To the Editor,
As someone who competed in sport for decades, I know that coaches are an integral part of the experience.
In B.C., the government is recognizing the immense contributions of coaches in every athlete’s personal and professional development through B.C. Coaches Week (Sept. 15- 22).
Coaches are mentors for kids and adults alike. They are powerful influences with the potential to change lives.
It is coaches who teach the youngest athletes the essential skills of their sports; who inspire and motivate athletes of all ages; and who spot excellence in an athlete and work hard to develop it.
I call on all British Columbians to recognize the role played by coaches as valued contributors to the health and social development of children.
Minister of Community
Sport and Cultural Development