PacificSport Interior BC

November 2016 Newsletter

"It Takes a Community to Build a Champion"
Happy Halloween from PacificSport Interior BC & City of Kamloops Parks and Rec!


NOVEMBER 5, 2016


This is an annual FREE one day conference for coaches, parents and athletes (ages 12-17) of all levels and abilities who are looking to better understand or improve their sport performance in the areas of coach training, strength & conditioning, sports nutrition and mental training.
KEYNOTE OLYMPIAN: DIANNE BARKER, Sochi Olympic Curling Official

Lunch will be catered this year by our Community FoodStuff™ Partner: HELLO TOAST
Date: Saturday, November 5th, 2016
Time: 8:30am-3:30pm
  • 8:15am-8:45am - Registration
  • 8:45am - Introductions
  • 9:00am-3:30pm - Workshops & Active Sessions
Check out the 2016 presenter line up on our website.


Mental Training Series

Mental Training Coach Dave Freeze will guide you through 2 sessions designed to create a solid foundation for both coaches and athletes who are looking to discover more fulfilling ways in which to build a more fulfilling athletic experience.
Wednesdays, 6:30pm-8:00pm
  • Dec 7 – Better Training Sessions ($20) - Course #261683
  • Dec 14 – Goal Setting Techniques ($20) - Course #261682
  • Dec 7 & 14 Workshop Bundle ($35) - Course #261684
More information here

Sports First Aid

Participants are introduced to sport injury prevention and on-site management of sports related injuries. Topics covered include roles and responsibilities, emergency planning and prevention of injuries, recognition and control of life-threatening situations and common sports injuries.  *A certificate of completion will be issued. Course is approved for 7.0 BCRPA and 3.0 PD NCCP Continuing Education Credits*

Saturday, Nov 19th   
$90 plus GST
Register  here!
NCCP - Coaching & Leading Effectively

This module focuses on coaches applying intervention techniques that enhance learning with the aim to improve athletes’ performance and to promote group and skill development. Coaches will learn how to promote a positive image of sport and model the image to athletes and those supporting their performance. The module provides coaches with a process that they can use to deliver clear messages and explanations when communicating with athletes and those supporting their performance. Coaches also identify opportunities to interact with all athletes and use feedback to improve and correct performance and behaviour. Course Poster

Kamloops - TCC
November 6th
8:30am – 4:30pm
Course ID: 261737

A Celtic and a Bruin Share a Hometown Bond

Article By The Boston Globe

Kamloops is a quiet city of about 85,000 that sits on the banks of the Thompson River in British Columbia. It is a city where the primary industries are mining and milling, and the residents are forbidden from putting trash out before 4 a.m. because bears might come and eat it.

Although it is 3,000 miles from Boston and seemingly even more distant in other ways, the two cities will share an unlikely connection this winter, because this is now home to two of Kamloops’s favorite sons. Seven-footer Kelly Olynyk is entering his fourth season with the Celtics, and forward Riley Nash signed a two-year deal with the Bruins over the summer.

“I don’t know how many athletes have made it that far that are from Kamloops,” said Lisa Strachan, the city’s director of destination development and trade relations. “And the fact that they’ve both made it and are both playing in the same city is pretty crazy.”


The Interior Savings Unplug and Play committee invites you to unplug and play. All you need to do to participate, is plan and host a free family event or activity during the week of January 21st to 28th, 2017. This is a great opportunity to bring families to your organization, business or group and promote what you do, while also encouraging families to ‘Find a Balance’ between screen-time and ‘unplugged’ activity time. To register your event click the link below. Register your event by November 3rd. For more information contact Traci Anderson.


Photo Credit: Kamloops This Week
Congratulations to Emily Schmidt & Gavin Dodd on podium performances at the Indo-Pacific Trampoline and Tumbling Championships over the weekend in New Zealand! Read article

Here's a little Rio 2016 throwback already of some great race footage of Catharine Pendrel, courtesy of Adriano Stocco. Watch video here.

Wishing IGNITE Athlete, Jax Anderson, a happy 13th birthday on October 28th! And GOOD LUCK Nov. 5th in Kelowna at the High School Cross Country Running Provincial Championships!


Special thanks to Sheryl Giudici and Cheryl Christian for a great healthy meals and snacks interactive cooking workshop with the IGNITE Squad & TRU Wolfpack Women’s Volleyball team in Kamloops.


Kamloops Classics Swimming Club

Lead by Head Coach, Brad Dalke, 24 Kamloops Swimmers for the 2016-17 swim season have been named to National, Provincial, Regional Teams and Varsity Teams. We would like to recognize the accomplishments of each athlete as follows:
Ryley McRae was named to the Canadian National Junior Id Team based upon his results from the 2016 Canadian Age Group Swimming Championships in Calgary,
BC Provincial Junior and Senior Teams;
Ryley McRae, Ethan Jensen & Megan Dalke.
BC Prospects Camp:
Jackson Litke
Okanagan Regional Development Squad:
Max Angove, Michael Degasso, Jack Cameron, Mitch Ryan, Trevor Laupland, Emma Doern, Cate Wharton, Keana Smart & Haley Rowden
9 swimmers swimming on varsity university teams; they are as follows:
  • Makena Sutherland – New Mexico State University
  • Megan Dalke – University of British Columbia
  • Meaghan Frenks – Simon Fraser University
  • Dyalan Milobar – University of California State Bakersfield
  • Gabrielle Dagasso – Thompson Rivers University
  • Taylor Carmichael – Thompson Rivers University
  • Colin Gilbert – University of Denver
  • Kieran Waterous – University of Waterloo
  • Jagdeesh Uppal – Thompson Rivers University
Congratulations to all and we wish you continued success in the 2017 race season!


