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SportMedBC RunWalk Nutrition Tips – Part I Where Do You Get Your Nutrition Information? By Cristina Sutter, SportMedBC RunWalk Dietitian As you read my weekly nutrition articles in The Vancouver Sun beginning next Monday, January 23rd, you will learn about why we eat, how we eat, how we feel about food, and how this impacts our nutrition, health and fitness. In this information age, there is a new diet, new super food and a new super vitamin every day. There is an ever-growing list of nutrients that we should not eat: salt, fat, sugar, carbs, gluten, the list goes on. The most...
LET’S GO! If you have thought about training for the Vancouver Sun Run but didn’t know where to start, SportMedBC has you covered! Don’t miss the first SportMed RunWalk Webinar of 2017! If you want to Walk or Nordic Walk, LearnToRun10K or Run10KStronger, don’t miss this SportMed Webinar! Join SportMedBC’s Lynn Kanuka for information on what you need to make the most of the Vancouver Sun Run InTraining program. REGISTER NOW Title: Let's Go! Date: Thursday, January 19th, 2017 Time: 12:00pm - 12:30pm SPACE IS LIMITED SportMedBC will help you to a safe and...
On Saturday, October 15th, 2016, SportMedBC held its Annual General Meeting at Fortius Sport & Health in Burnaby. After the AGM, Olympic gold medalist Maëlle Ricker joined us for a Q & A! SportMedBC staff presented their program reports for the 2015-16 year. SportMedBC’s Board of Directors for 2016-17: · Dr. David Cox (Chair) · Anthony Findlay (Vice Chair) · Dr. Joseph Stern (Treasurer) · Dr. Dory Boyer · Kim Cormack · Kate Milne · Marc Rizzardo · Anita Wilson View the 2015-2016 SportMedBC Annual Report As mentioned above,...
- Story from CBC News For those suffering from Olympics withdrawal, another big sports competition is just getting underway in Vancouver. More than 5,000 athletes from 52 countries are here to take part in the Americas Masters Games. SportMedBC is a partner of the Americas Masters Games, assisting in coordination of the medical services team. The athletes all have to meet a minimum age requirement of 30, but some go well beyond that. "We have a 100-year-old sprinter from India, and we have a number of swimmers over 90," said Tom Jones, event director for the games. However, he says...
B.C.’s Unique Athlete Pathway Creates Inspiring Role Models There are 142 athletes, 45% of the national team, with a connection to B.C. on the Canadian Olympic team heading to Rio. This is the largest percentage of national team athletes with an affiliation to B.C. in recent history. Additionally, 11 medical practitioners are members of SportMedBC. To assist athletes in attaining their goals, B.C’s unique approach to sport development ensures young athletes and coaches from every corner of the province have the opportunity to achieve their best in sport. The results of this...
For athletes to reach the Olympic or Paralympic Games, their development starts right here at home. British Columbia sport organizations joined with the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) at the Richmond Olympic Oval to celebrate Olympic Day on June 14. Olympic Day is an international celebration of the ideals of the Olympic Games and encourages people of all ages to get moving and participate in sport and physical activity. viaSport, Canadian Sport Institute Pacific, the BC Games Society, and SportMedBC are all lead organizations in the sport sector and were pleased to form a partnership in...
In Her Footsteps - Call for Nominations ProMOTION Plus, a BC advocacy organization supporting girls and women in sport and physical activity, is seeking nominations for outstanding women and/or teams to honour at the 2016 In Her Footsteps celebration. Do you know a woman who has made a significant impact in sport in British Columbia throughout her career? A woman who has worked to create access and opportunities for participation in sport and physical activity? A woman who inspires through her own achievement, passion, and dedication? Nominate her today! Nomination Deadline: June 15, 2016...
Preparations for the 2017 Canada Summer Games are underway and Team BC has selected the Mission Staff who will support British Columbia’s athletes, coaches, and managers as they prepare for and compete at these national multi-sport Games. Chef de Mission, Rob Needham, will lead the team of Mission Staff who will provide administrative, logistical, and performance preparation support. This will be Needham’s third Games as Team BC’s Chef de Mission in addition to his extensive international Games experience with Team Canada at the Paralympic Games. “The Canada Summer...
By Cristina Sutter Congratulations! You finished The Vancouver Sun Run! What an amazing experience! After a race, it’s perfectly natural to celebrate and take a well deserved break from our training and eating routine. However, many of us have an “All or Nothing” mentality with both our training and our diets. So after we have reached our goal, it can be hard to stick with the routine of eating well and training regularly and we may fall back into our old habits. To avoid this “All or Nothing” cycle, try setting a new goal to keep you on track. For your fitness,...
Just a few days away from The Vancouver Sun Run! SportMedBC’s Lynn Kanuka has information and advice on how to physically and mentally prepare for the big day! Joining Lynn is longtime leader and area coordinator Rainy Kent...

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