BURNABY — It’s hard to remember a span of time over the entire 55-year history of Simon Fraser athletics as emotionally charged as these past three days.
Hello once again to all B.C high school student-athletes, as well as your parents, and the entire community of coaches, athletic directors and administrators around our great province.This is our last call for names for the 14th annual Varsity Letters’ B.C. Recruits List, a project which had its genesis back in the spring of 2006 […]
PORT COQUITLAM — Anthony Ciolfitto asked a simple question, yet the answer he received spoke volumes about one of the most enduring teacher-coaches in B.C. high school sports history.“It was maybe four years ago, and he and I were having a conversation about retirement,” the former principal at Riverside Secondary remembers of a casual chat […]
BURNABY — Its campus may enjoy a lofty perch atop Burnaby Mountain, yet like the rest of the NCAA’s 1,200-plus member schools across the continent, the Simon Fraser Clan are trying their best to find the rays of sunlight obscured by the cloudy and uncertain skies of the COVID-19 pandemic.On Tuesday, Simon Fraser athletic director […]
NORTH DELTA — No one can escape a future full of unknowns, especially these days, but the best way to brace for its inevitable challenges as you set out on a journey is to gain strength from the collective embrace of the neighbourhood which helped define you.For North Delta Secondary’s 2019 grad Suraj Gahir, such […]
VANCOUVER — The Canada West’s winter conference seasons had a start date late enough to dodge the hammer of COVID-19 cancellations which fell hard last week on its fall sports cousins in football, men’s and women’s soccer, field hockey and women’s rugby 15sYet with the deadline for official word on a best-case Jan. 1 conference […]
TSAWWASSEN — It may have been the shortest and the quietest B.C. senior girls high school soccer season on record, yet its voice seemed to be within constant ear-shot of one its most passionate advocates.“Every time we had a game, I’d look at the schedule, and I’d think ‘Oh we should be playing right now,’” […]
LANGLEY — Theirs was a season which was ended in its infancy back in March.Yet while the B.C. boys high school rugby graduating Class of 2020 didn’t get a chance to experience the tests of league, playoff and provincial matches due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there was no doubting its heart and its skill.That’s why […]
NORTH DELTA — Welcome back to Varsity Letters – The Podcast for June 9, 2020. Big news this week in the world of Canadian university sports means we’ll welcome three guests to the pod this week! Joining us will be UBC Director of Athletics Kavie Toor, longtime Trinity Wester University head women’s soccer coach Graham […]
VANCOUVER — The first cancelled UBC football season in 76 years, and just the third over its 96-year history.