A new year brings endless possibilities. It’s a time for reflection and growth – to follow through on things we’ve always wanted to do but haven’t gotten around to. In 2016, we encourage True Sport members to continue to enrich their communities by spreading the message that good sport can make a great difference.
While it’s easy to make a resolution, sometimes it’s hard to figure out where to start. Need inspiration? Check out the winners’ stories from the 2015 True Sport Give-Back Challenge! Think one person can’t make a difference? Take a look at our True Sport Champions spotlight in the Champions Corner! Curious about how important good sport is to our children? Watch the West Ottawa Soccer Club’s video on what children like and dislike about sport!
These are just some of the great stories you’ll see in this issue. And, if you’re planning on attending the Canadian Sport for Life Summit, January 26-28, come listen to at least one of the four True Sport members who will be presenting.
Let’s all aim to make 2016 the greatest year yet for values-based and principle-driven sport!
True Sport Parents Video – West Ottawa Soccer Club Players Speak Out
As a parent, you want the best for your child, but have you considered that your efforts might actually set them back? Long-time True Sport members, the West Ottawa Soccer Club produced a video for parents that features candid commentary by their own children; players share their perspective of their parents' behaviours and describe how their parents can provide more positive support. In the Club’s own words, here is why they chose to produce the “Players Speak Out” video? MORE>
2015 True Sport Give-Back Challenge Winners – their stories
Inspiring give-back submissions came in from across the country. Read about “Hawk-ey Gives Back” submitted by Leitrim Minor Hockey Association, “Pacers Pay it Forward” submitted by Regina Midget AA Pacers, and “Kingston Y Penguins Give-Back” submitted by Y Penguins Aquatic Club. MORE>
Champions Corner – Profiling Mandy Bujold
Canadian National Boxing Champion (2007-2015)
Competed in first ever women’s bout at a Major Games
Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games Athlete
“Sport pushes us to our limits”
“Becoming a role model happened naturally; my community has given me so much and I give back to say thank you.”
The Year of Sport has had some wonderful highs in hockey, soccer, PanAm and Parapan Am Games, Canada Games and some 60 international championships held in Canada. If you want to see some inspiring stories, all one has to do is reflect on Canada’s Top 15 moments in sport in 2015... Read More.