BC Athletes

June 20th, 2017

Sport BC Summer Warm-Up, presented by the City of Vancouver

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May 3rd, 2017

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – MAY 29

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March 14th, 2017

Sport BC Announces recipients at 51st Athlete of the Year Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sport BC announces recipients at 51st Athlete of the Year Awards Fairmont Waterfront Hotel VANCOUVER, BC (March 13, 2017) — Sport BC is proud to announce the successful recipients of the 2017 Athlete of the Year Awards, held in Vancouver on March 8, 2017, recognizing the achievements of athletes, coaches and officials. […]

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February 16th, 2017

SCOTT RUSSELL of CBC as Master of Ceremonies of the Athlete of the Year Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sport BC announces SCOTT RUSSELL of CBC as Master of Ceremonies 2017 Sport BC Athlete of the Year Awards VANCOUVER, BC (February 16, 2017) — Sport BC is pleased to announce that Scott Russell, CBC Sports Broadcaster, will be emceeing the 2017 Athlete of the Year Awards in Vancouver on March 8, […]

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February 9th, 2017

Loreen Barnett to receive Sport BC’s prestigious Daryl Thompson Award at the Athlete of the Year Awards (2/8/2017)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sport BC announces the DARYL THOMPSON AWARD WINNER 2017 Athlete of the Year Awards VANCOUVER, BC (February 8, 2017) — Sport BC is pleased to announce the prestigious Daryl Thompson Award winner who will be recognized at the 51st Athlete of the Year Awards in Vancouver on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at […]

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February 8th, 2017

2017 President’s Award Recipients Announced, presented by Sports with Balls (2/6/2017)

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: VOLUNTEERS IN SPORT HONOURED 2017 Presidents’ Awards Presented by Sports with Balls VANCOUVER, BC (February 6, 2017) — Sport BC is pleased to announce the following recipients of the Prestigious Presidents’ Awards presented by Sports with Balls, comprised of Basketball BC, Volleyball BC, BC Lacrosse Association, BC Soccer Association, Softball BC, […]

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February 8th, 2017

Christine Sinclair to receive the Best of BC Award! (2/3/2017)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sport BC announces the BEST OF BC AWARD RECIPIENT 2017 Athlete of the Year Awards VANCOUVER, BC (February 3, 2017) — Sport BC is pleased to announce the distinguished Best of BC Award Recipient who will be recognized at the 51st Athlete of the Year Awards in Vancouver on Wednesday, March 8, […]

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January 25th, 2017

BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE FOR THE 51ST ATHLETE OF THE YEAR AWARDS!

  Purchase your tickets to the Athlete of the Year Awards Gala Event here! Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 Location: Fairmont Waterfront Hotel Attire: Formal

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January 23rd, 2017

Sport BC 51st Annual Athlete of the Year Awards – Finalists Announced! (1/20/2017)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Finalists announced for the 51st Annual Athlete of the Year Awards Winners will be honoured at a ceremony on March 8th, 2017 VANCOUVER, BC (January 20, 2017) — Sport BC, on behalf of the BC Sport community, has proudly announced the outstanding amateur athletes, coaches, and officials, named as finalists for 14 […]

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October 14th, 2016

51st Annual Athlete of the Year Award Nominations Now Open!

Please nominate an athlete for the 51st Annual Athlete of the Year Awards! Date: March 2017  Location: Fairmont Waterfront Hotel 1. Select category 2. Download form (PDF) 3. Follow instructions in each nomination form 4. Send completed nomination and citations to christine@sportbc.com or fax to 604-333-3401 no later than Friday, November 18, 2016 *Please note: Any nominations received […]

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October 14th, 2016

23rd Annual Presidents’ Awards Nomination Now Open!

