9 02, 2017

Bringing God the glory in defeat

By |2018-03-13T13:20:48-04:00February 9th, 2017|Tags: |

Picture this: a team has worked the entire season to get to Nationals; they are prepared and more than capable of taking home the gold medal; but, they get knocked out in the semi final, losing to their biggest rival, and losing any chance of winning gold. In devastating defeats, how can we as athletes [...]

8 11, 2016

Chaplains provide spiritual leadership to the CFL

By |2018-02-15T16:22:37-04:00November 8th, 2016|Tags: |

When you’re an athlete, so much of who you are can get wrapped up in what happens on the field, court, or ice. This is especially true for professional athletes, whose sports are also their workplace. That’s why so many CFL players feel blessed to have a chaplain with the team. Every CFL team has [...]

30 09, 2016

Emily Schaefer can’t lose when wrestling for something greater

By |2018-03-13T13:24:13-04:00September 30th, 2016|Tags: |

Back in February, as the Brock University wrestling team captured their 5th consecutive CIS championship, Emily Schaefer found herself sitting atop the podium after winning gold in the 59kg weight class. “Making the decision to go to Brock was pretty easy; they’re one of the best wrestling programs in the nation, and having the opportunity [...]

15 09, 2016

Despite missing the Olympics, Philip Osei keeps the faith

By |2018-02-15T16:27:38-04:00September 15th, 2016|Tags: |

Like many of you, Philip Osei spent the last couple weeks watching the Rio Olympics, cheering on Team Canada. Unlike you, Osei was not meant to just be watching the Games; he was meant to be there, competing in the 400 meter dash. He watched Wayde van Niekerk crush Michael Johnson’s 400 meter record from [...]

17 08, 2016

Rudy Verhoeff quietly serves for Canada’s men’s volleyball

By |2018-03-13T13:25:40-04:00August 17th, 2016|Tags: |

Canada barely qualified for the Olympics in men’s volleyball, sneaking in with a five-set win over China in the Olympic Qualification tournament in June. It’s the first Olympic appearance in men’s indoor volleyball for Canada in 24 years, but the team is clearly not satisfied with just being there. The 12th-ranked Canada ended up in the “Group of [...]

21 06, 2016

Football opens doors in Cree communities

By |2018-02-15T16:29:32-04:00June 21st, 2016|Tags: |

12 years ago, Paul Racine helped introduce football to the Cree communities in northern Quebec. Now, helping the youth of the James Bay Cree has become one of his passions. The youth pastor and football coach helped lead football camps organized by Gordon Hudson, a former professional football player with the Ottawa Rough Riders. They were joined by coaches and [...]

21 06, 2016

Faith helps Canada’s fastest woman race to Rio

By |2018-02-15T16:30:36-04:00June 21st, 2016|Tags: |

Khamica Bingham’s OIympic dream began when Perdita Felicien’s ended. One of Canada’s medal hopefuls in the 2016 Summer Olympics was initially inspired by one of Canada’s greatest Olympic disappointments. At the 2004 Olympics, Perdita was the favourite to win gold in the 100m hurdles, but in the final, she hit the first hurdle and crashed [...]

21 06, 2016

Grey Cup champion knows the true meaning of victory on and off the field

By |2018-02-15T16:31:31-04:00June 21st, 2016|Tags: |

What would you do if you went 0-24 in the first three years of your university athletic career? For David Beard, a former University of Alberta Golden Bears football player and now an offensive lineman for the Edmonton Eskimos football club, this was his reality. Growing up in the Edmonton area, David was excited about [...]