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The 2011 Athlete Advance - Saturday, Jan. 8, 8am - 5:45pm
Presented by the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation & the Vancouver Sport Network
@ CSC Pacific Vancouver Campus (Former 2010 Athletes' Village)


Winning medals on the international stage is incredibly difficult. The difference between a gold medal performance and narrowly missing the podium is measured in a fraction of a second. What does it take to bridge the gap between high performance and podium performance? What does it take to win?

The CSC Pacific/PacificSport Athlete Advance is an annual gathering of athletes and professionals aimed at educating and inspiring BC’s future Olympic, Paralympic and World Championship athletes. Participants will have the opportunity to access practical workshops and seminars on topics that are relevant to the high performance athlete. Innovative and interactive sessions will be presented by expert professionals in their respective fields.

A coach-focused information session will also be offered. This is open to coaches looking to find out more about CSC Pacific/PacificSport programs and services. Coaches must register for this session also. Please contact Kate Kloos for more information:


This event is FREE for registered CSC Pacific/PacificSport athletes. Please contact the Athlete Coach Services Coordinator in your area for the discount code (below). The event is open to non-registered athletes for a fee of $200.
Victoria: Drew Mackenzie  |  250.220.2531
Whistler: Diana Rochon  |  604.962.8891
Vancouver: Andree-Anne LeRoy  |  778.327.4091
Fraser Valley: Kate Kloos  |  604.557.4019
Okanagan: Cheryl Browne  |  604.469.8852
Vancouver Island: Ashley Guzak  |  250.755.5843
Nothern BC: Kristen Harrott  |  250.960.5346
Interior BC: Val Shannik |  250.828.3583

  Once you have the discount code, please click here to register




 Event Suppliers and Exhibitors



Take a look at some of the exciting sessions being offered at the 2011 Athlete Advance! 

Athletes will have four opportunities to sign up
for a Performance Cooking Session!

Performance Cooking
with CSC Pacific Sport Dietitian Dana Lis!

Fueling for optimal performance starts with the basics - making good food! Many athletes are challenged with meal planning and cooking which in turn affects training and recovery. This mini Performance Cooking Session will give athletes some practical skills to prepare and cook some quick and delicious recipes that can be done at home or on the road.

Dana is currently a student of the prestigious IOC Sport Nutrition diploma program. As a former sport dietitian with SportMedBC’s nutrition program she has worked with athletes from a wide range of sports and levels - recreational to high performance. You may also find her cooking for NASA astronauts as a side job!


  Eoin Finn will be giving a 90-minute yoga
session from 3pm to 4:30pm.

Yoga for High Performance Athletes
with Eoin Finn brought to you by lululemon

One of Canada’s most popular yoga teachers, Vancouver’s Eoin Finn is a Blissologist, Yogi and a Surfer. An ocean-worshipper who strongly advocates a belief in yoga environmentalism and social change, Eoin has been a disciple of Yoga, Eastern and Western philosophy, martial arts and meditation since 1987 and has been teaching Yoga for well over a decade to thousands of students around the world.

Fusing his passion for athletics and yoga as an essential cross-training element, Eoin has worked with high-level athletes ranging from NHL hockey players to Olympic skiers in the US and Canada for whom he has created customized, performance enhancing yoga programmes.


  Learn how to best manage your sleep cycle
for optimal performance.

Sleep, Recovery, Regeneration and Human Performance in Elite Athletics
with Dr. Charles Samuels

Athletes will learn the basic science of sleep and how sleep forms the foundation for recovery. The results of research done prior to the Vancouver 2010 Olympics will be reviewed and the future plans for managing sleep issues more effectively for the athletes will be discussed.

Specific case studies will be presented to emphasize strategies and interventions athletes can use to manage sleep during training, competition, travel and specifically for jet lag.

Dr. Samuels is the Medical Director of the Centre for Sleep and Human Performance in Calgary. He lead research exploring the relationship of sleep to recovery and performance in elite athletes, a project funded by Own the Podium.

The 2009 CSC Pacific | PacificSport Athlete Advance took place at the Richmond Olympic Oval and welcomed over 60 provincial, national and international athletes from a wide variety of sports.   The day featured keynote speakers Matt Hill and Stephanie Tait – a pair of Vancouverites who ran the equivalent of a marathon every day for over a year across Canada and around the United States for their charity – Run for One Planet. The event finished off with an incredibly inspiring panel discussion between Olympic & Paralympic medallists Adam Kreek, Deidra Dionne and Michelle Stilwell.
For an athlete’s perspective on the 2009 Athlete Advance, click here to read skeleton 2014 hopeful Michelle Bartleman's Blog.

Sport Education Seminars and Workshops

Sport Education seminars and workshops provide athletes with practical information that will help them to succeed in sport.  Sessions are designed to increase athlete’s knowledge on topics including nutrition, sport psychology, strength & conditioning and other sport performance areas.  Innovative, current and interactive seminars and workshops are presented by professionals in their respective field. Pre-registration is required for each session.

Sport Performance Seminar Series

Canadian Sport Centre Pacific would like to invite you to attend our Sport Performance Speakers Series. These events are free to attend and geared towards athletes, coaches, and professionals currently involved in the sport industry. Each session will begin with a brief presentation related to sport performance, followed by a roundtable discussion with all participants. Our objective is to support an open exchange of information and to build upon our current knowledge of sport as it relates to our society. [ MORE+ ]

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