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 [...]

18 08, 2017

AIA Volleyball’s trip to Paraguay takes unexpected, miraculous turn

By |2017-12-12T13:43:36-04:00August 18th, 2017|Tags: |

In a small church building in Paraguay with white walls, white tile floors, and white plastic chairs, a couple dozen people are gathered together. Most of them are clustered around a man named Caesar, who is sitting in a chair at the front of the church. For four years, he’s been completely blind. Slowly, he’s [...]

4 08, 2017

Sport camps create a loving and active environment in First Nations communities

By |2017-09-22T15:45:40-04:00August 4th, 2017|Tags: |

Dallas Williams, Director of Manitoba Athletes in Action Sports Camps, is passionate about people, sport and the Gospel. This summer, Williams has the opportunity to run basketball, volleyball, and multi-sport camps in his home province. “It is not only Northern Manitoba where we do the program,” Williams explains. “It is virtually anywhere there are Native [...]

6 06, 2017

Physical and spiritual muscles strengthened during Eastern Canada’s National Training Camp

By |2018-03-13T12:55:40-04:00June 6th, 2017|Tags: |

OTTAWA, Ont. – After six days of intense competition at National Training Camp (NTC), staff and students were ready to take a long nap. “It was the craziest, hardest thing I’ve ever done!” said Marilyn Grammenopoulos, a women’s soccer midfielder recently graduated from York University. In addition to some well-earned R&R, students were given a [...]

23 05, 2017

AIA Soccer kicks off Ethiopia tour

By |2018-03-13T12:59:13-04:00May 23rd, 2017|Tags: |

What if you could use your passion for sport to help change the world? That is the question Athletes in Action has been posing to soccer players throughout Canada, encouraging them to see how sports can make an impact off the field. Some of those players will be joining Athletes in Action staff as they [...]

10 04, 2017

A visit to Israel brings the Bible to life for CFL players and chaplains

By |2018-03-13T13:01:48-04:00April 10th, 2017|Tags: |

In early February, a group of Athletes in Action chaplains, members of their families, and two players from the CFL, traveled to Israel to tour symbolic Christian and Jewish sites. It was an opportunity to bring stories from the Bible to life in a unique way and it had a powerful impact on everyone who [...]

30 03, 2017

University retreat reveals lessons in life and love

By |2018-03-13T13:03:52-04:00March 30th, 2017|Tags: |

OMEMEE, Ont. – Tucked in a small village of nearly 1,500 people, God revealed that He can be a source of hope for all nations. Athletes in Action (AIA) Canada held its annual Eastern Retreat on March 24-26, an event dedicated to uniting AIA campus programs across Ontario and Quebec. Located at the Mill Stream [...]

23 03, 2017

Olympic chaplain lays groundwork in South Korea

By |2018-03-13T13:05:08-04:00March 23rd, 2017|Tags: |

With preparation for the 2018 Winter Olympics in full swing, Athletes in Action chaplain Steve Sellers made his way over to South Korea. Sellers set out to discuss chaplaincy in the Olympic Village with the Korean Olympic Organizing Committee and to minister to the speed skaters and luge athletes who were competing in the World [...]