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Monthly News

Save the Date: PacificSport Interior BC AGM - Wednesday, June 8th

Join us on Wednesday, June 8th at 5:00pm for PacificSport Interior BC Annual General Meeting. The location is TBA. All affiliated sports are required to send at least one attendee to the meeting and be prepared to provide a two minute report. Contact Carolynn Boomer for more information.

Kamloops Sports Council Awards & Hall of Fame Inductees

Congratulations to the award winners, nominees and Kamloops Sports Hall of Fame inductees this year at the Sports Council Athletic Awards and Hall of Fame Banquet on April 9th. Guest speaker, Scott Rintoul, had the sold out crowd of 400 laughing and it was a truly inspiring evening for the sport community. Looking forward to next year already! Read full article

  • Male athlete of the year - Derek Yachison,  Kamloops Broncos record setting receiver
  • Female athlete of the year - Sara Spence, Speed Skater
  • Sportsperson of the year - Ashley Shannik, Volleyball
  • Coach of the year - Wai Ma, Volleyball
  • University athlete - Iullia (youli-ya) Pakhomenko
  • International award of Excellence - Joe Hicketts, Men’s Hockey
  • Master athlete-  Peter Findlay
  • Team of the year - Corryn Brown rink
  • Hall Of Fame Inductee: Brian Olthuis
  • Hall Of Fame Inductee: Vic Bifano
  • Hall Of Fame Inductee: Bob Smillie
  • Hall Of Fame Inductee: Norio Sakaki
  • Hall Of Fame Inductee: Sgt. O’Flaherty’s Women’s Broomball squad in the team category
Pictured: Hall of Fame Inductee - NCCP Facilitator, long time Football coach and PacificSport board member Brian Olthuis, and his 6-month old grandson, Macklin Olthuis.
2016 CWBL National Championship

Kamloops, BC was honored to host the 2016 Canadian Wheelchair Basketball Championships at the Tournament Capital Centre. The tournament was hosted by Wheelchair Basketball Canada  and British Columbia Wheelchair Basketball Society with the help from KASA (Kamloops Adapted Sports Association). Congratulations to all athletes who competed including our own Kamloops Bulldogs!

Grant Opportunities

BC Ferries Sport Experience Program

Through the BC Ferries Sport Experience Program, BC Ferries and viaSport provide travel support to eligible not-for-profit sport organizations and athletes.
Vouchers may be used by athletes traveling to compete in international events, national championships, western Canadian championships, provincial championships or selection camps (does not include pre-season, tournaments, regular season league or event play).

Coaches BC Legacy Fund

The Coaches BC Legacy Fund was set up in 2013 with the goal of encouraging more community level coaches to become involved, to further their education, and to receive training and/or certification. As a result, four coach grants have been created to assist provincial sport organizations, community clubs and coach developers.
Deadline: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 11:59 PM PT
Sport Performance

Open to all Sport Organizations, Athletes, Coaches, Parents and Weekend Warriors!
Workshops are FREE for all IPS and PacificSport­-registered athletes and coaches; HOWEVER, you must still register via email with Eryn (for headcount) at


SportMed BC: Athletic Taping
Coaches earn 3 non-NCCP Pro-D points toward Certification Maintenance
May 7th
Kamloops, BC
Cost: $130 plus tax
Register at 604-294-3050 ext 107
Poster here

To Register call (250) 828-3500 or go online to

Summer Camp **Registration Open**

Summer Camp Poster

About David Stride:

  • 20 years of experience in strength and conditioning and working with athletes and teams
  • David holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology from the Universities of Saskatchewan and Alberta
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and is an active member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
  • NCCP coaching certification in various sports
  • David currently owns Stride Sport and Performance, a strength and conditioning business within the Kamloops area.
  • Stride Sport and Performance provides complete athletic conditioning for youth to master athletes. David works with athletes at the youth, provincial, collegiate, junior, national and master level in numerous sports.

To Register call (250) 828-3500 or go online to

NCCP & Coach Education

Community Sport Modules

Run, Jump, Throw, Wheel Instructor Training Course
June 14th & 15th
5:00pm - 9:00pm each day
Kamloops, BC
Cost: $50/participants
To register contact RJTW Coordinator Meghan Butterworth

Wheelchair Movement Skills Workshop
June 16th
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Kamloops, BC
Free to register - Thanks to the Canadian Paralympic Committee - System Development Grant
To register contact RJTW Coordinator Meghan Butterworth

Coaches Corner Lunch & Learn

These casual lunch & learn events are a great opportunity for Coaches and Sport Administrators to learn from presenters in various fields and network with other coaches. We meet every 2 months, usually on the 2nd Thursday of the month. There is no fee to attend; however, if you'd like a bite to eat, that's on you. We wish we could treat our community coaches to lunch every time we meet!!

Guest Speaker: Kamloops Sports Council’s Duncan Olthuis & Audrey Trim
DATE: Thursday, May 12th (last one before we break for summer June-Aug)
Frick and Frack Restaurant & Taphouse, 577 Victoria Street in Kamloops

Pre-register at

Poster here

Kids Programs and Camps

                                           Camp Members with Team Russia

XploreSportZ Pro D Day Camps - Kamloops

Participants aged 7-12 get to spend the week learning traditional
and non-traditional sports that are led by certified coaches .
With an emphasis on Olympic values,our campers have fun and learn
about the importance of sport and physical activity.Two n
ut-free snacks will be provided.

