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Friday, 14 September 2018 15:09

Beyond Coaching Conference 2018

Sport NB & Coach NB are coming together to provide leadership sessions at the Beyond Coaching Conference.  This conference will provide you with the administration tools that you are looking for.  There will be no shortage of networking opportunities.  Come connect with your community champions.  The annual Sport Summit is being re-evaluated and will return with improvements in 2019.   Register today:

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5 reasons to attend: 

  1. Danièle Sauvageau - Our stellar key note will bring together all of the key components of our conference, while also sharing her own unique coaching story. You do NOT want to miss her!
  2. Community - The 2018 BCC is all about how coaches, administrators and sport are key components within communities. To help them to grow, we want to help grow the community in New Brunswick. Stronger coaches, stronger athletes, stronger province! 
  3. Come to Have FUN! - The 2018 BCC offers more networking and interactive activities than ever before! 
  4. Celebrate National Coaches Week! - Coaches put a LOT of heart, soul, and other resources into their athletes. On behalf of the athletes, we're here to say #ThanksCoach, and to celebrate you!
  5. Add to your Coaching Toolbox - Learn about popular topics in the coaching sector, while gaining key take-aways to be used with your own athletes.
Monday, 10 September 2018 13:40

2018 Women's Running Summit

On Saturday, September 29that the CEPS of Université de Moncton, Athletics New Brunswick and Run New Brunswick are hosting their first ever Women’s Running Summit. Girls and women of ages 13 and up are invited to mark their calendars, as this event is announcing itself as one of the most captivating of the year. Three of New Brunswick’s finest runners in Geneviève Lalonde, Shelley Doucet and Patty Blanchard will be present for the day’s activities.

Starting at 10:00 am, runners will be invited to engage in ice breaking events, a run, and an active session, all interspersed with discussions on pertinent topics, such as development of running in females and the promotion of positive experiences in sport. Lunch will be provided by Subway, and the event will wrap up at 3:30 pm.

Three accomplished New Brunswick ambassadors of female sport will lead the day’s activities.

Patty Blanchard is a Moncton native and the Canadian F60-64 record holder in the half-marathon, thanks to her clocking of one hour, 33 minutes and 22 seconds. She has represented Canada internationally on several occasions and is a Run New Brunswick Hall of Fame inductee.

Shelley Doucet is a Quispamsis native and a professor of nursing at the University of New Brunswick. She holds the New Brunswick records in the marathon, half marathon and 10-mile distances, and recently represented Canada at the 2017 Jeux de la Francophonie at the Ivory Coast, where she won the gold medal in the marathon. Shelley has also competed on the Canadian Mountain Racing Team over the past two years.

Genevieve Lalonde is a former CIS cross-country champion with the Guelph Gryphons and a 2016 Olympian in the 3000m steeplechase. She currently holds the Canadian steeplechase record of 9:29.99, and finished seventh at this year’s Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, also in the steeplechase.

Lalonde had a big role in the preparation of this event. “Right now in NB,” says Lalonde, “we have many women just generally excelling in their own capacity, and what better way is there to celebrate that than to have a day where we can learn from each other?” The Moncton native adds that any girl or woman who is interested in sport of any level (and not exclusively running) is encouraged to attend. “I am just stoked to get to tell some of my stories and learn from others.” Lalonde’s sponsors have provided some prizes and gear for those who attend.

Participants may register at The sign-up deadline is September 24th.

All registration proceeds from this women’s only event will be donated to events and programs promoting girls and women’s participation in sport.Womens running summit



Fredericton - Sport New Brunswick is pleased to announce nominations for the 2018 Konica Minolta Sport are now open.  Nominations forms and guidelines can be found at  There are thirteen award categories including the Westmont Hospitality Group Male and Female Athletes of the Year, the BrunNet Team of the Year, the Boston Pizza Male and Female Coaches of the Year, and the Teed Saunders Doyle & Co Spirit of Sport Awards

The Konica Minolta Sport Awards will be presented at the Wingate by Wyndham in Dieppe on November 24, 2018.  For more information, please contact Sport New Brunswick at 451-1320.


Nomination forms available here

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.



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