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29 06, 2022

A Man of the World, to the Man of God: Jon Risto

By |2022-06-29T14:07:33-05:00June 29th, 2022|

From a man of the world, to a man of God and student leader with Athletes in Action at the University of Saskatchewan. The Lord had his hand on the life of wrestler Jon Risto, from the beginning.  Jon, a product of Wetaskiwin, Alberta grew up in a Christian home. He accepted Jesus at a [...]

26 05, 2022

National Training Camp 2022: He Is Good

By |2022-11-15T17:18:06-05:00May 26th, 2022|

God at Work God was at work in the hearts of athletes from across Canada, at the first in-person Athletes in Action National Training Camp in over two years. 30 men and women from universities spanning from Quebec to the West Coast, descended on a Southern Alberta Bible Camp for a five day immersion in [...]

12 04, 2022

Letting His Light Shine: Luc Smith

By |2022-05-26T16:27:23-05:00April 12th, 2022|

Matthew 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. Luc Smith is living these words, from the mouth of Jesus, shining his light as a leader with the University of Alberta Golden Bears.  Smith, [...]

28 02, 2022

Heart of a Champion: Dan Hamhuis

By |2022-02-28T14:05:36-05:00February 28th, 2022|

1 Peter 1:9 - But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. Dan Hamhuis has reached the pinnacle of athletics, Olympic gold medalist, over 1100 [...]

16 02, 2022

Corban Knight: Playing For Canada

By |2022-02-28T10:40:03-05:00February 16th, 2022|

“Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be added to you.” Corban Knight, three time NCAA Champion, nine year professional in the AHL, NHL and KHL, Gagarin Cup Champion in the KHL, and now Canadian Olympian, has his eyes set above. Corban and Team Canada have just finished competing at [...]

11 06, 2019

University of Ottawa Athletes Find Hope in Tragedy

By |2019-06-11T15:36:41-05:00June 11th, 2019|

Over the last few years, the University of Ottawa’s athletes have walked through the deaths of two of their own, a woman on the hockey team and a men’s football player. But in tragedy there’s hope, and on Ottawa’s campus an opportunity for AIA to show up and be present for the athletes. Through these [...]

31 10, 2018

Make life-changing camp stories possible: Shamattawa & Serpent River

By |2018-11-01T10:32:14-05:00October 31st, 2018|Tags: |

Shamattawa As soon as you set foot in Shamattawa, you can see brokenness in the community. Houses are painted with graffiti, windows are smashed, and trucks with slashed tires are left abandoned. I had no idea what to expect. The first day we were there we had only a few younger kids show up. These [...]

29 10, 2018

Making life-changing camp stories possible: Ottawa’s Eastview Baptist

By |2018-11-05T15:41:36-05:00October 29th, 2018|Tags: |

“I think it’s a good reminder that even in areas where we feel weakest, God can use us to build His kingdom.” Where humans see challenges that may seem impossible, God shows opportunities for growth and connection that only happen through him. Language differences are no barrier for God. At a camp in Ottawa this [...]

16 10, 2018

Friends, thanks to you, kids across Canada had a life-changing week!

By |2020-03-31T18:20:37-05:00October 16th, 2018|Tags: |

This summer, 3366 kids had the most impactful week of their summer and 20 coaches had their dream summer job. When the government denied us funding, our leadership team took a leap of faith by hiring 20 of the best student coaches in Canada. Our generous donors helped our staff point nearly [...]