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Lindsay Smith Continues Her Reign As Assistant Manager Of Sport At Whitehorse 2020 Arctic Winter Games

Amanda Hope | 2 months ago | BIG READ
Lindsay Smith is the Assistant Manager of Sport for the 2020 Arctic Games in Whitehorse. Her main roles include overseeing the sport division portfolio; more specifically sporting schedules, sport equipment purchasing, sport technical, sport officials, and mission services. Every day poses a different challenge to overcome but she lets us...
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Football Canada’s Director Of Sport Aaron Geisler, A Poli Sci Major, Melded Football With Interest In Government

Rikesh Mistry | 5 months ago | BIG READ
Aaron Geisler is the Director of Sport at Football Canada, the governing body for amateur Canadian football. Football Canada has been on the rise for the past several years. Recently, I had the chance to have a conversation with Aaron about his various roles such as coach, player development and...
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Cannabis In Sport – A Comprehensive Guide

SPMA | 5 months ago | QUICK READ
Time has spoken. Canada just reached a mary-j-or (major) cannabis-related milestone. No, it’s not 420. It’s the first anniversary month of The Cannabis Act’s enactment. Yup, that's right. Hard to believe it's been a year, right? On October 17, 2018, marijuana became legal in Canada for recreational use. That lead to...
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Sport Is A Powerful Political Tool! 10 Reasons Why Governments Get Involved With Sport

SPMA | 7 months ago | QUICK READ
We all love sports. Whether we are high performance athletes, current or aspiring sport management professionals or simply just love watching the game, sports play a large role in many lives of people around the world. And the reasons why we become so involved in sport are obvious - social...
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Canadian Politicians and Sport: Seizing the Unique Raptors NBA Finals Opportunity in

SPMA | 10 months ago | QUICK READ
If you haven’t heard, the Toronto Raptors are in the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history. Many Canadian politicians are using this unique sport opportunity to get a moment of glory in the public eye. Mayor of Toronto John Tory And John Tory, the current mayor of...
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Ontario’s Investment in Sport Comes with Alcohol, Gambling and Fighting

SPMA | 10 months ago | QUICK READ
Today's Ontario government has its eye on sport using a lens that differs from the past. A few weeks ago, we ran two stories about the Ontario government’s involvement in sport. The first was about Ontario’s plan for sport after the Para/Pan Am Games under the former Liberal government. The...
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Think About Sport Law When Watching UFC

| 11 months ago | BIG READ
With all this talk by the Ontario government to maximize boxing and mixed martial arts, I can't help but look at how sport and society mesh. I also could not ignore concepts learned in a course I took called Sport Law when I saw this. Adding injury to insult (no...
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The Full Legalization of Sports Betting in Canada Could Be Coming to Reality

SPMA | 11 months ago | QUICK READ
Sports betting in its fullest form could be coming to Canada very soon! We explore the who, what, where, when, why, and how this may be a possibility. Sports betting in Canada has been a reserved underground operation, hiding from the public eye to generate revenue for enterprises. However, in...
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Ontario’s New Plan for Sport Under a New Government

| 12 months ago | BIG READ
When Doug Ford was elected in June of 2018, many expected changes to how the provincial government overseas sport. After all, a new government, headed by a new party signals a new direction. And after 14+ years of a Liberal-led government, the path the new one is taking has our...
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