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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...
SportMedBC's injury prevention and performance initiative SportSmart , offers courses, videos, tips and resources through its free Safety Network on SportMedBC.com. Funded through the Public Health Agency of Canada's Active and Safe initiative , SportMedBC produced nine SportSmart videos. From injury prevention, to exercises and stretching, to taping, SportMedBC and SportSmart has some excellent advice available. In the seventh video of the series, Athletic Therapist Lauren Gavrailoff explains how to tape a thumb.
They’re well into the final week of the Canada Summer Games, and Team BC is looking to wrap up their Sherbrooke experience with a strong finish. Flag Points vs. Medal Standings While Team BC is fourth overall in the medal standings, they currently sit in second place in flag points. Ontario leads the way with 114.0 flag points. Team BC is in second spot with 97.5, Quebec sits third with 90.0. * At each Canada Games, the province or territory with the greatest number of points from all events is declared the champion and presented with the Canada Games Flag. Flag points are awarded to every...
“Save the date” for our Annual General Meeting & Educational Symposium. On Saturday, September 28th , SportMedBC will be partnering with Fortius Sport & Health for A n Integrated Approach to Primary Prevention & Sports Medicine. SportMedBC AGM Registration opens at 8:15am; The SportMedBC AGM begins at 9:00am, and is scheduled to run until 10:00am. Following our AGM, the registration check-in leads into the Educational Symposium. Dr. Rick Celebrini , Dr. Gordon Mathseon and Canadian Women's National Soccer Team Head Coach John Herdman are scheduled to speak throughout the day. A...
SportMedBC has an exciting course coming soon to our new host site, Fortius Sport & Health . SportMedBC’s injury prevention and performance initiative, SportSmart , will be at Fortius Sport & Health on Wednesday, August 28th. This two-hour workshop offers introductory safety and performance workshops designed to help parents, coaches and administrators understand how they can be key players in preventing injuries and facilitating the development of their children as athletes. Athletic Therapist Lauren Gavrailoff takes participants through a fast-paced, 90-minute workshop, covering: •...
Thousands of participants, volunteers, visitors, and residents will gather together, starting Friday, August 2nd for the opening of the Canada Summer Games - Sherbrooke 2013! “The dream that has inspired and motivated us for many years is now a reality,” remarked Monique F. Leroux, President of the Canada Summer Games – Sherbrooke 2013 and Chair of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Desjardins Group. “We are proud and honored to welcome Canada to our region for this great celebration of amateur sport!" Some 3400 athletes from 13 provinces and territories will be competing in...

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