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Trans Day of Visibility: A Conversation with Oliver Lane

His fear was that he would run out of options. When Oliver Lane first announced his gender transition to the University of Guelph Gryphons, he worried that he would no longer be able to be associated with the team he’d been playing with for three years. He was going into the fourth year of his…
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Fencing expert weighs in on the magic of LTD and a positive environment

[caption id="attachment_15537" align="alignleft" width="474"] Maia Rathwell (bottom)[/caption] The first sport Maia Rathwell ever got hooked on was fencing, when she was 12 years old. Now a Long-Term Development enthusiast and fencing coach in Croatia, she’s passionate about using a CrossFit mentality to create a sense of inclusion with her athletes. Recently she connected with Sport…
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PLAYBuilder Q&A with Amanda Kornaga of Good Spirit School Division

Amanda Kornaga is the principal at Good Spirit School Division in Yorkton, Saskatchewan.  She started using PLAYBuilder on May 1, 2020, to help support teachers with their lesson-planning for PE classes, help build the capacity of their division, and streamline resources.  Sport for Life connected with Kornaga to hear how PLAYBuilder has been working for…
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Sport for Life LTD advisor Adam Decker signs on to assist New Jersey Devils

[caption id="attachment_15531" align="alignleft" width="456"] Adam Decker and his family[/caption] The New Jersey Devils have enlisted Sport for Life Long-Term Development Advisor Adam Decker as a performance scientist and assistant strength and conditioning coach. As a long-time hockey enthusiast, and a professional trainer for the past eight years, the role is an exciting chance for Decker…
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PLAYBuilder Q&A with Kelsey McIntosh of Ringette Canada

Kelsey McIntosh is Ringette Canada’s technical director in Ottawa, Ontario, where they promote and lead the development of ringette across the country. Ringette Canada started using PLAYBuilder in 2019, to ensure content for their various programs was organized, up-to-date and easily accessible for all of their coaches. Sport for Life connected with McIntosh to hear…
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Canadian Olympic Committee President Tricia Smith to share journey from playground to podium, and beyond, at 2021 Summit

A worldwide leader, inspired advocate and champion for sport, Sport for Life is excited to announce four-time Olympian, Canadian Olympic Committee President and International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Tricia Smith as a keynote speaker at this year’s Summit. Smith has represented Canada at multiple levels of sport governance. She is an elected member of the International Council…
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Here comes Winter Health and Fitness Week

Following the success of this year’s virtual National Health and Fitness Day, which saw Canadians engaging in physical activity from coast to coast back in June, organizers have decided to host a week-long winter-themed follow-up. With an emphasis on encouraging people to get out of their houses and moving with winter-themed sports and activities, it…
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Sport for Life builds quality sport champions through co-operative education

Sport for Life has had a fruitful relationship with co-operative education since its inception in 2005, with multiple students making key contributions to the organization over the years, and many going on to work long-term within the industry. As our non-profit continues to grow and flourish, the team plans to continue relying on post-secondary students…
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