Pictured from left: Spencer Siemens (Viking representative) donating basketballs to Evelyn Dickson school (represented by principal Eugene Marks) as a token of appreciation for use of their facility for the hoop camp week.

Pictured from left: Spencer Siemens (Viking representative) donating basketballs to Evelyn Dickson school (represented by principal Eugene Marks) as a token of appreciation for use of their facility for the hoop camp week.

Viking Elementary Hoop Camp is a learning experience for all

The 24th annual camp held at Evelyn Dickson School March 14 -18 had something to teach everyone involved from the organizer to the student coaches to the participants.

The 24th annual camp held at Evelyn Dickson School March 14 -18 had something to teach everyone involved from the organizer to the student coaches to the participants.

The elementary students learned about some of the “FUNdamentals” of sport with a basketball perspective.

These included leadership, team work, fitness and skills.

The Viking players tried on their coaching shoes to pass some of their knowledge on to the younger players. With almost 30 participants, the gym at Evelyn Dickson was close to capacity for the various events, drills and contests throughout the week.

Congratulations to all the camp participants for showing tremendous enthusiasm and improvement during the week leading up to their spring break.

Thank you to all the staff at our elementary schools for helping their students hear about the camp and get registered for it. A special word of appreciation for Eugene Marks, the regular gym user groups and the staff at Evelyn Dickson School for helping us host the event at their school.

Congratulations to all the game and contest participants and winners.

Siera Stringer, Keyta O’Meara, Lynnaea Horasti, Madisyn Mackinlay,

Mikhaila Moritz, Gracie Schneider, Isabelle Turgeon, Kiara Lobelle,

Kimberly McGregor, Mica Kells, Abby Delisle, Mathew Hanson, Luke Fehr, Wyatt Thiessen, Dylan Boon, Justin van Andel, Lief Martin, Samuel Albertson, Hunter Floris, Marcus Nooski, Dawson Clapperton, Tanner Dykstra, Aiden Lennie, Parker Mowat, Quin Wall, Tyrell McComb, Bradley Bieganski, Chance Harper, Caleb Unruh, Jacob Hascarl, Robert Underhill.

The camp team tournament winning team:Viking Elementary Hoop Camp is a learning experience for all.

Coaches: Landon Brophy, Connor Nielson, Torrin Lytle.

Players: Abbey Delisle, Keta O”Meara, Isabelle Turgeon, Bradley Bieganski, Hunter Floris, Parker Mowat, Robert Underhill, Caleb Unruh.

The camp foul shot champions are: Junior girls: Keyta O’Meara. Junior boys: Samuel Albertson. Senior girls: Kimberly McGregor. Senior boys: Tanner Dykstra.

Well done to all that were involved.

There will be some upcoming spring basketball activity in our community as well with the start up of club teams.

Registration and practice times will be announced soon. Among others, there are age group tournaments in various locations including Kamloops, Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Calgary, and Maui for under 13, under 15 and under 17 divisions. Contact Vaughn Mueller (567-9005) or Gary Simrose (567-5251).