Athletics News

Mar 5 2015 - 4:35pm

This winter the Killarney Community Centre ice rink has been filled frequently with a mass of ELL and international students from Killarney Secondary. Equipped with helmets, hockey sticks and plastic pucks, the students have gradually improved their on-ice skills.

Feb 25 2015 - 10:22am

With the help of staff and students at Fleming Elementary, The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) recently launched a classroom resource, Active at School, that will support students in getting active for 60 minutes a day.

Feb 24 2015 - 10:49am

The Vancouver Elementary Physical Activity Association (VEPAA) recently held their annual Coaches’ Recognition Reception at VanDusen Gardens. 

The yearly event is an opportunity for elementary school teachers and administrators, who all volunteer at their schools to coach teams and lead athletics programs, to come together and celebrate each other’s achievements and hard work.

Feb 4 2015 - 10:54am

Megan Smith loves basketball. She also happens to be a wheel-chair athlete. So when the soft-spoken Douglas Elementary Grade 7 student asked her coach Sean Smith if she could join the school’s basketball team, he said why not?

Jan 30 2015 - 3:52pm

The start of the New Year is an exciting time for students at Laurier Annex, as every spring term the little gym is transformed into a gymnastics extravaganza.  

Jan 19 2015 - 3:51pm

University Hill Secondary Grade 8 student Max Gedajlovic has been playing in chess tournaments since he was in Grade 4. Back then he was enrolled in one of the district’s MAAC classes. He had a friend who invited him to play and after the first game he was hooked. His friend told him he was so good he should join a chess club.

Dec 18 2014 - 1:35pm

This is a tale of two Student Support Workers (SSWs).

Dec 11 2014 - 10:40am

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 - 3:49pm

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 - 10:47am

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 - 10:30am

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 - 1:46pm

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 - 10:33am

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 - 12:30pm

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 - 3:21pm

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 - 9:04am

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 - 9:17am

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 - 9:27am

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 - 9:59am

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 - 9:26am

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.