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The InTraining Program has some exciting changes in store as we celebrate our 25th year preparing runners and walkers for the 2020 Vancouver Sun Run on April 19, 2020. As our new presenting sponsor for this year, New Balance Vancouver will be hosting InTraining Clinics at their Robson St, Langley and Richmond locations. The New Balance Robson St run clinic takes place Thursdays at 6:15PM starting January 23rd and will be led by Meghan Burrows. Both the LearnToRun10K and Run10K Stronger programs will be offered. Registration Link Meghan is a Recreation Therapist and Performance Coach who...
SportMedBC is gearing up for our 25th year of InTraining Clinics Presented by New Balance and we’re looking for runners and walkers keen to join one of our 50 running clinics across the Lower Mainland and inspire others to achieve their goals. The program runs for 13-weeks starting the week of Jan 18th, leading up to the Vancouver Sun Run on April 19th. The person for the role is a keen runner or walker (speed doesn’t matter much), having previously trained for the 10K distance and is used to leading a group of new fitness enthusiasts. Full training and support provided. Volunteer...
Fall is in full swing and the consultation process around the Strategic Framework for sport in B.C. continues to make progress. In advance of our next gathering at Sportscape, Charlene Krepiakevich, CEO at viaSport, shares some insights and observations of her own about the process and how she sees us advancing together as a sector as it evolves. Dear Sport Leaders, One key quality that is fundamental to my style of leadership is listening. In the first six months at viaSport, I have strived to listen, learn, and engage with sport leaders across the province. While I haven’t met every...
Attention SportMedBC members: Please see attached the proposed by-law amendment to the change in language for student membership discussed at the Annual General Meeting on October 29, 2019. Members have until December 11, 2019 to provide their concerns or feedback to Executive Director, Robert Joncas at executivedirector@sportmedbc.com . Special Resolutions Amendment Nov 12th 2019
SportMedBC is inviting sport medicine professionals and fellow provincial sport sector partners to our upcoming Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, October 29 at Fortius Sport & Health in Burnaby, BC. We have an exciting evening planned including the unveiling of SportMedBC’s four-year strategic plan. We will also be introducing two new honorary members. The night will conclude with a special guest interview of a Canadian Olympic athlete. Honorary Members are those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the association over a number of years, and who have been...
Over 5,000 cyclists took part in the 10th edition of the RBC GranFondo Whistler on Saturday September 7, 2019. Riders were treated to ideal riding temperatures and mostly sunny skies as they took on the 122km course from Vancouver to Whistler along the iconic Sea to Sky highway. Known for its steep climbs, lightning-quick descents, and incredible views this world class cycling event presents a grueling challenge for both the world’s top cyclists and weekend warriors alike. However, there was a little extra on the line this year with the race serving as an official UCI Gran Fondo World...
Tiredness is a common issue for dedicated athletes. Acute fatigue associated with training is normal and expected to settle with appropriate recovery. When training and recovery are in balance for the athlete, optimal performance is the result. With excess physical or emotional stress and lack of adequate recovery, fatigue can accumulate. The most common medical causes of tiredness are iron deficiency, viral infections, asthma-like conditions, medication, mood disturbance and endocrine conditions such as PCOS or RED-S. The determination of appropriate evaluation for these conditions is based...
For the first time, SportMedBC’s Sport Safety & Event Services team managed the on-site event medical coverage at this year’s RBC GranFondo. With help from event organizers our team coordinated over 25 medical staff and volunteers helping to ensure riders were well cared for during their journey. Four medical stations were located throughout the course along with a team of mobile first responders on motorcycles. “Keeping everyone safe on such a long and spread out course is no easy feat,” said SportMedBC Sport Safety & Events Services Manager Philippe Saucier...
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;...

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As of March 11, 2022:

  • Masks are no longer required.
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As of April 8, 2022, proof of vaccine will no longer be required.

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