True Sport is the effect of all seven True Sport Principles present in sport - in the right balance and proportion. The True Sport Principles are: Go For It, Play Fair, Respect Others, Keep It Fun, Stay Healthy, Include Everyone, and Give Back. It is also a storytelling platform and associated series of programs and initiatives designed to give people, communities and organizations the inspiration and means to leverage the many benefits of sport in order to; instill character in our kids, strengthen our communities and increase our opportunities to achieve excellence.
True Sport creates the conditions for a movement towards good sport to take shape and grow within our communities as well as in the hearts and minds of all Canadians connected to sport because at the heart of True Sport is firm belief that good sport can make a great difference. Research tells us that sport is never neutral - good sport can and does happen on its own, but all too often it does not. For this reason, True Sport needs to exist from the playground to the podium and be supported by EVERYONE in a community because the way we play together shapes the way we live together.
Sport Manitoba is pleased to be part of the “Early Adopters” of Manitoba organizations to take a leadership role in True Sport lives here…..Manitoba. These early adopters include the Canadian Sport Centre MB, University of Winnipeg, Baseball Manitoba, Manitoba Aboriginal Sport & Recreation Council, River East Transcona School Division and the City of Winnipeg. Together we have made the commitment to promote the True Sport principles within the province of Manitoba. We encourage you to look at how True Sport can help you build and maintain good sport in your community.