A legacy of the 1995 Western Canada Summer Games, PacificSport Fraser Valley was created to serve the athletes and coaches in the region.
A legacy of the 1995 Western Canada Summer Games, PacificSport Fraser Valley was created specifically to serve the athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers of British Columbia’s Fraser Valley. By providing a variety of innovative services and programs, the Centre helps athletes earn medals for Canada while introducing sport opportunities to the region’s youth.
Currently meeting the needs of almost 200 registered athletes and coaches, the Abbotsford-based centre, located at the Abbotsford Recreation Centre, is connected to a network of five PacificSport centres around the province and three campuses of Canadian Sport Institute.
Through our partnership with the Province of BC and viaSport, the network of PacificSport Centres, in partnership with Canadian Sport Institute Pacific, collaborates to deliver programs and services to support the full continuum of sport participation to sport excellence. The Centres work jointly to encourage growth in sport participation at the grassroots level and increase podium performances in communities throughout British Columbia.
Working in support of our national, provincial and regional sport partners, the PacificSport network is creating a stronger system for the development of athletes, coaches and performance enhancement teams and facilities. In the Fraser Valley region, PacificSport Fraser Valley has identified four strategic areas on which to focus: Participation, Partnerships, Performance and Sustainability.
PacificSport Centres are catalysts in promoting the Canadian Sport for Life movement to improve the quality of sport and physical activity in Canada. Through partnerships with recreation departments, school districts, health authorities and local sport organizations, efforts are underway toward aligning programming with the Canadian Sport for Life model.
PacificSport Fraser Valley staff:
Linda Palm, General Manager
Christine Scott, Social Media and Administrative Lead
Eric Sinker, Sport Participation Coordinator
Sherry Hunt, Sport Performance Coordinator
Wes Hammer, High Performance Program Development Le