Please nominate a recipient for the 23rd Annual Presidents’ Award! The Presidents’ Awards are presented annually to volunteers from Sport BC member organizations who represent the spirit of volunteerism, and whose dedication, energy, and commitment contribute to development of their sport or organization.  Sport BC member organizations are eligible to recognize one volunteer per year. Date: March […]

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April 26th, 2016

DENNY MORRISON discharged from hospital after stroke

By Benjamin Blum, CBC Sports Posted: Apr 26, 2016 12:55 PM ET Last Updated: Apr 26, 2016 12:57 PM ET Olympic speed skater Denny Morrison has been discharged from the hospital after suffering a stroke on Saturday. (Jeff McIntosh/Canadian Press) Olympic speed skater Denny Morrison has been discharged from the hospital after suffering a stroke on […]

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April 26th, 2016

CanoeKayak BC – Board of Directors Nominations – EXTENDED DEADLINE!

2016 CanoeKayak BC – Board Nomination Form The deadline for nominations has been extended from April 22 to April 29.

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March 14th, 2016

CALLING ALL AMERICAS MASTERS GAMES VOLUNTEERS

CALLING ALL AMERICAS MASTERS GAMES VOLUNTEERS INAUGURAL EVENT TO HOST UP TO 10,000 ATHLETES FROM AROUND THE GLOBE  VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA – Be part of history as Vancouver welcomes up to 10,000 masters aged athletes to the first ever America’s Masters Games. Relive the thrill of hosting a major international sport competition from Aug 26 […]

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March 14th, 2016

Scott Russell Master of Ceremonies at 50th Annual Gala

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sport BC announces SCOTT RUSSELL OF CBC as Master of Ceremonies  2016 Athlete of the Year Awards presented by Canadian Direct Insurance RICHMOND, BC (February 23, 2016) — Sport BC is pleased to announce that Scott Russell, CBC Sports Broadcaster, will be emceeing the 2016 Athlete of the Year Awards in Vancouver […]

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March 14th, 2016

2016 Best of BC Award Winner Announced!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sport BC announces the BEST OF BC AWARD WINNER 2016 Athlete of the Year Awards presented by Canadian Direct Insurance RICHMOND, BC (February 18, 2016) — Sport BC is pleased to announce the distinguished Best of BC Award Recipient who will be recognized at the 50th Athlete of the Year Awards in […]

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February 15th, 2016

2016 Harry Jerome Comeback Award Winner Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sport BC announces the HARRY JEROME COMEBACK AWARD WINNER of the 2016 Athlete of the Year Awards, presented by Canadian Direct Insurance Winner will be honoured at a ceremony on March 10th, 2016 RICHMOND, BC (February 15, 2016) — Sport BC is pleased to announce the distinguished Harry Jerome Comeback Award Recipient […]

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February 10th, 2016

2016 Daryl Thompson Award Winner Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sport BC announces the Daryl Thompson Award Winner 2016 Athlete of the Year Awards, presented by Canadian Direct Insurance RICHMOND, BC (February 10, 2016) — Sport BC is pleased to announce the prestigious Daryl Thompson Award winner who will be recognized at the 50th Athlete of the Year Awards in Vancouver on Thursday, […]

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January 19th, 2016

Sport BC 50th Annual Athlete of the Year Awards Finalists Announced

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Finalists announced for the Sport BC 50th Annual Athlete of the Year Awards, presented by Canadian Direct Insurance Winners will be honoured at a ceremony on March 10th, 2016 RICHMOND, BC (January 19, 2016) — Sport BC, on behalf of the BC Sport community, has proudly announced the outstanding amateur athletes, […]

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January 4th, 2016

Sport BC 50th Annual Athlete of the Year Awards

Ticketing Information: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/sport-bc-50th-athlete-of-the-year-awards-2016-tickets-20048164600      

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September 10th, 2015

Americas Masters Games 2016 launches registration at ‘One Year Out’ celebration

Press Release: 2 September 2015 – Americas Masters Games 2016 launches registration at ‘One Year Out’ celebration- View PDF  

