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!
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 www.womenchampions.ca.
As a key stakeholder in women's and girls' sport in Canada, your input will greatly support the development of a firsthand understanding of Canadian women's and girl's sport. Complete the survey.
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!
Premier Hoops Academy
Western Rowing Club
Colombian Refugees Association
Ottawa Sport Council
Regina Midget AA Pacers
FGPC Dragon Flyers
Moffat Farm Cycle Club
Wim & Nancy Pauw Foundation
Les Gouverneurs Atome A2
Hockey - ice
DID YOU KNOW! There are currently 947 Citizens across Canada that have adopted the True Sport Principles, are you one? Check here!