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SportHamilton Webinar #4

Topic: “Coaching Beyond the Dressing Room"
Understanding Gender-Based Violence and the Impact of Coaches

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 | @7:00 PM EST

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At every level of the game, coaches play an integral role in developing the skillsets of players and in mentoring and shaping each player’s values and belief systems. This workshop will help coaches understand gender-based violence and the role coaches play in challenging toxic masculinity messaging and the rigid gender norms that perpetuate violence.

Sue Taylor (Interval House of Hamilton) provided an introduction to gender-based violence. Dane Evans (Hamilton Tiger-Cats) and Shawn Burt (Director of McMaster Recreation and Athletics) joined Interval House of Hamilton to discuss the importance of positive coaching and the impact coaches have on players.

If you have any questions, please contact Sue Taylor,

SportHamilton Webinar #3

Topic: Great Fundraising Opportunity for Hamilton Sport Groups

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 | @6:30 PM EST

Has your sports club or team struggled to raise funds during this pandemic time?  A great opportunity volunteering during the Tiger-Cat Home games during the 2022 season to work the concessions is available to sports groups to earn $1000 per game. With a minimum 10 home game schedule that is $10,000 for your sports club. WOW!

Learn about this fun and easy opportunity for your sports club to earn some funds in a fun and exciting way and how to reserve your spot from the GM/Director of the Tim Horton’s Field Food and Beverage Operations: James Demjan.

As well during this webinar The City of Hamilton, Recreation department will provide some updated information regarding the City Enrichment Fund which can provide annual funding to your sports organization.

Watch the Webinar 3 recording above

SportHamilton Webinar Series #2

“Return to Sport and Play in Hamilton"

SportHamilton lead a virtual panel discussion on Sept 22, 2021, at 7 pm with staff from the City of Hamilton’s Public Health and Recreation Divisions, who explained the requirements the City has put in place to keep user groups and members of the public safe from Covid-19 when using gyms, arenas and other City-owned and operated facilities for both sport and play.  

Provincial Sports Organizations (PSO) were also represented on the panel and presented a brief overview on how their “sport-specific safety plans” will help clubs and teams to comply with the province’s “Plan for Safe Return to Sport”. 

Watch the Webinar 2 recording above

SportHamilton Webinar Series #1


Cynthia Campanaro shared her mindfulness journey that she began 5 years ago. She shared her knowledge, practices and her commitment as a role model and physical education teacher as she promotes an appreciation for a holistic pathway to achieving optimal well-being. During this pandemic time, athletes of all ages want to bounce back, get back to where they were and improve their physical fitness and sports skills. How to get started and achieve your goals will be discussed.

About Cynthia Campanaro

Cynthia Campanaro has been teaching high school Physical & Health Education for the past 20 years. She is currently the Head of Girls’ Phys. Ed. at Westmount Secondary in Hamilton where she started a Healthy Active Mindfulness class in 2017. This was the beginning of her personal journey in mindfulness. She has taken various courses and workshops to improve her knowledge and identifies as a student of the Mindfulness practice with so much more to learn and share.

She is a graduate of St. F.X. University with a Bachelor of Science/Physical Education as well she is a graduate of Sheridan College in Sports Injury Management and is a former Athletic Therapist.

Cynthia is also a world-class obstacle course and ultra runner having the following outstanding athletic accomplishments:

  • Age-group gold medalist – Obstacle Course Racing World Championships, 2017
  • 1st female - Sulphur Springs 100 Mile trail race, 2018
  • Over 13 Around the Bay 30k finishes including AG wins
  • 10+ full marathons including 2x Boston and podium at Mississauga Marathon

Cynthia is a mother of 3 teenagers, wife, and lover of dogs, yoga, trials and voluntary adversity.

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