Voices of True Sport

Elementary Public School Jeanne-Sauvé and their intramural sport program

Dave Benay École Jeanne-Sauvé CEPEO

Creating the Conditions for Change The Sport We Want Describe your initiative or program Jeanne-Sauvé’s intramural program started during the 2013-14 school year. It allows Grade 4, 5 and 6 students to participate in sports regardless of skill level. Before the intramural program, it was usually...Read more

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

PlayON!

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! “We have embraced the seven True Sport...Read more

Highlights of the Sochi 2014 Olympics and Paralympics

Highlights of the Sochi 2014 Olympics and Paralympics

The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games were full of inspirational sport stories that demonstrated how good sport can make a great difference. Below is a recap of a few of those moments as told through the True Sport Principles. Go For It – Paralympic Skier Brian McKeever collects tenth...Read more

CFL Linebacker James Yurichuk brings True Sport to Local Schools

CFL Linebacker James Yurichuk brings True Sport to Local Schools

On February 19, 2014, CFL linebacker and True Sport Champion James Yurichuk paid a visit to the students of Bridlewood Community Elementary and West Carleton Secondary School to talk about the benefits of values-based sport. If you’re interested in the Champion program, visit our Champions page .Read more

Miller Donnelly - Magic Hockey Helmet

Miller Donnelly

"Do you know what this is? Don’t be too quick to decide! It’s really not what it looks like. Yes, it has plastic on the outside, a mask and some straps. But if you guessed that this was a normal hockey helmet, you’re wrong!"Read more

Ski 4 SchoolBOX – Giving Back While Going for the Gold!

Perianne Jones

If you’re planning on watching the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, you’ll want to keep an eye out for one of True Sport’s newest members – Almonte, Ontario’s cross-country skier Perianne Jones. While she’ll be proudly representing Canada, the SchoolBOX logo on her jersey will represent and help raise...Read more

True Sport Champions in Sochi

True Sport Champions in Sochi

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Richmond Rose Public School - Our Gym's Evolution

Richmond Rose Public School

Needing to renovate or repaint your school’s gymnasium? Check out the great metamorphosis this school’s gym went through. A great idea for yours?Read more

True Sport featured on Hamilton’s Vital Signs TV show

True Sport featured on Hamilton’s Vital Signs TV show

On this episode of Vital Signs, True Sport Operations Director Karri Dawson talks with host Terry Cook about how good sport benefits communities.Read more

Talking True Sport at an Ottawa 67’s game

Talking True Sport at an Ottawa 67’s game

On November 10, 2013, Scotiabank sponsored a 67’s Game demonstrating their support for minor hockey and True Sport. Watch Karri Dawson, Director of True Sport Operations, talk about how good sport can make a great difference in our communities. (Credit: Rogers TV. Used with permission.)Read more

Team Nicaragua Bound 2013

2013 Give-Back Challenge Finalist

Each year we find ways to integrate each of the True Sport principles into our soccer experience. This year, we took the principle of GIVING BACK to an entirely different level by raising money to help build a school in Nicaragua, the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. With over $15,...Read more

Score-a-thon

2013 Give-Back Challenge Finalist

Players and Coaches participated in the first annual Score-A-Thon this past summer. Players gathered pledges from their family and friends for their local soccer association as well as to support other youth oriented organization in the Prince George community. Fifty percent of the proceeds from...Read more

Community Cup Chase

2013 Give-Back Challenge Finalist

The Catholic Centre for Immigrants™ Community Cup program presented a one-day urban adventure race throughout the city of Ottawa on Wednesday, May 29. The all-day Community Cup Chase was a Corporate Challenge designed to engage Ottawa newcomers and City of Ottawa staff members through participating...Read more

National Peace Officers’ Memorial Run to Remember 2013

2013 Give-Back Challenge Finalist

This annual event has over 250 law enforcement members running a 460 km, 3 day relay from the Ontario Police Memorial in Toronto to the Canadian Police and Peace Officers' Memorial in Ottawa. This event brings together law enforcement members from across Canada and the United States who run...Read more

Semaine du sport : De nous À vous

2013 Give-Back Challenge Finalist

Aware of the benefits of playing their preferred sports in world‑class facilities, students and teachers at the École secondaire publique Louis-Riel participated recently in a week of sports activities. The various activities organized throughout the week raised nearly $5,000 in donations to...Read more

Polycourons Terry Fox – L’École Secondaire la Découverte

2013 Give Back Challenge Finalist

École Secondaire La Découverte, St-Léonard d’Aston, QC
École Secondaire La Découverte, St-Léonard d’Aston, QC

Our Story 2013: The objective of our event was to bring students, staff and community members together for a True Sport sports event to promote healthy lifestyles and encourage them to take part in an initiative to achieve Terry Fox’s dream of finding a cure for cancer. Five secondary schools and...Read more

Trick or Eat

2013 Give Back Challenge Finalist

Mount Saint Vincent University Women’s Soccer Team, Halifax, NS
Mount Saint Vincent University Women’s Soccer Team, Halifax, NS

Our Story 2012: After a second place finish at ACAA soccer championships the Mount St Vincent University women's soccer team was overwhelmed by the support it received from the community all season. We wanted to find a way to give back and show how much we appreciate being a part of the HRM...Read more

Pink the Rink for Breast Cancer

2013 Give-Back Challenge Finalist

This year the Carleton University women's hockey team decided to host a Pink the Rink hockey game to show their support for the fight against women's breast cancer. The girls decided to support this cause because it meant so much to so many of them. The girls organized sponsorship donations, took...Read more

Looking back: 2012 True Sport Give-Back Challenge Winner

Each year, the True Sport Community Give-Back Challenge receives submissions packed full of inspiring stories of how communities have used sport to Give Back. Last year was no exception. The 2012 winner was the “Art Hawkins Great Canadian Ultimate Game.” Possibly one of the most intricate Give-Back...Read more

Looking back: 2011 True Sport Give-Back Challenge Winner

In 2011, contest submissions for the second annual True Sport Give-Back Challenge came in from across the country. Inspiring and creative stories of how sport had been used to improve communities truly showed how good sport can make a great difference. On September 14, after a four-day voting...Read more