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Camosun Chargers: it’s all in the family

December 20, 2016 - 2:24 pm • Chargers • Camosun Staff • Attached Link

Most siblings share an ‘irrefutable bond’ and nothing epitomizes that particular adage more than the fraternal duo of Chargers student-athletes Kathryn and Dennis Candell who stand out as the first brother-sister twosome to play different sports at Camosun over the same year.


Chargers mid-season summary

December 12, 2016 - 3:21 pm • Chargers • Camosun Staff • Attached Link

At the conclusion of the first half of the PACWEST basketball and volleyball season, the Chargers student-athletes are turning their focus to exams, chilling over the mid-season break and preparing for the New Year ahead.


Chargers volleyball teams are keen to finish first half of the season battling the Blues

November 23, 2016 - 3:41 pm • Chargers • Camosun Staff • Attached Link

The opening half of the PACWEST volleyball season has been a fast and furious one for the Chargers men’s and women’s volleyball teams who play their final weekend of Fall 2016 matches this Friday and Saturday against the Capilano University Blues in Victoria.


Camosun College gets set to host 2017 CCAA Women’s Volleyball National Championship

November 14, 2016 - 11:11 am • Chargers • Camosun Staff • Attached Link

Camosun College welcomes the community to join in the excitement as preparations get underway for the 2017 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Women’s Volleyball National Championship, March 8-11. The championship will feature the top eight teams in the country and will be Camosun’s first time hosting an indoor national event.


Camosun basketball teams charged to host home openers

November 2, 2016 - 11:15 am • Chargers • Camosun Staff • Attached Link

After an impressive show of determination at their season openers against the VIU Mariners in Nanaimo last Saturday, the Camosun College Chargers basketball teams are preparing to host their home openers of the 2016-17 season this weekend at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence.


Chargers tip-off against Island rivals in PACWEST season openers

October 26, 2016 - 10:20 am • Chargers • Camosun Staff • Attached Link

With a strong core of returning veterans balanced with some fresh new faces, the Camosun Chargers men’s and women’s basketball teams are eager to hit the hardwood this Saturday in their PACWEST season openers against the Vancouver Island University Mariners in Nanaimo.


Chargers and Mariners women’s volleyball teams get set for weekend rivalry

October 20, 2016 - 11:25 am • Chargers • Camosun Staff • Attached Link

Having split their October 13 and 14 home openers against the College of the Rockies (COTR) Avalanche, the Camosun College Chargers women’s volleyball team advances into Week 2 of PACWEST competition where they are set to meet Island Rivals, the Vancouver Island University (VIU) Mariners this Friday and Saturday night.


Chargers men’s volleyball squad is off to a winning start as PACWEST season gets underway

October 19, 2016 - 12:00 pm • Chargers • Camosun Staff • Attached Link

The Camosun College Chargers men’s volleyball team opened the 2016-17 season with a pair of exciting wins which were supported by a roaring home crowd at the PISE gymnasium this past weekend as they played host to the College of the Rockies Avalanche. This week, the Chargers prepare to take on the VIU Mariners as Week 2 of PACWEST volleyball action gets underway.


Camosun leads the charge as PING CCAA national golf championships get underway

October 17, 2016 - 10:22 am • Chargers • Camosun Staff • Attached Link

The reigning Camosun College Chargers men’s golf team is in hot pursuit of a repeat title at the 2016 PING Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) National Golf Championships this week in Charlottetown, PEI. This year’s event is hosted by Holland College at the Fox Meadow Golf and Country Club, October 18-21.


Camosun Chargers women’s volleyball team gears up for program’s most exciting year yet

October 12, 2016 - 11:43 am • Chargers • Camosun Staff • Attached Link

The Camosun Chargers women’s volleyball team is gearing up for what promises to be the program’s most exciting year yet as the college prepares to host the 2017 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Women’s Volleyball National Championship, March 8-11.


Two-time defending PACWEST champ Chargers men’s volleyball squad gets set for another successful season

October 11, 2016 - 1:14 pm • Chargers • Camosun Staff • Attached Link

The two-time defending PACWEST champion Camosun College Chargers men’s volleyball team is set for another season as conference compeition gets underway this Thursday, October 13 at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence.


