Wesmen True Sport Lives Here Manitoba Night

Fri. Feb. 24, 2017

What is True Sport?

Have you ever had a bad sport experience? Been picked last on a team, yelled at by a coach or jeered at by a rowdy crowd?  It's the kind of thing that can make us dread PhysEd class, quit playing hockey, or never again kick a ball. 
True Sport is dedicated to the belief that good sport can make a great difference

True Sport harnesses the power of committed volunteers and community leaders and helps spread the word about True Sport based on the Values of fairness, excellence, inclusion and fun. These values are created by practicing the 7 Principles.

The 7 True Sport Principles and Values

  • Go for It

Always strive for excellence and rise to the challenge, but never at the expense of others. Discover how good you can be.

  • Play Fair

Play honestly and obey the rules, in letter and spirit. Winning is only meaningful when competition is fair.

  • Respect Others

Show respect for everyone involved in creating a sporting experience, both on the field and off. Win with dignity and lose with grace.

  • Keep it Fun

Find the joy of sport and have a good time. Keep a positive attitude and look to make a positive difference, on the field and in your community.

  • Stay Healthy

Place physical and mental health above all other considerations and avoid unsafe activities. Respect your body and keep in shape.

  • Include Everyone

Share sport with others, regardless of creed, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or ability. Invite everyone into sport to make it more meaningful for the whole community.

  • Give Back

Always remember the community that supports your sport and helps make it possible. Find ways to show your appreciation and help others get the most out of sport.


Wesmen Athletics was one of the early adopters of the True Sport Values and Principles as part of a group of like-minded individuals from various sports organizations.

Who is True Sport Lives Here Manitoba?

The objective of True Sport Lives Here Manitoba is to bring back the values and principles of good sport in our home province.  We hope to generate interest, enthusiasm and commitment to this movement as our province celebrates the 2017 Canada Summer Games and Canada's 150th Birthday.

True Sport Lives Here Manitoba is comprised of a number of partners and community representatives including:

  • Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport
  • True Sport
  • Canadian Sport Center Manitoba
  • Sport Manitoba
  • The University of Winnipeg Wesmen
  • City of Winnipeg
  • Canada Games 2017


Our Goals

  • To brand the province of Manitoba as a “True Sport” province
    • To get the majority of sports teams, organizations and facilities to commit to the True Sport Movement
    • To develop True Sport Champions committed to the promotion of principles and values of True Sport
    • To promote the concept of “intentionality” with all decisions and actions related to sport in Manitoba
    • To celebrate Manitoba as a True Sport province at the 2017 Canada Games.
    • To foster sustainability of the True Sport movement in Manitoba after the 2017 Canada Games and beyond.

Join the Wesmen Volleyball Teams on February 24th as they highlight the True Sport Lives Here Manitoba message. You'll also have an opportunity to connect with True Sport Champions - those parents, coaches and sports leaders who want to create a fair, safe and open atmosphere where good sport can grow stronger thorugh inclusive competition at all levels. Watch for the folks in the white T-shirts!

True Sport Lives Here Manitoba Workshop, January 21st

True Sport Workshop participants including Rochelle Squires (centre), Provincial Cabinet Minister for Sport, Culture and Heritage.