by Louise Hodgson-Jones
February 28, 2014, Victoria (ISN) - PISE (Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence) will be visiting elementary schools in Greater Victoria next week in honour of Paralympic Schools Week. Partnering with the BC Wheelchair Basketball Society (BCWBS), PISE will be taking wheelchairs into five schools from March 3rd – 6th, so that kids can experience wheelchair sports.
January 30, 2014, PISE (Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence), Victoria, BC is excited to announce that CEO Robert Bettauer will be a tennis analyst for the 2014 Davis Cup World Group first round match between Canada and Japan, to be held in Tokyo from January 30 – February 1.
November 30, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) - PISE (Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence) held its 5 Year Anniversary today with an Open House and the announcement that in-keeping with its on-going growth, a 400-metre track with spectator seating and a covered outdoor training area is planned as the next major project.
November 27, 2013, Victoria (ISN) - PISE (Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence) is excited to announce the launch of Maximum Engagement in Games and Activities (MEGA), a physical literacy guide for instructors. Partnering with Active for Life, MEGA was developed by PISE Physical Literacy Coordinators, Kelly Graham and Andrea Pask to fill a need for an easy to use physical literacy guide.
October 28, 2013, Victoria B.C. (ISN) - PISE (Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence) will be continuing its community programs into the fall session that runs from October 29 – December 16. Many of the new programs introduced earlier in the fall are available for registrations.
October 15, 2013, VICTORIA (ISN) - The Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence (PISE) will launch two new Adapted Physical Literacy Programs in November. The new programs are dedicated to promote healthy, active living to youths with physical disabilities and mobility limitations.
October 9, 2013, VICTORIA (ISN) - The Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence Society has announced that Colin Ewart has been elected as the new Chair of its Board of Directors, and Bob Cameron has been accepted as a new Board member.
October 2, 2013, VANCOUVER - It is with heavy hearts the Coaches Association of BC and ViaSport recognize the passing of Gord May, founding Executive Director of Coaches BC. Gord passed away on the evening of September 30 in Victoria, BC, surrounded by his family and friends.
September 24, 2013, Ottawa, ON – September 24, 2013) ISN- The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that Michael Whitehead, a wheelchair rugby athlete, has received a 12-month sanction for an anti-doping rule violation.
September 11, 2013, Victoria, BC – The Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence (PISE) is pleased to announce that Andrea Carey, Director of Operations and Community Engagement, will be joining ViaSport as Director, ViaSport for Life, effective September 15, 2013, for a period of two years.
SportMedBC will be hosting an upcoming Concussion Management Workshop on October 1st that is being hosted by the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence in Victoria. The workshop will run from 7pm-9pm and we invite everyone from team trainers, coaches, parents to even athletes to attend.
September 3, 2013, Ottawa, ON (ISN) - The Canadian Paralympic Committee, in partnership with Own The Podium and Canadian Sport Institute Pacific, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jean-François Rapatel as the inaugural Paralympic High Performance Athlete Development Advisor, based in Victoria, B.C. at the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific.
Darril FostyJuly 31, 2013, New York City/ Victoria, BC (ISN) - Stryker-Indigo Media & Island Sports News: Stryker-Indigo Media Group and Canadian alliance partner Island Sports News (ISN) said today that they have begun a roll-out of new online Canadian and International sporting platforms and content.
By Kathleen Leahy, Vikes women's field hockey team
July 15, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) - My name is Kathleen Leahy and I play with the UVic Vikes Women's Field Hockey team, as well as with the U21 and Senior Canadian National Field Hockey teams.