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Medical Team Volunteers are needed for the Vancouver Scotiabank Half Marathon and 5 KM Fun Run and Charity Challenge on June 23rd, 2013. CONTACT The event starts at 7:30am from Thunderbird Arena at the UBC campus and participants will work their way through the streets of Vancouver past the beaches of Spanish Banks, Locarno and Jericho then crossing the Burrard Street Bridge before arriving at the finish line in Stanley Park. SportMedBC and Rockdoc are looking for a team of First Aider's, Athletic Therapists, Nurses, Paramedics, MD's and everyone inbetween that has a passion for healthcare,...
On Monday, May 13th, the Fortius Athlete Development Centre welcomed partners and tenants to the brand new Burnaby facility. “We thank Fortius Sport & Health for the kind welcome. As a premier founding partner, it really is an exciting time for SportMedBC. Our new space at Fortius not only offers a beautiful work environment, but an opportunity to connect and collaborate with the best sports medicine people around. With a variety of organizations and partners on board and the excellent resources offered, SportMedBC is thrilled to call Fortius home." - SportMedBC Chair Dr. David Cox --...
With the 2013 Canada Summer Games in Sherbrooke, Quebec less than one-hundred days away, athletes are reminded that they are responsible for what they consume and they need to be aware and educated prior to and during the games. With so many energy drinks, supplements and medications available, athletes should read through the up-to-date WADA prohibited list to see if a substance in question is banned. For more - WADA Anti-Doping Code (2013 Prohibited List) SportMedBC Safety Coordinator Seb Hartell will be the medical manager for Team BC.
(Vancouver, BC - April 16, 2013) - Vancouver Sun Run officials met today with officials from the City of Vancouver, The Vancouver Police Department, The Vancouver Fire Department, Ambulance Services and other officials to review the Vancouver Sun Run Emergency Preparedness Plan. "We are happy to report that all parties were in agreement that a solid plan was in place and served to secure the safety of all involved in the race," stated Jamie Pitblado, Vice President of Promotions and Community Investment for the Vancouver Sun and head of the Vancouver Sun Run. Also, Sun Runners are urged to...
(April 15, 2013) The Vancouver Sun Run offers our heartfelt sympathy to all those affected by the explosions at today’s Boston Marathon. In light of this terrible incident, we'd like to reassure our 2013 Sun Run participants and the community at large that a solid emergency preparedness plan is in place for the run and we are working closely with the City of Vancouver, the Vancouver Police Department and the Vancouver Fire Department to do everything we can to secure the safety of everyone involved.
WEBINAR - Event Day Tips Less than two weeks away from the 2013 Vancouver Sun Run! Don't miss this FREE SportMed RunWalk Webinar! The Vancouver Sun Run finish line is only a few days away! SportMedBC RunWalk Coach and Olympian Lynn Kanuka will provide you with tips on everything from what time you should arrive on race day, to what to bring, to what you can expect on the course itself. Joining Lynn will be longtime RunWalk Coordinator Lorne Terichow of Peninsula Runners. Together they'll take away any anxieties you might have so that you have your best possible event day experience! REGISTER...
SportMedBC has weekly features running each Monday in The Vancouver Sun! WEEK 13 EXPERT SERIES - Donna Bishop (Sun Run InTraining Clinic Coordinator) * "Event Day Preparation" NUTRITION TIPS - Patricia Chuey (SportMedBC Senior Nutrition Consultant) * "Time to Bring It!" COACHING ADVICE - Lynn Kanuka (SportMedBC RunWalk Coach & Olympian) * "This Is It!" PARTICIPANT RUN OF THE WEEK - Kristine Lewis * Kristine Lewis (Burnaby) Previous Weeks WEEK 12 EXPERT SERIES - Dr. David Cox (Sport Psychologist / SportMedBC Chair) * "Goals & Mental Imagery" NUTRITION TIPS - Patricia Chuey (SportMedBC...
The Vancouver Sun Run 2013 The biggest running event in the city is back for its 28th year! The Sun Run is Canada's largest 10km event, attracting nearly 50,000 participants every year! SportMedBC and Rockdoc are looking for medical volunteers to help keep the participants safe in what is sure to be a fantastic event! We're looking for certified individuals ranging from Standard First Aid to EMR's, athletic therapists, Nurses and MDs to be a part of our team at the finish line and on the course. We have three distinct areas where we'll be providing care; 1. The Main Medical tent at the finish...
SportMedBC’s latest injury prevention and performance initiative, SportSmart, continues to hit all parts of British Columbia. Funded through the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Active and Safe initiative, SportMedBC is providing introductory sport safety and performance workshops across the province. SIGN UP FOR SPORTSMART The workshops are designed to increase injury prevention knowledge among parents, coaches and managers of children and youth ages 5 to 19 who are involved in community sport programs. Through various resources, information and tools, sports leaders can learn how they can...
SportMedBC’s latest injury prevention and performance initiative, SportSmart, continues to hit all parts of British Columbia. The program kicked off in late August 2012, continuing into 2013. The past five days has seen some outstanding events in both Richmond and Vancouver. On Friday, January 18, the Richmond Olympic Oval played host to SportSmart for members of the Richmond Youth Soccer Association . Over 40 coaches and parents attended. Just days later in Vancouver, 59 members from the Vancouver United Football Club checked out SportSmart at the Dunbar Lawn Bowling Club. SportMedBC Safety...

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