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Friday, 15 March 2019 13:41

Launch of the Canadian Sport Helpline

Launch of the Canadian Sport Helpline

March 13, 2019

Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada - Montréal (Québec) – The Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC) is pleased to announce the launch of a national toll-free sport helpline to offer assistance to victims or witnesses of harassment, abuse or discrimination. The anonymous, confidential and independent service will allow them to share and validate their concerns, obtain advice on required next steps, and be referred to other appropriate resources for follow up.

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Monday, 11 March 2019 18:44

Funding Opportunity

Does your organization have an idea to improve sport participation in Canada? Sport Canada’s Innovation Initiative provides funding to deliver and test innovative program approaches to engage women and girls, LGBTQ2+ communities, persons with disabilities, and newcomers to Canada.

The deadline to submit a concept is April 12, 2019. Click here for more information

Saturday, 23 February 2019 18:41

Employment Opportunity with STU Athletics

St. Thomas University invites applications for the position of Head Coach: Women’s Rugby

 

docWomen's Rugby Job Ad (Feb. 2019).doc

Across the system, stakeholders are increasingly calling for a values-based approach to sport in Canada to address a range of social and systemic issues (including those addressed in the articles below). But what is “values-based sport”, and what does it look like in practice? Mike McLenaghen provides an overview, launching a SIRC series on values-based sport (watch SIRC’s News Hub for future blogs and articles!).

 

Creating a values-based sport system in Canada

Here you will find information on Sport NB services, upcoming events, and all of the successes from our provincial sport organizations! This newsletter will be sent out each January, March, May, July, September, and November.

Just follow this link.

Thursday, 17 January 2019 14:39

Paralympic Super Series

Canadian Paralympic Committee and CBC /Radio-Canada announce streaming coverage of Paralympic Super Series throughout 2019

- Series will allow viewers to watch Canada’s top para athletes compete at key events between Paralympic Games
Ottawa & Toronto, January 10, 2019 – The Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) and CBC /Radio-Canada, Canada’s Paralympic Network, announced today the launch of the Paralympic Super Series, a package of Paralympic sport competitions that will be  available as live streams via the CBC Gem app and cbcgem.ca, as well as on the CPC Facebook page with select events available on the Radio-Canada Sports app and radio-canada.ca/sports. The Super Series offers more than 50 hours of Paralympic sport coverage throughout the year – the most Canadian coverage ever offered outside of the Paralympic Games in terms of hours and number of featured events. The Super Series also marks the first time that CBC has offered coverage of Para Alpine and Para Nordic events outside of the Paralympic Games. The first event of the series will be the Para Alpine World Cup in Zagreb, Croatia from January 16-17. 

“We are so excited to be bringing more live coverage of Paralympic sport to Canadians and continuing our great work with CBC/Radio-Canada and our media consortium partners in promoting the stories of our incredible athletes,” said Martin Richard, Executive Director, Communications and Brand, Canada Paralympic Committee. “Our audience reach has significantly grown thanks to the efforts of our media consortium partners, and it’s now a great opportunity to bring more content to our fans. 

“Our athletes are competing year-round at important events like world championships and we want to bring those competitions to Canadians. Having these events accessible to watch in between Paralympic Games is a huge priority for us and will help build more interest as we follow the journeys of our Paralympic athletes.” 

“As Canada’s Paralympic Network, we are proud to provide even more opportunities for Canadians to cheer on their homegrown Para athletes in a wider variety of sports,” said Greg Stremlaw, Executive Director, CBC Sports, and General Manager, Paralympics. “CBC/Radio-Canada is committed to sharing and supporting the stories of diverse Canadians, and our ongoing collaboration with the Canadian Paralympic Committee continues to allow us to shine a spotlight on these incredible athletes who represent the country on the world stage.” 

Viewers will be able to follow Canada’s top Para alpine skiers throughout the season, including PyeongChang 2018 breakout star Mollie Jepsen and five-time Paralympic medallist Mac Marcoux. The Canadian Para alpine team won 10 medals at the Paralympic Winter Games last March.  

Coverage of the World Para Nordic Skiing Championships in Prince George, BC from February 16-24 will also be available via livestream, featuring the world’s best Para Nordic skiers, including Canadian stars Brian McKeever, Mark Arendz, and Natalie Wilkie – who combined for 12 medals at PyeongChang 2018. 