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August 27th, 2015

50th Annual Athlete of the Year Awards – Nomination Forms NOW AVAILABLE

Please click here for the 50th Annual Athlete of the Year Nomination Forms

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August 18th, 2015

Team BC concludes successful 2015 Western Canada Summer Games with trophy win

Author: Administrator Team BC/Monday, August 17, 2015/Categories: Front Page, 2015 News, 2015 Western Canada Summer Games       Photo Credit: Kevin Bogetti Smith and Team BC  The 2015 Western Canada Summer Games came to a close in Wood Buffalo, Alberta with a wonderful celebration at Shell Place on Sunday. After 10 days of celebration, athletic accomplishments, […]

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August 12th, 2015

Americas Masters Games – PRESS RELEASE

Americas Masters Games 2016 Appoints Sponsorship Central as Lead Agency Vancouver, B.C. – (August 12, 2015) Sport BC today announced the appointment of Sponsorship Central, a leading sponsorship marketing agency, to provide strategic sponsorship consulting and commercial partner recruitment services to the inaugural version of the Americas Masters Games (August 27th to September 4, 2016 […]

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June 8th, 2015

Americas Masters Games – PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 8, 2016  Americas Masters Games 2016 announces Sports and Website Launch (Vancouver, BC) The Americas Masters Games 2016 (AMG) are pleased to announce the 28 sports on the sport program of this new multisport competition open to athletes over the age of 30. Upwards of 10,000 athletes from Canada and around […]

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May 13th, 2015

3 Key Training Elements for Masters Athletes

With the 2016 Americas Masters Games fast approaching, athletes will be in their training routines in no time! Please read below for tips on key training elements for the Masters Athletes….. 3 Key Training Elements for Masters Athletes Tuesday, February 10, 2015 – 09:00 Masters athletes is a term that encompasses a wide range of […]

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May 13th, 2015

BC Games Society announces Zone Realignment

BC Games Society announces Zone Realignment The eight provincial sport zones and their boundaries were established by the BC Games Society 39 years ago.  After significant consultation and research the BC Games Society is pleased to announce a realignment of the three lower mainland zones; Fraser Valley (Zone 3), Fraser River (Zone 4) and Vancouver-Coastal […]

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April 29th, 2015

Canadian swimming coach Randy Bennett dies after brief battle with cancer

ALLAN MAKI CALGARY — The Globe and Mail Published Tuesday, Apr. 28 2015, 11:33 AM EDT Last updated Tuesday, Apr. 28 2015, 5:25 PM EDT Canadian swimming coach Randy Bennett dies after brief battle with cancer The Canadian swimming community has lost one of its finest coaches. Ryan Cochrane has lost his friend. Randy Bennett, the man […]

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April 2nd, 2015

49th Athlete of the Year Awards Photos

Please click here to view the photos of the 49th Athlete of the Year Awards

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March 17th, 2015

British Columbia’s 2015 Award Winners in Amateur Sport announced at Sport BC’s Athlete of the Year Awards, Presented by Canadian Direct Insurance

  For Immediate Release:   British Columbia’s 2015 Award Winners in Amateur Sport announced at Sport BC’s Athlete of the Year Awards, Presented by Canadian Direct Insurance   RICHMOND, BC (March 13 , 2015) — Sport BC is very proud to announce the athletes, coaches and officials who were the successful recipients of the 2015 Athlete […]

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March 6th, 2015

MEDIA RELEASE: 2015 President’s Award Recipients Announced

For Immediate Release:  Volunteers in Amateur Sport honoured at Sport BC’s 49th Annual Awards Banquet Presented by Canadian Direct Insurance  RICHMOND, BC (March 5, 2015) — Sport BC is pleased to announce the following recipients of the Presidents’ Awards who will be attending the 2015 Athlete of the Year Awards in Vancouver on March 12, […]

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March 2nd, 2015

Media Release: 49th Athlete of the Year Awards – Prestigious Awards Recipients

  For Immediate Release: Sport BC announces recipients of the year’s most prestigious awards in amateur sport at the 2015 Athlete of the Year Awards, Presented by Canadian Direct Insurance VANCOUVER, BC (March 2, 2015) — Sport BC is pleased to announce the recipients for three of the most prestigious awards in amateur sport in […]

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February 26th, 2015

MEDIA RELEASE: 49th Athlete of the Year Awards – Daryl Thompson Award Recipient Announced!

