The Province’s Head of the Class 2017: Sophie de Goede

SOPHIE DE GOEDE RUGBY/BASKETBALL SCHOOL: Oak Bay (Victoria) FRESHMAN’S FUTURE: Queen’s Her dad captained Canada at the first Rugby World Cup. Her mom was the first captain of the Canadian women’s rugby team. With that kind of lineage, it’s no cliche to say that Sophie de Goede was born to play rugby. What’s fact is that the…

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CANADIAN SPORT SCHOOL GRADUATES TAKE NEXT STEP IN ATHLETIC CAREERS

Victoria, BC – The Canadian Sport School recognized its seven graduating student-athletes during a “Signing Day” celebration on Wednesday at the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific’s campus at PISE. The celebration comes just days after program alumni Caroline Crossley and Charity Williams earned silver medals with the Canadian women’s rugby sevens team at the Canada 7s in…

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Vikes Performance Tour Opens Door for Keaton Gudz

Ken Mariash’s goal in establishing the Bayview Place Vikes Performance Tour was creating a vehicle for local golfers to eventually compete at a higher level. So it was with great pride that the Bayview Place owner and local entrepreneur shared in the confirmations of Isaac Weintraub, Keaton Gudz and Nolan Thoroughgood as exemption earners into…

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Canadian Sports School Launching Pad for Athletes

That is the opportunity offered by the Canadian Sports School in Victoria, where elite young athletes spend the afternoons in both academic and physical training, following mornings at their respective high schools. The five-year-old program, with 30 students from Grade 10-12, is under the auspices of School District 62 and operated by the Canadian Sport…

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CSS Grads Begin Next Chapter in Athletic Careers

The Canadian Sport School (CSS) graduates seven high school student-athletes this year, and all of them are planning an exciting future in their respective sports. The school splits time evenly between academics and athletics. It’s a system that graduating student-athlete Sophie de Goede called ‘life changing’. De Goede will be attending Queens University next fall…

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