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Performance Summit 2020


Jan. 25, 2020

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Cycling BC presents the

Performance Summit

in partnership with BC Athletics, and CSI Pacific.

Register by January 15 and receive lunch!

Join us at Fortius Sport & Health on January 25th, 2020 and prepare for a fantastic season of sport. This event features a day of insightful presentations and engaging workshops designed for all stakeholders in the Cycling and Athletics community including,

  • Provincial Team Athletes & Parents
  • Relais Franco students
  • Competitive Masters*
  • Recreational Adults*
  • All Parents*
  • All Coaches

*Parents attending the afternoon can join our coach-targeted “blue” sessions. “Green” sessions are limited exclusively to Prov. Team athletes (cycling), but open to all competitive athletes under the age of 23 (athletics).

Performance Summit Schedule:

Guest Speakers

Dr. Drew Digney

Dr. Digney has been a practicing Emergency Medicine physician for over 20 years. He has held many leadership positions in the health care sector and is known for his innovative ideas and for disrupting the status quo. Dr. Digney is a founder of Yana Motion Lab with the vision to support people in their motion and joint health. Yana is first of its kind to utilize FDA cleared 3D Markerless Motion Capture to create accurate, repeatable and objective reporting. Full Biography

Dr. Jenn Turner

Dr. Jenn Turner has traveled the world with Cycling Canada and the Canadian National Bobsled team. Her career highlights include the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games for Cycling and the Europa Cup Circuit for Bobsled.  Dr. Turner is a competitive athlete and has been involved in triathlon since the age of 18. Full Biography

Joanna Irvine

Joanna (Jo) Irvine is a Registered Dietitian who holds a degree from the University of British Columbia in Food and Nutrition and is a member of the College of Dietitians of BC and Dietitians of Canada. She has worked as a nutrition specialist in sports nutrition, extended care, mental health and as a consultant in private practice. She will be conducting 2 seminars at the Cycling BC Performance Summit, including an interactive session with athletes, and a performance nutrition lecture open to all parents and coaches.  We are proud to recognize and thank CSI Pacific for helping us bring Joanna to this event.  Full Biography

Joel Harwood

Joel has been coaching mountain biking for over ten years in the Sea 2 Sky corridor and is part of Cycling BC’s Provincial Team.  With degrees in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, teaching and education, and a track record helping world-level athletes achieve their best performances, Joel is a tremendous resource for our cycling community. Joel will also be leading a mid-afternoon exercise activity for the athletes… so bring your outdoor exercise gear…Rocky-style! Full Biography

Kurt Innes

A 1992 Olympian and CSI Pacific’s Director of Talent Development since 2006, Kurt brings a wealth of knowledge to our summit and has been instrumental in helping our 4th annual event grow to include BC Athletics and CSI Pacific as presented partners. Kurt will be sharing details of the CSI Athlete Services program as well as co-facilitating a personal growth development workshop for coaches. We are proud to recognize and thank CSI Pacific for helping us bring Kurt to this event.Full Biography

Matt Fisher

Head of Player Development at The Gaming Stadium in Richmond and a 0.2 FTE Mental Performance Consultant with the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific, Matt will be joining our summit to speak with both athletes and coaches/parents about the performance mindset.   Matt has worked with over 8 different Canadian NSOs, as well held led BC School Sports as Technical Director and has subsequently worked with athletes at every stage of the Long-Term Development Model.  We would like to recognize and thank CSI Pacific for helping us bring Matt to this event. Full Biography

Mike Shaw

Founder of HeadStart Pro, a performance-driven injury prevention tool, will be joining us to speak to coaches and parents about techniques and resources they can use to help all sports participants optimize performance thereby avoid injury. HeadStart Pro is quickly gaining recognition as a “soft goods” resource for concussion avoidance (SIRC article) and to help more sports group access these tools, HeadStart Pro is offering a 25% discount code for all Performance Summit participants. Full Biography

Chris Perrey

A member of the physiotherapy team at Fortius Sport & Health, Chris Perrey brings 10 years of experience working with athletes of all levels, from recreational to elite. This has included over 12 years’ experience in professional rugby and netball, as well as a wealth of other sports. As a 400m runner for over 20 years, and now a long-course triathlete, he has a particular interest in running-related injuries and in lower limb tendon rehabilitation. He is the current Head Physiotherapist with the Canadian National Senior Women’s Rugby 15s.

