Athlete Advance 2020 - Laura Dowling

Elite athletes throughout B.C. invited to free day-long event with this year’s focus on Athlete Sponsorship 

VICTORIA, BC – On February 16th, Game Plan & Canadian Sport Institute Pacific (CSI Pacific) teamed up to host the Athlete Advance Powered by Game Plan.  After many years of CSI Pacific putting on this annual event, this is the third year in a row the event was co-hosted by Game Plan.

This year’s Athlete Advance took place at The Westin Bear Mountain Resort in Langford, BC.

The Athlete Advance is a one-day event, free to all Canadian Sport Institute Pacific registered athletes. The focus of this year’s Athlete Advance was Athlete Sponsorship and featured keynote speaker Kat Bitove, founder/president of xoxo sports.

This year’s Athlete Advance hosted over 40 athletes across 12 different sports and was supported by more than 25 sponsors.

Attendees were invited to propel their sport careers by participating in interactive workshops and seminars presented by professional development coach and facilitator Laura Dowling and endur founder/CEO Rob Fraser.

Athlete Advance 2020 - Athlete PanelThis year’s Athlete Advance also featured an athlete panel with highly accomplished CSI Pacific registered athletes. This year’s panel consisted of Greg Stewart (Para-Athletics), Conlin McCabe (Olympic Medallist, Rowing), and Erin McLeod (Olympic Medallist, Soccer).

“Such an awesome educational event. Speakers were great and inspirational!” noted one Podium-level athlete in attendance, and who was attending their fourth Athlete Advance. “The length was perfect, and it was great to see two different views (business and personal) on two different breakout presentations. I’m excited to put what I’ve learned into action. Lunch was delicious and the prizes were such a bonus!”

To find out more:

Sarah Kiengersky
Game Plan Advisor
Canadian Sport Institute Pacific

Noah Wheelock
General Manager, Operations & Communications
Canadian Sport Institute Pacific

About Canadian Sport Institute Pacific: Powering Performance. Inspiring Excellence.

Offering world-class Olympic and Paralympic training environments in Vancouver, Whistler and Victoria, Canadian Sport Institute Pacific is committed to Powering Performance. Inspiring Excellence. Working with national sport organizations and fuelled by our national and provincial partners such as Sport Canada, viaSport, Own the Podium, Canadian Olympic Committee, Canadian Paralympic Committee and the Coaches Association of Canada, we are driven by our mantra to Collaborate. Serve. Innovate. Perform.

Our team of sport science, sport medicine, coaching & life services experts provide leading-edge programs and services to athletes and coaches to ensure they have every advantage to win medals for Canada.

About Game Plan

Game Plan, powered by Deloitte, is Canada’s total athlete wellness program that strives to support national team athletes to live better and more holistic lives. Through the development of their skills and network, athletes are able to focus on health, education, and career opportunities both during their high-performance career and beyond. The program helps to develop mentally stronger athletes who apply what they have learned as leaders in sport for the betterment of themselves and their communities.

Game Plan is a collaboration between the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC), Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC), Sport Canada and Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network (COPSIN) to provide the best resources this country has to offer to our national team athletes – a team that has given so much and inspired so many.