14 06, 2019

We The North!

By |2019-06-14T19:56:28-04:00June 14th, 2019|

“Basketball has come full circle in Canada. It was invented by a Canadian, the first NBA game was in Toronto, and now [we’ve won] an NBA Championship.” Adam Silver - NBA Commissioner   The Toronto Raptors are the 2019 NBA Champions! As the entire country of Canada looked on, the Toronto Raptors defeated the Golden [...]

11 05, 2019

Mexico Day 2: Our First Days

By |2019-05-18T01:14:08-04:00May 11th, 2019|Tags: , , |

We have finally arrived in Mexico after an long day of travelling overnight. Thank you for your prayers as our full team has arrived altogether safely from Canada,  United States, Colombia, Mexico and Panama.   Our team consists of Heather (AIA tour director), Marietta (AIA staff and athletic therapist), Janae (Calgary), Gillian (Toronto), Amanda (Minnesota), [...]

10 05, 2019

NTC Wrap Up: Finishing Well

By |2019-05-10T12:03:33-04:00May 10th, 2019|

Ask any retired athlete what they miss most and the answer is not often the game, the crowds, or the competition, but rather the locker room. Namely, the team, the brotherhood/sisterhood, the camaraderie and the feeling of belonging. There is something sacred about enduring a season of sport together, it is a fellowship that cannot [...]

31 10, 2018

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

By |2018-11-01T10:32:14-04:00October 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 |2018-11-05T15:41:36-04:00October 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 [...]

21 03, 2018

Eastern retreat introduces Paul and Roslynn Ballard

By |2018-03-22T11:09:13-04:00March 21st, 2018|

Paul and Roslynn have been on staff with Athletes in Action for 11 years. They started their AIA journey in South Africa where Paul played professional soccer, and the two of them developed the ministry for the 2010 World Cup. After moving from SA, Paul continued to play professionally while they also helped establish AIA [...]

20 03, 2018

Prairies retreat introduces speaker Isaiah Green

By |2018-03-21T14:50:22-04:00March 20th, 2018|

As a man of sports, Isaiah has played for the Toronto Argonauts (CFL), Buffalo Bills, Indianapolis Colts and Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2012-2014. He is a former Fresno State Bulldog player who graduated in 2011 with a B.A. degree in Communications. Originally from South Central Los Angeles and raised by a [...]

11 12, 2017

Athletes in Action welcomes new National Director

By |2018-03-20T12:59:58-04:00December 11th, 2017|Tags: |

Athletes in Action Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Dave Klassen as the ministry’s new National Director. After a prayerful assessment and selection process by the Power to Change Ministries Executive Leadership Team, the decision to commission Dave to lead Athletes in Action into its 44th season of ministry was unanimous. “Dave Klassen [...]

10 12, 2017

Canadian Bobsledder Melissa Lotholz on success, faith, and making history

By |2017-12-12T13:45:46-04:00December 10th, 2017|Tags: |

So the unsteady start to her bobsleigh career last season was difficult to take. Racing as a rookie with two-time Olympic gold medalist Kaillie Humphries, expectations were high, but they didn’t win a single World Cup race, and missed the podium entirely four times, sliding to a seventh place finish at the World Championships. “Being [...]

21 08, 2017

East Vancouver kids experience New Beginnings with athletic development camp

By |2017-09-22T15:44:52-04:00August 21st, 2017|Tags: |

Adversity is an inevitable part of life. But something that I have been learning is that the things we go through and the lessons we learn were never intended to be just for us. When I met Fawnda Bullshields I was reminded of the power in our stories and the way that God can use [...]