Canadian Sport School Victoria

Canada’s rising star student-athletes to meet media to discuss their seasons and future plans

With its eighth year of operation nearly completed, Canadian Sport School Victoria (CSS Victoria) is hosting its annual Media Day on Thursday, May 23rd between 11:30am and 12:30pm.

CSS Victoria Media Day is an opportunity for the 29 students from the 2018-19 cohort to discuss their successes over this season and, for the 15 graduating students, to talk about the next steps in their athletic and academic careers.

Highlights for this year include Riley Pickrell (Cycling) Casey Garrison (Cycling) and Georgia Cameron (Weightlifting) all medaling at their respective Junior National Championships this year. Then, earlier this month, Spencer Thomas and Tai Kilpatrick helped their Victoria City Rowing Club Under 19 Men’s eight Rowing crew win gold at the prestigious Windermere Cup in Washington State. The last time VCRC won the U19 Men’s eight was in 2004.

The complete list of graduating student-athletes, along with their post-secondary plans, is listed below:

First Name Last Name Sport School Club/Affiliation Post-Secondary Plans
Georgia Cameron Weightlifting SIDES Siemens Weightlifting/ Team BC University of Victoria
Luke De Greeff Volleyball Lambrick Park Seaside Volleyball York University (Ontario)
Jake Dziwenka Soccer Claremont Vancouver Island Wave University of Northern BC
Casey Garrison Cycling Reynolds Tripleshot Cycling Club/ Team BC Gap Year to Train Full Time
Ali Henderson Softball Belmont Victoria Devils Fastball Association Grayson College (Texas)
Maki Jenner Field Lacrosse Claremont Team BC University of Denver
Riley Pickrell Cycling Claremont Trek Red Truck Cycling Team/Team Canada TBD
Joshua Elbourne Rugby Esquimalt James Bay Rugby Club Crandall University (New Brunswick)
Amelia Gordon Rugby Oak Bay Castaway Wanderers/Team BC University of British Columbia
Isaac Swan Lacrosse Belmont Victoria Shamrocks/Team BC Lewis University (Illinois)
Tai Kilpatrick Rowing Reynolds Vic City Rowing Club University of Victoria
Emma Letkeman Volleyball Pacific Christian School Victoria Volleyball Association Red Deer College (Alberta)
Marissa Murray Rowing Claremont Gorge Narrows Rowing Club University of Texas at Austin
Spencer Thomas Rowing Claremont Vic City Rowing Club Gap Year to Train Full Time
Cordel Tromp Field Hockey SMUS Lynx Field Hockey Club/ Team BC University of Victoria


The Canadian Sport School is an important initiative of the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific, delivered in partnership with PacificSport and Engage Sport North or viaSport Regional Alliance. With campuses located in Victoria, Kelowna, and Prince George, the program provides assistance for secondary school aged student-athletes who are balancing their educational and training demands.

The complete list of student-athletes in Canadian Sport School Victoria for 2018-19 is below:

Name School Sport(s) Grade
Cormick Brown Lambrick Park Basketball 10
Megan Barnes Maria Montessori Cycling 11
Mira Calder Claremont Judo and Rowing 9
Georgia Cameron SIDES Weightlifting 12
Jayden Cull Belmont Baseball 11
Luke De Greeff Lambrick Park Volleyball 12
Jake Dziwenka Claremont Soccer 12
Joshua Elbourne Esquimalt Rugby 12
Casey Garrison Reynolds Cycling 12
Amelia Gordon Oak Bay Rugby 12
Keegan Hall Belmont Weightlifting and Rugby 11
Ali Henderson Belmont Softball 12
Payton Henderson Claremont Softball 10
Libby Hogg Oak Bay Field Hockey and Rugby 11
Maki Jenner Claremont Lacrosse 12
Tori Kalyniuk SIDES Speed Skating and Cycling 11
Emma Letkeman Pacific Christian School Volleyball 12
Tai Kilpatrick Reynolds Rowing 12
Conor Loughnane SIDES Athletics 11
Eric Luchies St. Andrews Baseball 11
Marissa Murray Claremont Rowing 12
Eva Person Stelly’s Basketball and Volleyball 10
Riley Pickrell Claremont Cycling 12
Peyton Stonehouse-Smith Spectrum Speed Skating 11
Nora Struchtrup Oak Bay Field Hockey 11
Isaac Swan Belmont Lacrosse 12
Spencer Thomas Claremont Rowing 12
Cordel Tromp SMUS Field Hockey 12
Amelia Wells Reynolds Cross Country Ski 11


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Jennifer Joyce

Lead, Canadian Sport School

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Noah Wheelock

Manager, Communications & I.T.

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