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(Vancouver, BC - April 16, 2013) - Vancouver Sun Run officials met today with officials from the City of Vancouver, The Vancouver Police Department, The Vancouver Fire Department, Ambulance Services and other officials to review the Vancouver Sun Run Emergency Preparedness Plan. "We are happy to report that all parties were in agreement that a solid plan was in place and served to secure the safety of all involved in the race," stated Jamie Pitblado, Vice President of Promotions and Community Investment for the Vancouver Sun and head of the Vancouver Sun Run. Also, Sun Runners are urged to...
(April 15, 2013) The Vancouver Sun Run offers our heartfelt sympathy to all those affected by the explosions at today’s Boston Marathon. In light of this terrible incident, we'd like to reassure our 2013 Sun Run participants and the community at large that a solid emergency preparedness plan is in place for the run and we are working closely with the City of Vancouver, the Vancouver Police Department and the Vancouver Fire Department to do everything we can to secure the safety of everyone involved.
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...

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