Commonwealth Games Canada Team Canada 2011 call for Games volunteers

IV Commonwealth Youth Games – Isle of Man
September 7-13, 2011

Commonwealth Games Canada (CGC) is recruiting volunteers to contribute to the success of the Canadian team competing at the IV Commonwealth Youth Games.

Commonwealth Games Canada requires a number of volunteers to fill Mission Staff positions on-site in the Isle of Man. [NOTE: For related medical mission staff opportunities, please contact the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine (CASM), Sport Physiotherapy Canada (SPC) and the Canadian Athletic Therapists Associations (CATA)].

Please note that the information obtained in the application process will be solely used for the purposes of selection to the 2011 Team Canada Mission Staff, and will remain confidential with the Selection Committee.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

THE GAMES

The IV Commonwealth Youth Games will be held on the Isle of Man from September 7 to 13, 2011. A major international sporting event featuring all 71 nations of the Commonwealth, the CYG are an invaluable training ground for athletes between the ages of 13 and 18. Canada will be represented by a team of 56 athletes and 14 coaches.

The sports program for the Games will include athletics, badminton, boxing, cycling, artistic gymnastics, rugby 7s and swimming.

CGC is committed to supporting these Games and ensuring our young, up-and-coming national team athletes have a high-quality, multi-sport experience as they progress towards future international competitions.

Canada’s previous CYG experience was in Pune, India, in 2008. The event proved to be a key preparatory competition in the lead-up to the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

TEAM CANADA

Jim Bradley is the Chef de Mission. As head of the Canadian delegation, his main responsibility is to lead the Canadian Team to the Games in the Isle of Man and will serve as the team’s lead representative and spokesperson at the Games. The Chef de Mission is a volunteer position.

The Director of Sport is Scott Stevenson. Scott’s main responsibility is to mission operations effectively and efficiently during the Games. Prior to the Games, the Director of Sport develops team policies, strategies and tactics.

Face Value Communications manages Commonwealth Games Canada’s strategic communications. Face Value is responsible for coordinating communications and media relations leading up to and including the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games. The objective is to ensure that the Canadian Team, CGC and its brand receive optimum quality media coverage and that all Games stakeholders are appropriately aware of Games activity.

The main responsibility of the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) is to ensure that Team Canada’s health care needs are met. The CMO will be required to fulfill such tasks as: health care team selection, coordination with National Sport Federations, and managing medical staff on-site. Selection of the CMO and the other members of the Medical team is being coordinated by the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine (CASM), Sport Physiotherapy Canada and Canadian Athletic Therapists Association.

For more information on the application process please contact:

Kelly Laframboise
Administrative Coordinator
Commonwealth Games Canada
Telephone: (613) 244-6868
kelly@commonwealthgames.ca