• During the 1992/93 school year at the request of the Assistant Superintendent’s office, a School District #24 Athletic Council was formed to advise on matters related to School District #24 Athletics. This council continues to contribute to the well being of athletic programs in School District #73.

The S.D. #73 Athletic Council has, as its mandate, the following:

  • To bring forward a Philosophy Statement of Goals.
  • To act as an advisory body to bring forward recommendations.
  • To have joint school Athletic Coordinators/School Administrators meeting and then report to the Superintendent.

The primary purpose of the Athletic Council is:

  • To work toward a unified approach to Athletics.
  • To look for ways and means to involve more staff.
  • To increase involvement of students.
  • To support the concept of morality and fair play in sport.
  • To view the athletic program as a gifted program.
  • To seek representation of parents and the business community.
  • To explore and discover means of funding athletic programs.
  • To address coaching as a common problem (community coaching, inexperienced coaching, coaching clinics).
  • To review and coordinate bookings of municipal and Thompson Rivers University facilities.
  • To give advice to the School District #73 Transportation Account Coordinator.
  • To ensure that S.D. #73 Athletic policies and practices are consistently enforced in all our schools.


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Walt Kirschner (South Kamloops)


Bill Hamblett (Assistant Superintendent)


Marie Giesbrecht (Clearwater)

Ryan Porter (Westsyde)

Anne Marie Watts (Valleyview)

Sean Smith (City of Kamloops)

Greg Gartrell (Valleyview)

Mary Bartucci (Sa-Hali)

Corey Yamaoka (South Kamloops)

Bryan Uyeda (Norkam)

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Looking for Future Olympic Stars with RBC Training Ground Regional Qualifier

Kamloops BC – On April 14th, RBC Training Ground is back in Kamloops – a talent identification and athlete funding program designed to uncover athletes with Olympic potential and provide them with the high-performance sport resources they need to achieve their podium dreams.

It is a day of physical challenges for athletes, ages 14-25, to showcase their podium potential. To find out if they’ve got what it takes to be Canada’s next great Olympic athlete, athletes will compete in four exercises that include:

  • POWER: Vertical Jump – to assess the explosiveness of the lower body
  • SPEED: 10/30/40m Sprint–to assess running velocity
  • STRENGTH: Isometric Mid-Thigh Pull–to assess general full-body muscular strength
  • ENDURANCE: 20m Multi-Stage Shuttle Run–to assess general full-body endurance

RBC Training Ground will feature 1 National Final to be held in Calgary on September 14th & 15th. The top 100 athletes from across Canada will be brought in to attend the weekend event (flights and accommodation covered!). RBC Training Ground Regional Qualifier in Kamloops is FREE for athletes to participate; however, pre-event registration is required.

RBC Training Ground - Regional Qualifier

Sunday, April 14th, 2019

Tournament Capital Centre (TCC), Kamloops 8:00am - 2:00pm

REGISTER AT: www.rbctrainingground.ca

RBC has partnered with the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC), the Canadian Olympic Foundation (COF), CBC Sports and the Canadian Olympic Paralympic Sport Institute Network (COPSIN) to run the program. There are 34 Regional Qualifying events across Canada and 1 National Final to be held in Calgary on September 14th & 15th, 2019.