SEPTEMBER 2020 NEWS FROM THE KAMLOOPS SPORTS COUNCIL!
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The 30th Annual Kamloops Sports Council Athletic Awards and the Kamloops Sports Hall of Fame took place on Friday, August 21st though not in its traditional big bash celebration.  The annual awards commemorates the achievements of Kamloops community members in all levels of sport in our community.  This year's ceremonies were focused on a small intimate gathering with only this years Hall of Fame inductees present and a few of their close friends and family.  Due to the current global crisis, pandemic crowd size limitations did not allow the Council to host all the Athletic Award recipients and nominees, but featured award winners in the virtual presentation with pre-recorded speeches to still be a part of the night creating a hybrid, in person and online event.  The recipients of the Kamloops Sports Council Athletic Awards that were presented are:
  • Master's Athlete of the Year - Kate Stebbings
  • International Excellence Award - Greg Stewart
  • Team of the Year - SKSS Girls Basketball Team
  • Coach of the Year - Dylan Armstrong
  • University Award - Jan Pirretas Glasmacher
  • Male Athlete of the Year - Kian Zabihi
  • Female Athlete of the Year - Brook Wills
  • Award of Excellence - Carmin Mazzotta
This years Kamloops Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2020 welcomed inductees of the likes of notable hockey coach Terry Bangen, FIFA referee Michelle Pye, prominent curler and coach Ray Olsen, decorated figure skater and coach Kim Scott Kryger,  CFL player and local coach Brad Yamaoka, and finally in the team category the Eve Skakun Rink, winners of three BC Senior Curling Championships in four years.  Members of Eva Skakun Rink also include Liz Karpluk, Una Hazen, Sandy Allen, Janice Latta and Kay Belanger.
Congratulations to all award winners and Hall of Fame inductees.  To tune in to this years award ceremonies, go to our Kamloops Sports Council homepage.


PLAY BALL!  Sport moves into Phase 3

Athletes throughout British Columbia will be able to engage in more organized sport activities and some competitive play as the Province moves to Phase 3 of the Return to Sport Guidelines.

For more details on the relief funding click here

Join us for the 2020 WolfPack Scholarship Golf Tournament! 

 Friday September 25th - 10AM Check in 
Rivershore Estates & Golf Links
Registration $175

The 2020 WolfPack Scholarship Golf Tournament will adhere to all social distancing and Covid-19 preventative measures as instructed by the Office of Provincial Health. The 2020 tournament will be different and we appreciate your understanding and support.  

Registration includes:

* WolfPack hat and t-shirt
* Practice facilities
* On-course food and beverage samples
* On-course Rivershore food stations in place of buffet dinner
* Chance to win prizes
* All hole-in-ones
* All KP's and LD's
* Three mulligans

Want FREE green fees for the 2020 tournament?

 If you commit to a minimum one year agreement of donating $50 per month to a team of your choice, your green fees will be FREE for the 2020 WolfPack Scholarship Golf Tournament!

Purchase Tickets Here

Interested in playing in the 2021 BMO Select Program? 


Player evaluations for the 2021 BMO Select Program are scheduled for Saturday, October 3rd and Sunday, October 4th.
All current and prospective select players (U11 to U18) MUST indicate their desire to be considered for the next season by registering for evaluations. Once you are registered, we will be able to keep you updated on program details and any changes to dates/times/locations. There is NO fee for attending evaluations.

Register Now


Indoor Programs: COMING SOON!

With the recent news that we can move to the next phase of Return to Play, we are fine tuning the details of our Indoor Programs for the Fall/Winter. We will have program information and registration details coming soon!
Our programs will run in two phases over the winter, with your choice to participate in one or both phases:
  • November 2 to December 11
  • January 4 to February 12


Looking for training activities that you can do from the safety of your own space? Check out the Weekly At Home Training curriculum that we have put together HERE over the past few months. If you need guidance on activities to keep your child engaged in soccer, please reach out to our Technical Director, Ciaran McMahon at kysatd@telus.net



We believe that no kid should be left on the sidelines and all should be given the opportunity to experience the positive benefits of organized sports. KidSportâ„¢ provides support to children in order to remove financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport.
 
