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30th ANNIVERSARY SPORTMEDBC EVENT TO BE PRESENTED BY MULTISPORT... Milestone AGM & Reception to be held at Coast Hotel at English Bay on September 13th VANCOUVER (August 9th, 2012) – SportMedBC’s 30th Anniversary and Annual General Meeting will be presented by the MultiSport Centre of Excellence . The milestone event will be held Thursday, September 13th at the Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites at English Bay and will recognize three decades of sport medicine, sport science and sport training. "As the provincial network of sport medical and paramedical practitioners in British Columbia, we'...
Rockdoc is providing the medical services for the upcoming Lululemon Seawheeze Half Marathon - and they want you on their team! *Saturday, August 11, 2012 *Jack Poole Plaza, Canada Place - Vancouver, BC Rockdoc is looking for people to help keep 7,500 runners safe while they complete their Half Marathon goals. With full medical service being provided at the event, Rockdoc is looking for a crew with varying levels of medical certification and qualification. They’re going to need people on course, in the finish area, in the main medical tent, driving non-emergent transport vehicles and running...
On Saturday, June 16th in Richmond, SportMedBC’s Safety Coordinator Seb Hartell delivered a judo specific concussion workshop to the members of Judo BC at their Annual General Meeting. The concussion workshop consisted of a two-hour session that helped define concussions, addressing how they occur and detailing the signs and symptoms associated and how to properly manage the head injury. The workshop was very well received by Judo BC members. The in-person experience helped ensure proper comprehension of the material, offering those in attendance the opportunity to ask questions while...
SportMedBC has an upcoming Sports First Aid course on June 3rd in Vancouver . This eight-hour workshop serves as an introduction to injury prevention and on-site management of sports related injuries. Topics covered include recognition and control of potentially hazardous situations, injury assessment and the handling of life-threatening situations, management of common injuries, referral patterns and the development of a sports first-aid kit. A certificate of completion is issued. REGISTER for Vancouver . SportMedBC offers a number of Sports First Aid , Athletic Taping courses and Concussion...
Be sure to check out The Province Sports Academy every Wednesday for SportMedBC's SportMed Soccer tip of the week. This week’s tip is on using mouthguards . Recent topics include blood management , energy/carbs and warming up & cooling down . Check out the The Province Sports Academy for our extensive list of health, fitness and injury prevention tips.
PacificSport Northern BC (PSNBC) has named Craig Noonan as their Interim Executive Director while Kristen Harrott takes her Maternity leave. Kristen has done a tremendous job expanding the reach of PSNBC programs and services and the Board is excited to have Craig continue the focus, hit the ground running, and lead the operations for the next year. Passionate about developing and creating new opportunities for athletes and coaches in the region, Craig’s vast experience in sport will enable him to work with existing and new regional stakeholders to ensure PSNBC’s vision and values continue...
Congratulations to everyone who participated in the 2012 edition of the Vancouver Sun Run 2012! Through SportMedBC’s Sun Run InTraining and Aboriginal RunWalk programs, over 4000 participants took part in the Sun Run! For an excellent recap of the Sun Run InTraining experience, check out Tom Mayenknecht’s post at the Vancouver Sun . Be sure to sign up for the SportMedBC RunWalk Online network for the latest tips, news and program information!
Event day is just around the corner and with that come plenty of details to take care of that can cause unnecessary anxieties. Join SportMedBC RunWalk Coach Lynn Kanuka for a SportMed Webinar on tips on how to physically and mentally prepare to Sun Run 2012. Lynn's guest presenter will be Burnaby's long-time Sun Run InTraining Coordinator Rainy Kent. Lynn and Rainy will talk about everything from what to eat, to where to pin your number. Join them at lunch on Thursday, April 12th! REGISTER NOW! Title: Tips to be Ready for Event Day Date: Thursday, April 12th, 2012 Time: 12:00pm - 12:30pm PT...
Less than 4 weeks away from the Vancouver Sun Run! While there’s plenty of focus on the physical side of activity, RunWalk participants must also consider the psychological aspect. This includes setting goals and targets, and visualizing your success through mental imagery. By Sport Psychologist & SportMedBC Chair, Dr. David Cox : Goals: Outcome, Performance & Process 1) Outcome goals focus on the actual results of an activity and usually involve a sense of winning, losing and crossing the finish line. In this context, very few individuals ultimately win. This means that we can...
Volunteer at the 2012 BC Summer Games in Surrey! The Games will be held from July 19-22. For more information and registration, check out the link - https://www.bcgames.net/sry2012s

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