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CSS Victoria is up and running with twenty-seven student-athletes from the Greater Victoria area

Canadian Sport School Victoria (CSS Victoria) is pleased to announce that it will be returning for the 2020-21 school year with 27 student-athletes attending.

The Canadian Sport School, which is a program of Canadian Sport Institute Pacific, will be entering its tenth year of operation and was delayed by one month for this year in order to ensure new safety measures have been implemented with regards to COVID.

The class for 2020-21 includes 13 new students and 14 returnees, two of whom are in their third year at CSS Victoria. Students range from grades 10-12 from 10 different schools across the Capital Regional District (CRD).

This year’s cohort of student-athletes represents 13 different sports, from Artistic Gymnastics to Weightlifting, with eight students as dual-sport athletes.

Just one of this year’s standouts, returning student Olivia Boulding, a grade 11 student from Claremont who is in her second year at CSS Victoria, is partaking in the first ever National Excellence Program for Volleyball at the Richmond Oval.

Some of the safety precautions being implement for this year due to COVID-19 include: Daily temperature checks and screening for the student-athletes; Smaller training groups (maximum eight athletes); All coaches wearing masks; and, Cleaning stations at each training station.

Other operational changes for 2020-21 include: All academics being taught virtually; Strength days will take place at Transform Sports in Saanich instead of at PISE, as in previous years; Gymnastics is weekly instead of bi-weekly, and will take place at Inspire Sports; and, Sprint training is weekly instead of bi-weekly, at will take place at Canadian Sport Institute Pacific’s Victoria campus at PISE.

Student-athletes in Canadian Sport School Victoria for 2020-21 (new student-athletes highlighted in green):

Name Sport School Grade
Olivia Andulajevic Volleyball/ Soccer Stelly’s 11
Alex Barlee Soccer/ Track & Field Spectrum 10
Katie Bentley Field Hockey/ Soccer Oak Bay 11
Olivia Boulding Volleyball Claremont 11
Cormick  Brown Basketball Lambrick Park 12
Reece Carter Tennis SIDES/NIDES 11
Taine Clague Rugby Lambrick Park 12
Piers de Greeff Volleyball Pacific Christian 10
Remy  Garrison Cycling Reynolds 11
Tomas Godoy Volleyball/ Soccer Pacific Christian 10
Eli Grant Judo Reynolds 11
Kai Higuchi Volleyball Oak Bay 12
Finley Hildebrand Soccer Lambrick Park 11
Sean Kennedy Volleyball Belmont 11
Kathryn Lee Weightlifting Claremont 12
Spencer Lockwood Rugby Spectrum 12
Marcus  Lott Rugby Oak Bay 12
Lily Mannall-Fretwell Soccer St. Margarets 12
Carter Munro Volleyball/ Soccer Claremont 11
Eva Person Volleyball/ Basketball Stelly’s 12
Gage Reilly Artistic Gymnastics Reynolds 10
Kieran Roberston Soccer Reynolds 11
Arden Ross Field Hockey/ Rowing Lambrick Park 11
Marina Skakun Rugby Stelly’s 12
Bronte Thurbide Field Hockey/ Soccer Oak Bay 10
Macy Wiebe Rugby Belmont 12
Adele Winker Mountain Biking Claremont 11

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For More Information, contact:

Laura-Ellen De Vries
Coach, Canadian Sport School
Canadian Sport Institute Pacific

Noah Wheelock
General Manager, Operations & Communications
Canadian Sport Institute Pacific


About Canadian Sport School

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.

About Canadian Sport Institute Pacific: Powering Performance. Inspiring Excellence.

Offering world-class Olympic and Paralympic training environments in Vancouver, Whistler and Victoria, Canadian Sport Institute Pacific ( is committed to Powering Performance. Inspiring Excellence. Working with national sport organizations and fuelled by our national and provincial partners such as Sport Canada, viaSport, Own the Podium, Canadian Olympic Committee, Canadian Paralympic Committee and the Coaches Association of Canada, we are driven by our mantra to Collaborate. Serve. InnovatePerform.

Our team of sport science, sport medicine, coaching & life services experts provide leading-edge programs and services to athletes and coaches to ensure they have every advantage to win medals for Canada.