College of the Rockies Avalanche prepare for PACWEST; students raise money for mental health

College news and notes: Money raised for mental health and PACWEST Volleyball Championship, February 21 - 23

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Pictured (l-r) Keon Chung, Just Music; Cori Andrichuk; Carey Fraser; Sjaane Beattie, co-owner Kootenay Life Cycle; and Trevor Zak, owner Fitness Inc.

College of the Rockies Manager, Student Life presented $2,640 to Carey Fraser, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer at Canadian Mental Health Association Kootenays. Pictured (l-r) Keon Chung, Just Music; Cori Andrichuk; Carey Fraser; Sjaane Beattie, co-owner Kootenay Life Cycle; and Trevor Zak, owner Fitness Inc. — Photo courtesy College of the Rockies

College of the Rockies Avalanche volleyball teams are preparing to not only compete, but host, the 2019 PACWEST Volleyball Championship February 21 to 23.

The PACWEST Volleyball Championship sees the top six men’s and women’s teams vying for the provincial title. The Avalanche men’s team clinched fifth spot while the women’s team earned their sixth spot position this past weekend.

“We’re excited to host the PACWEST Championship this year and have both of our teams competing on home turf,” said Cori Andrichuk, Manager, Student Life and Athletics. “We welcome the other teams from across B.C. to Cranbrook and wish all the athletes, coaches, and team delegates a great stay and an unforgettable experience.”

Teams will be facing-off for an opportunity to advance to the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) National Championship, being held at Niagara College in Ontario (women) and at Red Deer College in Alberta (men) from March 7 to 9. The Avalanche last hosted the PACWEST Volleyball Championships in 2013.

Advance tickets for the PACWEST Championships are available at the College’s gym office or by calling 250-489-2751 and choosing extension 3556 or 3572.

Learn more about College of the Rockies’ Avalanche volleyball program at: cotr.ca/avalanche

College of Rockies' Student Raise $$ for Mental Health

College of the Rockies Manager, Student Life presented $2,640 to Carey Fraser, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer at Canadian Mental Health Association Kootenays. The College raised $1620 through their second annual Spin for Mental Health event, held January 31, in conjunction with Bell’s Let’s Talk Day. The additional $1020 was collected by Kootenay Life Cycle through their January Karma Rides, which aim to raise funds for a community cause. Kootenay Life Cycle, Just Music, Stoked Juice, Hotshots, and Fitness Inc. all supported the Spin for Mental Health event. 

About College of the Rockies

For more than 40 years, College of the Rockies has provided post-secondary education that meets the needs and aspirations of the people, industry and businesses of our region. Each year, we welcome more than 2,300 full-time equivalent students into a full range of programs, including: skilled trades, university studies, adult upgrading, early childhood education, health and human services, business, office administration, tourism, hospitality, recreation, fire services, continuing education and contract training. Through smaller class sizes, highly-personalized instruction and dedicated support services, our students are primed to succeed in the job market, or in the next stage of their academic journey.

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