For Immediate Release:   Sport BC’s Daryl Thompson Award Recipient Announced for the 2015 Athlete of the Year Awards, Presented by Canadian Direct Insurance VANCOUVER, BC (February 26, 2015) — Sport BC is pleased to announce that Brian McCalder of BC Athletics, will be receiving the 2015 Athlete of the Year Awards in Vancouver on […]

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February 20th, 2015

The 2015 Conversation – Women and Sport Conference

Conversation 2015 is the initiative of three women who are passionate about and dedicated to the cause of women, sport and physical activity. Penny Werthner, Marion Lay and Guylaine Demers are three experts in the field and women of influence who have been actively involved for many years in addressing the challenges faced by girls […]

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January 30th, 2015

2015 Paul Carson Broadcast & Media Awards

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January 28th, 2015

PRESS RELEASE- 49th Athlete of the Year Finalists

                                                                       Finalist announced for the 49th Sport BC Annual Athlete of the Year Awards presented by Canadian Direct Insurance Winners  for performances in 2014 to be honoured at ceremony on March 12th, 2015 Richmond, BC (January 16, 2015)- Sport BC, on behalf of the BC Sport community, announced today the outstanding amateur athletes, coaches, and officials […]

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January 12th, 2015

49th Annual Athlete of the Year Awards- Ticket Sales

Join us at the 49th Annual Athlete of the Year Awards, founded by Sport BC and presented by Canadian Direct Insurance. On Thursday, March 12th at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, awards in 18 different categories will be presented to athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers for their performance and contribution to sport in our province. Also […]

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January 6th, 2015

Community Sport Hero Awards 2014

The Community Sport Hero Awards were revealed throughout 2014 in various regions and cities across the province of British Columbia. The help of these generous people volunteering their time and dedication to the community of sport is most valuable to those of the up and coming generation competing in sport.  Sport BC is proud to have […]

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December 17th, 2014

Sport BC and City of Vancouver to Host the Americas Masters Games in 2016

Vancouver to host the first-ever Americas Masters Games in 2016 December 17 2014 “The opportunity to host the 2016 Americas Masters Games builds on Vancouver’s reputation as a great host city for major sporting events.” – Mayor Gregor Robertson The City of Vancouver, in partnership with the Vancouver Hotel Destination Association, Tourism Vancouver, PavCo, UBC, […]

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December 2nd, 2014

GYMNASTICS BC IS HIRING! GYMNASTICS FOR ALL COORDINATOR

GYMNASTICS BC IS HIRING! GYMNASTICS FOR ALL COORDINATOR Date Posted: December 1, 2014 Career Opportunity We are looking for a creative and dynamic team player who: Is passionate about recreational gymnastics; Believes in the tremendous benefits from participation in recreational gymnastics; Develops, enhances and implements exciting gymnastics for all programs and services; and Supports GymBC […]

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November 12th, 2014

BC Sport Conference- Saturday, January 10th, 2015

    Volleyball BC is proud to present the BC Sport Conference, a one-day multi-sport coaching conference featuring world-renowned coaches, trainers and athletes who have worked and competed at the collegiate, provincial, national, and international levels. Rick Hansen, keynote presenter Anson Dorrance, head coach UNC Women’s Soccer Program David Cox, sport psychologist for National team and […]

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November 10th, 2014

Declare 2015- The Year of Women in Sport!!!

Monday, November 10th, 2014       On November 3rd, 2014 the Mayor of North Vancouver, Darrell Mussatto and The Power of Sport Founder, Linda Diano proclaimed 2015 as the Year of Women in Sport. Join in to participate and declare 2015 as the Year of Women in Sport! The Power in Sport has proposed a […]

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November 5th, 2014

2014 In Her Footsteps Celebration -ProMotion Plus

The 2014 In Her Footsteps Celebration was hosted by ProMotion Plus, the BC organization for girls and women in sport and recreation.  It is an annual recognition celebrating the women of BC who have changed the way women participate in sport and recreation in our Province. On October 21st British Columbia celebrated two BC Women in […]

