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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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July 8th, 2016

In Her Footsteps – Recognizing the 2016 Honourees

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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 20th, 2015

Penticton to Host 2017 ITU World Championship Festival

The City of Penticton has been awarded the first ever International Triathlon Union (ITU) Multisport World Championship Festival for 2017, a massive 10 day celebration that will see athletes from all over the world vying for four different multisport titles. Kevin Cutjar helped assemble the winning bid, and says the Festival will attract the best of […]

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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 13th, 2012

Top sport volunteers honoured

Top sport volunteers honoured Sport BC’s Presidents’ Awards recognize 44 volunteers from 22 BC communities Richmond, BC (March 9, 2012) – Forty-four of BC’s key sport volunteers were in the spotlight yesterday at Sport BC’s 18th Annual Presidents’ Awards. The Presidents’ Awards give BC’s Provincial Sport Organizations an opportunity to showcase those individuals who make […]

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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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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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January 17th, 2012

2012 BC Sports Hall of Fame Inductees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum to Induct 9 Individuals and 1 Team Vancouver, B.C. (January 17, 2012) – The British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame to induct nine individuals and one team for induction as part of its 2012 class. “The 2012 Class of Inductees to be honoured by the […]

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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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November 22nd, 2011

Concussions in Youth Sport Safety Bill

BC LIBERAL GOVERNMENT CAUCUS NEWS RELEASE For immediate release November 17, 2011 MLA STILWELL INTRODUCES CONCUSSIONS IN YOUTH SPORT SAFETY BILL VICTORIA – Vancouver-Langara MLA Dr. Moira Stilwell introduced a Private Member’s Bill to the Legislature today. The proposed Concussions in Youth Sport Safety Act will help protect the minds of young athletes by requiring […]

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November 17th, 2011

The 2012 Tim Hortons Canadian Ringette Championships

By Mario Bartel – Burnaby NewsLeader Published: November 15, 2011 9:00 PM Forty-eight teams of top athletes will be skating rings around rinks in Burnaby and New Westminster in April. Or should that be ringettes? The 2012 Tim Hortons Canadian Ringette Championships will be contested in Burnaby and New Westminster April 8-14 with a new expanded […]

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November 14th, 2011

Geoff Gowan Award Winners

November 14, 2011 The official announcement of the Dr. Geoff Gowan Coaching Award recipients were made last weekend at CAC Petro Canada Sport leadership.  Two BC residents are the 2011 honourees of this very prestigious award – Allison McNeill and Dr. Eric Broom. Basketball BC Executive Director Lawrie Johns, commenting on the recently announced Dr. […]

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October 26th, 2011

Floorball Canada selects David Jansson to steer Men's National Team

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Floorball Canada Selects David Jansson to steer Men’s National Team October 24, 2011 VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA  Floorball Canada is extremely pleased to announce the following staff selections for the upcoming World Floorball Championships Qualifier (WFCQ), February 1-3, 2012 in Los Angeles, California and subsequent World Floorball Championships next December 1-9, 2012 in […]

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October 11th, 2011

Surrey United women take gold as BC Soccer teams excel in National Championships

Vancouver, BC: Eight time BC Soccer Provincial Champions Surrey United women went one better this year as they took the Gold medal in the Jubilee Trophy competition, the annual senior women’s club soccer championship. Their win capped a fine week for BC’s club representatives with a silver medal placing achieved by ICST Pegasus in the […]

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September 22nd, 2011

Special Olympics BC Announces Coaching Awards

During Coaches Week (September 17 to 24), Special Olympics BC announced the two recipients for the 2011 SOBC Coaching Awards (the Grassroots Coach and Howard Carter awards). These volunteer coaches put in their time and energy to fuel Special Olympics programs in 55 communities throughout the province. Their drive, dedication, generosity and support have been […]

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September 19th, 2011

BC Rugby Union Promo Video Launch

BC Rugby Union promo video launch The video you are about to see is a key element in BC Rugby’s action plan to promote and streamline youth rugby across the province. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqeXYPSd_Mw&feature=channel_video_title BC Rugby’s goal was to produce a promotional video that was tempting to young individuals across British Columbia looking to be part of […]

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September 16th, 2011

2010 – 2011 BC Rugby Awards Announced

British Columbia Rugby Union                                                                                                                                                          09/15/2011 Fairhurst and Burk named Canadian Direct Insurance Players of the Year; Hopkins receives Joan Spray honour Vancouver, BC: At a ceremony in the Waterfall Building last night, the British Columbia Rugby Union announced the recipients of three major awards for the 2010-2011 season. Team Canada scrum half Ed Fairhurst, who […]

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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

Referee Assessors & Instructors AcrossThe Province Attend Symposium

This past weekend BC Soccer conducted its Annual Referee Assessor/Instructor Symposium with almost 50 participants attending. Assessors and Instructors from across the Province including representatives from Kitimat, Trail, Prince George, Creston, Comox, and the Lower Mainland attended the three day event which was held in Burnaby at the Burnaby Lake West Field Complex. BC Soccer […]

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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 8th, 2011

Basketball BC Athletes Excel

Basketball BC proudly congratulates our U15 and U17 Boys’ and Girls teams as they return from national Championships in Toronto and Winnipeg. National Championships: All four teams are coming home with medals – the second consecutive year that BC teams have all medaled.  Our U17 Boys team returns home with a bronze medal and our […]

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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 9th, 2011