Camosun Chargers senior girls’ high school tournament kick starts women’s 2016-17 volleyball season

October 7, 2016 - 11:50 am • Chargers • Camosun Staff • Attached Link

Thirty teams will congregate at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence (PISE) and St. Margaret’s School over the coming weekend to compete in the 2016 Camosun College Chargers Senior Girls’ High School Volleyball Tournament. The action begins at 1:00pm at both facilities on Friday, October 7.


Camosun Chargers claim second consecutive PACWEST men’s golf title

October 3, 2016 - 2:58 pm • Chargers • Camosun Staff • Attached Link

The Camosun College Chargers men’s golf team emerged as repeat champions this weekend following Sunday’s closing round of the 2016 Pacific Western Athletic Association (PACWEST) golf season. Over the four-tournament season, Camosun topped the team competition by an impressive 22 strokes to lay claim to their second consecutive conference title.


Westshore welcomes Camosun and VIU women’s volleyball squads

September 28, 2016 - 3:01 pm • Chargers • Camosun Staff • Attached Link

The Camosun Chargers women's volleyball team will kick off the 2016-17 season with an exhibition match this Thursday evening at Belmont Secondary School in Langford. This is the first match in a two part series versus the VIU Mariners. Camosun and VIU will wrap up the pre-season series at Duncan Christian School on Tuesday, October 4.


Chargers award Dover Bay with first place finish at 2016 Senior Boys’ High School Fall Classic volleyball tournament

September 26, 2016 - 3:31 pm • Chargers • Camosun Staff • Attached Link

There is a first time for everything and the adage rang true this weekend as the tournament final of the Camosun College Chargers Men’s Volleyball Annual Senior High School Boys’ Fall Classic took an unusual turn.


Camosun Chargers golfers persevere as PACWEST’s No. 1 squad heading into conference finale

September 26, 2016 - 2:12 pm • Chargers • Camosun Staff • Attached Link

The Camosun College Chargers men's golf team fought their way through a shower of difficulties this past weekend to finish third in the Douglas College Invitational at the Westwood Plateau Golf and Country Club in Coquitlam. In the end, it would take more than a soggy start to dampen the squad’s spirits as they bounced back on Day 2 to make a strong finish and maintain their No. 1 position in the Pacific Western Athletic Association (PACWEST) conference standings.


Chargers men host annual senior boys’ high school volleyball tournament

September 22, 2016 - 3:25 pm • Chargers • Camosun Staff • Attached Link

Fifteen teams will gather this weekend at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence and Pacific Christian School to take part in the 2016 Camosun College Chargers Men's Volleyball Fall Classic Senior Boys’ High School Tournament. The action starts Friday, September 23 at 4:00pm and will end with teams battling to advance in Saturday’s single knock-out playoff schedule.


Chargers men’s golf team rallies to the top

September 19, 2016 - 3:36 pm • Chargers • Camosun Staff • Attached Link

The Camosun College Chargers men's golf team returned to their winning ways this weekend with a first place finish at the University of British Columbia Okanagan Invitational at the Okanagan Golf and Country Club in Kelowna, September 17-18. The victory puts Camosun in the No. 1 spot in the Pacific Western Athletic Association (PACWEST) standings.


Camosun student-athletes earn National Scholar Award

September 15, 2016 - 2:08 pm • Chargers • Bonita Joe, Athletics Marketing Officer • Attached Link

Camosun College congratulates seven student-athletes from the Chargers Athletics program on receiving the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) National Scholar Award for their outstanding academic accomplishments over the 2015-16 season.


Camosun golfers finish one stroke off lead following PACWEST's first of four

September 12, 2016 - 2:15 pm • Chargers • Camosun Staff • Attached Link

The reigning national champion Chargers men’s golf team opened the PACWEST season with a second place finish, just one stroke off the lead, at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) Invitational, September 10-11.


Chargers golfers chase repeat titles

September 12, 2016 - 9:32 am • Chargers • Camosun Staff • Attached Link

The 2015 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) and Pacific Western Athletic Association (PACWEST) Champion Chargers men’s golf team is headed to Abbotsford today where they will begin defending their provincial and national titles over a brand new season of competition.