KidSport Kamloops is a local chapter of KidSport Canada.  Funds raised locally are spent locally and are distributed as grants to cover registration and/or equipment fees associated with participation in a season of sport.
 
For more information please email us at kidsportkamloops@gmail.com or call 250-828-3822.
Even if it feels like the world has come to a standstill, that doesn't mean you should.

We've always believed in the power of movement and a healthy lifestyle. Now that many of us find ourselves isolated at home, cut off from each other and more sedentary than usual, movement has become more important than ever. 

Follow the Link below for Physical Literacy at Home and ways to get moving. 
         
Kamloops Sports Council
Getting to know our Local Sport Organizations
  

Freeze Athletics

Freeze Athletics is a local athletic club located on Laval Cres. in Kamloops, BC specializing in competitive and recreational Cheerleading and Tumbling programs geared primarily towards youth. 

Tell us a bit more about Freeze Athletics

Freeze Athletics was proud to represent Kamloops and BC on the world stage in 2018 at the 'summit championship' with three teams who won bids to the major competition in Florida at local competitions in the Vancouver area. We have a well known reputation in the province as a highly qualified offering of elite level competitive cheerleading and are synonymous with excellence but are also very proud of our thriving recreational cheerleading and tumbling programs that offer qualified and caring skill progressions that put fun first for our beginner athletes!

How long has your club been active and operating?
 
Two directors; Keri Lewis and Aly Bradford own and operate this gym which is headed into its 7th season of operation. 

Describe your athletes in one word.

If our athletes could be distilled down to one word it would be 'committed' we are constantly inspired by the drive that our kids must be the best they can possibly be for their team. But our athletes are so much more than that. We strive to bring character development into each of our practices and stories throughout each season in each team. Some other traits that come to mind are: kind, hard working, respectful, and supportive.

What are your proudest club accomplishments or achievements that you'd like to highlight?
 
We are so proud of how far the program has come and how much our athletes have accomplished. The highlight reel includes several division titles over the course of 4 years of Sea to Sky Championships - this is an international competition in Vancouver and is often the largest event of the year each year. Our teams have qualified for the Summit Championships in Florida on 4 different occasions and was headed to that stage in May of this year before the event was unfortunately canceled. We also have represented Canada at the Global Games in Hawaii in 2019 and proudly won the Team Sportsmanship Award in 2020 at a large Varsity competition in Vancouver. If you want to checkout a few of our titles, just come by the gym to see our walls covered in banners and accolades. We love to post these up as a reminder of the journey of each team who has contributed to their accumulation - we know it is a bit cliché but it really is more about the journey than it is the end result!

What has your club been working on lately? 
 
We were so excited this year to be headed to the Summit Championship because our goal this year was to have our senior level 2 team make it to finals of that major competition in Florida. We know that this will have to be postponed for a while until travel is possible again but that is a goal of ours for sure!

One of our goals as a gym is to move into creating a level 5 team which is eligible for the 'World Championships,' a competition that is reserved for the highest levels in the sport. We currently offer teams for levels 1-4 but have been training hard for a jump into level 5! 

What is an inspiring moment that you've witnessed from one of your athletes?

One of the most inspiring things I see is an athlete working hard to gain tumbling skills back that they have lost for any given reason. Often when athletes grow quickly or have an injury, coming back and performing a skill confidently that they used to have is suddenly extremely difficult mentally. You can imagine how frustrating it can be to be suddenly unable to do something you once could without thinking twice about it!

How do people connect with the club to learn more and get involved? 

We are always happy to welcome new members to our 'Freeze Fam' and to get involved first - and find out all the latest updates by following us on Facebook and Instagram (@freezeathletics) and then check out our current schedule and class offerings at freezeathletics.com or email us with any questions at freezeathletics@gmail.com
There are no silly questions, and we absolutely have a program for you - get ready to fall into your new favorite sport!!

Sincerely,

Kamloops Sports Council