• Heart of a Champion: Ruth Hamblin

    Meet Ruth Hamblin. A Canadian pro basketball star, BC native, Oregon State alumni, eighteenth overall pick in the 2016 WNBA draft, a force of nature, and follower of Christ.  It is no question that Hamblin [...]

  • Heart of a Champion: Marek Klassen

    Have you wondered how athletes are responding to the COVID-19 crisis? AIA sat down with AIA Basketball alum, Marek Klassen, to talk about how he was managing. Klassen, who spent several summers coaching AIA Basketball [...]

Hope Assured

For Becky, this year was unlike any other. After being involved with Athletes in Action (AIA) for around ten years, she is well versed in teaching students how to integrate faith and sport. She reached a point in her life where she finally felt like she was gaining a deeper understanding of what it meant to integrate [...]

By |2020-06-15T17:17:36-04:00June 15th, 2020|

Heart of a Champion: Ruth Hamblin

Meet Ruth Hamblin. A Canadian pro basketball star, BC native, Oregon State alumni, eighteenth overall pick in the 2016 WNBA draft, a force of nature, and follower of Christ.  It is no question that Hamblin is a great athlete, but that’s not the only thing that is special about her. When asked how her faith [...]

By |2020-05-04T12:18:41-04:00May 4th, 2020|

Heart of a Champion: Marek Klassen

Have you wondered how athletes are responding to the COVID-19 crisis? AIA sat down with AIA Basketball alum, Marek Klassen, to talk about how he was managing. Klassen, who spent several summers coaching AIA Basketball camps in addition to attending an AIA men’s basketball tour to Germany in 2013, recently completed his fifth year in [...]

By |2020-04-01T15:56:46-04:00April 1st, 2020|

University of Ottawa Athletes Find Hope in Tragedy

Over the last few years, the University of Ottawa’s athletes have walked through the deaths of two of their own, a woman on the hockey team and a men’s football player. But in tragedy there’s hope, and on Ottawa’s campus an opportunity for AIA to show up and be present for the athletes. Through these [...]

By |2019-06-11T15:36:41-04:00June 11th, 2019|

Panama Day 3: Looking back, pressing on

It has been a while since the last blog post and a lot has happened in the past few days. So, I’ll try and summarize what has happened so far. It is day 11 now and we have been to Puebla (Mexico), Querétaro (Mexico), and we are in Panama City right now. On Thursday we [...]

By |2019-05-24T23:48:37-04:00May 22nd, 2019|Tags: , , |

Mexico Day 7: A reflection on our time in Puebla

Recuerda: si lo amas, todo es para bien No es tan sencillo recorder eso y aplicarlo en nuestra vida cuando nos encontramos en aprietos, cuando estamos en una situacion incomoda o mas especificamente cuando el dolor sobrepasa nuestros prensamientos y emociones. Hoy al despertar leia en mi cellular una noticia que advertia un alto  indice [...]

By |2019-05-22T02:14:34-04:00May 18th, 2019|Tags: , , |

Mexico Day 2: Our First Days

We have finally arrived in Mexico after an long day of travelling overnight. Thank you for your prayers as our full team has arrived altogether safely from Canada,  United States, Colombia, Mexico and Panama.   Our team consists of Heather (AIA tour director), Marietta (AIA staff and athletic therapist), Janae (Calgary), Gillian (Toronto), Amanda (Minnesota), [...]

By |2019-05-18T01:14:08-04:00May 11th, 2019|Tags: , , |

NTC Wrap Up: Finishing Well

Ask any retired athlete what they miss most and the answer is not often the game, the crowds, or the competition, but rather the locker room. Namely, the team, the brotherhood/sisterhood, the camaraderie and the feeling of belonging. There is something sacred about enduring a season of sport together, it is a fellowship that cannot [...]

By |2019-05-10T12:03:33-04:00May 10th, 2019|