FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – North Peace Secondary School Grade 12 student, Claire Turner, has signed to play soccer with the UNBC Timberwolves.17-year-old Turner, who plays her soccer with the Northern Strikers, was able to make a number of visits to the UNBC campus in Prince George.Turner says those trips were a major factor in her decision to become a Timberwolf.- Advertisement -“The visits were a really big turning point for me. I was able to meet the girls, and they are all amazing. They are so kind and so inviting. I realized their schedule is quite a bit. High school is definitely not as hard as university. It was a little nerve-wracking, but also exciting because I do love the constant work.”UNBC Coach Neil Sedgwick says the Northern Strikers’ style of play is not dissimilar to that of his Timberwolves. His new five-foot-nine striker has the physical tools to make an impact, as well as a willingness to grow her understanding of the game.“I am so excited to add Claire to our program. She will provide us with a hold-up play target who can also drop into midfield and make decisions which will help us keep possession. She knows our playing model well and we are looking forward to watching her progress as a Timberwolf.” Turner will be enrolling at UNBC for Biomedical Studies with aspirations of working in obstetrics. Turner will be playing for the Timberwolves in the upcoming 2019/2020 Soccer Season.
Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> Friday, July 12, 2019 Air Canada Foundation golf tournament raises record-breaking $1.2 million Tags: Air Canada Foundation, Giving Back, Golf tournament MONTREAL — The Air Canada Foundation hosted its eighth annual golf tournament earlier this week, raising a record-breaking $1.2 million. The golf tournament took place at the Saint-Raphaël Golf Club just outside of Montreal with some 350 attendees from 100+ Canadian, U.S. and international corporations and organizations. Funds raised go to support charitable organizations dedicated to the health and well-being of children and youth in Canada. Two young boys who previously benefited from support of the foundation, Stone and Kaleb, operated the lemonade stand and raising a record-breaking $14,630.Priscille LeBlanc, Chair of the Air Canada Foundation, said: “The tireless work of several Air Canada employee volunteers who helped organize and facilitate the event was once again key to ensuring the tournament’s great success. Over the past eight years, and with the unwavering support of Air Canada, its employees and its partners, the Foundation has made a positive difference in the lives of thousands of children across Canada. I extend a heartfelt thank you on behalf of all the children and families whose lives are touched by the Foundation.”This is the fifth consecutive year that the Air Canada Foundation has raised over $1 million in support of charities. In 2018 alone Air Canada granted over $5.4 million in financial and in-kind support to 275 Canadian registered charities and helped over 450 fundraising events and initiatives. Dreams Take Flight, an employee-led charity, benefited from Air Canada Foundation’s support last year and has been supported by Air Canada since over 30 years ago. Each year, the airline provides flights from Saint-John’s, Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver to bring 1,000 challenged children to Disney for a fun-filled day. In addition to the annual golf tournament, the Air Canada Foundation raises funds through various initiatives, including the Wanderluxe Gala and Every Bit Counts, an onboard collection program that facilitates the donation of currency of any denomination or through containers at Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounges. All proceeds collected in 2019 will be distributed to all 14 pediatric member hospitals of the Children’s Miracle Network. Travelweek Group Share