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True Sport Spotlight: Dartmouth Crusaders Swim Club

The Dartmouth Crusaders Swim Club in Nova Scotia has incorporated the True Sport Principles into their club’s culture, programs, and practices. “You can bring out the greatness in every athlete, and it is done through the True Sport Principles,” says the club’s coach, Michelle.

Read about three club members who were inspired by the Give Back principle and are making a difference within their community and beyond.

Read the Dartmouth Crusaders Swim Club Spotlight

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Agostinelli and Dixon Receive $2,000 to Support Sport Research

The True Sport Foundation recently announced the recipients of the 2022 Lyle Makosky Values and Ethics in Sport Fund sport study scholarship. Gianluca Agostinelli and Stephanie Dixon were both awarded $2,000 to support the study of values-based sport and ethical issues affecting non-professional sport in Canada.
The fund was established in 2014 to support the work of the True Sport Foundation and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport. Lyle Makosky has been engaged in sport for most of his life and believes that sport is a powerful aspect in the healthy and complete development of people and communities

More about the winning research studies

2022 Canada Summer Games Declared a True Sport Event!

In recognition of the belief that good sport can make a great difference, the Niagara 2022 Host Society has declared the 2022 Canada Summer Games a True Sport event. This means that the values of fairness, excellence, inclusion and fun will be at the heart of the 28th edition of the Canada Games. Athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers and spectators will be encouraged to bring the True Sport Principles to life through their actions, thereby making a statement about the kind of sport they want to be a part of.

Read the Niagara 2022 media release

True Sport Long-Term Development Framework

In case you missed it – an updated version of the True Sport Long-Term Development (LTD) Framework is available to support teachers, coaches, and physical activity programmers!
This resource provides age- and stage-appropriate suggestions to help activate the seven True Sport Principles and maximize sport and physical activity experiences.

Use the interactive tool to discover activities that promote each of the principles for the individual LTD stage

See the new True Sport LTD Framework

University of Ottawa Gee-Gees Honour True Sport Award Recipients

The University of Ottawa honoured six True Sport Award recipients ss part of the Gee-Gees 2021-2022 banquets for competitive sport clubs and varsity programs. The recipients exemplify the True Sport Principles on and off the field of play in an inspirational and meaningful way and were identified as important contributors to the Gee-Gees’ culture.

Meet the True Sport Award winners

Nova Scotia True Sport Athlete Ambassador: Luke Rideout

AGE: 19
SPORT: Volleyball
COMMUNITY: Wolfville

“The True Sport Principle that resonates most with me is Go For It. This principle has been vital in my life. I would have lost out on many opportunities if someone hadn’t made a leap of faith, whether it was me, my family, or my coaches. It’s also the principle I have to work the hardest at in order to live up to it, as I try and push myself outside of my comfort zone,” says Luke.

He describes a True Sport experience with the Include Everyone principle: “When I was 12, I was selected to represent Volleyball Nova Scotia at the U15 Eastern Elite Championships. Three players from the U17 team went out of their way to make me feel like I belonged – said ‘Hi,’ cheered for me, and included me in conversations. They could’ve ignored me all summer, but instead they chose to include me, and they became the players I looked up to. They were great volleyball players, super funny guys and I remember thinking to myself, ‘Man, I hope I’m like them when I’m 17.’ I’m so grateful for their impact on my career in sport.”

Learn more about Luke and the Nova Scotia True Sport Athlete Ambassador Program