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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...
Over 43,500 runners, walkers, and wheelchair division athletes braved the elements to complete the 35 th Annual Vancouver Sun Run on Sunday, April 14. Not even a little inclement weather, including rain and hail, could dampen their spirits as participants crossed the finish line with big smiles relishing in their accomplishment. 2019 marked SportMedBC’s 24th year partnering with the Vancouver Sun Run to deliver our 13-week InTraining program in communities across the province. This year we had over 1,700 leaders and participants spread across 55 clinic locations throughout BC. Making up...
If you spend a few moments planning ahead, you will be in a better position to enjoy the day of the “big event” and have fun! Here are a few simple guidelines that may help you. Get Organized Before the Event: Visit the Vancouver Sun Run website! Check out the map of the course or better yet, take some time to drive or cycle it prior to the day. Specifically having a look at the start and finish are helpful for your mental preparation. Pick up your event package at the Vancouver Sun Run Expo - It’s fun to experience the energy of the expo and peruse the sponsor booths as...
viaSport is pleased to announce the appointment of Charlene Krepiakevich as Chief Executive Officer. With a proven track record delivering community and social impact in the non-profit sector, she will lead the organization through its next phase of innovation, helping grow participation in sport and physical activity in British Columbia. Charlene succeeds Sheila Bouman who has been viaSport’s CEO since 2015. “I’d like to congratulate viaSport on selecting their new CEO,” said Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. “Given Charlene’s experience...
SportMedBC is thrilled to partner with RBC GranFondo Whistler again this year to deliver a 12-week training program for beginner and intermediate riders! RBC GranFondo Whistler and SportMedBC are both committed to providing riders with a comprehensive approach to training, spanning everything from road safety, cycling etiquette, and equipment selection to injury prevention, and coaching and nutrition tips from qualified sport medicine practitioners. We have a number of exciting changes in store for 2019 including: New host centre locations including Richmond Oval, PacificSport Fraser Valley...
Physical activity is an important and historically underutilized form of medicine. Movement and exercise are critical for people’s best health and are effective as prevention and treatment in chronic disease. This 2.5-hour workshop will discuss all aspects of physical activity in health, how to most effectively engage your patients in less sedentary and more physically active lifestyles, and how to provide individualized exercise prescription. This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 2 Mainpro+ credits Date: 6:00pm -8:00pm...
Endocrinology is the study of the various glands throughout the body that secrete hormones that circulate in the blood stream. These hormones function like “chemical messengers” and act on an assortment of structures throughout the body. They act to regulate many body processes and systems. These hormones work in a complex concert-like manner with intricate feedback loops responding to the concentration of hormones within the loop. Exercise and training can impact the concentration of various hormones resulting in alteration of the feedback loop. One key example of this is the...
We're hiring a new InTraining Program Coordinator! If you or someone you know has experience as a program coordinator/manager and worked in the areas of sport training or health promotion we would love to hear from you. Knowledge or prior involvement with the running and cycling communities is an asset as well. The SportMed InTraining Program Coordinator coordinates the day-to-day activities and operations of the organization’s Health Promotion programming, including providing support for planning, facilitating, monitoring and evaluation processes. Specifically, the Coordinator will...
Team BC is ready to take on the best athletes in the country at the 2019 Canada Winter Games which open in Red Deer on February 15. 251 athletes, 46 coaches, 29 managers and technical support staff, and 23 mission staff make up Team BC and will proudly represent British Columbia at the Games. Competition will take place in 21 sports against teams from Canada’s 13 provinces and territories. 55 per cent of the Team BC athletes and coaches have previously competed at the BC Winter or BC Summer Games bringing with them valuable multi-sport Games experience. Leading Team BC into the Opening...
I will have the privilege of guiding you over the next 13 weeks to make sure you safely and comfortably complete the Vancouver Sun Run in a way that’s right for you. Written by: Lynn Kanuka Helloooo, and welcome to our 24th year of SportMed InTraining! I will have the privilege of guiding you over the next 13 weeks to make sure you safely and comfortably complete the Vancouver Sun Run in a way that’s right for you. You will be part of an incredible journey with thousands of people around the province, and there is huge power in that vision of health, fun and fitness. I was...

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