As a long term non-profit society in the BC sport sector, we were thrilled to join Sport BC in March 2019 as an operating committee of the organization. ProMOTION Plus has been committed to increasing opportunities for girls and women in physical activity and sport since 1990, supporting female athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers administrators reach their potential. Under the umbrella of Sport BC, ProMOTION Plus is able to strengthen its impact by delivering expertise in gender equity and recognition to Sport BC members and the community at large.

For more information, please contact promotionplus@sportbc.com

RECOGNITION

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    Celebrating the accomplishments of girls and women in sport and physical activity is one of our key pillars. There are two recognition initiatives that are managed by ProMOTION Plus: the In Her Footsteps program and the Bobbie Steen Legacy Foundation Award.  We also sponsor / support recognition awards presented by the BC Games Society and Provincial Sports Organizations.

    Regardless of the award, all of the recipients have demonstrated their commitment to being role models and mentors of young women; they have opened doors to increase accessibility and promote opportunities for participation. They have strived, struggled, fallen, picked themselves us and continued on – because they know the benefits and love what it means to be deeply involved in sport and physical activity. Sport and physical activity for life.

    IN HER FOOTSTEPS
    Celebrating BC Women in Sport

    IN HER FOOTSTEPS NOMINATION FORM

    THE BOBBIE STEEN LEGACY FOUNDATION AWARD
    Recognizing emerging female leaders

    THE BOBBIE STEEN LEGACY FOUNDATION AWARD NOMINATION FORM

RECIPIENTS

LEADERSHIP AWARDS

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    A partnership between the BC Games Society and Promotion Plus will see a leadership award presented in conjunction with the BC Games (Winter & Summer). The award will identify, recognize and celebrate those who have supported girls and/or women to participate more fully in physical activity or sport.

    2012 SURREY BC SUMMER GAMES

     

     

MEET THE WOMEN WHO HAVE DRIVEN THIS PROGRAM FOR OVER 40 YEARS!

Marion Lay, Founder

In Her Footsteps Honouree, Inductee of Canada Sports Hall of Fame, BC Sports Hall of Fame, Order of BC.

Erin Wilkins

Sue Griffin

Jenny Black

Brenda Chinn

Bryna Kopelow

In Her Footsteps Honouree

Jennifer Fenton

In Her Footsteps Honouree

PARTNERS

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    The BC Games were originally a vision of Premier W. R. Bennett who believed in providing “an opportunity to bring all parts of BC together, large and small communities, in the spirit of sport and friendship”.  Mr. Bennett’s vision for the BC Games has provided a substantial foundation and structure on which excellence in sport and community has been and continues to be built. Established in 1977 by the Provincial Government under the Societies Act, The original mandate of the BC Summer and Winter Games Society was to provide an opportunity for all British Columbians to compete in an organized sports festival that promoted physical fitness, individual achievement, and community pride.  The very first BC Summer Games were held in Penticton in 1978 with the first BC Winter Games taking place the following year in Kamloops. Now named the BC Games Society, in 1994, we shifted from a participation focused event to become a key part of athlete and sport development in the province.

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    The mission of the Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health (CEWH) is to improve the health of women by fostering multidisciplinary and action-oriented research on girls’ and women’s health and to introduce sex and gender into all health research. The CEWH pays particular attention to research and knowledge exchange that will improve the health status of girls and women who face health inequities due to socioeconomic status, race, culture, age, sexual orientation, geography, disability and/or addiction. We achieve this mission through generating new knowledge about women’s health, and facilitating knowledge exchange to close the loop between research and action on women-centred programs, practice and policy. We develop women-centred programs as well as gender-transformative practice and policy in partnership with researchers, health and social service practitioners, health system planners and community-based health advocates. We specialize in bringing evidence to practice and policy.

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    Since 1966, the community has entrusted the BC Sports Hall of Fame with the responsibility to collect, preserve, study, and interpret materials that relate to British Columbia’s rich sport history. The inspiration for the BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum is its Honoured Members and the collection of artifacts and stories of their challenges and triumphs. The BC Sports Hall of Fame educates and entertains through its programs and collections by telling stories of outstanding achievements in sport in British Columbia. It showcases accomplishments of individual athletes and teams, as well as those who have contributed to the development of sport in the province. Internationally recognized as the ‘go to’ organization for BC sport history, researchers, writers, media members and sport historians have gained access to and an appreciation of BC’s rich sporting heritage through our extensive artifact and archival collection. The BC Sports Hall of Fame is committed to working collaboratively with the community at large. Through our museum displays, education and community programs, and community outreach we strive to further our vision of Honouring the Past and Inspiring the Future.

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    CAAWS is a national non-profit organization dedicated to creating an equitable sport and physical activity system in which girls and women are actively engaged as participants and leaders. CAAWS provides a number of services, programs and resources to a variety of clients, including sport and physical activity organizations, teachers, coaches, health professionals and recreation leaders. Since 1981 CAAWS has worked in close cooperation with government and non-government organizations on activities and initiatives that advocate for positive change for girls and women in sport and physical activity

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    Canadian Sport Centre Pacific (CSC Pacific), in partnership with the national network of Canadian Sport Centres and BC network of PacificSport Centres, delivers sport performance programs to help athletes and coaches win medals for Canada. Working in support of our national and provincial sport partners, CSC Pacific is creating a stronger system for the development of athletes, coaches, integrated support teams and sport performance facilities. Three Canadian Sport Centre Pacific Campuses and five PacificSport centres across BC have over 1500 athletes and coaches registered and benefitting from our programs & resources.

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    The Vancouver Sport Hosting grant provides financial support for sporting events that have the potential to bring direct or indirect economic, social, health, and community development benefits to Vancouver.