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Canada Games Women

General Description

The Canada Games, held every two years, alternating between summer and winter, are the largest multi-sport event in the country and represent the pinnacle of interprovincial/territorial sport competition. As the best in their age group, these young competitors come to the Games having trained long and hard to be among those chosen to represent their respective province or territory. Since 1967, nearly 100,000 athletes have participated in the Games with hundreds of thousands having engaged in try-outs and qualifying events. Add to that the over 100,000 coaches, officials and volunteers that have been directly involved in the planning and staging of the Games and you have some idea as to the enormous reach of the Canada Games over a proud history.

Indoor volleyball has been on the Canada Games program since the very first Canada Games in 1967 in Quebec City, QC, and is one of the few sports that has been featured on both Winter and Summer Games programs. Indoor volleyball was on the Winter program from 1969-1987, and transitioned to the Summer program at the 1985 Games in Saint John, NB.

Beach Volleyball made its debut in both Men’s and Women’s categories at the 2001 Canada Summer Games in London, ON. Beach volleyball returned to the program in 2009, and has been on every summer program since.    

The 2022 Canada Summer Games to be held in the Niagara region August 6-21

Follow 2022canadagames on Instagram and visit the Niagara Games website for more details.

2022 Key Dates (by invitation only):

  • May 28-29: Selection Camp - Athletes will be invited based on 2021 Identification camps
    (note: athletes unable to attend Identification Camps due to Volleyball Canada programs will be invited)
  • June 26-28: Training (Calgary)
  • July 9-10: Training and Staging Event (Edmonton)
  • July 18 - 24: Training & Canada Cup (Calgary)
  • August 10 - 13: Training (Edmonton)
  • August 14 - 22: Canada Summer Games (Niagara region)

Canada Games 2022 - Indoor Volleyball will be held in week 2 (August 14 - 22)

Promo video: 365 Days to Go!    Niagara 2022 Schedule     Niagara 2022 Watch Live

18U Identification/Program Pathway 

There will only be an 19U (Athletes born in 2003 or later) Team Alberta program offered in a Canada Games year - the next Canada Games will be held in 2022.  High-performance athletes are strongly encouraged to connect with their post-secondary coach to ensure they follow an appropriate summer training program including a strength & conditioning as well as beach & indoor training.  Athletes' need to appropriately prepare themselves for the demands of playing post-secondary volleyball. 

Volleyball Alberta will be offering a Team Alberta Beach program for interested athletes. 

Volleyball Canada will be offering a Youth & Junior Women's National team

The Development of a Physical Profile

Our High Performance Committee has researched and evaluated physical testing results from numerous sources to understand the base physical performance levels that athletes should possess for continued success in our sport. 

18U Female Team Alberta Athlete- Physical Profile (with recommended standards)

Standards were updated by the High Performance Committee in October 2019
Position Reach  Block Jump  Spike Jump  Pro-Agility Test(seconds)
Setter 223.5 cm (7'4" = 88") 267 cm (9'2.5"= 105") 281 cm (9'2.5" = 110.5") 4.1
Middle 234 cm (7'8"= 92") 276 cm (9'0.5" = 108.5") 289.5 cm (9'6" = 114") 4.1
Outside 228.5 cm (7'6" = 90") 272 cm (8'11" = 107") 284.5 cm (9'4" = 112") 4.1
Libero          4.1

Please note: These standards are not the sole factor in athlete identification or selection. Athletes also need to demonstrate potential to be an elite athlete, a willingness to learn, a great attitude, decision making and leadership skills.

2022 Coaching Staff

Team Alberta Volleyball Canada Games Coaching Staff
Head Coach: Sammy Fraser Assistant Coach: Reid Brodie  Manager: Jenna Smith
  • 2019 16U Team Alberta Blue Head Coach & WCSG Team Assistant Coach 
  • 2018 Team Alberta Blue 16U Head Coach  
  • 2012 - Current: Mount Royal University Women's Volleyball Assistant Coach
  • 2015- Current: Cougars Volleyball Club Head Coach
  • 2015 - Current, Cougars Volleyball Club Executive Director
  • RHN Holistic Nutrition 
  • Head Coach with Dinos Women's Volleyball Club
  • Assistant coach, University of Calgary Dino Women's team
  • Former Assistant Coach with Team Canada FISU
  • Former athlete for Team Canada, Dino's, and professionally in Brazil
  • 2019 TKU Assistant Coach, winning CCAA Championship Silver medal
  • Former Cougars Club coach
  • Former Mount Royal Univ

2022 Team Alberta Volleyball Canada Games Team

19U Women, Team Alberta Volleyball Canada Games Team           HC: Sammy Fraser

  • Canada Cup, Tier 1 Championship Silver Medal

Roster, Players:, 1 - Kinna Fisher (15), 2 - Bronwyn Ettinger (27), 3 - Maryn Boldon (25), 4 - Sarah Zonneveld (21), 5 - Payton Shimoda (15), 6 - Robyn McLean (06), 7 - Daisy Olsen (22), 8 - Kylee Glanville (17), 9 - Faith Christensen (03), 10 - Isla Olesen (25), 11 - Evvia Belireau (26), 12 - Bella Stothart (12), 13 - Laila Johnston (11), 14 - Sheridan Coninx (30), 15 - Sammi Boag (15), Staff:, Assistant Coach - Reid Brodie, Head Coach - Sammy Fraser, Team Manager - Jenna Smith

Niagara 2022 Schedule     Niagara 2022 Watch Live

# - Athlete Name Position  
1 - Kinna Fisher  
2 - Bronwyn Ettinger  
3 - Maryn Boldon  
4 - Sarah Zonneveld   
5 - Payton Shimoda   
6 - Robyn McLean  
7 - Daisy Olsen  
8 - Kylee Glanville  
9 - Faith Christensen  
10 - Isla Olesen  
11 - Evvia Belireau  
12 - Bella Stothart   
13 - Laila Johnston  
14 - Sheridan Coninx   
15 - Sammi Boag  
Head Coach - Sammy Fraser  
Assistant Coach - Reid Brodie    
Team Manager - Jenna Smith    

2017 Canada Games - 18U Team Alberta Roster

# Athlete Name Position  
15 Elizabeth (Lizzy) Reimer Middle

4 Elyse Hart Setter
11 Emma Kieftenbeld  Outside Hitter
10 Jenae Eisler Libero
8 Julia Zonneveld Outside Hitter
5 Kacey Jost Outside Hitter
2 Lauryn Tremblay Outside Hitter
9 Lexis Peart Setter
3 Madison Marshall Outside Hitter
6 Marina Culo Middle
7 Milana Zivak Outside Hitter
13 Myja Wildenhoff Middle
1 Rayn Perry (alternate) Setter
14 Tabitha Martin (alternate) Middle

Financial Assistance Program

Athletes in financial need can apply to Volleyball Alberta for assistance via the Hugh Hoyles Scholarship Fund

Below is a list of other scholarships, grants, and programs that athletes may apply for:

  • Kid Sport Alberta: KidSport is a national not-for-profit organization that provides financial assistance for registration fees and equipment to kids aged 18 and under
  • JumpStart: Jumpstart funding helps families that need a financial hand with registration, equipment and/or transportation costs.

For more information on the Team Alberta program, contact Ray Sewell at or call 780-415-1703 ext.5