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SportMedBC is teaming up with RBC GranFondo for a third straight year to deliver 12-week training programs that support all riders in their goal of completing the RBC GranFondo Whistler on September 12, 2020. There are three training programs for riders to choose from — beginner, intermediate, and a new advanced program. We will have 19 clinics throughout the Lower Mainland and BC with new locations in Victoria, Kelowna, and Kamloops. Whether you’re looking to tackle the RBC GranFondo Whistler for the first time, improve your time from last year, or interested in a women only...
Update March 30 As per our last update two weeks ago we promised to reassess the COVID-19 situation at the end of March and come to a decision on how to proceed for the remaining weeks of 2020 InTraining program. On the advice of government and public health authorities and with physical distancing measures likely in place for the foreseeable future, SportMedBC has made the decision to officially suspend all in-person training sessions for the remainder of the program. We will continue to offer online support to our participants and encourage you to continue with your training by running/...
Dear SportMedBC Community, With the continuing escalation of precautionary measures to mitigate transmission risks of the (COVID-19) Coronavirus, SportMedBC has made the decision to temporarily suspend all our programs and services. This means: All InTraining Run Clinic weekly meetups are suspended effective immediately All scheduled Sport Safety courses and workshops through April have been cancelled SportMedBC staff will continue to work remotely during this time, however please be advised that our office at Fortius Sport & Health will be closed until further notice. We will do our best...
To focus efforts on containment of COVID-19 in British Columbia, public health officials have implemented the following measures: For everyone: The B.C. Ministry of Health has developed a self-assessment tool to help individuals to determine whether they may need further assessment or testing for COVID-19. The Ministry of Health notes this can be a self-assessment, or it can be completed on behalf of someone else. For sport organizations: Event cancellations: Event organizers are now required to cancel any gathering with more than 50 people – view the joint statement . For gatherings...
This joint message is from the Sport Medicine Advisory Committee comprised of Chief Medical Officers from the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Canadian Paralympic Committee, and the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network (COPSIN). It is meant to guide Sporting Organizations in decision-making with respect to travel to competitions within and outside Canada. Read more on prevention, treatment and travel guidelines for athletes and coaches, related to COVID-19. For athletes travelling for sport tournaments simply follow the standard precautions below to ensure that you remain...
You're invited to join SportMedBC's RunWalk Coach and resident Olympian Lynn Kanuka for an evening dedicated to our 2020 InTraining troupes. New Balance will open up their Langley store for our leaders and participants to take advantage of their IT discount at an after hours shopping opportunity and evening of informative talks. Light refreshments and snacks will be served. Our Guest Speaker Jag Bains (Physiotherapist and Kinesiologist) will be speaking about "The Importance of Cross Training for Injury Prevention and Optimal Run/Walk Technique". New Balance Store Langley,...
In partnership with the North Shore Triathlon, SportMedBC is launching a My First Triathlon clinic! This 12-week program is for the recreational athlete who has their eyes set on doing their first sprint triathlon. Experienced triathlete and coach Andrew Tuovinen and swim coach Stewart Scott, will progressively guide you through the multi-discipline training to reach the goal of completing the renowned North Shore Triathlon on May 18th, 2020 - a sprint triathlon featuring a 444m swim, 17.6K bike ride, and 5K run. Your training experience will include a 12-week sprint triathlon training...
SportMedBC is pleased to offer a new student associate membership class. Following the adoption of a special resolution from our 2019 AGM, students attending a post-secondary institution in a sport medicine related program and having completed the BC Sports Aid Program are eligible for associate student membership. This will give students access to event medical coverage opportunities where they will be able to learn in the field and earn valuable work experience. The BC Sports Aid Certificate recognizes individuals who have completed SportMedBC’s Sports First Aid and Athletic Taping...
SportMedBC hosted our annual Leader Training Day at separate events in Surrey and Kelowna this past weekend. Over 200 volunteer run leaders and clinic coordinators were in attendance for the event in Surrey held at Ecole Gabrielle Roy to learn about proper running and walking technique, emergency response protocols, motivating participants, and to hear inspiring stories from other longtime run leaders. Now in its 25th year, the InTraining Program’s Leader Training Day is led by RunWalk Coach and former Canadian Olympic bronze-medalist, Lynn Kanuka. “Coach Lynn” as she is...
Know someone who would make a great training buddy? Or perhaps you have a colleague that wants to improve their 10K race time in 2020? Refer them to the program, and you both will have a chance to win a pair of Vancouver Whitecaps FC tickets and two complimentary entries to the 2020 Vancouver Sun Run! Complete the entry form below before February 1st, 2020 at 11:59pm for your chance to win! Referee can not have been a participant in the 2019 InTraining Program and participants can only be referred once. See full contest rules & regulations can be found here . The 2020 InTraining Program...

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