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 [...]

4 05, 2020

Heart of a Champion: Ruth Hamblin

By |2020-05-04T12:18:41-05:00May 4th, 2020|

Meet Ruth Hamblin. A Canadian pro basketball star, BC native, Oregon State alumni, eighteenth overall pick in the 2016 WNBA draft, a force of nature, and follower of Christ.  It is no question that Hamblin is a great athlete, but that’s not the only thing that is special about her. When asked how her faith [...]

1 04, 2020

Heart of a Champion: Marek Klassen

By |2020-04-01T15:56:46-05:00April 1st, 2020|

Have you wondered how athletes are responding to the COVID-19 crisis? AIA sat down with AIA Basketball alum, Marek Klassen, to talk about how he was managing. Klassen, who spent several summers coaching AIA Basketball camps in addition to attending an AIA men’s basketball tour to Germany in 2013, recently completed his fifth year in [...]

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 [...]