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The new SportMedBC Speaker Series offers six, 45 minute workshops over three sessions, led by expert sport medicine and sport science practitioners speaking on a variety of pertinent topics. Currently, the Speaker Series is being offered to three sports – Hockey , Soccer and Curling (more details to come) . The Hockey and Soccer Speaker Series presentations are targeted to parents and coaches of players 8 to 13 years old. HOCKEY Speaker Series - Event Dates: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 (Langley) Wednesday, October 21, 2015 (Abbotsford) Wednesday, October 28, 2015 (Langley) MORE...
Doping Assertions Led to Withdrawal of Nine Canadian Athletes Before Toronto 2015 Games (Ottawa, Ontario - October 14, 2015) - New information released today by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) suggests the updated 2015 Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP) is proving effective at uncovering doping in Canadian sport. Introduced on January 1, 2015, the revised CADP meets the more stringent requirements of the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code. The CCES is responsible for implementing the Code in Canada on behalf of the Canadian sport community. Through a more comprehensive, intelligence-...
The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series: Vancouver is looking for volunteers to join their medical team! MEDICAL REQUIRED: First Aiders First Responders and Paramedics Nurses (RN, LPN, RPN) Physicians Learners* - Residents, Medical & Nursing Students ADDITIONAL SKILLS: Dispatchers Bike teams for first response (we’ll set you up!) Physiotherapists, Chiropractors & Athletic Trainers General volunteers for operations support** Junior Volunteers – A limited number of supervised spots for volunteers aged 14-17 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23rd – EDUCATION SESSION: We’ll begin...
(Ottawa, ON – September 28, 2015) – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has published a list of athlete support personnel who are currently suspended/disqualified from working with athletes or other persons. The Prohibited Association List (not to be confused with the Prohibited List) currently contains the names of 114 people worldwide, four of them Canadians. The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) would like to alert the sport community that the people named on the list have “disqualifying status.” Athletes should be aware that associating in a professional...
SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR SPORTMEDBC MEMBERS on Saturday, September 26, 2015 As SportMedBC continues to promote awareness and leadership in sport medicine, sport science, sport training and health promotion, we want to ensure that you are part of our upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) and membership education day! Annual General Meeting Join us on Saturday, September 26th from 9:00am - 10:15am at Fortius Sport & Health in Burnaby. for the 2015 SportMedBC Annual General Meeting. We'll look back at 2014-2015 and preview some of the exciting projects we're working on for the 2015-...
The Coaching Association of Canada and the provincial and territorial coaching representatives are proud to present the inaugural National Coaches Week, September 19 – 27, 2015. National Coaches Week is a week to celebrate the tremendous positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities across Canada. The week will feature plenty of events in local communities across Canada, from free National Coach Certification Program workshops to coach recognition nights. Events are being held in communities across Canada. To find one near you, please visit Coach.ca #ThanksCoach #CoachesWeek...
We all know that we should be getting in our quality exercise every day to improve health and fitness. But how much and to what intensity should it be to see health benefits? A recent study out of Queens University compared three groups of sedentary adults at different levels of walking and found that while all groups exhibited health benefits from the exercise , only those in the highest intensity group also saw an improvement in glucose tolerance, a risk factor in heart disease. So maybe we need to get out there and walk a little faster! FULL ARTICLE
SportMedBC is committed to identifying, developing and promoting Best Practices in Sport Health, Sport Safety and Sport Training. SportMedBC coordinates access to a network of sport medicine and sport science practitioners and strives to be the ultimate sport medicine and sport science resource within the provincial sport system and for all active British Columbians. SportMedBC has an exciting employment opportunity! We're looking for an Administrative Assistant. The deadline for applications is Saturday, August 15th, 2015. For more information and details: Employment Opportunity -...
ParticipACTION is pleased to present the ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth . The ParticipACTION Report Card provides a comprehensive assessment of the current status of physical activity for children and youth in Canada. For the first time, the Report Card takes a stand on play in nature and the outdoors - with its risks - and includes a Position Statement on Active Outdoor Play . The statement was developed by the Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute (HALO-CHEO),...
Since it was first published in 1999, The Beginning Runner’s Handbook has sold more than 90,000 copies, helping participants at community clinics across Canada - and thousands more runners around the world - realize their goal of running 10K. BUY The Beginning Runner’s Handbook! This easy-to-use, practical guide is completely updated in this fourth edition. It now includes a revised RunWalk program that gives runners a choice between running 10K or running and walking the distance, depending on their individual goals and fitness. Tried and tested by thousands of new and...

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