MARCH 2020 NEWS FROM THE KAMLOOPS SPORTS COUNCIL!
Dear Tournament Capital Volunteers, 

August 25-28, 2020 will be an exciting time in Kamloops and we appreciate everyone who will step up to make this the best Canada 55+ Games ever! Consisting of 26 competitions in some of the best sports facilities in British Columbia, we will need 1000 volunteers to make it all happen, and That's You!
Volunteers will be asked to commit to a minimum of 8 hours, and shifts will be 4-6 hours in length.
Please visit our website to complete the registration form to become a volunteer.  
 
VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION FORM 

With help from the Kamloops Sports Legacy Fund we are excited to announce that we are able to host Dave Freeze for an Introduction to Sport Psychology Lecture on April 3rd from 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm at the Kamloops Therapeutic Riding Association. 

The mind is a powerful force and can both help and hinder performance. This lecture investigate how the mind can positively affect overall performance and enjoyment levels in sport. We will look at six foundation models that support physical learning and speed up the attainment of skill. We also look at building mental practices that support learning such as positive self-talk, the development of patients and how to manage the stresses that naturally come with physical activity in challenging circumstances.

Cost to join us for the evening is $15/person - proceeds go to KTRA's therapeutic programs.

Registration is required - email Ashley at asudds@ktra.ca

***Dave will be offering a Riding Clinic on Saturday, April 4th at KTRA: Introduction to Equestrian Mental Performance Workshop. Participants will learn about: setting and attaining performance based goals , visualization to increase confidence and reduce anxiety, moving through fears and dealing with challenging horses, staying positive and using self-supporting techniques, getting the best out of training sessions and coaches, memorizing courses and dealing with competition nerves. These will be one-on-one sessions.***


WestJet has kindly donated a  WestJet Gift of Flight Voucher to KTRA for us to raffle off. The winner receives round trip flights for two guests to any regularly scheduled WestJet destination! 
We are selling tickets between Feb 22nd and March 7th. 
 
1 ticket for $30 or 2 tickets for $50. 
 
You will be able to buy raffle tickets at our office at 730 Crestline Street (Feb 24-27 and March 2-5) or at the Hoe Down fundraiser on Saturday, March 7th.  The winner will be drawn at the Hoe Down 
(attendance is not required). 
It is highly recommended to call the office first before coming to make sure someone is there as we are currently in our winter hours
250-554-3811. 
 
For more information about our Hoe Down visit the website here.
(Tickets for the Hoe Down are available online until midnight Sunday March 1st)
 
Thank you for your support and good luck!


Tourism Kamloops is excited to be the official training provider for the SuperHost Destination Ambassador certification. Destination Ambassador is an interactive half-day course that will be offered throughout 2020. Register here for March 24th or here for May 5th.
 
A remarkable experience relies on exceptional customer service, starting from the moment a visitor sets foot in a community and at every touch point that follows. How do you become a local ambassador and ensure that you are contributing to a positive, authentic visitor experience that shows all that your community has to offer?
 
 Destination Ambassador covers key topics that make for memorable visitor experiences including:
  • The role of local ambassadors in the visitor experience
  • The importance of tourism and how it benefits your local community
  • Different visitor profiles and reasons they visit your area
  • Products and services your community has to offer
  • Where to access information and how to provide helpful service to others
 
Course registration is $40 per person and includes instructor fees; course modules & certification, and morning snacks. Please connect with Angie Halas directly if you have any questions. angie@tourismkamloops.com




Check out this event coming up! 

March 29th, 2020 - Dirty Feet Trail Run #1 - 5km, 10km and 21km - Kamloops! 
Register Here
 

Spring is just around the corner, and with spring comes our mini rugby program! 
We had a great year last year and are expecting even more numbers in 2020, so be sure to register your little ones! 
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We are now accepting nominations for the 
2020 Hall of Fame inductees.  
This year we are looking to induct individuals and have a special interest  in teams being inducted into the Hall of Fame.  
 If you know of a team that has earned this recognition or an individual please send in their sport resume to 
Rick Wile -  rickthebear@hotmail.com



We believe that no kid should be left on the sidelines and all should be given the opportunity to experience the positive benefits of organized sports. KidSport™ provides support to children in order to remove financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport.
 
KidSport Kamloops is a local chapter of KidSport Canada.  Funds raised locally are spent locally and are distributed as grants to cover registration and/or equipment fees associated with participation in a season of sport.
 
For more information please email us at  kidsportkamloops@gmail.com or call 250-828-3822.

P.L.A.Y. Kamloops
(Physical Literacy and You) 

Vision: P.L.A.Y. Kamloops... for health, for fun, for life.
Mission: Advancing opportunities to engage our communities to be active through life.
We value: being inclusive, working collaboratively, acting as a catalyst, quality, life-ling learning, and integrity.

Sincerely,

Kamloops Sports Council