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With our Fall LearnToRun10K program only one month away we know many of you have questions about what to expect. Our RunWalk Coach and former Olympian Lynn Kanuka shares her tips for success and how the InTraining Program can help you reach your fitness goals! Can I do it? Am I too old, short, tall, heavy, skinny? YES, you can do it! Last year the Vancouver Sun Run had over 43,000 participants, which makes it a true testimony to the fact that almost anyone, regardless of their shape, size or age, can learn to walk or run a 10K comfortably and safely. 1. Be patient The temptation is always to...
The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council (I·SPARC), in collaboration with the Province of British Columbia, is launching the nomination process for the 2019 Premier’s Award for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport. These awards provide a unique opportunity to celebrate the outstanding achievements of Indigenous athletes who excel in performance sport and who are using their experiences in sport to shape their future. Nominations are open to Indigenous athletes (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) under 25 years of age who are competing in performance sport;...
In my practice, I’m often asked the same question over and over again. “Laszlo, I’m very active. I always have aches and pains. How do I know when I need to see someone about my symptoms?” Good question. “When?” indeed. Let’s break it down by addressing some basic principles. First, let’s identify two of the most common types of muscle soreness that typically do not need medical attention: Acute muscle soreness (immediate muscle soreness): Acute muscle soreness is felt during or immediately after exercise. Symptoms are typically described as a...
SportMedBC’s RunWalk Coach Lynn Kanuka and Aboriginal RunWalk Manager Susan Meier had the privilege of participating in and supporting the inaugural Tears to Hope Relay Run on June 21-22, 2019 to honour and memorialize all Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls. The first annual Tears to Hope Relay was the first step for the Tears to Hope Society to shine an even brighter light on the MMIWG. Their vision is to provide a healthy and safe community for Aboriginal women and girls, through inclusive activities that encourage health and wellness of the body and mind because...
Volunteer with us for RBC GranFondo Whistler on September 7th, 2019. The GranFondo is North America's largest GranFondo and Canada's largest cycling event. It is a world class ride from Vancouver to Whistler along the Sea to Sky Highway. The course is 122km and leads to an exciting finish line and celebration plaza in Whistler. Volunteers are the backbone of our event. We need over 600 volunteers to make this event run, and we would love to have you on our team! There are many exciting positions from the start line in Stanley Park to the finish line in Whistler and everywhere in...
On June 21, 2019, SportMedBC and ISPARC staff celebrated National Indigenous People’s Day with the Canim Lake Band. Thank you to the Canim Lake Band community, who welcomed us to their traditional territory, and to our ARW and FitNation leader, Tish Diamond, for inviting us. With plenty of festivities, including a 2km and 5km run, an Amazing Race competition, a bannock baking contest, a Lahal game, a Rethink Your Drink station supplied by ISPARC, drumming and dancing, the day was a huge success! It was a wonderful way to celebrate Indigenous people and communities. We look forward to...
Members of our HealthBeat and Aboriginal RunWalk Programs will be attending National Indigenous People's Day events in communities across BC on June 21, 2019. Our Aboriginal RunWalk Team will be attending the Tears to Hope relay in Terrace, the inaugural event dedicated to honour and memorialize those who lost their lives to violence along the Highway of Tears. The relay run will consist of one runner at a time from different Indigenous communities in the area carrying messages of hope to Terrace and will culminate in a community feast. HealthBeat and members of ISPARC”s Healthy...
SportMedBC's Aboriginal RunWalk Team will be attending the Tears to Hope relay June 21-22 in Terrace, the inaugural event dedicated to honour and memoralize those who lost their lives to violence along the Highway of Tears. The relay run will consist of one runner at a time from different Indigenous communities in the area carrying messages of hope to Terrace and will culminate in a community feast. The first annual Tears to Hope Relay Run is the first step for the Tears to Hope Society to shine an even brighter light on the MMIWG. Their vision is to provide a healthy and safe community...
Are you an experienced cyclist or coach who is passionate about helping riders achieve their training goals? If so, we’d love to hear from you! We are currently recruiting leaders and sweeps for the 2019 Fondo Clinics 12-week training program. All clinics start with the kick-off night on June 12th and run for 12 weeks thereafter beginning the week of June 17. Riders have the option of doing either a Beginner or Intermediate level training program to help set them up for success. All coaches will be provided with training materials and weekly coaching tips to help guide their sessions...
SportMedBC and the InTraining program are proud to announce that the 2019 Vancouver Sun Run InTraining Leader of the Year recipient is Stan Narayan! Stan, the Clinic Coordinator for the Cloverdale Clinic, has been with the program for over a decade. Below are some kind words from our InTraining Coach and his group on why the Cloverdale Clinic loves their leader. "It's difficult to put into words the enthusiasm that Stan has brought to the program now for a dozen years... This is a man whose warm smile and twinkle in his eyes wins us all over every time. Sometimes it's just that...

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