Our Team

2016 Summer Camp Leaders

Shannon

Bio

Shannon has been working as a BCCT certified secondary school teacher in North Vancouver for the last 4 years. She is currently coming back for her third summer as a camp leader at the Richmond Olympic Oval. Shannon has a strong background in coaching and competing in the sport of rowing. Throughout her time at Brock University, Shannon was a recipient of the Brock Leadership Award, David S. Howes Scholarship in Athletics, Lucia K. Pawlik Award, Female Rower of the Year in 2008, 6 time Ontario University Rowing Championship Medalist, and 2 time Canadian University Rowing Championship Medalist.

After 15 years of rowing experience, Shannon continues to train with the Deep Cove Rowing Club while improving her skills on the mountain bike through the Muddbunnies all female riding group. For the last 10 years Shannon as coached the sport of rowing at various clubs and schools such as EL Crossely S.S, Hatchets Outdoor Centre, St. Georges School, Deep Cove Rowing Club and Richmond Olympic Oval. One of her main goals as a Sport Camp Leader is to promote wellness and self discovery for all youth within the context of the learning environment while encouraging and supporting them to become the best person they can be. She believes that campers success is derived from inspiration, empowerment and support from camp leaders and mentors.

  • Certified/ Practising Secondary School Teacher (5 years experience)
  • Former University Varsity Rower (2x Canadian University Medalist)
  • Current member/coach/rower at Deep Cove Rowing Club Current member of Muddbunnies Womens Mountain Bike Club
  • NCCP Certified Rowing Coach (10+ years coaching experience)
  • NCCP Certified Fundamental Movement Skills Trained
Brett G

Brett

Bio

This summer will mark my second year doing oval camps, and I am looking forward to another great one! During the year I play Junior hockey for the Richmond Sockeyes where I am a team Captain. This past season I was selected to play in the league’s All-Star Game, featuring all of the top players. During the summer, I play baseball and have high level experience as I previously was selected and played in the BC Summer Games. I am NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills trained, and an experienced all around athlete, playing almost every sport growing up. I look forward to meeting all campers and parents, old and new, and having a fun summer!

  • Junior Hockey Player, Richmond Sockeyes 2016 Assistant Captain. (2016 PJHL All-Star)
  • BC Summer Games Baseball Bronze Medalist
  • Experience playing Baseball, Basketball, Volleyball, and Lacrosse.
  • NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills trained
Sandy

Sandy

Bio

Hi everyone! My name is Sandy, and I am very excited to be back again this year as a Sport Leader for Richmond Oval Summer Camps!
I have been an active sports coach since 2008 and have been involved in sports since I was 9 years old. I started out playing basketball and grew to love other activities including volleyball, track, hiking, cycling and obstacle course racing. Nothing beats the fun and excitement that sports and games can bring! I can’t wait for this summer to arrive and continue the traditions of bringing fun and energy to Richmond Oval Summer Camps! Hope to see you there!

  • 2013, 2014, 2015 Tough Mudder Finisher
  • UBC Men’s Field Hockey and Rugby Student Athletic Trainer
  • Richmond Special Olympics Assistant Basketball Coach
  • High School Girls’ Basketball Coach
  • YMCA Youth Basketball Coach
  • NCCP Fundamental Movements Skills Trained
julia

Julia

Bio

Hi everyone! I am looking forward to return for my third year with the Richmond Olympic Oval sports camps. Growing up I was heavily involved in various sports, with high emphasis on volleyball and track & field. I also participated in a wide range of sport camps that gave me good fundamentals in basketball, tennis, badminton, golf and many more. I began doing track & field in grade 3, and have been fortunate to be able to continue at the varsity level at the University of Ottawa, where I am studying towards a Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics. I firmly believe that developing athletic skills from a young age not only promotes a healthy and active lifestyle for life, but also develops a wide range of skills that are able to be applied in the future.

  • Varsity Track & Field athlete at the University of Ottawa
  • Competed in Volleyball at the school and club level for eight years
  • Volunteer Coach for Track & Field at Crofton House School
  • Senior Athlete of the Year – Crofton House School(2015)
  • 7th in Shot Put and 10th in Triple Jump at the BC High School Track Provincials(2015)
  • Duke of Edinburgh Bronze, Silver and Gold Award Holder
  • NCCP Certified Fundamental Movement Skills Trained

Alwyn

Bio

Hey everybody! This will be my second year at Richmond Oval Summer Camps! I just finished my third year at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec where I’m double majoring in Psychology and Sociology. I’m very excited to come back home to Vancouver this summer to work at camp since I had the best time last year! I’m looking forward to this summer because oval camps are comprised of my two favourite things: awesome people and sports! Camp is amazing because of the supportive community that I am surrounded by. Anyways, I’m super excited to get fit with all of you this summer! Looking forward to meeting you all!

