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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. 

Friday, 18 May 2018 17:13

SIRC Knowledge Nugget

Sport development theories support multisport participation over early specialisation among children; but what does research say? A recent Canadian study that followed children over five years found that by age 15, children who focused on multiple sports when they were 10 years old had a higher likelihood of being engaged in physical activity than those who focused on a single sport.

 

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/140/6/e20171449.long

 

 

2020 North American Indigenous Games Awarded to Halifax, Nova Scotia

May 4, 2018

On May 5, 2018 the North American Indigenous Games Council gathered in Montreal, Quebec to hear the final bid presentations from the three communities vying to host the 2020 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG). Representatives from Ottawa, Ontario, Lekwungen/Victoria, British Columbia, and Halifax, Nova Scotia were in Montreal to promote their bid to host the next NAIG.

Over the past two months, the NAIG Council’s 2020 Bid Committee conducted a comprehensive review of the three bid packages and visited each community to witness firsthand their tremendous energy and enthusiasm to host the NAIG. Following each community’s final bid presentation, the winning bid was determined through a vote of the NAIG Council’s Board of Directors.

“Congratulations to the Mi’kmaw Sport Council of Nova Scotia and the City of Halifax on their selection to host the 2020 NAIG,” said NAIG Council President Rick Brant. “We are excited about the opportunity for Indigenous Nations from across Canada and the United States to gather in the summer of 2020 in the traditional territories of the Mi’Kmaw people. We know that Halifax will deliver an extraordinary celebration of athletic excellence and cultural unity.”

The selection of Halifax represents a milestone in the NAIG movement, as it will be the first time in its thirty year history that the NAIG will be held in Atlantic Canada.

“On behalf of the Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia we are extremely honoured for the opportunity to host the 2020 NAIG in Mikmaki,” said Tex Marshall, Co-Chair Mi’kmaw Sport Council of Nova Scotia. “We are very excited at the prospect of welcoming Indigenous Nations from all over Turtle Island and delivering the best ever NAIG in Kjipuktuk (Halifax). We are focused on providing the ultimate experience in Halifax, which centres on the comfort, care, and healthy experience for all participants.”

The North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) is an international multi-sport, multi-disciplinary event involving Indigenous youth from Canada and the USA. The Games offer 14 sport competitions with up to three age categories in each sport for both male and female participants. The NAIG includes a vibrant cultural program showcasing local and North American Indigenous cultural groups and entertainers.

The North American Indigenous Games Council 
NAIG Council is the International Governing Body for the NAIG exercising exclusive jurisdiction, either directly or through its affiliate members, over all matters pertaining to the Games. It ensures the purposes and philosophies are reflected in all aspects of the NAIG.

For more information email with general questions to Rick Brant, NAIG Council President at rbrant@isparc.ca