Province Backs Outgames Celebration of Sport

The Province is contributing $75,000 to support the sport component of the Vancouver 2011 North American Outgames, announced Ida Chong, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. For Immediate Release June 8, 2011 VANCOUVER – More than 1,000 athletes from across the continent are expected to participate in a diverse range of sport events in July at various locations throughout […]

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May 31st, 2011

Carson Graham, Heritage Park and Robert Bateman Capture 2011 High School Rugby Titles

Mill Bay – The 2011 British Columbia High School Girls Rugby Association championships wrapped up on Saturday, May 28 with the Carson Graham Eagles lifting their seventh triple-A title in the past eight years. The Eagles capped off an undefeated season with a convincing 50-0 victory over the Cowichan Thunderbirds in the grand final hosted […]

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May 31st, 2011

Hockey Canada Adopts Zero Tolerance Head Shots Policy

Calgary – Hockey Canada delegates adopted a zero tolerance policy against head shots at the governing body’s annual general meeting on Saturday. “The issue of concussions is always in the media today. Respect is what we’re talking about. Respect for the opposition, when you’re eight or nine years old. You have to have control of […]

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May 18th, 2011

Announcement: The 2011-2012 Provincial Snowboard Cross Team Has Been Selected

BC Snowboard Association is pleased to announce the selection of the Provincial Snowboard Cross Team for the 2011-2012 season.   BC PROVINCIAL SNOWBOARD CROSS TEAM (2011-2012) Last name First name Hometown Critchlow Jade Kelowna Critchlow Tess Kelowna Goodwin Shayna Surrey Hebert Meghan Whistler Holland Tanner Kelowna Joncas David North Vancouver Joncas Frederique North Vancouver Niblock […]

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May 18th, 2011

First Canadian Powerchair Football Team Named

May 17, 2011; Vancouver, BC – Powerchair Football Canada Coach Gordon Marks is pleased to announce the names of the 16 players on the Powerchair Football Canadian team. They are: Dale McLeod (Vancouver, BC), Keith Knight (Surrey, BC), Stratton Whitaker (Richmond, BC), Daniel Cunningham (Penticton, BC), Luke Galvani (West Vancouver, BC), Ana Lu (Vancouver, BC), […]

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May 11th, 2011

Okanagan Rugby Legend, Ro Hindson, To Be Inducted into BC Rugby Hall of Fame

Kelowna, BC – Okanagan rugby legend Robert ‘Ro’ Hindson will be inducted into the BC Rugby Hall of Fame on August 12th in a ceremony held at the Delta Grand Hotel in Kelowna. Originally from Naramata, BC, Hindson played lock for Canada on 31 occasions over a 17-year span, playing his first international game against […]

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May 4th, 2011

Football BC Applauds CFL and Football Canada for Concussion Initiative Announcement

BURNABY, B.C. – Football BC applauds the Canadian Football League (CFL) and Football Canada for their joint announcement made on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 regarding the new initiatives they are planning to raise concussion awareness in minor football associations across Canada. “We are very pleased to have our national governing body and the top professional […]

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April 20th, 2011

Thompson Okanagan FC/ BC Soccer Premier League Information Meeting ~ April 25th!

NEWS RELEASE! Date: April 19, 2011. Source: Keith Liddiard, Executive Director, Kamloops Youth Soccer Association. For Release: Immediate. Thompson Okanagan FC/ BC Soccer Premier League Information Meeting ~ April 25th! KAMLOOPS, BC––Dante Zanatta, the newly appointed Technical Director for the Thompson-Okanagan Football Club, will be speaking in Kamloops on Monday, April 25th at 2:30pm in […]

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March 29th, 2011

Football BC: Coaching Staff & Tryout Camp Invitations for Provincial U-18 Team to Compete at 2011 Football Canada Cup

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, March 29, 2011 BURNABY, B.C. – Football BC announced today the coaching staff for the provincial under-18 team that will represent British Columbia at the 2011 Football Canada Cup slated to be held at the University of Lethbridge in Lethbridge, Alberta from July 9 – 16, 2011. The 2011 staff features […]

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March 24th, 2011

Hosting BC funding intake deadline approaching soon

Hosting BC provides financial grants to organizations throughout British Columbia to host sport events and has expanded its criteria after being re-launched in late 2010. The first intake funding was provided to 69 events representing 43 sports and 28 communities. The deadline for the next intake for Hosting BC funding is April 28, 2011.  The program […]

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March 7th, 2011

The BC Surrey Eagles Sledge Hockey Team Win Gold

The BC Surrey Eagles sledge hockey team of SportAbililty CP Sports of BC competed in the 7th Annual Western Canada Sledge Hockey Tournament in Edmonton, Alberta. The tournament of three teams in the Senior A division consisted of The Edmonton Impact, Manitoba Moose and the Surrey Eagles. All five Games were a strong battle; the […]

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February 15th, 2011

After School Sport Initiative: First rugby program completed in Surrey

February 15, 2011 In October 2010, BC Rugby committed to its involvement in the Provincial Government’s After School Sport Initiative, which is funded through the 2010 Sport Legacy. This initiative was implemented to provide after school sport programming for children and youth who face barriers to accessing and participating in sport. The program was initially […]

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February 3rd, 2011

Million-dollar boost for sport programming

SURREY – Kids in Surrey school district are getting involved in more activities, thanks to $80,000 from the Province’s new $1-million After School Sport Initiative, Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Stephanie Cadieux announced today.  “One of the most critical times to get children and youth involved in healthy activities is right after school – […]

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