  • Team BC Ultimate Player
  • 2x National Champion with U19 Team BC
  • McGill Ultimate Team Player
  • Point Grey High School Varsity Volleyball Player
  • Multiple City Championships and Provincial Championships with Point Grey Senior Ultimate team
  • NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills Trained

Abby

Bio

This will be my second year leading camp at the Richmond Oval, and I am very excited! Outside of getting to teach and play various sports, I attend the University of British Columbia where I’m studying psychology with a focus on social and child development. I love having the opportunity to work with and help children discover their love for sports, to be active throughout the summer, and to be able to try new activities that expand their learning horizons. It is always amazing to see how much children can grow from taking part in Oval summer camps, and I’m looking forward to seeing the continuous development all throughout the summer!

  • 5 years playing Competitive Field Hockey
  • Co-captain – Senior Field Hockey
  • 2 years playing for the Richmond Owls Field Hockey Team
  • Former sports instructor at Steveston Community Centre (Soccer, Floor Hockey)
  • NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills trained

Alexander

Bio

Alex has been in the field of physical education for 10 years now. He has spent many years coaching high school aged youth in a variety of sports such as volleyball, basketball, and martial arts. He is currently an Assistant Coach at Capilano University for the Men’s Volleyball program where he spent 3 years training with the team, winning a provincial title along the way. Along with this, Alex also coaches youth for the Apex Volleyball Club based out of East Vancouver. He is also completing a degree in Kinesiology with a focus on Physical Education. Alex brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Richmond Oval and is eager to share his knowledge to help create an environment conducive to promoting physical literacy and life long physical activity.

  • Assistant Coach – Capilano University Men’s Volleyball
  • Former Capilano University Volleyball Player
  • Volleyball Canada 18U Club National Champion (Coach)
  • Current Japanese Jiu Jitsu Practioner
Katrina

Katrina

Bio

Hi everyone!  My name is Katrina and I am a student at the University of British Columbia, having completed my third year working towards a Bachelor of Science with a minor in Kinesiology.  This summer will mark my 5th summer with Oval Camps (as a Junior Leader & Staff)!  My passion for sport has brought me to the Oval as I grew up playing basketball, volleyball, and soccer.  Sport has allowed me to make countless memories and develop life-long friendships.  This summer, I hope to instil the same love of sport and active living in the next generation of aspiring athletes.

List of athletic accomplishments/certifications:

  • High School Varsity Volleyball Player
  • High School Varsity Basketball Player
  • Richmond Girls Gold Division Soccer Player
  • Drive Basketball Player
  • Air Attack Club Volleyball Player
  • Won Soccer Coastal Cup & Provincial Championships
  • Assistant Coach for High School Basketball & Volleyball Teams
  • NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills trained

Emily

Bio

Hi Everyone, my name is Emily and this will be my second year as Sport Camp Leader with the Richmond Olympic Oval. I am currently attending Syracuse University in New York State and am part of the NCAA Div 1 Syracuse University Women’s Ice Hockey team. In the upcoming season, I will be serving as an Assistant Captain. I was privileged to represent Team BC at the National Women’s U18 Hockey Championship and also at the BC Winter games – U16 Female Hockey. In addition to hockey I have also participated in competitive soccer, volleyball and basketball. As camp leader, my focus will be on fun, teamwork and development.

  • NCAA Div 1 – Women’s Ice Hockey – Syracuse University
  •  National Women’s Hockey Championship – U18 Team BC
  •  BC Winter Games – U16 Female Hockey
  • Junior Women’s Hockey League (JWHL) – Pacific Steelers – Team Captain
  • Club Volleyball, Basketball & Soccer player
  • Certified NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills

Jeremy

Bio

I am pleased to be here for my first year as a Sport Leader for Richmond Olympic Oval Camps. I am currently a student at the University of British Columbia studying towards a Bachelor of Science. I have been playing badminton since 2006 and participated in various competitions and events throughout BC. I also enjoy playing volleyball and ultimate recreationally. Not only do I believe that staying active is a necessity, but also to enjoy the experience with others who share similar efforts and enthusiasm. I have developed many relationships through sports and I am very thankful to have been involved in various activities. I hope to share my passion and enthusiasm with everyone this summer!

