True Sport in Action - (Issue 23, June 2015)

Issue 23, June 2015

The good news is summer’s coming! It's time to get more active, unplug from your screens and get outside to play. Enjoy!

Celebrate Contribution:
Did you know that no other sector engages more volunteers than sport and recreation? With over 5.3 million Canadians volunteering as coaches, officials, and organizers, it is obvious just how much we value sport and the countless benefits it can provide to its participants. We encourage all True Sport members to continue to find ways to give back to their local sport system and thank everyone who donates their time to helping improve the sport experience in their community.

Please take a look at the NEW True Sport Website! We have done some spring cleaning – how do you like it? Tell us what you think: or @truesportpur

In the “The Spring” edition:
Learn about... "The Biggest Risk is Keeping Kids Indoors: The ParticipACTION Report Card"
Read about… “Spinning Head: Life after my concussion”
Check out… “Our Champions Corner”


Talking True Sport

Champions Corner 

We recognize sport as a valuable community asset and to celebrate we thought this would be a good opportunity to acknowledge the volunteer program that facilitates the growth of True Sport in Canada – True Sport Champions. MORE>

The “World’s Largest Hockey Festival” embraces True Sport

Spring is officially here, but don’t put away your hockey stick just yet! Hockey Night in Canada’s Play On! – the World’s Largest Street Hockey Tournament and an official True Sport event – is on its way to a neighbourhood near you. Sign up a team today! MORE>


Resources in Action

The Biggest Risk is Keeping Kids Indoors: The ParticipACTION Report Card

The ParticipACTION Report Card (formerly the Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card) provides a comprehensive assessment of the current state of physical activity for children and youth in Canada. For the first time, the Report Card takes a stand on play in nature and the outdoors—with its risks—and includes a Position Statement on Active Outdoor Play. MORE>

NEW True Sport Products

Order your True Sport products to show your commitment to the Principles. Wear a branded shirt or hat, carry a water bottle, or give out ribbons or pencils to your team as a prize for living True Sport. MORE>

True Sport Brand Showcase

A collection of examples of how groups have used the True Sport brand on their equipment and uniforms, and in their facility signage. MORE>


In the News

Spinning Head: Life after my concussion

My life can be divided in two: pre-October 2012 and post-October 2012. Before, I was very active! I held several jobs, did a lot of sports and had an active social life. Now, I’m a completely different person. MORE>

Sport Nova Scotia - Sport Makes a Difference

Sport Nova Scotia has unveiled the 2015 Sport Makes a Difference campaign. The campaign focuses on bringing Nova Scotians back to the heart of sport… the “FUN”. The campaign centres on a Sport Pledge which speaks to adults and stresses a positive sport environment. MORE>