True Sport in Action! (Issue 30, January 2017)

Issue 30, January 2017

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

With the new year upon us, we would like to thank you for making a positive contribution to sport in your community.  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.

In this issue, we celebrate the passion, enthusiasm and dedication to True Sport we saw in 2016. We hope you enjoy these stories of good sport making a great difference.

Make 2017 a year full of quality sport experiences – get your athletes, teammates, coaches, officials, members, parents and volunteers to embrace the True Sport Principles and show what good sport can do!

Talking True Sport

The Ride Home

True Sport Launches National "Ride Home" Campaign!

Changing the way Canadian parents speak to their kids about sport.
“The Ride Home” campaign focuses on the ride home after a game – something that millions of Canadian kids and parents experience every day and many don’t think twice about. True Sport is challenging Canadian parents to think hard about “that moment.” The moment when a parent and child are alone together on the ride home after the game, everything a parent says can have a positive or negative impact on a child’s attitude towards sport. More...

Girls Hang True Sport Posters at School

Developing character through sport - True Sport with the Ottawa REDBLACKS, Ottawa 67's and Ottawa FURY FC.

Are you looking for a quick and easy way to incorporate character education in your classroom? Download this sample lesson plan and poster outlining how the Ottawa Fury FC, Ottawa 67’s and Ottawa REDBLACKS are bringing True Sport to life in their own way. More...

Sport and Belonging

Vital Signs: Sport and Belonging

Community Foundations of Canada and the True Sport Foundation released an in-depth report that explores the role of sport in building belonging in our communities.

The report looks closely at how sport – when grounded in fairness, excellence, inclusion and fun – can strengthen our sense of belonging to each other and our communities. More…

True Sport Manitoba

"True Sport Lives Here Manitoba" Launched

“Sport Manitoba looks forward to working with our partners in sharing the True Sport message with the greater Manitoba sport community. Good sport can bring so many positive things to a community. True Sport is another valuable tool as we continue our work with our sport partners and the tremendous network of athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers in Manitoba. More...


2016 Ringette Championships

2016 Canadian Ringette Championships Declared a True Sport Event

Ringette Canada and True Sport share a common goal – to inspire youth to practice values-based and principle-driven sport. “We are very pleased to declare the 2016 Canadian Ringette Championships a True Sport event,” said Natasha Johnston, Executive Director, Ringette Canada. “The True Sport theme throughout the event will be “Play Fair” and we will be running a number of contests and reaching out to our ringette community through our social media networks to bring the True Sport Principles to life.” More...


In the News

Portrait of Paul Melia

Finding Solutions out of Scandal

While the International Olympic Committee and World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) have been exploring possible changes to the global anti-doping system, leaders from many national anti-doping organizations (NADOs), including the CCES, recently gathered in Copenhagen and developed a specific proposal for needed reforms. More...