The Victoria Foundation has been publishing the annual Victoria’s Vital Signs report since 2006, but it wasn’t until 2012 that Sports and Recreation was added as the twelfth key issue area for our region. The last eight years have seen the report present a range of data connecting sports and recreation to community wellbeing.
Join us as we explore this connection between sports and recreation to wellness and community in the latest episode of Vital Victoria. First, host Veronica Cooper sits down with former tennis pro and current Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence CEO Robert Bettauer to discuss how physical literacy leads to a healthier, happier life. Then field reporter Kyle Wells pays a visit to Pacific FC to speak with President and former pro footballer Josh Simpson about the team and league’s inaugural season and what a pro sports team can do for a community, and vice versa.
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