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October 29th, 2014

2015- The Year of Sport in Canada

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, has declared 2015 as the “Year of Sport” in Canada. The declaration celebrates the role sport plays in our Canadian identity.  From our local playgrounds, to recreational sport leagues all the way to our inspiring high performance athletes, sport is vital to the cultural fabric […]

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March 10th, 2014

Sport BC celebrates the 48th Athlete of the Year Awards with CBC host Scott Russell

A sell-out crowd of 430 guests from the BC sporting community gathered on March 5 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver to recognize British Columbia’s best amateur athletes, coaches and officials from across the province.

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March 6th, 2014

49th Athlete of the Year Award Winners

Sport BC announces the winners of the 48th annual Athlete of the Year Awards.

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February 16th, 2014

Harry Jerome Comeback Award Recipient Announced

Sport BC, on behalf of the BC sport community, announced today that White Rock resident Sarah Hunter, Paralympian, mother and mentor, is the recipient of the Harry Jerome Comeback Award for 2013. She will be honored at a ceremony on March 5, 2014.

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March 9th, 2012

Sport BC celebrates BC’s best in amateur sport at the 46th Annual Athlete of the Year Awards presented by TELUS

Sport BC celebrates BC’s best in amateur sport at the 46th Annual Athlete of the Year Awards presented by TELUS Olympic and Paralympic athletes, coaches and officials among the 17 honoured Richmond, BC (March 8, 2012) – Sport BC honoured the best of BC’s sport community tonight at the River Rock Show Theatre at Sport […]

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February 28th, 2012

Paul McCallum voted best athlete in British Columbia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Paul McCallum voted best athlete in British Columbia Two-time Grey Cup champion and CFL All-Star claims top spot for Sport BC’s Best of BC award RICHMOND, BC (February 28, 2012) — British Columbians named two-time Grey Cup champion Paul McCallum (Surrey, BC) “BC’s best” in a public vote for Sport BC’s Best […]

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February 21st, 2012

Sport BC honours ski racer Mike Janyk with Community Champion Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sport BC honours ski racer Mike Janyk with Community Champion Award Two-time Olympian recognized for significant commitment to sport and community building RICHMOND, BC (February 21, 2012) — Sport BC named Olympic ski racer Mike Janyk (Vancouver, BC) as the recipient of the 2011 Community Champion Award for his athletic achievements and […]

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January 24th, 2012

Best of BC Finalists

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    Who do you think is BC’s best athlete? Sport BC partners with the Province of British Columbia to promote people’s choice award for top BC amateur or professional athlete   Richmond, BC (January 24, 2012) – Sport BC, in partnership with the Province of British Columbia, encourages all British Columbians to […]

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December 15th, 2011

BC players selected for Rugby Canada U19 tour

Victoria, BC: Rugby Canada has released their roster for the Canadian Under-19 men’s national team set to tour England from February 22 to March 4th in the new year. The Canadian side will face three academy sides including Welbeck Form Military College (February 26th), Leicester Tigers Academy (February 29th) and Northampton Saints Academy (March 3rd). […]

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December 8th, 2011

Marino named 2011 Tennis Canada Most Outstanding Female Player

Toronto, ON (December 7, 2011) – Tennis Canada announced Wednesday that Rebecca Marino (Vancouver) has been named 2011 Most Outstanding Female Player. The 20-year-old’s impressive season featured many career milestones, including reaching her first WTA final, advancing to the third round at the French Open, and hitting a high of No. 38 on the WTA […]

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October 19th, 2011

Victoria Awarded 2013 Ford World Men's Curling Championship

The City of Victoria, British Columbia has been awarded the 2013 Ford World Men’s Curling Championship, it was confirmed today in a joint announcement by the World Curling Federation (WCF) and the Canadian Curling Association (CCA). The championship will be held at the 6,500-seat Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre from March 30-April 7, 2013, the same venue […]

