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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...
Over the last couple of years, concussions have become a hot-button topic in sports. Be sure to check out SportMedBC’s FREE SportSmart Webinar on this issue. This 25 minute Webinar will focus on sharing medical and scientific information on concussions in an easy to understand format. We'll help answer and take an in-depth look at: - Defining a concussion - Signs and symptoms of a concussion - When to seek urgent care - When it is safe to return to school/play Webinar #2: Best Practices in Concussion Management Date: Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 – 6:30PM REGISTER HERE If you happen to miss...
Be sure to check out our FREE SportSmart Webinar on ACL injuries. This 25 minute Webinar will focus on sharing medical and scientific information about the Anterior Cruciate Ligament in an easy to understand format. We'll take an in-depth look at: - The ACL’s role in the body. - How ACL injuries occur. - Acute injury identification and management. - Simple exercises that can be done to help reduce the risk of injury. Webinar #1: Best Practices in Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury Prevention Techniques and Treatments Date: Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 – 6:30PM REGISTER HERE If you...
On Thursday, September 13th 2012, SportMedBC celebrated its 30th Anniversary with an Annual General Meeting and reception. The milestone event was presented by Fortius Sport & Health . For those who were unable to attend, we have attached a link to our 2011-2012 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 and Best Programs in sport medicine, sport medicine and sport science. We are proud to present this on behalf of our 600...
The Sport Branch of the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development is pleased to announce the mission staff for the 2013 Canada Summer Games in Sherbrooke, PQ. The team is a mix of veterans and rookies and geographically represents the province of BC. “With less than a year to go before the Games in Sherbrooke, we are confident we have the group that will give Team BC its greatest chance at a best ever finish,” said Team BC Chef de Mission, Rob Needham. “Our mission staff represents all spectrums of the sport system here in BC and in the next few months, we will be focussed on...
On Thursday, September 13th 2012, SportMedBC celebrated its 30th Anniversary with an Annual General Meeting and reception. The milestone event was presented by Fortius Sport & Health . After reflecting on the year that was and covering each program area, SportMedBC elected three new members to the board - Anthony Findlay , Ben Sporer and Anita Wilson . The trio will replace outgoing board of directors' Leslie Clisby, Dr. Jim Verners and Dr. Mike Wilkinson. After the AGM, attendees were able to grab a snack and a beverage while catching up with friends and colleagues from the sport...
(Vancouver, British Columbia) - On Wednesday, August 29 2012, Dr. Colin Carrie , Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health, announced on behalf of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq , Minister of Health, support for two projects to increase awareness and prevent injury in sports and recreation activities among children and youth. “Today’s investments will increase opportunities for children and youth to participate in sports and recreational activities that are safe, fun, fair and healthy,” said Parliamentary Secretary Carrie. The first project, Sport Safety and Injury Prevention in...
A big congratulations to Canada’s Jasmin Glaesser, Tara Whitten and Gillian Carleton (below, left to right) for winning bronze in the Team Pursuit at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. The Canadian team placed third behind gold medalists Great Britain and the United States. While numerous coaches and practitioners help Olympic athletes along the way, this bronze medal winning squad certainly had a BC flavor. Along with Coach Richard Wooles and IST Coordinator Andrea Wooles, SportMedBC was well represented by members Jenn Turner (Chiropractor), Susan Boegman (Dietician) and Physician...

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