Date: May 16th
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Where: Pacific Way Elementary School
Cost: $25 per child

Call: 250-828-3500 to register and quote course #249688

XploreSportZ Girls Only Pro D Day Camps - Kamloops

A certified female coach will introduce the girls to the skills and games relating to their sport or activity. Improve your athletic skills and confidence while making new friends!

Date: May 16th
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Where: Tournament Capital Centre
Cost: $25 per child

Call: 250-828-3500 to register and quote course #249733

For more information contact Katie Klassen, Sport Participation Coordinator

XploreSportz Pro D Day Camps - Merritt

Date: May 20th
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm

To register call 250-315-1050 

For more information contact Josee Warren, Sport Development Coordinator, Merritt Office  or call 250-315-1075.

Easy Reading For The Active Mind

How to be a More Adventurous Parent

My kids are now 10, 12, and 14 years-old and they are all physically literate. Or at least they are well on their way. It’s been a journey that started when they were tiny and has continued every day since. And, I credit my tenacity and crazy sense of adventure for getting us all out of the house and moving in new and unexpected ways. I’m not afraid to push past my comfort zone or drag my family along with me, and the result is that we are one very active family. Read full article here.

~SIRC Knowledge Nugget~: What I Wish I Knew Then – 5 Lessons Learned from a High Performance Athlete

“Sport teaches us innumerable lessons. When I reflect on my own sporting journey, I cringe at some of the mis-steps I took as a younger athlete. This is not to say that today I’m past the point of making mistakes. Some of us are slow learners after all, and even those of us with years of experience under our belts can still get it wrong. Rather it is to highlight a few hard won lessons, offered as cautionary tales, in hopes that up and coming athletes might avoid these slips.” Read full article here

Events & Announcements
Middle Distance Running Clinic with Olympian GARY REED - May 15th

Join Gary Reed, 2007 World Championship Silver Medalist & 2-time Olympian, for a MIDDLE DISTANCE CLINIC May 15th in Kamloops!  Coaches and Athletes welcome.

Al Price Memorial Lacrosse Tournament – Kamloops PeeWee Division

Alan Price Memorial Box Lacrosse tournaments are in Kamloops the last weekend in April (Bantams: April 29th - May 1st) and first weekend in May (PeeWee: May 6th - 8th)! Get out and support the Rattlers and a few of our IGNITE athletes in action!
For more information, please  go to

Spirit Warriors Dragon Boating

Kamloops Canoe Camp

YMCA Healthy Kids Day


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Community Partner

City of Revelstoke & Revelstoke Community and Aquatic Centre

We would like to thank Meghan MacIsaac, Recreation Facility & Program Coordinator at the Revelstoke Community & Aquatic Centre, and the City of Revelstoke, for their continued support of PacificSport Interior BC, as a Community GymWorks™ Partner, for the past 15 years.

The centre's friendly staff are available to accommodate your needs and have been host to many of our regional athletes and coaches over the years! In addition to the fitness centre, the facility also houses a complete library with internet use, meeting spaces and an aquatic centre. Find the Revelstoke Community Centre on 600 Campbell Ave. For more information about this facility, click here.

The GymWorks™ program enhances the training environment for the athlete by providing easy, local and free or discounted access to training centres. It is a community partnership in support of Canada’s top Olympians, Paralympians and other high performance athletes who call BC their home.

Athlete Highlights
Picture Credit: Rossland News
Cross-country skier Julien Locke sits down with 11-year-old journalist Lukas Pigott to talk about his bronze medal at last month's nationals. Read Interview here

Photo Credit: Catharine Pendrel iLIKE interview pic
A fun little interview with 2-time UCI World Champion, reigning Commonwealth Champion and soon-to-be 3-time Olympian, Catharine Pendrel! Read Interview here

Photo Credit: Kamloops This Week
CONGRATULATIONS to shot put athlete, Taryn Suttie (and coach Justin Rodhe, London 2012 Olympian), who has officially qualified for the Summer Olympic Games in Rio! Read full article

Head Coach John Huntley, of Aberdeen Judo, has 5 competitors on the Judo BC Team, competing in the Canadian Judo Championships in the Calgary Olympic Oval on Friday & Saturday, May 13 &14: Megan Hanks, Geoffrey Hanks, Matthew Hanks, Morgan Endean & Kiara Endean. Wishing you all the best of success at Nationals!
Photo Credit: Brock Nanson
Best of success in preparations for the 2016 Canadian Gymnastics Championships in Edmonton in June, Scott Nabata! Read Article here

Congratulations to swimmer Colin Gilbert who was selected to the Canadian National Junior Development Team Tour which will be attending the Jr. Pan Pacific Championships in Maui, Hawaii, August 13-28 this summer!

Our XploreSportZ Spring Break campers were lucky to meet Team Russia from the IIFH Women's Worlds Hockey Tournament being hosted here in Kamloops.

BC Target Sports Association attended the Kamloops Firearms & Antiques Show. 2015 CWG Air Rifle Silver medalist Leia Hoot helped out with the booth that was awarded 1st place for best display.

Photo credit: Shelley Joyce/CBC
A great CBC Kamloops radio interview with new Mom and Wheelchair Basketball Paralympian, Jessica Vliegenthart, and her 8 month old little boy, Remy. Listen to full interview with Shelley Joyce here.
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