The 15th Annual VGBA Langara Challenge tournament will be held on January 25 – 27, 2024.

The Vancouver Girls’ Basketball Association Langara Challenge tournament takes place every year in January. It includes the top 8 senior girls and top 8 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 2024):

  • Britannia – Sr
  • Charles Tupper – Sr
  • Crofton House – Jr
  • John Oliver – Jr & Sr
  • Kitsilano – Jr & Sr
  • Notre Dame – Sr
  • Point Grey – Jr
  • St. Patrick’s – Jr & Sr
  • Winston Churchill – Sr
  • York House – 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 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.

Scholarship application online at: VGBA Langara Challenge Scholarships


To date, we have distributed over 172 scholarships and over $104,000.

Thank you to our generous supporters:


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 8 recipients
  • Senior Tournament All-Stars (10 players)
  • Junior Tournament All-Stars (5 players)
  • 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 27 at the half time of the Senior Championship Game.

To register, email Mitra at  by January 26th.  Limit to 20 shooters this year.