October 10, 2017

Kamloops, BC - PacificSport Interior BC is excited to announce that Dylan Armstrong, 2008 Beijing Olympic Shot Bronze Medalist will be the keynote speaker at its annual “Pathways to Sport Excellence” Conference on Sunday, October 29th at the Tournament Capital Centre.

This Kamloops native is Canada’s first Olympic medalist in a throwing event in almost a century! Dylan Armstrong made his Olympic debut at Beijing 2008 where he initially finished fourth, behind Andrei Mikhnevich of Belarus, who was later banned for life following a re-test of his doping sample from the 2005 IAAF World Championships. The IOC followed through in stripping Mikhnevich of his Olympic medal, awarding Armstrong the bronze medal, 7 years later in an official medal ceremony in Kamloops. Dylan is a two-time World Championship medalist, (Silver, 2011; Bronze, 2013), a two-time Pan American Games gold medalist (2007, 2011) and the 2010 Commonwealth Games champion. He currently lives in Kamloops with his wife and daughter and remains involved with his sport, coaching at the Kamloops Track and Field club.

This one-day conference for Athletes, Coaches and Parents is designed to provide an introduction to Sport Performance Programs through workshops in Strength & Conditioning, Nutrition and Mental Training, from expert presenters in all areas. There is an exciting line up of guest speakers this year, presenting a variety of lecture and active sessions to keep all ages engaged and moving throughout the day!

Guest presenters this year include:

  • Matt Young, Owner of Innovative Fitness; Founder of Personal Sport Record
  • Shaunna Taylor, PhD Canadian Sport Psychology Association; Executive Director of PacificSport Okanagan
  • Tami MacKinnon, Owner of Tangled Movements Yoga
  • Christina (Giudici) Clarke & Sheryl Giudici, Registered Dietitians

Lunch will be catered by our Community FoodStuff™ Partner, Subway.

This event fits well into the Coaching Association of Canada’s (CAC) maintenance of certification policy. Coaches who attend will be awarded NCCP Professional Development points.

Space is limited!  Register online with course #277982 at or by phone at (250) 828-3583 by Friday, October 20th!

For details, please see our website at


Media Contact:
Eryn Barrett
Sport Performance Coordinator
PacificSport Interior BC
(250) 828-3583


Dylan Armstrong with Olympic Medal

Photo Credit: Canadian Olympic Committee