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Monthly News

2015 Operation Red Nose Campaign

The 19th Operation Red Nose campaign in Kamloops finished strong by providing 1211 safe rides home over 10 nights of service and raising close to $31,000 in donations. Kamloops finished 1st in the province by providing the most rides out of the 13 host communities!

The success of the campaign would have not been possible without the support of the volunteers. We had 235 volunteers fill close to 600 volunteer positions over the 11 nights of service. These volunteers drove 24,810 kilometers over the 10 nights to get clients and their vehicles home safely.

The donations raised from the campaign go to PacificSport Interior BC. All proceeds will go toward developing services and programs for amateur sport in the Kamloops region.  Operation Red Nose started in Kamloops in 1997 and PacificSport has given almost $280,000 in athlete travel support, $47,000 in coach travel support and a variety of equipment bought to help support athletes and their training. 

Thank you Kamloops, this community continues to be a huge supporter of Operation Red Nose! Looking forward to the 2016 Operation Red Nose campaign and celebrating 20 years in Kamloops.

Kamloops Indoor GranFondo and Family Festival  Tournament Capital Centre - February 8, 2016

Take on a high energy indoor cycling event and register for the Kamloops Indoor Granfondo February 8th, 2016 TODAY!
Participants can ride stationary for 2 to 6 hours on bike trainers or spin bikes, while raising valuable funds for the MS Society of Canada.

Take in the various FREE family activities throughout the day and be sure to stop by our PacificSport KidZONE! For more information go to

Take on a high energy indoor cycling event and register for the Kamloops Indoor Granfondo Feb. 8th, 2016 TODAY!
Grant Opportunities

Visit viaSport - Grants for upcoming grant opportunities and more information. 

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
Anti-Doping: Drugs, Supplements & Sport
January 20, 2016
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Kamloops, BC
Cost: $20 
Course ID: 250382

Sports First Aid with SportMedBC
February 20, 2016
9:00am - 5:00pm
Kamloops, BC
Cost: $90
Register at

Developing Characteristics of a Winning Team
February 25, 2016 
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Kamloops, BC

Cost $20
Course ID: 250482

Healthy Meals & Snacks: Interactive Cooking Workshop
March 9, 2016
Kamloops, BC

Cost: $20
Course ID: 250383

To register call (250) 828-3500 or register through


Community Sport Modules

Fundamental Movement Skills
April 16, 2016
Kamloops, BC
Cost: FREE! Due to grant. Don't miss this opportunity!
Course ID: 250132 

Competitive Introduction Modules

Making Ethical Decisions
February 11, 2016
5:30pm - 9:30pm
Kamloops, BC
Cost: $49
Course ID: 250337

Basic Mental Skills
March 15, 2016 
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Kamloops, BC
Cost: $45
Course ID: 250338

Planning a Practice
April 16, 2016
Kamloops, BC
Cost: $80
Course ID: 2503339
Competitive Development Modules

Developing Athletic Abilities
January 29 and 30, 2016
Friday - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday - 8:30am - 4:30pm
Cost: $90
Course ID: 250342

Managing Conflict
February 19, 2016
Kamloops, BC
5:30pm - 9:30pm
Cost: $45
Course ID: 250340, 
REGISTER AT: (250) 828-3500 or
Coaches Corner Lunch & Learn

These casual lunch & learn events are a great opportunity for Coaches, Sport Administrators and anyone else interested in these coach education topics 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!!
2016 Dates
  • January 21, 2016 – Janice Otremba
  • March 10, 2016 – Larry Read
  • May 12, 2016 - TBA
Frick and Frack Restaurant & Taphouse, 577 Victoria Street in Kamloops, from 12-1pm. Pre-register at
Kids Programs and Camps

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: January 22nd
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Where: Tournament Capital Centre
Cost: $25 per child
Call: 250-828-3500 to register and quote course #253232

Date: February 19th
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Where: Tournament Capital Centre
Cost: $25 per child

Call: 250-828-3500 to register and quote course #249686

XploreSportZ Girlz Only Pro D Day Camp - Kamloops

In this fun, non-competitive, skill-based environment, girls ages 7-12 get to try a different sport or activity. A certified female coach will introduce the girls to the skills and games relating to their sport. You will get a chance to improve your athletic skills while making new friends.

Date: February 19th
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Where: Stuart Wood Elementary School
Cost: $25 per child
Call: 250-828-3500 to register and quote course #249732

For more information contact Katie Klassen, Sport Participation Coordinator, Kamloops Office.

IGNITE Athlete Development Program - APPLY for Winter 2016
(Feb 2016 - Feb 2017) Intake


ATTENTION Sport Organizations, Athletes, Coaches & Parents:
The Canadian Sport Institute Pacific & PacificSport Network would like to invite your athlete to participate in the upcoming session of the IGNITE Athlete Development Program, an elite high performance training program focusing on three movement streams:
  • Strength Training
  • Gymnastics
  • Sprint Training
The IGNITE Athlete Development program introduces young athletes to a high-performance lifestyle by improving their athleticism and physical literacy through a multi-sport training program, which is complimentary to their current sport-specific practice and competition schedules. The program is delivered by experienced specialists and with the aim of building complete champions.

