On Friday night (Sept 27) I attended the Camosun Chargers tip-off dinner, auction and first ever Hall of Fame induction Ceremony. Talk about a special night. As always the Chargers team members (students) were there dressed sharply and ready to help all their “guests” lighten their wallets just a bit. Athletes were stationed at every Silent Auction table offering wonderful encouragement and “coaching” as to how we should place our bids. As we sat down to Dinner the MC for the evening , Mira from CTV Sports, turned over the mic to Chargers team members from all the represented sports. One of the students commented during his speech that they hope to be leaders in the future. Let me tell you, these student athletes achieve more than most people just in the two to 4 years they attend college. Their athletic ability is second to none but wait, there’s more, these “kids” are smart. Really smart. They achieve some incredible academic scores, scores that anyone without the rigorous training schedule of a Chargers team member would be proud to have. Watching and listening to these students speak like professional presenters had me thinking to myself, “these young men and ladies and leaders now and we are so lucky to have them in our community.” Credit must also go to the incredible coaches and the support and administration staff that pull the Chargers program together. A true example of the statement, “anythings possible.”
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Accent Inns is a proud sponsor of the Camosun Chargers, Below is a re-post of their latest press release
The Camosun College Chargers men’s golf team earned their second consecutive Bear Mountain Collegiate tournament title this past weekend, finishing five-strokes ahead of the competition and starting the 2013 season off with a great win.
“It was a terrific weekend of golf at Bear Mountain,” comments Chargers Head Coach John Randle. “The courses were in fantastic shape and the players had a great time. I am proud of my guys for pulling out a victory so early in the golf season.” (more…)
Camosun’s Alex Wolf earns PACWEST Men’s Volleyball Athlete of the Week Award
Third-year Camosun student-athlete Alex Wolf had a stellar weekend in the Chargers two wins over the CBC Bearcats, February 1-2. The 6’3” power from Surrey, BC was called on to play two different positions.
On Friday night Wolf played on the right side and contributed 13 points to the victory, with 11 kills, 2 ace serves and a number of key digs. On Saturday he returned to action, this time in the P1 position, and again led the Chargers with 12 kills on a stellar .500 efficiency, 2 blocks and another ace, along with 6 digs. (more…)
Accent Inns is once again proud to be a sponsor of the Camosun Chargers. We are supporting the annual Tip-Off dinner and hope you’ll join us. See below for a re-print of the Chargers latest press release.
Chargers basketball pre-season begins
Friday will mark the beginning of a very busy weekend for the Camosun College basketball student-athletes and coaches who will be kicking off their preseason with their annual Chargers Tip-Off Dinner and Auction Fundraiser, Coaches’ Clinic and Alumni Games.
The action starts Friday (September 28) as the teams host the Chargers’ sixth annual Tip-Off Dinner and Auction Fundraiser at the Harbour Towers Hotel. Tickets are still available for the event which features special guest, Julianne Zussmann, veteran member of the world’s number-one ranked Canadian National Women’s Rugby Team and Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics hopeful. (more…)
Last Thursday night I had the wonderful opportunity to attend and present at the Camosun College Chargers annual awards night. As with previous years it was a great way to review the incredible year both the teams and student athletes had. It was mentioned that Accent Inns has sponsored the Chargers for 11 years now. Wow! What an honour it has been for our company and certainly for myself (I think I’ve only missed one of the awards banquets).
Once again the MC’s for the evening were Mira Laurence and Jordan Cunningham of CTV Vancouver Island. Not only do these two news and sports media folks know their Chargers but I must say….Billy Crystal watch out, they are headed for the Oscars. They had us laughing all night long. But of course the night wasn’t just about laughs and reviewing the past season but to celebrate some of the awe inspiring efforts put in by the the students, the coaches and the teams as a whole. It should be noted that the Chargers have some of the most dedicated and caring coaches anywhere. I’m glad we also had the chance to applaud the behind the scenes staff. Special thanks from Accent Inns go to Graham Matthews (Athletic Director) and Bonita Joe (Marketing & Communications Officer) for being so awesome to work with and for their sincere focus on helping the students achieve their goals. So read below for an excerpt from the Charger blog listing the many award winners and their achievements.
Your Faithful Supporter,
John Espley (Accent Inns)
This is a great re-post of the Chargers announcement.
Today, the Sport Information Resource Centre (SIRC) and the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) announced the 2011-2012 SIRC-CCAA Academic All-Canadian Award recipients and among the 162 student-athletes from across the nation who have achieved combined excellence in collegiate athletics and academics are Jordan Elvedahl and Caitlin Marshall from the Camosun College Chargers basketball program.
The SIRC-CCAA Academic All-Canadian award is the CCAA’s most prestigious student-athlete honour, epitomizing both organizations’ commitment to academic success and athletic achievement. To achieve this award, recipients must attain academic honours at their institution and be named to his/her respective conference All-Star team.
An exceptional point guard and leader, second-year Jordan Elvedahl (Stelly’s) was Top 3 in assists in the league and averaged over 12 points per game. Having earned a PACWEST 2nd Team All-Star for his athletic achievements, Jordan also posted top grades in Camosun’s Centre for Sport and Exercise Education – Exercise and Wellness Program to receive the Academic All-Canadian award. (more…)
The Camosun College Chargers men’s basketball program has ended its four-year absence from the podium at Provincials, finishing third at this year’s PACWEST Championship to bring home Bronze!
Landing Top 3 was no easy feat for the young squad who earned its medal finish amongst teams equipped with considerable size, strength and experience. It was a do or die situation in Thursday’s quarterfinals where the Chargers had to defeat Douglas College, a very dangerous offensive team and the only team in the conference that was able to beat the top-ranked VIU Mariners in the regular season. Camosun managed to pull out the win 68-62, leading the game through all four quarters. (more…)
As the season is nearing the end, local Victoria television station Chek News has this great story on Camosun Chargers Volleyball player Hilary Graham.
Accent Inns is proud to be a sponsor of the Camosun Chargers!
The Camosun College Chargers men’s volleyball team has shaken off the holiday rust and is set to start the second half of the BCCAA season with an Island Rivalry match up against the VIU Mariners this Friday evening in Nanaimo. The second and final round of matches in the 2010-11 Island Rivalry volleyball series is sure to be a hot contest and promises to deliver a great evening of volleyball action.
To augment the team’s training and development, the Chargers traveled to Kelowna over the holiday break to take part in a three-day training workshop which included a number of top teams from BC and Alberta. “We wanted to accomplish three things with our trip to UBCO over the holidays,” explained Coach Parkinson. “We wanted to get the rust off, to continue to evolve our style of play and learn about ourselves in different situations, and to have fun. In my mind we accomplished all three.” (more…)
Time Management: Mystery or Magic?
Ok here we go into the wonderful and sometimes mystical world of “time management”.
When you ask many young and even seasoned professionals about their time management skills they suddenly lower the head and speak into their chest just like a child who knows he’s done something wrong. Time management is a powerful tool and I’ve met several successful business people and athletic achievers that tout it as “their” secret to success. A couple of great examples for my are my former boss and mentor, Terry Farmer, and many of the excellent athletes that make up the Camosun Chargers College athletic program. These “kids” really have it together! We all know we need time management skills but either feel like we’ve never really achieved what we need to, or even worse, are completely intimidated by the subject. Find your examples as I have. They are all around you I promise. (more…)