Erin Waugh

Erin currently serves as Cycling BC’s Executive Director is excited to host a youth development long-term strategy discussion and 2020 update with summit participants.  A question and answer period will also be included in the presentation.  LinkedIn

Tara Mowat

Tara currently serves as Cycling BC’s Provincial Team Manager and will be hosting both the program introduction to launch our summit (Provincial Team athletes/parents/coaches) and, as a recognized CCES facilitator, discuss anti-doping protocols and expectations with all athletes in attendance. LinkedIn

Ben Chaddock

Ben currently serves as Cycling BC’s iRide Manager and NCCP Liaison as a fully-trained Master Coach Developer.  He will be conducting a Cycling BC coach development update including 2021 policies (for coaches), a Q&A session to assist coaches complete their Comp-Intro portfolios, a personal growth development workshop with Kurt Innes (for coaches) and co-host the Athlete Panel with Chris Winter of BC Athletics. LinkedIn

Chris Winter

A 2016 Olympian in the 3000m Steeplechase, Chris Winter currently serves as Technical Manager of  Track & Field with BC Athletics.  Chris will be hosting the introductory session for Provincial Team athletes as well as co-hosting the athlete panel.  Cycling BC would like to recognize and thank Chris for his contributions to Canadian sport as an Olympic athlete and his support and partnership in expanding this coach and athlete summit in 2020.  LinkedIn

Athlete Panel

– facilitated by Ben Chaddock & Chris Winter

Django Lovett

Born 6 July 1992, Django is a Canadian male track and field athlete who competes in the high jump. He was the bronze medallist at the Commonwealth Games in 2018. He set a personal best of 2.30m to win that medal. Born in Surrey, British Columbia he initially played soccer before moving into the high jump. Lovett had success at a young age in high jump, breaking the Canadian youth record and receiving the honour of Canadian Youth Athlete of the Year in 2009. He attended Brookswood Secondary School before heading south of the border to study Arts and communications at the University of New Mexico. He made his international debut at the 2009 World Youth Championships in Athletics, taking a bronze medal. He later competed in qualifying at the 2010 World Junior Championships in Athletics and was fifth at the 2012 NACAC Under-23 Championships in Athletics. He competed athletically for the New Mexico Lobos team and qualified for the NCAA Championships on several occasions.

Liz Gleadle

Liz Gleadle surprised many in her Olympic debut at London 2012 when she became the first Canadian woman to qualify for an Olympic javelin final since 1968. She was also Canada’s first female Olympian in javelin since 1988. But she had her true breakout season in 2014, after having missed all of 2013 with a back injury. She broke her Canadian record twice, finished fifth at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, won bronze at the IAAF Continental Cup, and won gold at the Birmingham Grand Prix Diamond League event, competing against an elite international field. She improved her Canadian record to 64.83m in May 2015 before going on to win gold at the Pan Am Games in Toronto. Later that summer, she made the final in her IAAF World Championship debut and won silver at the Diamond League final in Zurich, defeating the new world champion. Gleadle competed at her second Olympic Games at Rio 2016. In 2017, Gleadle reached the finals at the IAAF World Championships, despite suffering from tendinitis in her throwing arm that would eventually end her season early. Gleadle has won eight Canadian titles in javelin, including a streak of wins that extends back to 2014.

Alex Tougas

Canadian National BMX Team Member and two-time World Champion.

Dan Proulx

Dan Proulx is the Head Coach of the National Mountain Bike Team at Cycling Canada. Over the past ten years, Dan has led his athletes to medal-winning performances at the World Championships, World Cups, Olympic, Pan Am, and Commonwealth Games.


Cycling BC & BC Athletics Members $60
Provincial Team Athletes $25
Provincial Team Parents (morning sessions only)* $25
Relais Franco Students $40
Non-Members $120

Provincial team athletes, parents and Relais Franco students will receive a discount registration code for registration, however, you will need to ensure that you have purchased a 2020 membership and have a Locker account (Lookup your NCCP # or create a new account). Please contact your Provincial team manager to access the codes.

Registration Perks

  • 3 CAC Professional Development credits
  • Catered lunch by Fortius (for athletes and coaches only)*
  • 25% discount on HeadStartPro, a performance-driven injury prevention tool recognized by the Coaches Association of Canada.
  • Access to apply for BC Ferries Grant Funding

*Provincial Team parents wishing to have lunch and attend afternoon sessions are asked to pay the full $60 ticket price.