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RCCSS Running Conference and Expo


July 25, 2013
By Canadian Chiropractor

July 25, Whitby, ON — A Running Conference and Expo hosted by the Royal College of Chiropractors Sports Sciences (RCCSS) is set for the fall.

The expo will take place at the Abilities Centre in Whitby, Ont., on Nov. 16, and the conference will continue on Nov. 17. 

The theme of the conference is “Run Faster – An Integrated Approach to Performance Enhancement.” The world class speaker line up includes:

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  • Elite track coaches Kevin Tyler, Dr. Mike Young and Wes Moerman;
  • Dr. Reed Ferber, running biomechanist and athletic therapist;
  • Dr. John Berardi, nutritional scientist;
  • Dr. Alex Hutchinson, running expert;
  • Dr. Jeff Cubos, sport specialist chiropractor;
  • Blaise Dubois, sport physiotherapist;
  • Dr. Judy Gross, mental health consultant; and
  • Jason Dunkerley, paralympian.

The expo theme is “Education, Inspiration, and Opportunity.” The expo will feature running related exhibitors and vendors, interactive exhibits including gait analysis, VO2Max and functional testing, and chiropractic, massage therapy and chiropody outreaches.  Expo speakers include:

  • Former Olympic synchronized swimmer Fanny Letourneau leading Pilates for Runners;
  • National Master’s Team Dragonboater Suzanne Hennig leading Yoga for Runners;
  • Dr. Carol Ann Weis and Jennifer Faraone leading Pregnancy and Running;
  • Certified Youth Fitness Specialists Michael Mroczek and David Kittner leading Kids and Running;
  • Certified Sport Massage Therapist Remo Bucci leading Massage for Runners; and
  • Former Olympic marathoner and Canadian marathon record holder Silvia Ruegger leading Running and Reading for Kids. 

There will also be an elite athlete question and answer panel that includes Perdita Felicien, Phylicia George, Anson Henry, Priscilla Lopes-Schliep, Dr. Jillian Drouin, Dr. John Definney, Silvia Ruegger and paralympian Jason Dunkerley.

One of the goals of the conference and expo is to give back to the community. With this in mind, a portion of the proceeds from the expo will be donated to CanFund, an organization that supports Canada’s athletes internationally. Another portion of the proceeds will be donated directly to local track and athletic clubs through an expo ticket fundraiser. The Abilities Centre will also be a drop off point for a “Sole Revival – Shoe Donation” from Oct. 27 until the date of the expo. All proceeds raised will go directly to the Abilities Centre. People can drop off a pair of shoes with a Loonie taped inside each shoe and receive a $5 discount for the expo. All of the shoes will be recycled or reused by needy individuals. Finally, the expo is helping support para-athletes through its partnership with Parasport Ontario.

Interested individuals can register for the Conference at www.rccssc.ca. Tickets for the expo can be purchased through track and athletic Clubs, online through the website or at the door on the day of the event.