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August 24th, 2011

Thank You to Supporters From Cycling BC Provincial Team

Members of Cycling BC’s Provincial Team gathered together at the Vancouver Convention Centre to introduce their new team clothing for this year. The summer has been a very busy season for Provincial Team riders, as many are training nationally and internationally in different parts of the world, such as in Switzerland and Belgium. Others are […]

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August 23rd, 2011

BC Soccer teams excel in Western Canada Summer Games

Vancouver, BC – BC Soccer U15/16  Women’s and Men’s Provincial Teams won Gold and Silver respectively at the Western Canada Summer Games in Kamloops this past weekend to cap of a successful Provincial Teams Program Season. Having beaten Saskatchewan and North West Territories en-route to the final, the BC Women’s U15/16 soccer team won the […]

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August 15th, 2011

Team BC Surpasses 2007 Medal Total by 32%

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 14, 2011 Kamloops – Team BC ended the 2011 Western Canada Summer Games with the most impressive medal haul in recent history, earning medals in every sport. The 345 athletes from across BC walked off the fields, courts, pools, course, mountains, lakes and mats with 130 Gold, 68 Silver and 63 […]

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August 8th, 2011

Team BC Arrives in Kamloops

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 4, 2011 They’re here! The first athletes and coaches stepped off the buses at Thompson Rivers University and though, tired from the ride up the Coquihalla Highway, excited to finally get closer to competition. Men’s and women’s softball teams used their commute time wisely incorporating mental performance consultant Lauren Jones (Vancouver) […]

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August 2nd, 2011

Several Abbotsford Athletes off to Western Canada Summer Games

From Abbostford News Seventeen Abbotsford athletes have been selected to represent B.C. at the Western Canada Summer Games, which run Aug. 5-14 in Kamloops. Wrestlers highlight the local contingent, as five male grapplers have been named to provincial team. Jobanjit Phulka (76 kg), Amanveer Kaler (58 kg), Matt Dignan (54 kg), Navdeep Dhillon (42 kg) […]

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August 2nd, 2011

WCSG Volunteer Recruitment Drive Successful

Once again, Kamloopsians have answered the call.  Officials with the 2011 Western Canada Summer Games have announced that they have reached their goal of 2100 volunteers! “We want to thank the people of Kamloops for coming up big again,” said Volunteer Director Chris Whyte.“  We have been inundated with people coming down to our office […]

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June 27th, 2011

Dylan Armstrong sets new Canadian record

“Dylan Armstrong saved his best for last in the men’s shot put competition at the Canadian track and field championship on Saturday. The Kamloops, B.C., native improved on his own Canadian record after heaving the shot 22.21 metres on his sixth and final throw. He let out a triumphant scream when the distance was announced.” […]

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May 31st, 2011

WorldArchery.org names BC Athlete, Kevin Evans, Athlete of the Week

The Canadian archer Kevin Evans competed at the Para-Archery World Ranking Event in Brasilia two weeks ago with a 2nd place finish. He currently holds the Para-Archery world championships title and two world records. He has also competed in many able-bodied events. He is the World Archery Athlete of the Week! Evans started competing after […]

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May 19th, 2011

Hangin' Up the Skis

Just two days ago, veteran Canadian skier, Britt Janyk announced that she is officially hanging up her skis and retiring from competitive racing. “There’s a part of me that would still like to continue. But at the same time, I just feel ready to move on,” said Janyk, who joined the Canadian team in 1996. […]

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May 10th, 2011

BC Teams with Literacy in Kamloops (LinK) to Create Lasting Legacy

VICTORIA, BC – It started in Halifax with the Mitten Project at the 2011 Canada Winter Games and now in Kamloops at the upcoming Western Canada Summer Games, The ABC’s of Team BC Legacy Project will collect and donate new and gently used books for the children of Kamloops. Team BC, in partnership with Literacy […]

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April 26th, 2011

Abbotsford tennis phenoms growing with the game

By Dan Kinvig – Abbotsford News Published: April 19, 2011 8:00 AM Updated: April 19, 2011 12:03 PM Canada has not been historically known as a powerhouse tennis nation, but if Abbotsford phenoms Riaan du Toit and Rosie Johanson are looking for domestic role models, they’re suddenly in abundant supply. Indeed, it’s an exciting time […]

