Welcome to the Varsity Letters podcast for Thursday, June 4.
Today we welcome UBC Thunderbirds head track and field coach Laurier Primeau back to the podcast to chat about the state of the sport and the loss of the spring season following his program’s dual win at the 2019 NAIA national championships.
Laurier also reflects on B.C.’s graduating Class of 2020 high school seniors, a special two-sport recruit headed to his program, and the influence of his late high school coach Dave Nichols.
But before any of that, we address the world’s pressing story, discussing last week’s killing of George Floyd and the power of sport to address our most serious issues, including racism.
As well, I introduce the podcast by speaking about the powerful video released Wednesday featuring UNBC basketball player and Prince George Secondary grad Tyrell Laing.
Over the past week, we have struggled to find the right words.— UNBC Athletics (@UNBCATHLETICS) June 3, 2020
In times of tragedy and vulnerability, voices emerge. Often, those voices belong to young leaders. They help us better understand. @UNBCBasketball's Tyrell Laing decided to share his heart.
WATCH THIS VIDEO.#BLM pic.twitter.com/vj054zsFAO
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