This year's Okanagan Sport Leadership fall series was offerred as both VIRTUAL and FREE, in light of the gathering restrictions of COVID-19. Thank you for all our sport community members who joined us live, and we are excited to offer some tools, local support, and quality-building frameworks, to help you navigate your way towards our theme: BUILDING QUALITY COMMUNITY SPORT.

We are in unpredictable times, but we can strive to maximize innovation, and to work together to adapt to the current realities in our sector.

Quality Sport for Communities and Clubs - Lea Wiens - Movement Mentor

Community sport is where most sport happens.  Local sport organizations are faced with many competing influences which can make Quality Sport based on Long-Term Development challenging to implement. This session will provide local sport leaders with an overview of the Quality Sport Framework which has been designed to provide community sport clubs with relatable and practical resources, best practices and strategies for collaboration in support of a quality sport experience for all.

Please find links below, for a comprehensive listing of all the materials referenced by Lea in her presentation:

Fostering Meaningful Competition -  Glenn Young - Physical Education Mentor

A lifelong educator and sport leader - in school and community sport - Glenn will focus on helping participants to take a closer look at one area of sport that is currently under significant restrictions: sport competition. Specifically, this session will help participants to learn how to identify challenges in delivering meaningful competition, to assess their roles in improving competition for all athletes, and how to develop processes to create meaningful competition.

Please find Glenn's presentation here: 

Creating a Quality Sport Experience through Athlete and Coach Development -  Jennifer Brown - Coach and Athlete Developer

Everyone benefits when participants have positive and quality experiences in sport, regardless if they are chasing podiums, or fueled by high fives. This entails creating sport experiences that are safe, inclusive and meaningful for all participants at every stage of their sport pathway. This webinar will provide you with some tools to support athlete and coach development to help you get started on your quality sport journey.

Please find Jennifer's presentation here: 

Please find Jennifer's resource listing for building quality sport here: 

The Zoom recording of the Fall Okanagan Sport Leadership Series: 

For more information, please email or call 250-469-8864. 

Conference Background

The Okanagan Sport Leadership Conference transformed in 2019 to emerge as a series of community sessions, "Okanagan Sport Leadership Series" - a partnership between PacificSport Okanagan and the City of Kelowna that has endured since its inception in 2002.

This series was designed to help athletes, coaches, and sport leaders in the Okanagan to discover the latest developments in creating quality community and performance sport programs, and to be engaged in the Community Sport Plan, launched in the Central Okanagan in 2019-20. 

Last year's Okanagan Sport Leadership series included a launch of the Community Sport Plan, a session on Parasport (adapted sport) in the Okanagan, and a session on Gender Equity, promoting more engagement from across the gender spectrum.



British Columbia
Lake Country
Okanagan Falls
West Kelowna