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11 06, 2019

University of Ottawa Athletes Find Hope in Tragedy

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

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 [...]

31 10, 2018

Make life-changing camp stories possible: Shamattawa & Serpent River

By |2018-11-01T10:32:14-04:00October 31st, 2018|Tags: |

Shamattawa As soon as you set foot in Shamattawa, you can see brokenness in the community. Houses are painted with graffiti, windows are smashed, and trucks with slashed tires are left abandoned. I had no idea what to expect. The first day we were there we had only a few younger kids show up. These [...]

29 10, 2018

Making life-changing camp stories possible: Ottawa’s Eastview Baptist

By |2018-11-05T15:41:36-05:00October 29th, 2018|Tags: |

“I think it’s a good reminder that even in areas where we feel weakest, God can use us to build His kingdom.” Where humans see challenges that may seem impossible, God shows opportunities for growth and connection that only happen through him. Language differences are no barrier for God. At a camp in Ottawa this [...]

16 10, 2018

Friends, thanks to you, kids across Canada had a life-changing week!

By |2020-03-31T18:20:37-04:00October 16th, 2018|Tags: |

This summer, 3366 kids had the most impactful week of their summer and 20 coaches had their dream summer job. When the government denied us funding, our leadership team took a leap of faith by hiring 20 of the best student coaches in Canada. Our generous donors helped our staff point nearly [...]

25 06, 2018

Athletes in Action appoints Rodd Sawatzky Director of Pro Sports Ministry

By |2018-07-03T14:29:36-04:00June 25th, 2018|

Athletes in Action is pleased to announce the appointment of Rodd Sawatzky as Director of Pro Sports Ministry. Rodd succeeds Dave Klassen in the position, who was promoted to the National Director role in November 2017 after 12 years as Director of Pro Sports Ministry. Rodd has faithfully served with Athletes in Action for over [...]

21 03, 2018

Eastern retreat introduces Paul and Roslynn Ballard

By |2018-03-22T11:09:13-04:00March 21st, 2018|

Paul and Roslynn have been on staff with Athletes in Action for 11 years. They started their AIA journey in South Africa where Paul played professional soccer, and the two of them developed the ministry for the 2010 World Cup. After moving from SA, Paul continued to play professionally while they also helped establish AIA [...]

20 03, 2018

Prairies retreat introduces speaker Isaiah Green

By |2018-03-21T14:50:22-04:00March 20th, 2018|

As a man of sports, Isaiah has played for the Toronto Argonauts (CFL), Buffalo Bills, Indianapolis Colts and Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2012-2014. He is a former Fresno State Bulldog player who graduated in 2011 with a B.A. degree in Communications. Originally from South Central Los Angeles and raised by a [...]

11 12, 2017

Athletes in Action welcomes new National Director

By |2018-03-20T12:59:58-04:00December 11th, 2017|Tags: |

Athletes in Action Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Dave Klassen as the ministry’s new National Director. After a prayerful assessment and selection process by the Power to Change Ministries Executive Leadership Team, the decision to commission Dave to lead Athletes in Action into its 44th season of ministry was unanimous. “Dave Klassen [...]

10 12, 2017

Canadian Bobsledder Melissa Lotholz on success, faith, and making history

By |2017-12-12T13:45:46-05:00December 10th, 2017|Tags: |

So the unsteady start to her bobsleigh career last season was difficult to take. Racing as a rookie with two-time Olympic gold medalist Kaillie Humphries, expectations were high, but they didn’t win a single World Cup race, and missed the podium entirely four times, sliding to a seventh place finish at the World Championships. “Being [...]