  • High School Varsity Badminton Player
  • 2008, 2011 RSSAA District Badminton Champions
  • 2011 BC High School Provincial Badminton Championships
  • 2008, 2011 RSSAA Mixed Doubles Bronze Medallist
  • Head Coach for Badminton at J.N. Burnett Secondary (4 years)
  • 2009, 2010 RSSAA District and Vancouver District Volleyball Champions
  • 2010 BC High School Provincial Volleyball Championships
  • NCCP Certified Badminton Coach (5+ coaching experience)
  • NCCP Fundamental Movements Skill Trained

Trenton

Bio

Hi everyone! I’m Trenton and this will be my 5th year as a Camp Leader for Oval Summer Camps and 6th year overall at the Richmond Olympic Oval. Growing up I was an elite-level lacrosse player, playing for Select teams travelling all across North America and also played in the BC Junior A Lacrosse League. I also enjoy playing hockey, baseball and golf! I have been active in coaching since I was 17 and have continually moved up in the coaching world starting with volunteering and now to Head Coaching numerous “A” level rep teams in numerous sports. I have also previously taught Power Skating, Learn to Skate and Fundamental Movement Skills programs at the Oval. Sports have given me some of the best memories and friendships of my life and I hope to be able to give the same great experiences and love of sport to the next generation of athletes.

  •  Former BC Junior A Lacrosse League Player
  •  Head Coach U-16 Boys Field Lacrosse Team
  • Assistant Coach Bantam A1 Boys Box Lacrosse Team
  • Co-Head Coach McMath Secondary Boys Varsity Hockey Team
  • NCCP Level 2 Field and Box Lacrosse Certified
  • NCCP Level 1 Ice Hockey Certified
  • NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills Certified

Harkiran

Bio

Hey everyone, my name is Harkiran (Kiran for short) and this is my first year joining the Richmond Oval Summer Camp team! Sports and physical activity have been a great part of my life and I am excited to share my love for activity with you summer campers! I played field hockey for the last 12 years, coached it for the past 3 years, and have been a yoga instructor since 2010. I also have assorted experience in many other sports like tennis, basketball, and swimming! During the summer, I love to stay active by going on hikes, running on trails and playing tennis. I am very excited to join the Summer Camps team and look forward to making this summer a great one!

  • 12 years playing field hockey
  • 3 years coaching field hockey
  • Certified yoga instructor
  • Experienced in basketball, swimming, and tennis

Ming

Bio

Hello Everybody! My name is Ming and I am very excited to be joining as a new member of the Richmond Oval Summer Camps Team. I am currently studying Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia and will be going into my fourth year this fall. I have been heavily involved in a variety of different sports (basketball, badminton, volleyball, track and field) both recreationally and competitively since the age of 7. My belief when it comes to youth sports is to be open to new ideas and experiences, find what you love, and most importantly, have a lot of fun! As a summer camp leader, I hope to help the youth in developing skills, make new friends, and building a positive relationship with living a healthy and active lifestyle. With that being said, I am ready to get started and look forward to meeting everyone this summer!

  • Bronze Medalist Alberta Winter Games Badminton u17
  • 5 Years playing Competitive Basketbal
  • 5 Years playing Competitive Badminton
  • High School Varsity Badminton Player
  • High School Varsity Volleyball Player
  • NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills Trained

Kris

Bio

Hey everyone, This summer will mark my first as Camp leader at the Richmond Olympic Oval and I’m excited to get things started!

Sports has always been a passion of mine, and I can say sports defined who I was a person. I had the opportunity to play in the BCFC for two years as a member of the Westshore Rebels. I started at three different position in the same year taking home “most motivational player”

I always had the chance to play Junior B Lacrosse for Richmond for three years. Now that I’m over age to play, I’ve started to coach.
I am the Offensive Coordinator for Richmond’s Midget Football team. I can’t wait to bring the passion I have for sports to the Oval, and not just groom better athletes but better people for the community

Rachel

Bio

Hi everyone! This is my first summer leading camps at the Richmond Oval and I am very excited to be a part of this team! II grew up in Toronto in an athletic family involved in a multitude of sports ranging from soccer to running to skiing to basketball. Over my years playing competitive basketball I was actively involved in coaching roles as well.

I made the decision in grade 12 to attend UBC for a degree Kinesiology. Moving out to Vancouver led me to be recruited for the Women’s Varsity Rowing team, of which I have been a member for the past four years, and co-captain for the past two! Our team has been extremely successful over the past four years and I have been lucky enough to be a part of it. I look forward to helping campers learn to row and find passion for a new sport just like I did!

  • Member and Co-Captain, UBC Varsity Rowing Team (3x Canadian University Championship Gold Medalist)
  • Toronto Triple Threat Basketball Club Volunteer Coach
  • NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills Trained