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2016-17 was another successful year for the Aboriginal RunWalk (ARW) program ! Marking its 11th year, the ARW program trained 133 leaders to deliver programming to 2,520 Indigenous participants from over 90 communities across the province. Using interval training, the ARW program gradually increases fitness so that participants can complete a 10km walk or running event. About 250 of our participants travelled to attend the Vancouver Sun Run, making the ARW Sun Run Corporate team one of the largest teams in the race. The impact of the ARW program goes beyond simply improving fitness however...
The federal government in partnership with Parachute Canada, a national injury prevention organization, have developed a new set of guidelines they hope will create the foundation for a more consistent approach to dealing with concussions in athletes. Released on Friday, the Canadian Guideline on Concussion in Sport uses the latest scientific evidence to help guide decisions on diagnosing, managing and treating concussions. This announcement comes at the urging of both the sporting and medical communities who have long called for a more standardized approach. Parachute's Expert Advisory...
Team BC and SportMedBC are geared up for the Canada Summer Games! Featuring 16 sports, over 250 events and a major cultural festival, the Canada Summer Games welcome over 4,000 athletes and coaches and more than 20,000 visitors. Winnipeg is hosting the Games, which run from July 28th to August 13th with Team BC looking to build upon a third place finish in 2013. Photo: Team BC/ Bogetti-Smith The West Coast will be well represented this year with 354 athletes, 52 coaches, 27 managers and 22 mission staff making the trip from B.C. across the Prairies to challenge the country’s best. B.C...
Stay safe and performing at your best this summer with these hydration tips! Whether you’re doing high intensity training or simply enjoying the outdoors on a hike or a run, it is important to stay hydrated, especially when the mercury rises during the summer months. Water is the basis for life. It is second only to oxygen in importance for health, making up to 75% of the body. Although water does not provide a source of calories, adequate hydration is at least as important to good athletic performance as the food you eat and is essential for efficient training, playing and racing...
Over 1,500 students packed into the Richmond Olympic Oval on Friday June 9 th to celebrate International Olympic Day 2017. Officially held on June 23 rd , Olympic Day commemorates the founding of the modern Olympic Games with sport-related festivities taking place around the world. The goal of Olympic Day is to promote Olympic values and participation in sport regardless of age, gender or athletic ability. Delegates from various provincial sport organizations were on hand at the Oval to introduce students to their respective sports through a range interactive activities. Students were able to...
Global BC recently highlighted the efforts of a group of doctors and sports medicine experts who are traveling to Uganda to help change lives. SportMedBC co-founder Dr. Jack Taunton discusses the trip and its impact. WATCH Thanks to Global BC for the coverage.
How We Sabotage Our Diets By Cristina Sutter, SportMedBC RunWalk Dietitian Congratulations to everyone who participated in The Vancouver Sun Run InTraining program. Well done! Hopefully, you were able to enjoy nutritious and delicious food to fuel your training along the way. If you feel that you struggle with your diet, I invite you to consider what you are doing to sabotage your nutrition. Most of us have good intentions about our way of eating and do make lots of healthy food choices, but we often have one area of weakness that sabotages our success. We often do not need a total diet...
SportMedBC and the RunWalk and InTraining program are excited to announce that the 2017 Vancouver Sun Run InTraining Leader of the Year recipient is Sherry Baker (pictured, middle) of the Port Moody Recreation Complex Clinic! Sherry has been a longtime volunteer with the InTraining program and has taken on many roles including Leader, Clinic Coordinator and Area Coordinator. We are so appreciative of everything Sherry has done for this program. Her selfless dedication to creating a positive experience for her participants and fellow leaders is amazing. Here are just some of the kind words we...
THE FINAL COUNTDOWN Our fourth and final webinar! SportMedBC RunWalk coach Lynn Kanuka is joined by mental performance consultant Dr. Shaunna Taylor. Kanuka and Taylor cover important information and offer advice on how to physically and mentally prepare for The Vancouver Sun Run!
Pre-Race Eating (What Should I Eat and Drink Before The Vancouver Sun Run?) By Cristina Sutter, SportMedBC RunWalk Dietitian With The Vancouver Sun Run just about here, we may wonder what we should eat before the race. A good rule of thumb is to stick with your usual foods and not to try anything new in the days before. You may recall from Week 10 - “Nutrition Tips Discomforts of Running,” to stay away from anything loaded with fat or fibre the day before the run. That means no hamburgers, muffins, chocolate bars, lasagna, chili or big salads on Saturday. On Saturday, sip on 2-3...

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