For more information, please go to our website page for here. To view video click here. 


APPLICATION DEADLINE is Friday, January 8th, 2016.

Easy Reading For The Active Mind

Thomas Hall: Forget Owning the Podium and Respect Athletes 


As we gear up for the Road to Rio and look to celebrate Canada’s finest athletes on the world stage in just 8 shorts months, here’s another great article challenging the focus on medal count vs athlete development in the Canadian Sport system. Read full article


Active for Life: The Risky Business


Here’s a 10-year-old girl facing her fears at the top of a ski jump. Her fear, her courage, her exhilaration, her pride. It’s easy to choose the safe option instead of the more risky option. Encourage your kids to be brave and take risks…mistakes mean we are learning! Watch video and read more here

SIRC Knowledge Nugget: Sleep Hygiene and Recovery Strategies in Team Sport Players

Rest and recovery for the body and mind from high intensity exercise/sport requires an optimum environment and routine. Check out these tips from the research on sleep hygiene and recovery strategies. See full infographic here


Overlander Ski Club - Girls Go Nordic Programs

Girls Go Nordic Beginner Program
3 week program for beginner skiers 19+ years. Positive fun learning environment for women in a small group size (maximum 8 per class). Meet new ski friends and discover how great Nordic Skiing is!

Date: January 4, 11, 18
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Cost: $30

Register at

Trevor Ragan, Founder of Train Ugly, in Kamloops, BC - January 17th

Trevor Ragan, Founder of Train Ugly, advocate for a growth mindset in coaching, has dedicated himself to researching how learning best occurs. However, he has noticed that there is a large gap between the best practices found in the research and common coaching methods.

Train Ugly is based on motor learning and performance science research, and focuses on how to foster an environment that promotes personal growth and improvement. Trevor’s mindset approach has been used both in the sports world (e.g. the USA Women’s Volleyball Team, the Miami Heat) and the corporate world (e.g. Starbucks).
In his presentation, Trevor will talk about the research that informs Train Ugly, and share with coaches practical information such as how to foster a growth mindset and how to give constructive (not destructive) feedback.

To view video click here. 

For more information contact Carolynn Boomer at 250-828-3344.


2016 BC Community Achievement Awards

Looking for a way to provincially acknowledge a community member who has contributed significantly to their community? Why not consider nominating them for a British Columbia Community Achievement Award here?

The British Columbia Community Achievement Awards are presented by the British Columbia Achievement Foundation, a foundation established in 2003 by the province of British Columbia to celebrate excellence in community service, enterprise, arts and humanities.
How do I nominate someone for this award?
Complete the online nomination form or download the nomination form and submit it with:

  • A letter describing the contributions of the nominee
  • A brief personal history of the nominee
  • Two letters of support for the BC Community Achievement award nomination from individuals or organizations that describe the value and impact of the nominee's contributions to his/her community.
Nominations will remain confidential between the nominator and the Awards program.  For more information click here

Deadline for nominations is January 15, 2016

 We want YOUR input
For any ideas, suggestions and feedback on both sport development and
sport performance programs. Feel free to contact our team by replying
to this email, or by clicking the link website feedback form

Athlete Highlights

Congratulations to Interior KGTC athlete, 12 year old Gavin Dodd, who is Jr. World Champion in the 11-12 year old age group in the double mini trampoline! He competed in Odense, Denmark in December by a sizeable margin! Next up on Gavin’s big-event competition list is nationals in June, but he already has one eye on the Indo-Pacific Trampoline and Tumbling Championships in October in New Zealand! Watch video here and read full article here

Well done and congratulations, Josie Spence, on your first career World Cup medal! Read full article

Congrats to Team Brown for finishing 2nd in the Tim Hortons B.C. Junior Curling Championships in Kamloops.

Congrats to Interior BC and Kamloops' native, hockey player, Joe Hicketts, for making the 2015 Canadian National Team and competing in Helsinki, Finland at the 2016 World Junior Hockey Championships.



A little team building in the dive tank for the IGNITE Athlete Squad before the Christmas holiday break with guest coach, 2-time Diving Olympian, Eryn Bulmer Barrett!

Congrats to Revy x-country ski coach, Matt Smider and his team of PacSport registered athletes: Elizabeth Elliot, Alana Brittin and Beth Granstrom! Good luck at the Okanagan Cup and BC Winter Games Trials on January 2nd, hosted by Revelstoke Nordic. Read full article

Congratulations to Interior BC coaches Joe Quewezance (Merritt), selected as Head Coach, and to Shane Gottfriedson (Kamloops), selected as Assistant, to Team BC for the 2016 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships, which are to be held in Mississauga, Ontario, May 1 to 7, 2016.
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