Junior Tigers Update: September 23, 2022

Good luck to all of the Tigers who are participating in the Vancouver Spirit Run this upcoming Sunday, September 25. This event takes place at beautiful Jericho Beach, and will showcase the talents of runners from the ages of 8 all the way up to the Masters age groups. If the weather forecast holds true, it is going to be a fantastic day!!!

On Friday, September 23, our Grade 7B team will compete in the St. John’s School Dig-It Tournament. This all-day event will be filled with a lot of fun, learning, bumping and serving. The team will be accompanied by coaches Sarah Szak and Monique Marcotte. 

During this past week, our other three volleyball teams all took to the court for an early season test. The Grade 5s traveled to Stratford Hall and came away with a ton of experience playing Atomic Tripleball. Early season games are both a challenge and a blessing. On one hand, the team has very little experience to pull from, and on the other hand, they now have a much greater understanding of what a game looks and feels like.

The Grade 6 team traveled to Mulgrave and put on an excellent exhibition of volleyball, especially considering their lack of practices to this point. They easily defeated the Titans and are eager to play in their next game on October 6.

Finally, our Grade 7A team played in their first league game of the season, traveling to Mulgrave School. Understandably, the players (and coaches) were nervous. Nonetheless, the Tigers defeated the Titans in two straight games (25-19, 27-25) to claim the match. Well done!

Junior Tigers Update: September 15, 2022

After a one-day delay due to the poor air quality, the Cross Country Running team held their first practice on Wednesday. The energy from our 90 athletes and six coaches is amazing. Everyone is pumped up to show the spirit and have a great season. Our team is scheduled to compete in four races this Fall, with our first competition happening in less than two weeks. On Sunday, September 25, our Cross Country Running team will participate in the Vancouver Spirit Run at Jericho Beach. Following the Spirit Run, our team will turn around and race again in the WPGA Cross-Country Festival at Jericho Beach. The team is loaded with potential, and we are looking forward to a fantastic season.

Thank you to our coaches Kiera Pearkes, Erin Krahn, Sam Banfield, Alison Waterhouse, Jackie McCallister, and Madeleine Abbot for their time and energy. A big Thank You to Lela Ling, who is once again leading the charge as our Head Coach. 

Volleyball is off to a very fast start this year. Both our Grade 5 (31 students) team and our Grade 6 (24 students) team have their first games of the season next week. It is going to be so much fun. The Grade 7 teams are wrapping up their selection process, and both of those teams are also playing next week. Combined, these four teams have 84 students participating! Games and practices will continue until the end of October. Keep your eye on this space for results and updates.

These teams are well supported by some excellent coaches. Melissa Kanavos and Carly Trinder (Grade 5), Zuri Scrivens and Kate Anthony (Grade 6), Danika Murray and Sarah Szak (Grade 7B), and Monique Marcotte and Kerri Read (Grade 7A). In addition, we continue to be supported by the statement “Tradition Never Graduates” as each team is also guided and supported by some excellent Senior School student coaches.