No Gym? No Worries:

Here we are again—a COVID-related article. Our daily life and routines have changed dramatically as we’ve adapted. Exercise is no exception.  In fact, having a strong activity routine can be a major help in keeping up mental health, as well as physical health.  You may look at public gyms and think, “OK, I have to … Continued

Exercising is Hard!

Keeping up with a routine can be difficult in the best of times. So, how in the world is someone supposed to stay on top of their exercise schedule during COVID-19?  Gyms haven’t been open long, and all the convenience of dropping in whenever at the VIU gym to shoot hoops, or do a workout, … Continued

Playing Across Borders:

VIU students have grown accustomed to change over the past six months. Oftentimes, the changes have been unexpected and out of their control. One particular group of students that has had to face more unexpected challenges than most—ones domestic students may not—are international student athletes. Student athletes who have arrived in or returned to Canada … Continued

Pedal to the Metal:

Pump up those tires and clip on that helmet—it’s GoByBike Week in BC.  GoByBike BC, formerly known as Bike to Work BC, runs from September 28–October 4. The event calls attention to the importance of healthy transportation for adults and children alike, encouraging people to record their cycling trips online during the week. It’s been … Continued

VIU Helps Students Stay Active

So, you’re an active person. You were a frequent sighting at Vancouver Island University’s weight room or participated in intramurals like basketball and volleyball—maybe you even took advantage of VIU’s Outdoor Recreation program. The good news is these options are still open to you, only they’ll look a little different this year. VIU’s weight room … Continued

VIU Mariners Hopeful for Spring Seasons

They all knew the news was coming, but it didn’t soften the blow. Partway through the summer while the world watched COVID-19’s steady spread, players, coaches, and staff of the Vancouver Island University Mariners soccer and golf programs learned their national championships for 2020 were cancelled, along with all competitive play for the fall. Questions … Continued

Some Ships Don’t Sink

Amidst these trying times, optimism is a scarcity. However, now that the consequences of a Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) decision appear to be non-existent, it is a good time to celebrate and reflect on the biggest Mariners Moment of the year. The Mariners Women’s Volleyball Team travelled to Cepeg Garneau, in Quebec, for the … Continued

Cruise to CCAA Gold Canceled

The highly anticipated Women’s National Basketball Championship tournament has been canceled—possibly the largest event at VIU this year is lost, along with the Mariners’ hopes of winning gold. The Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Women’s Basketball National Championships was scheduled for March 18–21, 2020, at the VIU gym. The CCAA Board of Directors’ decision to … Continued

Mariners Women’s Basketball Close the Book on CBC

Through the weekend, the Mariners Women’s Basketball Team completed a clean sweep over CBC. On Friday, February 7, and Saturday, February 8, the Mariners Women’s Basketball team hosted the Columbia Bible College (CBC) Bearcats for two games. Both were severely one-sided in favour of the hometown heroes.  The last time the Mariners met the Bearcats … Continued

Mariners away game recap

From Friday, January 24, to Sunday, January 26, the VIU Mariners, collectively, played a total of nine games. Men’s Hockey, Women’s Volleyball, Men’s Volleyball, Women’s Basketball, and Men’s Basketball were the active teams throughout the weekend; all of the teams played on the opposing team’s territory and played two games each, with the exception of … Continued

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