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Volleyball BC welcomes Canadian newcomers

Volleyball BC is embarking on a multi-faceted initiative to boost the number of Canadian newcomers playing the sport, and has already seen success through their pilot projects and summer camps. This is part of a larger strategic plan launched by the provincial sport organization in early 2021 to promote diversity and inclusion in governance, programs…
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Creating a positive sport environment: a conversation with Pamphinette Buisa

When she was younger, people were always telling Pamphinette Buisa that she was too aggressive. She had tried out various sports like volleyball and basketball in elementary school, and she just didn’t seem to fit in. That’s when she discovered rugby, a sport where she was actually encouraged to hit people. She had been self-conscious…
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Sport for Life honours Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of Black Canadian participants in sport and physical activity, and to learn about their impact on Canadian culture. From Barbara Howard becoming the first Black female to represent Canada at an international competition in 1938 to Donovan Bailey winning the gold medal at the…
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Winter Health and Fitness Week returns

Let’s play! It’s time to beat those pandemic blues and get outside, as Canadians come together to celebrate the latest Winter Health and Fitness Week from February 14 to 20. With an emphasis on encouraging people to get out of their houses and moving with winter-themed sports and activities, it will be hosted with all…
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ParticipACTION releases latest physical activity report card in Canada

Released a few weeks ago, the 2021 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Adults represents a comprehensive summary of the literature and national-level surveys in the field of physical activity, recreation and sport —including an exploration of the impacts of the pandemic on North America’s sedentary living crisis.  Virtually every person living in Canada…
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Sport for Life announces Dorota Blumczyńska as 2022 Summit keynote

Dorota Blumczyńska has been named as a keynote speaker for the 2022 Sport for Life Canadian Summit. A long-time refugee advocate and current CEO of the Manitoba Museum, she will bring powerful insights into accomplishing inclusivity and community cohesion through the COVID-19 pandemic and into the future. In her role at the museum, Blumczyńska supports…
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