$1,000 on the line during B.C. Coaches Week

viaSport holds #ThanksBCcoach contest

The week of Sept. 21-29 has been proclaimed British Columbia Coaches Week by the provincial government, and viaSport is joining in the celebration by giving away $1,000 as part of a social media contest using the hashtag #ThanksBCcoach.

“The #ThanksBCcoach contest is a simple yet significant way for British Columbians to appreciate the leaders who contribute to positive sport experiences,” viaSport coach development manager Kate Kloos said.

As the provincial coaching representative for the Coaching Association of Canada, viaSport is responsible for the advancement of coaches through the National Coaching Certification Program.

“Strong coaches are crucial to the sport community,” Kloos said. “Recognizing and retaining these leaders is so important, both to develop our athletes now and to grow the next generation of coaches in B.C.”

Through viaSport, the provincial government invests in coaching development through subsidized courses, professional development opportunities, and grants, benefiting over 70 amateur sport organizations and thousands of coaches every year.

“Sport plays a powerful role in helping people lead healthy, productive lives, and coaches help make that possible,” said Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Lisa Beare. “Coaches Week allows us to recognize the incredible impact coaches have on kids, athletes and our communities. We want to celebrate the expertise, dedication and spirit of coaches around the province.”

For more information on the #ThanksBCcoach contest, visit viaSport.ca/coaches week, or find viaSport on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Alzheimer’s Awareness campaign challenges stigma

In January, residents of the Cowichan Valley are invited to take part in Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Foul play suspected in death of 53-year-old man in Duncan

“We’ve had a loss in our community”: Cowichan Tribes chief William “Chip” Seymour

Caps stonewall opponents on successful trip

Defence and goaltending earn five points in three games

VIDEO: Nickelback gears up for nostalgia tour

Canadian band joins Stone Temple Pilots for a summer tour that includes just one stop in Canada

Province asks health-care staff to be ‘vigilant’ in screening for possible coronavirus cases

This comes after U.S. health officials confirmed a case of the virus in Washington State

Boy, 13, arrested after alleged assault involving girl at B.C. middle school

Boy alleged to have used ‘inappropriate levels of force’ to injure the girl

B.C. player becomes only second Canadian to enter Hall of Fame of Baseball

Walker received 76.6 percent of the Baseball Writers of America Association vote

PHOTOS: Heavy snowfall breaks window, causing avalanche into B.C. newsroom office

It was a chaotic start to the week for the Kitimat Northern Sentinel

Canadian law firm launches class action on behalf of Iran flight victims

Flight 752 was shot down by Iran shortly after take off

Mission Hill cellarman fired after mistakenly dumping $162K of wine down the drain

The former employee filed a grievance with the West Kelowna winery but was unsuccesful

Most Read