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    Bell Let’s Talk funds Canadian mental health initiatives and organizations all year long that are creating positive change in their communities each and every day. Since 2010, we have committed: Towards our goal of $155 million $139,588,747.75 to Canadian mental health initiative.* Courtesy of https://letstalk.bell.ca/our-impact/ ...

    Courtesy of the Northern Tribune: https://northerntribune.ca/valour-fc-daryl-fordyce-retire/ Excerpts of the following post from the Northern Tribune by John Jacques on January 21, 2022, https://northerntribune.ca/valour-fc-daryl-fordyce-retire/ are courtesy of the Northern Tribune. Valour FC Captain Daryl Fordyce has announced his retirement following a career on the pitch that has spanned some eighteen years, though his next career steps will see him remain at IG Field. The 36-year-old from Northern Ireland made 59 appearances for Valour FC across all competitions. He arrived to Winnipeg...

    The following article is courtesy of John Eades in "Building the Best" on January 4, 2022. Ask a group full of professionals what they want from a manager, and chances are you'll hear "someone that cares about me" at least half the time. While it seems like an obvious and simple desire, the sad reality is that it's a rarity.   According to Gallup, managers account for 70% of the variance in employee engagement scores across business units, yet only 36%...

    Photo Credit courtesy of the North Shore News: https://www.nsnews.com/local-sports/legendary-capilano-blues-soccer-coach-doug-abercrombie-has-died-6335118 The Capilano University sporting community is mourning the loss of longtime titan of the school’s soccer program. Former women’s head coach Doug Abercrombie, who led the Blues women to five national titles in the 1990s and 2000s, died January 2nd at age 78. Abercrombie was at the helm of the program, then called Capilano College, during a dominant stretch, winning CCAA national titles in 1995, ’96, ’98, 2000 and 2001....

    Courtesy of NAIT Ooks Athletics: https://www.naitooks.com/general/2022-23/releases/20230111kzlewo Dhee Govender has been named the Head Coach of the NAIT Ooks women's soccer/futsal team after former Head Coach Alesha Weicker-Pasternak stepped down in late 2022. Weicker-Pasternak had a great season with the Ooks leading them to the ACAC Championship, where they placed fourth. The NAIT Athletics Department would like to thank Alesha Weicker-Pasternak for all the work she did for the NAIT Ooks women's soccer program this past season, there will...

    Courtesy of Dan Abrahams Sport Psychology Ltd via LinkedIn The following post is from Dan Abrahams Sport Psychology Ltd https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7019252582313271296/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_android from January 12, 2023. Participation is central to the role of a coach. When I use the word participation, I'm referring to engagement. “How do I engage my players?"“How do I help my players engage?"“How do I help my players engage each other and with each other?" Have you ever sat down and thought about these three questions? And when I...

    Photo Credit Courtesy of the Northern Tribune: https://northerntribune.ca/vancouver-fc-club-staff-2023 Parts of the following post are from the story by John Jacques in the Northern Tribune from January 4, 2023, https://northerntribune.ca/vancouver-fc-club-staff-2023/. Vancouver FC fans already know that Afshin Ghotbi will be marching into the club’s inaugural season with Niall Thompson at his side and Mark Village as goalkeeper coach, with two new recent additions from the lower mainland recently surfacing. The expansion club looks to have recruited Surrey’s own Jeevin Kang as the club’s Manager of...

    The following post from Friday Forward Friday January 6, 2023 is courtesy of Robert Glazier, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Acceleration Partners. Real Change (#362) There are two things we are certain to encounter during the first week of the new year: ambitious, life-changing resolutions, and full parking lots at every gym in town. I tend to be skeptical of the long-term staying power of both these things. My doubts are often confirmed when those same gym parking...