Athletics News

Oct 31 2012 - 8:37am

On Friday, September 28, 12 students from Templeton's Culinary Arts Center served “A Breakfast of Champions” at an event called, “Jersey Day” celebrating Canada Sports Day. Canada Sports Day was created through a partnership with Vancouver National Sport and the Vancouver Park Board.

Oct 30 2012 - 3:54pm

This year the VSB's District Cross Country Meet had a record turnout of 3,005 elementary school runners. Organizers say this far surpasses the usual high participation rates of previous years. The event took place at Trout Lake. Students could be seen throughout the afternoon of Thursday October 25 jogging around the park's lake at high speeds. 

Oct 29 2012 - 9:51am

Over the last month, Laura Secord's PAC and school community has been very busy. Following the celebratory opening of the school's brand new field and playground, the school has also been busy "walking up a storm" during the international Beat the Street competition. 

Oct 25 2012 - 4:05pm

Last year a group of aboriginal students from the Vancouver School Board got a chance to try snowboarding for the first time. The initiative organized by VSB Aboriginal outreach workers in collaboration with the Squamish First Nation had a powerful impact on the lives of many of the young boarders.

Oct 4 2012 - 8:53am

Britannia students had a busy summer this year. Off the field, William Zhou, a Grade 12 student with a deep and unabiding love of particle physics headed off to Deep River Science Academy. Zhou joined other brilliant young scientists-in-training to study the Chalk River nuclear reactor. 

Oct 2 2012 - 2:16pm

This year the Edith Cavell Elementary school community raised over $12,000 for the Terry Fox Foundation. In return for their fundraising efforts and prior to the annual run, students were given a very special treat. Great seats and the opportunity to buzz cut their favorite teacher's hair with an electric razor.

Sep 26 2012 - 9:03am

Juma Nathani has had a busy secondary school life. The Grade 12 student is a rising star on the school's wrestling team and is angling for a wrestling scholarship after he headed to Japan this summer to compete with SFU teammates against Japan in an international competition. 

Sep 14 2012 - 4:08pm

At the start of the school year, over 100 students from Hastings and U-Hill Elementary got a special treat. An opportunity to practice with the Whitecaps and soccer stars Russell Teibert and Jay DeMerit.

Apr 5 2012 - 8:06am

This march, the Britannia Bruins senior girls basketball team clinched the 2012 AA Provincial Senior Girls Basketball title in Kamloops. 

Feb 27 2012 - 10:15am

This February was a busy time for many Vancouver schools. At Fleming Elementary, February 16 was marked by the annual Jump Rope for Heart. The event was fun times for the hundreds of students involved. 

Feb 14 2012 - 9:58am

Community engagement is the name of the game on the gym floor at Churchill. Over the past seven years the school’s seen a growing number of alumni coming back to help their former teachers coach a number of athletic teams. Currently the Churchill athletics program is benefitting from around ten alumni students coming back to coach.

Nov 28 2011 - 9:13am

It was a big day for elementary students across the district and now the results are in. This year 68 schools participated in the 2011 District Elementary Cross Country Championships.

Nov 22 2011 - 10:18am

The winds of Kona Island was blowing so hard, it was knocking riders right off their bikes. Kitsilano Secondary teacher Ann Hayes kept her head down and continued to pump hard. She was in the second leg of the Kona Iron Man, the ultimate Ironman challenge that brings together 1800 of the top triathlon athletes from around the world. 

Nov 16 2011 - 11:18am

Students from False Creek Elementary got a chance to have a sneak peek of the Grey Cup as part of a BC Sports Hall of Fame sports presentation this week at Creekside Community Centre.

Oct 31 2011 - 1:16pm

A total of 2312 elementary school athletes participated in this year's Field Day at Trout Lake. Despite fear of rain, the sunshine broke through as the young runners hit the trails.

Apr 29 2010 - 8:24am

John Oliver Wrestling Team finished its longest season ever and proved it was a force to be reckoned with at the 2010 Canadian Cadet Wrestling Championship

Apr 29 2010 - 8:15am

Rowena Cacapit, a Grade 12 student from John Oliver Secondary earned the school’s first gold medal in 25 years -- and first ever for a female athlete -- at the 2010 Canadian Cadet Wrestling Championship

Mar 5 2010 - 3:36pm

Clara Hughes sees a younger self in the at-risk youth enrolled in the Take a Hike program based at John Oliver Secondary school.

Mar 5 2010 - 12:20pm

the Britannia Bruins overcame the odds last weekend in Kamloops to win their second BC "AA" Senior Boys' basketball Championship in three years.

Feb 2 2010 - 11:31am

The purpose of this newsletter is to inform the Vancouver School Board community, students, parents and staff, about opportunities for students, resources for classrooms, as well as information to address challenges, during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.