E-News - October 2016
     
 

October 2016

It is a month to recognize and thank the outstanding individuals who make sport work in this province.  Read about our outstanding coaches, an alumnus who is making a difference, as well as the new talent we are adding to our team.

 

National Coaches Week

Thanks Coach

To celebrate National Coaches Week, which took place September 17-25, we recognized six outstanding coaches who were all part of the Coach Mentor Apprentice Program in 2016. 

Meet and learn more about these outstanding coaches and the great work they are doing in their communities.
Corine Masich (Prince George) - Speed Skating
Jennifer Gibson (Fort St. John) - Speed Skating
Jennika Efford (Victoria) - Swimming
Kayla Grimard (Chilliwack) - Volleyball
Grace Northrop (Prince George) - Judo
Jennifer Callow (Lake Country) - Volleyball

 

Alumnus riding with Cops for Cancer

Trevor Mack

The annual Cops for Cancer rides in BC bring together hundreds of law enforcement and emergency services personnel to cycle challenging routes in the name of raising money and awareness for childhood cancer.

This year one of our own, Trevor Mack of Campbell River, is riding in the Tour de Rock.  Trevor competed at the BC Games and Canada Games as an athlete and was a coach for Team BC at the 2015 Canada Winter Games.

The Tour de Rock finishes in Victoria on October 7th but there is still lots of time to support Trevor and Cops for Cancer in their fundraising efforts.

 

Canada 150 Signature Project

Canada Games

The Canada Games Council has announced the Canada Games Activity Challenge as a Canada 150 Signature Project, supporting children and teachers in Canadian classrooms to build daily active healthy habits. The Canada Games Council has received formal notification from the Canada 150 Secretariat that its 2017 interactive activity program created to engage children aged 5-12 has been approved as one of the 41 Canada 150 Signature Projects celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary.

The Canada Games Activity Challenge will officially begin in schools in January 2017. The online physical literacy tracker and rewards program is aimed at inspiring the 90% of youth who are not currently meeting the recommended daily amount of physical activity, and supporting elementary teachers with physical literacy activities.

 
 

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Event Manager Position

EM Position

Do you love sport? Do have a passion for multi-sport Games?  Come and join our team!
 
We are looking for a motivated and experienced Event Manager to join our staff in Victoria.  Applications must be submitted by 4:00pm on Friday October 7.

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Kamloops VP

Kamloops VP

Welcome to Maureen McCurdy as Vice President of the Kamloops 2018 BC Winter Games.  McCurdy and President, Niki Remesz, will lead a team of 14 volunteer Directors to plan and stage the Games in February 2018.

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Aboriginal Sport Awards

Aboriginal Sport Awards

The Premier’s Awards for Aboriginal Youth Excellence in Sport recognizes athletes who have achieved excellence in performance sport, are regarded for their leadership qualities, commitment to higher education, and are recognized as community role models both on and off the field of play.

Nominate a deserving athlete by October 7th.

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