NI Athlete of the Month

NI Athlete of the Month

NI Athlete of the Month |  Selkirk Thompson  | Soccer

Congratulations to Selkirk Thompson who is this month’s North Island IGNITE athlete.  Selkirk is a very dedicated athlete who attends every training sessions, works hard each and every day, and is very focused on becoming a stronger athlete. He has a wonderful positive attitude and is always encouraging to his training partners.  His technique and strength has greatly improved over the past 2 years, and he is looking stronger each and every day while playing soccer.  Congratulations Selkirk.

IGNITE Athlete Development Program Part of the Game

IGNITE Athlete Development Program Part of the Game

14 year old Kyra Gillette has been training in the sport of Karate for more than half of her young life. In 2017 she took two gold medals at the Canada Open Karate Championships and a bronze at the Karate World Championships at the Olympic Oval in September.  Gillette competes at the national and international level in Karate and credits the Mid Island IGNITE Athlete Development Program with making her “stronger and more prepared.”

Coaches Week 2017

Coaches Week 2017

National Coaches Week is part of an initiative of ViaSport and PacificSport VI are planning an exciting week of events!

Coaches Week is September 23 - October 1, 2017 - REGISTER NOW!

PacificSport is proud to provide NCCP Training for $10/course (except High Five) during Coaches Week within National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) along with workshops provided by our regional sport and SportHealth partners.  

Our 2017 courses

Line Robert

Line Robert

Sports have always played an important role in Line’s life. Inspired by the 1976 Montreal Olympics, she competed in swimming at the National level during her teen years and played rugby for Vanier College. Line is also a certified coach in swimming, soccer, skiing, and cross country skiing, and has worked with youth and Masters teams in Quebec and B.C. A law graduate from the University de Montreal, Line is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Island Coastal Economic Trust and serves on the VIU School of Business Advisory Board.

LeadForward Grant

LeadForward Grant

The LeadForward Grant: Advancing Balanced Representation in Sport aims to strengthen balanced leadership for female coaches, officials or organizational staff throughout B.C. by supporting their training, education, and policy development opportunities.

Through this grant, viaSport is interested in supporting organizations that understand how actively developing diverse and inclusive leaders is fundamental to delivering positive sport experiences.

BC Ferries Sport Experience Program

BC Ferries Sport Experience Program

Through the BC Ferries Sport Experience Program, BC Ferries and viaSport provide travel support to eligible not-for-profit sport organizations and athletes.

Vouchers may be used by athletes traveling to compete in international events, national championships, western Canadian championships, provincial championships or selection camps hosted in British Columbia (does not include pre-season, tournaments, regular season league or event play).

Who can apply?

Applications may be submitted, individually or for a group, by the following:

Bike Camp | Brechin Elementary School August 27 - 31, 2018

Bike Camp | Brechin Elementary School August 27 - 31, 2018

Ages 8 - 13

9am - 12pm | August 27 - 31, 2018

Brechin Elementary School

Cost is $30/per person for all 5 days

Come ride with us! Join one of the Pacific Sport Instructors for a week of road safety, trail riding, getting wet, games and having fun. All levels of rider are welcome! A helmet is required. If your child does not have a bike, no worries! We will work to provide one for them.  Ideally a campers bike will have multiple gears for those Nanaimo hills.  We recommended kids bring a snack and water.

Bike Camp - Cedar Community Secondary School July 30 - Aug 3, 2018

Bike Camp - Cedar Community Secondary School July 30 - Aug 3, 2018

Bike Camp | Cedar Community Secondary School

Ages 8 - 13

9am - 12pm |  July 30 - August 3, 2018

Cost: 30/person for all 5 days

Come ride with us! Join one of the Pacific Sport Instructors for a week of road safety, trail riding, getting wet, games and having fun. Campers must be able to ride without training wheels. Bring a helmet that fits and ideally a bike with multiple gears for those Nanaimo hills.  We recommended kids bring a snack and water. 

Bike Camp | Cedar Community Secondary July 9 - 11, 2018

Bike Camp | Cedar Community Secondary July 9 - 11, 2018

Bike Camp | Cedar Community Secondary School

Ages 8 - 13

9am - 12pm |  July 9 - 11, 2018

Cost: 30/person for all 5 days

Come ride with us! Join one of the Pacific Sport Instructors for a week of road safety, trail riding, getting wet, games and having fun. Campers must be able to ride without training wheels. Bring a helmet that fits and ideally a bike with multiple gears for those Nanaimo hills.  We recommended kids bring a snack and water. 

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