Additional sports and events will join the Paralympic Super Series slate as the year goes on. Viewers can add calendar reminders for live coverage of the Paralympic Super Series directly to their mobile devices through calendar integration tool CalReply.

All Paralympic Super Series competitions will be available as live streams via the CBC Gem app and cbcgem.ca, as well as on the CPC Facebook page, with select events available on the Radio-Canada Sports app and radio-canada.ca/sports.

Paralympic Super Series Schedule
*more events to be added in 2019
January 16-17, 2019: Para Alpine World Cup – Zagreb, Croatia 
January 21-February 1, 2019: World Para Alpine Skiing Championships – Kranjska Gora, Slovenia and Sella Nevea, Italy
February 16-24, 2019: World Para Nordic Skiing Championships – Prince George, British Columbia 
March 5-9, 2019: Para Alpine World Cup – Espot, Spain 
March 11-15, 2019: Para Alpine World Cup – La Molina, Spain 
March 18-21, 2019: Para Alpine World Cup Season Finale – Morzine, France 

About the Canadian Paralympic Committee: Paralympic.ca 

About CBC/Radio-Canada:
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.

Media Contacts: 

Nicole Watts
Manager, Public Relations
Canadian Paralympic Committee 
nwatts@paralympic.ca or 613-569-4333 x262

Tanya Koivusalo
Publicist 
CBC Sports
tanya.koivusalo@cbc.ca or 416-205-8638

 

Monday, 07 January 2019 13:57

2019 Team NB Rally/Rallye Équipe NB

Check out these photos from the Team NB Rally!

 

Team NB on Facebook

 

 

Sport NB hosted the annual Konica Minolta Sports Awards Saturday November 24th in Dieppe. The event celebrates the best in New Brunswick amateur sports community.

 

Westmont Hospitality Group Female Athlete of the Year:

Charlie Cavanagh, Saint John, Boxing

 

Westmont Hospitality Group Male Athlete of the Year:

Brendan Corey, Fredericton, Speed Skating – Short Track

 

Boston Pizza Female Coach of the Year:

Michelle DeCourcey, Fredericton, Soccer

 

Boston Pizza Male Coach of the Year:

Joe Blanchard, Saint John, Boxing

 

BrunNet Team of the Year:

Metro Junior Mudcats, Baseball


Taylor Printing Grooup Official of the Year:

Judy Astle, Boiestown, Golf

 

Volunteer Sport Administrator Award:

Katinka Postma, Saint John, Water Polo

 

Outstanding Media Coverage:

Brad Janes, NB Hoops Report

 

Teed Saunders Doyle & Co Spirit of Sport:

Doug Barrett, Rothesay, Triathlon

Annick Leger, Dieppe, Athletics

 

IG Wealth Management Lifetime Volunteer Achievement:

Tim Hayes, Saint John, Boxing

 

Presidents Award – Female:

Erin Vringer, Saint John, Athletics

 

Presidents Award – Male:

Patrick Talbot, Quispamsis, Artistic Gymnastics

THE IMPLICATIONS OF CANNABIS LEGALIZATION FOR ATHLETES

The legalization of cannabis in Canada will have significant implications on the Canadian sport system, ranging from anti-doping policy, to athlete and staff safety and wellbeing, to risk management for organizations. In conjunction with its partners, SIRC will be providing insight and resources to support sport organizations in navigating the many issues. This SIRCuit article, in partnership with the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES), explores the compliance and health issues for athletes at all levels.

http://sircuit.ca/implications-cannabis-legalization-athletes/

 

Community sport organizations do more than just develop athletes – they provide opportunities for youth and families to make a positive impact on social issues such as mental health, gender equity, cultural integration, and bullying. This video highlights different types of social responsibility initiatives that benefit CSOs, their members, and other community members. 

 

Les organismes communautaires de sport  font plus que simplement développer les athlètes : ils offrent aux jeunes et aux familles des occasions d'avoir une incidence positive sur les enjeux sociaux tels que la santé mentale, l'équité entre les sexes, l'intégration culturelle et l'intimidation. Cette vidéo met en évidence différents types d'initiatives de responsabilité sociale qui profitent aux OSC, à leurs membres et à d'autres membres de la communauté. 

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