Voices of True Sport

Team NS Canada Games 2009: David Sharpe

David Sharpe

Sharpe! Dedicated! Focused! A Nova Scotia athlete’s relentless pursuit of swimming excellence! David Sharpe’s love for swimming began at three and when he stuck his head underwater while visiting a cousin in Whistler, B.C. As a child, he played soccer, badminton, and a host of other sports, but he...Read more

Team NFL Canada Games 2009: Becky Power

Becky Power

Sailor Becky Power is a native of St. John’s, nfld. She has been competing in the sport of sailing for more than 8 years. The 2009 Canada Games in PEI will be the second time that Becky has represented Team Newfoundland and Labrador at the Games. In 2005, competing in Regina, she came sixth in the...Read more

Team NB Canada Games 2009: Chris Reid

Chris Reid

Chris Reid is no stranger to success. His accolades are as varied as the sports he plays. Chris attends St. Malachy’s High School in St. John, New Brunswick and has received both MVP and All-Star selections for his participation on the football team and was a key contributor to the NBIAA-AAA...Read more

Team Alberta Canada Games 2009: Michelle Plouffe

Michelle Plouffe

The summer of 2009 has sent Michelle Plouffe on a whirlwind tour of the basketball world. Michelle spent the early part of the summer training at the National Elite Development Academy (NEDA) at McMaster University in Hamilton, before leaving for Thailand where she helped Team Canada finish 4th at...Read more

Team BC Canada Games 2009: Owen Harrison

Owen Harrison

While many athletes may be content to leave the role of leader to others, cyclist Owen Harrison is not that athlete. As Owen prepared to compete in this year’s Canada Summer Games he received the Team British Columbia Athlete Community Excellence Leadership Award. This award recognizes athletes who...Read more

True Sport Lives Here

True Sport Lives Here

True Sport Lives Here is a seven minute video about a variety of community leaders and elite athletes such as Silken Laumann, Marnie McBean and Steve Nash. From their experiences, learn how good sport can build lasting strengths in individuals as well as healthy, vibrant communities and a more...Read more

Keep Your Brain in the Game

If you’ve opened the sports section of any Canadian newspaper over the past year, it comes as no surprise that news about brain injuries in sport are becoming as common as hearing a song by Justin Bieber on the radio. Every week it seems as though another athlete is put on the injured list due to...Read more

Championing Good Sport

As we enter 2012, True Sport is proud to have surpassed 2,500 members who represent millions of Canadians from coast to coast. With the New Year still fresh, we realize that some resolutions can be difficult to keep, but why not consider giving back to your community by resolving to become a True...Read more

True Sport Principles in Action – the True Sport Community Give-Back Challenge

Give-Back Challenge finalists On September 17, Canadians celebrated the second annual Sports Day in Canada with over 1,300 sport events hosted from coast to coast. Presented by CBC Sports, ParticipACTION and True Sport, Sports Day in Canada recognized the unifying power that sport has on people,...Read more

True Sport Cheer

Broadview Public School

“Whether you’re playing sports or you’re working in a group in class, you need to keep these principles in mind,” said Melanie McCarthy, learning resource teacher at Broadview.Read more

Citizens in Action

Evan Chamakese

As a True Sport Champion and a member of the Pelican Lake First Nation, Saskatchewan, Evan Chamakese has witnessed the power of good sport within his own community. Evan, 26, has been teaching physical education, wellness, and computer programming at Pelican Lake First Nation School for the past...Read more

True Sport Schools in Action

Many kids have their first sport experience in school. Whether it is during physical education class, on the jungle gym at lunch or as part of an afterschool program, children are exposed to a variety of physical activities that help them to develop a number of physical and social skills. It is...Read more

True Sport Champion: Laurissa Kenworthy

Laurissa Kenworthy

Laurissa Kenworthy

Age: 26 Hometown: Newmarket, Ontario Favourite Sport: Hockey Sport Interests: I grew up thriving on physical activity and continue to enjoy the pursuit of recreational and competitive sport. During elementary and high school, I was involved with as many different sports as possible. I was recruited...Read more

True Sport Champion

Sébastien Tetreault

Age: 24 Hometown: Granby, Quebec Favourite sport: Football Sports interests: My main sport is football. I had played for the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees for five years by the time my university career ended in November 2010. I was a four-time Ontario University Athletics (OUA) All-Star and a...Read more