True Sport In Action! (Issue 25, October 2015)

Issue 25, October 2015
Issue 25, October 2015
Numéro 25, octobre 2015

Give Back

In our eyes, October is a special month for three key reasons: the leaves change colour, carved pumpkins fill our neighbourhoods, and most notable – the annual True Sport Give-Back Challenge attracts some diverse and uplifting community sport stories! With the submission deadline quickly approaching, we encourage you to send us your give-back story for a chance to be profiled during CBC Sports’ coverage of RBC Sports Day in Canada. We hope you enjoy this issue of True Sport in Action and it inspires you to share your give-back story!


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True Sport Give-Back Challenge

The submission deadline for the 2015 True Sport Give-Back Challenge is just around the corner. Now is your chance to show us how good sport can make a great difference! Send us the story of your sport group’s contribution by email no later than October 26, 2015. Prizes will be awarded to the top three entries as chosen by a panel. Winners will be profiled during CBC Sports’ coverage of RBC Sports Day in Canada presented by ParticipACTION, True Sport and CBC on November 21, 2015. MORE>

National Jersey Day – November 20, 2015

Need a reason to wear a sport jersey to work?
On November 20, join Canadians across the country as they sport their favourite team jersey on National Jersey Day! Register your Jersey Day event online and you’ll be one of over a million Canadians who are celebrating sport across Canada during the Year of Sport. MORE>


In the News

WADA and CCES Collaborate to Drive Forward Anti-Doping Education Strategies

(Ottawa, Ontario – October 5, 2015) The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES), in partnership with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), welcomed experts from the anti-doping industry to a values-based education conference in Ottawa. You can see the presentations here. “The CCES is committed to the advancement of values-based education as a means to preventing doping in sport,” said Paul Melia, President and CEO of the CCES. “This conference provided an important opportunity to fundamentally shift our understanding of how to use sport values to prevent doping. In Canada, for example, we are fostering a social change approach that ensures the values of sport drive the experiences in sport from the time a child enters the sport system." MORE>

Creating a Quality Physical Literacy Experience

Sport for Life and Dr. Dean Kriellaars have developed a series of short videos, each one to six minutes in duration, designed to help you create a quality physical literacy experience for your participants in your practice or programs. Each video focuses on key components to assist you in understanding physical literacy and how it is important to consider in your programming implementation. View the library here.

ParticipACTION Impact Report 2015

This snapshot of our latest year tells you all about the organization that is ParticipACTION. We couldn’t do it without the help of our valuable network partners. Read our impact report

Fuelling Women Champions campaign

Fuelling Women Champions is a new national, multi-year initiative spearheaded by Canada’s dairy farmers and it is dedicated to the advancement of women in sport. In 2015, this program’s focus will be to shine a spotlight on women in sport. Canada’s dairy farmers are personally committing their time, energy and resources to this cause, and have partnered with several thought-leaders, celebrated athletes, and sports organizations. Join our Fuelling Women Champions movement via @WomenChampions and #ChampionHer on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, and at

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Who’s Involved

Congratulations to our 10 most recent members. Make the rest of our “Year of Sport" in Canada a great experience - get your athletes, members, teammates, coaches, officials, parents and volunteers to embrace the True Sport Principles and show what good sport can do!

Type Organization Name City Province Sport
Sport Organization Premier Hoops Academy  Willy Manigat             Ottawa             ON Basketball
Sport Organization Western Rowing Club Scott Matthews Dorchester ON Rowing
Community  Colombian Refugees Association Carlos Vasquez Hamilton ON Soccer 
Sport Organization Ottawa Sport Council              Marcia Morris             Ottawa             ON Multisport
Sport Organization Regina Midget AA Pacers             Lindsay Chamberlin Regina             SK             Baseball
Team             FGPC Dragon Flyers             Marilyn Carr-Harris Victoria             BC Dragon Boat       
Community Moffat Farm Cycle Club Vivek Kumar             Ottawa ON Cycling            
Citizen   Cathy Leibovitch Keswick             ON Multisport            
Ally             Wim & Nancy Pauw Foundation Cathy Geisler             Banff             AB Other            
Team             Les Gouverneurs Atome A2             Simon Laprise             Québec             QC Hockey - ice            

DID YOU KNOW! There are currently 947 Citizens across Canada that have adopted the True Sport Principles, are you one? Check here!