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Changing how parents talk to their kids about sport

Mom and dad? What you say in the car after the game or practice has a big impact on your kid and his or her future in sport. #theRideHome Continue reading

Dreaming of Ball Season and a Place to Play

  by Stephen Johnson Bryce Desrochers can’t wait for spring. He’s a typical Ottawa kid who loves to play baseball and hang out with friends.  There’s just one small difference from his peers.  When ball season finally rolls around, this … Continue reading

For the Thrill of the Game…. and More

Ottawa Valley Ambassadors and Capital City Condors provide the thrill of hockey for all players

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Fueling a Young Athlete

Good nutrition is important for a young athlete because it supports optimal development, meets high energy and nutrient needs, and helps prevents injury or illnesses. Continue reading

Kanata Leisure Centre and Wave Pool

70 Aird Place, Kanata
K2L 4C9
613-591-9283 (WAVE) Continue reading

Kids, Head Hits and Rowan Stringer

By Pam Dillon

Every weeknight at this time of year, the playing fields in my neighbourhood are full of kids.  Right now, there are little ones playing T-ball and soccer. They have knobby knees and wee, toothpick legs. While parents in lawn chairs look on, the players’ younger siblings whip down slides and hang from the monkey bars at the playground. Continue reading

Laughs for Hockey Parents

    If you’re intimately familiar with the price of composite hockey sticks, the hours at skate sharpening places, and the location of heaters at every single rink, odds are you’re in the ranks of hockey parent. And odds are you’ll … Continue reading

Nepean Sportsplex

1701 Woodroffe Avenue
K2G 1W2
Tel. 613-580-2828
Fax: 613-580-2717 Continue reading

On Your Mark, Get Set…

How to know when your child is ready for organized sports

Physical activity is good for children of all ages. Many children find participating in organized sports… Continue reading

Ottawa Spotlight: Track Star Larissa Brown

As a track star, 19-year-old Larissa Brown has accomplished incredible feats despite considerable challenges. Here’s the scoop on this inspiring Ottawa youth. Continue reading

Ottawa’s Active Living Club

Outside, Social and Healthy On a bright Friday morning, people are streaming into the foyer at Bell Arena on the outskirts of Bells Corners. Dianna Thompson is one of them. A smiling lady in a powder-blue jacket, she’s here to … Continue reading

Playing Ball at the Miracle League Field

There’s a local ball game tomorrow that’s really big news. It’s one is which kids of all abilities will be playing and having fun at Ottawa’s Miracle League Field. Continue reading

The Family That Skis Together

    by Pam Dillon By a fireplace in the Holland family’s west Ottawa home, there’s an artwork that is as compelling as it is fitting. In oil on canvas, freestyle skier Alexandre Bilodeau’s gold-medal performance at the 2010 Vancouver … Continue reading

Thrill of the Game Extends Beyond Fitness for These Kids


Hockey For Everybody! 
Ottawa Valley Ambassadors and Capital City Condors provide the thrill of hockey for all youth

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Train Right for Your First Triathlon

Train for your first triathlon? Yes, you can. You can do it. Consider a 12-week training schedule to allow your body to slowly condition for each distance. Continue reading

Walter Baker Sports Centre

100 Malvern Dr.
Nepean K2J 2G5
Phone: 613-580-2788
Fax: 613-825-6762
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