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Be sure to check out SportMedBC’s FREE SportMed Safety Webinar on hydration for sport! This 15 minute Webinar provides medical and scientific information in an easy to understand and interactive format. SportMedBC Safety & Event Services Manager Paul Dwyer will take an in-depth look at: - Hydration recommendations - Water vs Sports Drinks - Fluids to avoid Webinar: Best Practices: Hydration for Sport Date: Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 - 6:30PM REGISTER HERE For more information, contact Paul Dwyer, SportMed Safety & event Services Manager - pauld@sportmedbc.com or 604.294...
The Team BC mission staff has been selected to lead the provincial team competing at the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games in Wood Buffalo, Alberta next August. Chef de Mission, Diane St-Denis, will lead the team of mission staff members who will provide administrative, logistical, and performance preparation support for the athletes and coaches attending the Games. This is St-Denis' first time as Team BC's Chef de Mission. She brings with her extensive experience in sport including Executive Director of Judo BC, Coordinator of Athletics at Simon Fraser University and her current role...
Leading Canadian health organizations’ new recommendations call for concussion protocols to protect all Canadians participating in high risk sports. "Concussion continues to be one of the most significant health issues in sport. The new Canadian Concussion Collaborative Statement has two simple recommendations focussing on sport organizations. This is an important step forward in protecting and improving management of athletes participating in high risk sports. Healthcare professionals over many years have had regular dialogue and have developed detailed consensus on concussions...
Be sure to check out our SportMed Safety Webinar on shoulder injuries! This Webinar provides medical and scientific information in an easy to understand and interactive format. SportMedBC Safety & Event Services Manager Paul Dwyer will take an in-depth look at: - Understanding the shoulder joint - Common shoulder injuries - Stretching and strengthening techniques - Shoulder injury prevention SportMed Safety offers offers courses, event coverage, videos, tips and resources through its free Safety Network on SportMedBC.com. For more information, contact Paul Dwyer, SportMed Safety &...
Mark your calendars for SportMedBC's Annual General Meeting on September 27th, 2014! Join us on Saturday, September 27th from 11:00am -12:00pm at Fortius Sport & Health for our Annual General Meeting. In addition, Fortius Sport & Health will be hosting a discussion panel called "The Complete Concussion Update" prior to the AGM. The discussion panel will run from 8:30am - 10:30am with the SportMedBC AGM from 11:00am - Noon. Guests are invited to attend both events or the AGM only. Some important information: With the terms of seven SportMedBC Board of Directors expiring,...
Through the collaboration of stakeholders, SportMedBC is offering training and education to medical volunteers and community members on a subsidized basis in 15 Northern BC communities in the lead up to the 2015 Canada Winter Games! It's all part of the 2015 Canada Winter Games Safe Sport Tour! Join SportMedBC for an all-in-one evening of our signature Concussion Management and SportSmart Workshops! Working in partnership with our stakeholders in Northern British Columbia, SportMedBC is pleased to offer these workshops at a subsidized cost of $15.00! This month, courses and workshops are...
SportMedBC has some great sport safety courses and workshops coming to your area! Don’t miss out! Register now! Vancouver Sports First Aid Course Saturday, July 26th, 2014 (9:00am - 5:00pm) Creekside Community Centre (MAP) Surrey/Cloverdale Sports First Aid Course Sunday, July 27th, 2014 (9:00am - 5:00pm) Cloverdale Recreation Centre (MAP) To register: sportmedbc.com/events For more information contact: alexs@sportmedbc.com
The BC Games Society is seeking enthusiastic, experienced people to serve as volunteer Team BC Mission Staff members for the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games. As part of Team BC, Mission Staff will lead in helping BC’s athletes have the experience of a lifetime at this premier multi-sport event. The 2015 Western Canada Summer Games will be held in Wood Buffalo, Alberta from August 7th to 15th, 2015 and bring together approximately 2,300 athletes, coaches, managers, and officials from four provinces and three territories for ten days of high calibre multi-sport competition. The Mission team...
By Donna Bishop Kelly Kochut was working full time and was taking courses to be a personal trainer to have something to do when she retired. All that suddenly changed in July 2010 when on her way home from work she had an accident. She suffered brain trauma. She was diagnosed with a rare disorder called Foreign Accent Syndrome. This causes the person to speak with a different accent from their own. But this was only part of the problems that affected Kelly. Along with the ever-changing accents, she suffers from short-term memory loss, panics when in crowds, can’t count to ten, and has...
WEBINAR - Event Day Advice Just days away from the 2014 Vancouver Sun Run! As Sun Run InTraining continues, be sure to check out our fourth and final SportMed RunWalk Webinar! The Vancouver Sun Run finish line is just a few days away. SportMedBC RunWalk Coach and Olympian Lynn Kanuka provides tips on everything from race day arrival time, to what to bring, to what you can expect on the course itself. Burnaby area coordinator Rainy Kent joins Lynn as they cover the little things that will make a difference on event day!

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