The end of another season for VIU Rugby

Above: VIU rugby team. 📷 Elijah Robinson By contributor Elijah Robinson Following a historic season of15-a-side rugby in the first semester, the VIU seven-a-side team has yet to slow down in preparation for next season. The VIU rugby club started the first semester of the year in confusion. With only two practices as a team, they began the season record with a loss to their Island rivals, UVic. With efforts from the senior leaders, new additions to the team, and a new coaching staff, the VIU Storm made a quick turn around, and captured their first win in the tier one level […]

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Health of the human spirit

By Sports and Lifestyle Editor Cole Schisler I was at a local meditation group when I met Les Malbon, a VIU Professor of Sport, Health, and Physical Education. We ended up having a conversation about his course, Health of the Human Spirit, and he invited me to attend one of his classes. Health of the Human Spirit is a 400-level course. This year, there were prerequisites, but Malbon has waived the prerequisites for next year. The course aims to teach students about spirituality through understanding and experience. Malbon teaches spirituality though different cultural lenses, and inspires students to be open […]

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Local athletes join Mariners Men’s Basketball team

By Sports and Lifestyle Editor Cole Schisler Local basketball players Alex Staniforth and Anders Cederberg have joined the Mariners for the 2017/18 season. Mariners coach Avneet Brar has been coaching the pair for eight years, and is thrilled to have them on the team. “I started coaching them at age 13, it’s a pretty rewarding feeling to be a part of the process of the decision of where they play in post-secondary,” Brar says. The Mariners have a history of supporting local talent. They run summer training camps in the community, and many alumni and members of the Mariners coaching […]

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Year in ReVIU

By Sports and Lifestyle Editor Cole Schisler The Mariners experienced incredible success across all sports this year. As we come to the end of the Mariners athletic year, we are taking a look back at some of the Mariners who shined on and off the court. Catie Hegglin Catie Hegglin has been with the Mariners for just two years, and has already won a CCAA National Championship. This year she won the PACWEST Provincial Championships with her team, she says the experience with the Mariners has been amazing. “I loved it. The whole season we were looking forward to playing […]

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