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We believe it is essential for children to have a balance between their sports activities, and other aspects of their life, such as school, family time and social activities. But parents know the impact (and commitment) sports can have on their child's life.It can also be challenging for parents to strike this balance, but it's a worthwhile pursuit!And this belief in the power of sports and supporting families to navigate the demands of sport and life has united Forerunner Financial Coaching and KidSport Alberta to create The Sport Life Balance Podcast!We can't wait to share the fantastic stories, insights, and advice from our guests.Launching January 2023, stay tuned for more details and future episodes!
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Colleen Carey is our guest for the second episode of Season 2 as we talk about her decades of experience working in sports administration and her journey with KidSport in Alberta.Carey grew up involved in a variety of activities & sports including figure skating, softball, skiing and volleyball, before eventually graduating from the University of Alberta. Carey is currently leading KidSport Vulcan County chapter. Since 1999, KidSport Vulcan County has funded over 400 kids into a sea...
Brant Edlund joins us as our guest for the first episode of Season 2 as we talk about his sports journey and work with one of KidSport's most established chapters in Alberta.Edlund grew up playing sports a variety of sports in a family of active people, before continuing to play varsity tennis at the University of Calgary. Edlund is a firefighter working in Calgary. Along with his wife, they are a dynamic duo volunteering their time with KidSport Okotoks that is helping drive chan...
Adrian Belcourt joins us for Episode 5 and we dive into family dynamics while pursuing sports. Adrian shares his journey in sports both personally and with his kids in sports, we talk about getting your kids into the same sports you played, coaching your own kids, and how Mom and Dad need to be on the same page when it comes to the sports journey. Adrian grew up playing hockey, progressing to play at the Junior A level before transitioning into football where he played at the University...
Alec Card joins us for episode 4 of our first season!Alec shares his unique journey growing up through the minor hockey system, before taking a break and eventually finding his way back to the game later in life. He shares tips for parents looking to get their kids into hockey while adding perspective around what the sport system has become. Alec has deep ties to hockey in Edmonton - he was CCRHL Capital City Rec Hockey League Director from 2011 to 2018. He has also been a Hockey Edmonton coa...
Special guest Karen Dommett joins us for Episode 3 to talk about inclusivity in sport, the challenges of overcoming barriers to participation, plus what it's like to grow up as a boxer in rural Saskatchewan. Karen recently worked for Calgary Adapted Hub and at most recent Canada Games in Red Deer. She is the current General Manager of Special Olympics Canada to be hosted in Calgary in 2024.More about Special Olympics Canada: https://www.specialolympics.ca/Calgary Adapted Hub: https://www.calg...
Special guest Tyler Smith joins us for Episode 2 to talk about his experience as a competitive hockey player for the Humboldt Broncos that has now led him to starting a clothing brand, speaking engagements, and positively influencing mental health in today's youth. Tyler is also a KidSport Alberta Ambassador. Follow Tyler on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/smitty269Tyler is co-host of the Speak Your Mind podcast. Listen to Speak Your Mind: https://linktr.ee/speakyour__mind Follow @...
Special guest Karsten Sturmay of joins us for Episode 1 to talk about his experience as a professional curler as well as balancing the demands of being a student-athlete compared to a now corporate athlete. Karsten Sturmay, professional curler (among many other things) competing in his first Brier in 2023 is also a part time employee of KidSport Alberta, plus a KidSport Ambassador. In 2022, he helped found one of the newest chapters in Alberta - KidSport Leduc & County.Follow Karste...
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