Trip to Hawaii. Disney World. Mexico. Blue Jays tickets. Disney World. Disney World. Disneyland. Browse through the list of recent wishes on the Children's Wish Foundation's website and a pattern starts to emerge. "It's hard to go wrong with...
Volunteers - We Need Your Skills and Your Heart! Year after year, volunteers make the Games happen. In February 2014, as many as 2,220 participants from across the province will attend the BC Winter Games in Mission. As a volunteer, you will get an opportunity to make the Games a memorable experience for this group of athletes, coaches and officials coming together from across the province. Generally, there is one volunteer for every Games participant so that means we need over 2,000 volunteers for pre-Games and Games-time roles! Medical positions available: Medical Services: Medical Clinic...
SportMedBC Chairman Dr. David Cox is pleased to announce Alison Cristall as the new Executive Director of SportMedBC, effective October 1, 2013. Alison returns to SportMedBC after a one year maternity leave where she previously held the position of Director, Business Development. "I am incredibly excited and eager to be taking on this position," said Cristall. "I plan to continue the amazing efforts of SportMedBC in promoting leadership, public awareness and education in the areas of sport medicine, sport science and sport training. I am proud to be part of such a dynamic team and I look...
SportMedBC is expanding its province wide network of course instructors. We are seeking experienced health care practitioners to teach SportMedBC’s four, single day Sport Safety Courses and Workshops. 1. Sports First Aid Course 2. Athletic Taping Course 3. Concussion Management Workshop 4. SportSmart Workshop Candidates must have a professional designation (CATA or SPC preferred). We are seeking practitioners who are passionate about sport safety and strive to ensure that others are equipped with the right information and attitude to keep all fields of play as safe as possible. The successful...
On Saturday, September 28th 2013, SportMedBC held its Annual General Meeting at Fortius Sport & Health. It was truly an exciting day as we welcomed members and guests to our new home in Burnaby! SportMedBC welcomed a new Director to the Board as Athletic Therapist Ashley Cornish joins the 10-person team. For those who were unable to attend, we have attached a link of our 2012-2013 SportMedBC Annual Report for your reference. VIEW ANNUAL REPORT The Annual Report provides an overview of the work we are doing to promote optimal sport health on the strength of the Best People, Best Practices...
We're just two weeks away from the SportMedBC Annual General Meeting. Be sure to mark Saturday, September 28th in your calendars for our AGM. The day opens with our AGM Registration and continental breakfast, beginning at 8:15am. The SportMedBC AGM begins at 9:00am and will run until 10:00am. Some important information: With the terms of three SportMedBC Board of Directors expiring, check out the link for nomination information. As well, you can view the formal Annual General Meeting agenda, along with the AGM Resolutions package and the minutes from last year's meeting. NOMINATION INFO 2013...
It's been a big year for SportMedBC! After celebrating our 30th anniversary, 2013 offered more of our successful RunWalk and Safety programs, as we made the move to our new location, Fortius Sport & Health. As we continue to promote awareness and leadership in sport medicine, sport science and sport training, we want to ensure that you are part of our upcoming Annual General Meeting! On Saturday, September 28th, SportMedBC is partnering with Fortius Sport & Health for An Integrated Approach to Primary Prevention & Sports Medicine. SportMedBC AGM Registration and continental...
As the 2013 Canada Summer Games wrapped up, Team BC has performed as expected, finishing in the top three with a total of 122 medals - 47 gold, 36 silver and 39 bronze. On the last day of competition, BC’s rowing team was a force to be reckoned with as the team earned five gold and one bronze for a grand total of 10 gold, one silver and one bronze throughout their meet. In total, Team BC took home 12 rowing medals out of a possible 14 medals. * SportMedBC was represented at the games by Manager of Safety & Event Services, Seb Hartell . Seb is the Medical Manager for Team BC . The first...

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