Athletics News

Dec 11 2014 - 9:40am

In a recent assembly at Sir Wilfred Laurier Elementary, each grade took turns performing a Bhangra dance for their fellow students and the Laurier parent community. With deafening cheers from the audience, classes from Kindergarten to Grade 7 performed and celebrated their new-found love of dance.

 
Dec 4 2014 - 2:49pm

Approximately 50 people attended Selkirk Elementary's first Family Yoga Night, including toddlers, students, parents, and staff.

Professional yoga instructor Miriam Tratt, of Return Yoga, led the group through yoga poses and techniques that were friendly for all ages and ability levels. The large group formed a fantastic and rejuvenating yoga circle as they were led though the poses. The exercises even brought out some storytelling and games, making the evening as fun as it was energizing. 

 
Dec 2 2014 - 9:47am

Lewis Chifan is the coach of Van Tech’s Grade 10 girls volleyball team that for the past three seasons hasn’t lost a game in their Vancouver city league. Not a regular season game, a playoff match or city championship. It’s a remarkable streak that few (if any) Vancouver teams have been able to match.

 
Nov 18 2014 - 9:30am

FCRCC Eternal Dragon, composed of 19 Eric Hamber students, paddled their way to victory at the 2014 International Dragon Boat Federation Club Crew World Championships, held in Ravenna, Italy. 

 
Nov 14 2014 - 12:46pm

Champlain Heights Elementary School student Massud Habibullah is heading to Brazil to compete in Sao Paulo in the upcoming Youth World Cup Final.

 
Nov 5 2014 - 9:33am

This year 2400 students from over 60 elementary schools participated in the annual district cross country meet. Throughout the afternoon of Tuesday, October 21, hundreds of young runners could be seen running the outskirts of Trout Lake Park in a mad dash to win one of the coveted medals.

 
Oct 28 2014 - 11:30am

On October 12, 2014, Windermere Life Skills students participated in the BC Taekwondo Cup held at SFU. The tournament was hosted by DSA Taekwondo, a local taekwondo school run by Darius Andaya, whose three eldest children attend Windermere Secondary.

 
Oct 8 2014 - 2:21pm

Students and staff at Strathcona Elementary and Community Centre were literally jumping with excitement at the grand opening of their newly upgraded gymnasium. Not only was 42 years of wear and tear sanded down and polished to a near-blinding sheen, but players from Canada’s only NBA team, the Toronto Raptors, stopped by the facility to run a basketball clinic for 40 boys and girls.

 
Sep 18 2014 - 8:04am

Connie Mah is a particularly proud parent. That’s because her son Ryan, who attends Oppenheimer Elementary, is one of 11 boys and 1 girl who advanced to the World Little League Championships in Williamsport, Pennsylvania in mid-August after winning the Canadian title in Valleyfield, Quebec.

 
Sep 9 2014 - 8:17am

The 2014 Strachan Hartley Legacy Run 5k/10k is coming up quickly and organizers are hoping to get the word out to Vancouver schools that now’s the time to get signed up.

 
Aug 14 2014 - 8:27am

Britannia Secondary is home to five top basketball players who medaled at the North American Indigenous Games this summer. Britannia’s Karalee Antoine and Somer McCarthy were on a U14 team that won gold, Aeriana Antoine won silver with her U16 team and Kobe McKnight and Lyle Wilson took home bronze medals with their U14 team.


 
Jul 31 2014 - 8:59am

Spectrum student Scout Wyness has been in difficult situations before. When she was younger, the Grade 12 student lived in a transition home for a year. But it wasn’t until she enrolled in the YoBro Young Women’s Empowerment program run by Joe Calendino and Spectrum teacher Fran Alley that she learned new skills to stand up for herself and stay safe in physically dangerous situations.

 
Jun 13 2014 - 8:26am

Selkirk gym teacher Terry Johnston wants to see more VSB schools getting involved in the Vancouver Sun Run. That’s because he’s seen the huge benefits of a robust running squad in his own school.

 
May 29 2014 - 1:19pm

For over 15 years, Mr. Darryl Koe, a Grade 1/2 teacher at Tillicum Annex, has been organizing the school’s daylong Sports Day. Koe is quick to acknowledge his colleagues who pitch in to support him. But the day, which has changed little in the last 20 years, is clearly his passion project.  

 
Apr 25 2014 - 10:18am

The 31st Annual Paul Sanghera Indoor Soccer Tournament, sponsored by the Vancouver Police Department, was hosted by Windermere on April 8 and 9. The tournament opened with a beautiful rendition of Oh Canada sung by Windermere student Angelika Escabarte. 

 
Apr 10 2014 - 8:10am

UHill Elementary staff and students kicked off Spring Break with a basketball game. During the game U-Hill Elementary staff took on the school's senior girls and boys teams. It was a heart-stopping close game with hardly a break in the action.

 
Mar 11 2014 - 12:21pm

The Sir Charles Tupper Tigers AAA Boy’s Basketball team is the current Vancouver city champions and under the skilled coaching of Jeff Gourley they are headed to the Provincial Championships in Langley this week.

 
Mar 3 2014 - 9:27am

Tim Palanca loves basketball and he loves volleyball. He’s part of a large team of committed boys in Grade 6 and 7 who attend Grenfell Elementary. Last semester Palanca and his friends on the volleyball team captured first place in the city championship. 

 
Feb 28 2014 - 11:26am

This past month the students at Florence Nightingale Elementary spent many hours raising pledges for the Heart and Stroke Foundation via the Jump Rope for Heart Campaign. Coinciding with Valentine’s Day the jump-a-thon not only promoted heart health in the physical sense, but in the emotional sense as well.

 
Feb 13 2014 - 1:04pm

If Olympic medals were given for enthusiasm, good sportsmanship and creativity — the students and staff at Dr. Annie B. Jamieson Elementary would win in every category.