More than 90 FREE courses hosted across BC for National Coaches Week

Sep 14, 2015

 Vancouver, BC – More than 90 free coaching courses are being hosted across the province this month as part of the celebration of National Coaches Week in British Columbia, running September 19 – 27, 2015.
ViaSport, in partnership with PacificSport centres, Fortius Sport and Health, the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence and Whistler Sport Legacies, is offering free National Coaching Certification Program and HIGH FIVE coaching courses in every region of the province, for the entire month of September, including: Northern BC, Thompson-Okanagan, the Kootenays, Vancouver Island, the Fraser Valley, Sea to Sky Cooridor and the Lower Mainland.

“As the Provincial/Territorial Coaching Representative for British Columbia, viaSport is proud to celebrate National Coaches Week by offering free training opportunities to coaches in every region of BC,” says Sheila Bouman, viaSport CEO. “Whether you are a new, prospective, or experienced coach, we encourage everyone to take advantage of the learning opportunities in their community.”

This year’s National Coaches Week is the first ever Canada-wide celebration of coaches from grassroots to professional levels. Get involved in BC by registering for a course, hosting a coaches’ recognition event or entering viaSport’s #ThanksCoach social media contest.
Visit to learn more or register for a free coaching course in your community.
About viaSport British Columbia:
viaSport British Columbia is a not-for-profit organization established in 2011, responsible for providing strategic leadership to sport in BC. Formed in partnership with the provincial sport sector and the Province of BC, our mandate is to increase awareness, opportunity and participation in sport across the province at every stage of life and in every community. viaSport is the Provincial/Territorial Coaching Representative (PTCR) for British Columbia and maintains a strong partnership with the Coaching Association of Canada.  Learn more at

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Alyson Gourley-Cramer
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