The 8th Annual VGBA Langara Challenge tournament will be held on January 21 – 24, 2015.
The Vancouver Girls’ Basketball Association Langara Challenge tournament takes place every year in January. It includes the top 8 senior girls and top 9 junior girls basketball programs in Vancouver – both public schools (VSSAA) and independent schools (LMISSAA).
Since only a few players will continue to play sports at the post-secondary school level, this tournament is a highlight of the basketball careers for many female athletes from Vancouver. And for those student athletes moving on to post secondary school, this event provides many opportunities for scholarships.
The following schools have been invited this year (Jan 2015):
- Britannia Secondary School – Jr & Sr
- Crofton House School – Jr
- John Oliver Secondary School – Sr
- Killarney Secondary School – Jr & Sr
- Kitsilano Secondary School – Jr
- Magee Secondary School – Sr
- Notre Dame Regional School – Jr & Sr
- St. Patrick’s Regional School – Jr & Sr
- Winston Churchill Secondary – Jr & Sr
- York House School – Jr & Sr
Since the tournament’s inception in 2008, the VGBA has been committed to recognizing individual student athletes playing in the Vancouver Girls’ Basketball Challenge who are true citizens of our community. A number of scholarship bursaries are being awarded every year from TELUS to graduating student-athletes who are active leaders in school and community programs, and who have shown proof of academic and athletic accomplishments, and post-secondary aspirations.
These bursary/scholarships may be used at any recognized post-secondary institution. And through a collaboration between VGBA and Langara College, there will be additional scholarship opportunities for participants in the tournament who choose to attend Langara.
Download the scholarship application package (PDF).
Presentations and Awards
Several prominent members of the basketball community and its supporters will take part in the closing ceremony. The following awards will be presented on the final day of the tournament:
- Medals/trophies to 1st and 2nd place teams
- Trophy for tournament’s Most Valuable Player
- Trophy for tournament’s Best Defensive Player
- Awarding of Bursaries to at least 4 recipients
- Senior Tournament All-Stars (10 players)
- Junior Tournament All-Stars (5 players)
- Most Spirit Trophy
- Award to the winner of 3-pt. shooting competition
3-Pt. Shooting Contest
This competition is open to any Vancouver female high school player. It takes place at Langara College on Saturday, Jan 24 at 6:00 PM.
To register, email Mitra at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 22nd.