By: Merritt Herald
The B.C. Sports Hall of Fame was in Merritt on Oct. 3 and 4 to present a program called “The Hero In You” to youngsters from the five elementary schools in town.

The featured speaker was five-time Paralympian Richard Peter from Duncan on Vancouver Island.

Affectionately known as ‘The Bear’, and a proud member of the Cowichan Tribes, Peter has been a member of Canada’s national wheelchair basketball team since 1994.

He won gold medals with the team at the Paralympic Games in Sydney (2000), Athens (2004) and London (2012). Six times, he led Team BC to a national championship.

Peter’s message to the children was about how the strength of family and his own determination helped him overcome a terrible injury at age four when a school bus backed over him, breaking his spinal cord and hip.



Operation Red Nose is kicking off our 20th campaign in Kamloops and the service is running over 14 nights. We need volunteers to help drive people and their vehicles home during the holiday season.To volunteer fill out the volunteer application form and drop it off at the RCMP Office on Battle Street or the North Shore Community Policing Office on 8th Street. Fore more information email or call 250-320-0650.


Kamloops Sports Council
Administrative Coordinator

The Kamloops Sports Council is a not for profit organization that provides support to local sport organizations, as well as local events, both annual and one-off. The Administrative Coordinator ensures the KSC office operates in an organized and efficient manner while providing support to existing members and clients. This position reports to the Sport and Games Coordinator and is responsible to the Board of Directors.

See Job Posting

Sunrays Synchronized Swimming Club
Head Coach

The Kamloops Sunrays Synchronized Swim Club is seeking someone to fill the position of Head Coach to help take our programming and swimmer development to the next level. If you are a certified Level 3 coach (or working towards) with excellent leadership abilities and a desire to lead one of the Province's proven stable and growing clubs.

See Job Posting
Riptech Diving Club
Head Coach (Part Time)

Riptech Diving is looking for a part time head coach who is motivated and has good understanding of the evolving child athlete. The successful applicant will be responsible for overseeing all club activities, both recreational and competitive. The Head Coach reports to and works alongside a committed and supportive Board of Directors to implement the clubs mission and strategic plan. This is an ideal part time position for a student or person interested in higher education as diving facility is located at the Canada Games pool at the Tournament Capital Centre near Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops.

See Job Posting
Save the Date

RBC Training Ground Testing Date
February 12
10:00am - 2:00pm
Tournament Capital Centre
Championship Court
Proudly hosted by:
PacificSport Interior BC
For more info call 250-828-3344


Blazers Sports Society Legacy Fund Application

Application Deadline: November 30, 2016
The Sports Legacy Fund is an investment in the sporting community of Kamloops and surrounding region by the Kamloops Blazers Sports Society and Blazers Sports Foundation. It has been established as a result of the 2007 sale of the WHL Kamloops Blazers Hockey franchise and by the commitment of the members of these organizations to sustainable sport initiatives through opportunity, growth and excellence.

Professional Development Fund for Advancing Gender Equity in Sport

Application Deadline: November 10, 2016
The Professional Development Fund for advancing gender equity in sport looks to build leadership throughout B.C. by providing funding for individuals to attend courses, conferences or alternative training that enhances their knowledge and skills in this area.





December 5th
Outdoor Location - TBA
8:30am to 4:30pm
Course #261134

To register call 250-828-3500.


December 5th
Beattie Elementary School
8:30am to 4:30pm
Course #261136

To register call 250-828-3500.



TEEN YOGAX, Fridays at 7:00pm in Sahali, will explore various yoga poses that will build strength, flexibility and endurance in all areas of the body. By improving alignment, balancing strength and increasing range of motion.The body can move and perform with greater ease, reducing your risk of injury. Taught in a warm room, this class is ideal for the cross training athletes or any teen who wishes to pursue yoga to challenge their body and mind.
Ages 11-16 years old.

Pre-register for class series - $56+tax 4 classes ($14/class)
Join after the series starts - $15/class drop in rate (+tax)


By Michelle Smith | Oct 19, 2016
Special to

So many of us have done the Saturday relay race: karate to soccer game to basketball practice. From softball to swim team. Baseball practice to a hockey tournament.

When my kids were young, the world of sports and activities was their oyster. They played multiple sports, tried on things to see what fit while we drove from one side of town to the other, coordinating calendars, resolving scheduling conflicts and keeping all the local drive-thru fast-food joints in business with to-and-fro dining in the mini-van.

A few seasons of soccer, overlapping with the start of CYO basketball, which overlapped with the start of Little League season. Mix in the odd volleyball camp, rec department tennis class and some middle school track and you've got a drawer full of old team pictures, a lot of participation trophies and a whole lot of days on the snack schedule.


Thank you to all the Operation Red Nose Sponsors for supporting the 2016 Operation Red Nose campaign!


CFJC Today
98.3 CIFM

Gold Sponsors

Kamloops This Week
Andre's Electronic Experts
New Gold New Afton Mines
City of Kamloops

Silver Sponsors

Tenisci Piva Chartered Accountants
Desert Gardens Community Centre
KGHM International Ajax Project
Noran Printing

Bronze Sponsors

Kamloops Daybreak Rotary
Cascades Casino
Domino's Pizza

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.

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