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April 26th, 2011

Softball returns with a new name, mandate and a different look

World’s top female players back in South Surrey By Gary Kingston, Vancouver Sun April 19, 2011 The world’s top female softball players are returning to South Surrey’s Softball City this July after a one-year absence and under a new tournament title. The medallists from the 2010 world championship -the U.S., Japan and Canada -plus fifth-place […]

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April 26th, 2011

36 British Columbians honoured with community awards

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release April 20, 2011 Office of the Premier BC Achievement Foundation 36 British Columbians honoured with community awards VICTORIA – Thirty-six British Columbians were honoured today at the eighth annual BC Community Achievement Awards ceremony held at Government House in Victoria. Lieutenant Governor Steven Point and Deputy Premier Kevin Falcon presented […]

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April 15th, 2011

Iginla nominated for King Clancy Trophy

CALGARY, AB – The Calgary Flames Hockey Club announced today that Jarome Iginla has been nominated for the NHL’s King Clancy Memorial Trophy as voted on by his teammates.  The King Clancy Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and who […]

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April 15th, 2011

Six new members, including Lions legend Lui Passaglia, named to Canadian Sports Hall

CALGARY – Some of the biggest names in Canadian sport are joining Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. The Hall announced Friday that former NHL star Ray Bourque, CFL great Lui Passaglia, Paralympian Lauren Woolstencroft, triathlete Peter Reid, soccer player Andrea Neil and longtime Olympic executive Dick Pound will join the Hall in November. “Our selection […]

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April 7th, 2011

2011 Celebration of Women in Sport

The ProMOTION Plus Lifetime Achievement Award ProMOTION Plus, a non-profit organization that promotes women and girls in sport and physical activity, had a special award – the ProMOTION Plus Lifetime Achievement Award. The Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, Ida Chong, presented the award to Patti Hunter, a long-time sports advocate for equality for […]

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April 6th, 2011

Women's ski jumping, freestyle halfpipe among new sports accepted for 2014 Winter Games

Female ski jumpers in many countries are waiting for the IOC to say yes to their sport. Winning the first Olympic gold medal in freestyle ski halfpipe “would be the ultimate, a dream come true,” says Mike Riddle, the Squamish resident who is the discipline’s current world champion. The discipline, in which skiers score points […]

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April 5th, 2011

2011 CANADIAN WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL LEAGUE FINALS COME TO GREATER VANCOUVER

APRIL 8-10, 2011 BC Wheelchair Basketball Society (BCWBS) and Wheelchair Basketball Canada to host 2011 CWBL Open Finals at South Surrey Recreation Centre Six of the top competitive wheelchair basketball club teams in Canada will be in Surrey, BC April 8-10 competing for the title of National Champion at the 2011 Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League […]

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April 4th, 2011

Cowichan High School captures provincial Rugby Sevens title

Delta, BC: Cowichan High School defeated Shawnigan Lake by a score of 15-7 on Saturday, to capture the 2011 BC High School Girls Rugby Sevens championship.In the consolation final, Merritt defeated Walnut Grove by a score of 34-0 to finish in third place. Cowichan High School’s junior squad finished the tournament in fifth place and […]

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March 28th, 2011

BC Skiers Finish Strong at Nationals

On the icy hills of Val St. Come, Quebec, a handful of BC freestyle skiers posted top five finishes at the Canadian Post National Championships. In the women`s moguls division, Kristi Richards (Summerland, BC) took the Canadian Championship for the second year in a row and Sport BC’s Jr. Female Athlete of the Year Nominee, […]

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March 21st, 2011

UBC wins fourth straight CIS women’s volleyball title

The UBC Thunderbirds couldn’t have made Canadian women’s volleyball history any faster than it did Sunday at the University of Laval. The three-time defending national champs swept past the host Rouge et Or in straight sets (25-16, 25-18, 25-14) in the CIS national final, not only winning for a fourth straight year but winning for […]

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