31 10, 2018

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

By |2018-11-01T10:32:14+00:00October 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+00:00October 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 |2018-11-01T10:35:08+00:00October 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 [...]

19 04, 2018

Brooklyn Nets, Jeremy Lin uses his time in Canada for a greater purpose

By |2018-05-01T22:07:43+00:00April 19th, 2018|Tags: |

On Easter Sunday, Athletes in Action had the privilege of hosting the “The Total Athlete” event that featured NBA player, Jeremy Lin, of the Brooklyn Nets. Lin, had spent the past six months participating in physical therapy at Fortius, a rehab centre located in Burnaby, BC. During the opening game of the season, Jeremy suffered [...]

27 03, 2018

Coaching for Life conference sparks an awakening experience

By |2018-04-26T19:16:35+00:00March 27th, 2018|Tags: |

“I was moved by the kids true innocence, the smiles they bring out of you, their laughter, and how active they are on the field … I had to look up to the heavens and say, ‘Thank you, Lord - how can this be?’ it was priceless.” Raz El-Asmar, passionately shares about his experience in [...]

11 12, 2017

Athletes in Action welcomes new National Director

By |2018-03-20T12:59:58+00:00December 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+00:00December 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+00:00August 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+00:00August 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 [...]