Bearcats

Inside the Bearcats

The Bearcat Culture

Competitive,
Christ-centred
sport.

 

Bearcat Vision. To develop a competitive, Christ-centered athletic program that is respected both locally and nationally for its relentless pursuit of athletic and academic excellence, while displaying world-class sportsmanship.

Bearcat Mission. To develop Christ-centered student athletes by helping them to grow in faith, character, leadership, athletic and academic ability; while providing the opportunity to make a positive contribution presently in their local communities as well as in their future endeavours.

 

Columbia Athletics is a proud member of the Canadian Collegiate Athletics Association and the Pacific Western Athletics Association.

PACWEST CCAA

 

Bearcat Values

Commitment – We are fully dedicated to the Bearcat cause with no excuses; only results.

Hard Work – We understand the daily effort necessary to pursue one’s potential in the midst of pain, doubt, criticism, and failure.

Respect – We treat others, and oneself, with dignity and admiration.

Integrity – We choose our actions based on values rather than personal gain or the opinions of others.

Service – We acknowledge that we are to not possess a spirit of entitlement or pride, but a spirit of humility and service as we support and encourage fellow Bearcats and students, Columbia staff and faculty, and local churches.

Team-first Attitude– We selflessly sacrifice personal wants, issues, and differences for team goals and initiatives, using our unique strengths and differences as an advantage to move the team forward.

C.H.R.I.S.T – Finally all our values are rooted in Christ for as John 15:5 says, ““I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”

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Called to Excellence

Columbia Bearcat Athletics is more than competitive sport; it is about Christ-centred transformation and the pursuit of personal excellence in every aspect of life. Watch Matt Kaminski, Director of Athletics, talk about what makes Bearcat Athletics unique and how the program has been transformational in his own life.

 

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Recruitment

If you are serious about athletics, have ambitions to play at a high level of sport, and be challenged in all areas of your life, Bearcat Athletics wants to hear from you! Complete the recruitment form or get in touch with one of our coaches.

Recruitment Form

For more information on Columbia Athletics recruiting, please contact the Director of Athletics.

Basketball Basketball

Columbia’s Basketball program competes in PACWEST and the CCAA. against some of the best colleges and universities in Canada. The league consists of 8 college teams from all across the province. Aside from a regular league schedule, the teams compete in exhibition games against US colleges.

 

 

Volleyball Volleyball

As a member of PACWEST and the CCAA, Columbia’s Volleyball program competes against some of the best colleges and universities in Canada. Playing in a 7 team league, the Bearcats strive to be the best they can be in hopes of representing British Columbia at the CCAA National Championships each year. In March 2011, the men's volleyball team made history, winning their first CCAA National Championship, while the women's team has taken medals at the provincial level and competed nationally in the past few years.

Bearcat Coaching Staff | 2016-2017

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MATT KAMINSKI
Athletic Director
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SARAH REMPEL
Athletics Coordinator
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MATTHEW BOULTON
Head Coach
Men's Basketball
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ANGELA BOOY
Head Coach
Women's Basketball
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JASON WARKENTIN
Head Coach
Men's Volleyball
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DUNCAN HARRISON
Head Coach
Women's Volleyball
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