True Sport in Action! (Issue 21, February 2015)

Issue 21, February 2015
Issue 21, February 2015
Numéro 21, février 2015

Illuminate the North

Good luck to all participants in Prince George - February 13 to March 1!
In recognition of the belief that good sport can make a great difference, the 2015 Canada Winter Games Host Society has declared the 2015 Canada Winter Games a True Sport Event. The Canada Games Council and True Sport share a common goal – to inspire youth to practice values-based sport.

True Sport is proud to be working with the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George to help athletes live the True Sport Principles during and after the Games.

  • Athletes, coaches and officials will pledge their commitment to the True Sport Principles as part of the opening ceremonies 
  • A True Sport outreach booth will be set up for athletes, coaches and supporters to learn about values-based sport initiatives and get involved 
  • True Sport Champion, Kyle McLellan will be on-site to highlight True Sport moments as they happen and challenge all participants to embrace True Sport

To keep up to date on what’s happening at the Games, be sure to like us on Facebook/TrueSportpur and follow us on Twitter @TrueSportpur.

You can also find out more about the 2015 Canada Games at:

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The Year of Sport

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, has proclaimed 2015 as the “Year of Sport” in Canada. The proclamation celebrates the role sport plays in our Canadian identity. From our local playgrounds, to recreational sport leagues all the way to our inspiring high performance athletes, sport is vital to the cultural fabric of our nation.

Throughout 2015, we encourage all Canadians to celebrate sport in their neighbourhoods, towns or to get involved as a volunteer or spectator in one of the 60+ international sport events being hosted in Canada.

Make the “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!

A Proclamation

Whereas sport plays a powerful role in enhancing the lives of Canadians of all ages;

Whereas in 2015, communities across Canada will have the honour of hosting several high profile national and international sport events, including the 2015 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, the 25th edition of the Canada Winter Games, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association Women’s World Cup and the Toronto 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games;

Whereas Canada is a leading sport nation and Canada’s athletes contribute to our sense of national pride as we encourage our high-performance athletes in their pursuit of excellence;

Whereas it is desirable to encourage Canadians to become more active and healthy through sport and physical activity;

Whereas sport is a major part of Canadian life which will be celebrated through numerous events and initiatives taking place across Canada in 2015;

And whereas it is desirable to recognize our appreciation for all the volunteers in sport, including the coaches, officials and administrators in our communities who help instill a lifelong love of sport and physical activity in our children and youth;

Therefore, His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Prime Minister, orders that a proclamation do issue declaring the year 2015 as the “Year of Sport in Canada”.


Talking True Sport


What's threatening sport in Canada?

Making good sports of, and for, us all

Concerned members of the Manitoba sport community were talking about the threats to good sport at a University of Winnipeg workshop, Sport Under Attack, and identify ways to effectively combat...Get additional information about the threats to good sport.  

Ignite the Leader Within

In the News

Ignite the leader within, Motivate Canada believes in the potential of YOUth!

ACTIVATE 2015 Motivate Canada — ACTIVATE 2015 NATIONAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP FORUM, Application process now open! Interested youth must apply before March 18th, 2015. Canadian youth, between the ages of 16-22, are invited to apply for Motivate Canada’s 11th annual ACTIVATE National Youth Leadership Forum on Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity! Find out about motivating youth.

Making good sports of, and for, us all

Winnipeg Free Press — Most people would agree sport can be a powerful force for good in our society. Not just sport for sport's sake, but sport to instil character, strengthen our communities and increase our chances for excellence on the world stage. Concerned members of the Manitoba sport community will talk about the threats to good sport today at a University of Winnipeg workshop, Sport Under Attack, and identify ways to effectively combat them. Good sport can make a great... Get additional information on making good sports.