Camosun Chargers holding tryouts for 2016-17 season

July 15, 2016 - 9:48 am • Chargers • Camosun Staff • Attached Link

The Camosun College Chargers will be holding tryouts in basketball, volleyball and golf for the 2016-17 season. Tryouts are open to all Camosun College students!


Looking for Work? Join this season’s Chargers Events Staff

July 15, 2016 - 9:04 am • Chargers • Camosun Staff

Recruiting Chargers event staff


Camosun coach/instructor Charles Parkinson joins CBC broadcast team for Rio 2016

June 9, 2016 - 10:35 am • Chargers • Bonita Joe, Athletics Marketing Officer • Attached Link

CBC/Radio Canada has officially announced that Camosun College men’s volleyball head coach and faculty member of Camosun’s Centre for Sport and Exercise Education Charles Parkinson will join their expert team of commentators and analysts for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio this August.


Camosun Chargers make all-time best finish at Golf Canada National University/College Championship

June 8, 2016 - 10:31 am • Chargers • Bonita Joe, Athletics Marketing Officer • Attached Link

The Camosun College Chargers men’s golf team made their best all-time finish at this week’s Canadian University/College Championship, placing fifth overall. Camosun closed today’s round with a collective total of 299, the third lowest score of the day.


Camosun golfers set course for 2016 Canadian University/College Golf Championships

May 26, 2016 - 12:59 pm • Chargers • Bonita Joe, Athletics Marketing Officer • Attached Link

The Camosun College Chargers men’s golf team is preparing to battle against the nation’s best as preparations get underway for the Canadian University/College Championships at the Morningstar Golf Club in Parksville, May 30–June 3.


2016 Chargers Women's Volleyball Senior Girls' High School Tournament

May 12, 2016 - 12:20 pm • Chargers • Camosun Staff • Attached Link

Registration is open for the 2016 Chargers Women's Volleyball Senior Girls' High School Tournament, October 7 and 8 at PISE.


2016 Chargers Men's Volleyball Senior Boys' High School Tournament

May 12, 2016 - 12:19 pm • Chargers • Camosun Staff • Attached Link

Registration is open for the 2016 Chargers Men's Volleyball Senior Boys' High School Tournament, September 23 and 24 at PISE.


Camosun Charger men’s volleyball libero Mitchell Jesson nets prestigious President’s Cup

April 15, 2016 - 8:22 am • Chargers • Camosun Staff • Attached Link

This evening, student-athletes, coaches and supporters of the Camosun College Chargers gathered at the Harbour Towers Hotel to recognize the achievements of the College’s student-athletes at Camosun’s 22nd Annual Athletic Awards Ceremony.


Camosun’s best finish in a decade plants a fresh start for Chargers men’s basketball program

March 29, 2016 - 10:47 am • Chargers • Camosun Staff • Attached Link

Not since 2005-06 has the Camosun College Chargers men’s basketball team completed a season with a Top 10 national ranking. This year, the Chargers made a spectacular showing at the PACWEST Provincial Championships to earn silver and a trip to the CCAA Nationals where the team finished 2015-16 ranked eighth in Canada.


Men's Basketball Player Identification Camp Registration

March 24, 2016 - 9:07 am • Chargers • Camosun Staff • Attached Link

The Chargers Men's Basketball Program has the potential to be consistently one of the top college teams in the country. With fantastic academic programs and a world-class training facility, it is an exciting time to join the Camosun Chargers program!


Chargers men's volleyball lose a tight semi-final at nationals but keep perspective after a record season

March 17, 2016 - 11:53 am • Chargers • Bonita Joe, Athletics Marketing Officer • Attached Link

It was a hard fought end to a season chock-full of success for the defending champion Camosun Chargers men’s volleyball team whose quest for a repeat national title was saddled by a controversial fourth-place seeding and an untimely championship semi-final match that was as tight as it could have been against the top-ranked Red Deer College team.


Camosun charged for men’s basketball nationals

March 15, 2016 - 1:10 pm • Chargers • Bonita Joe, Athletics Marketing Officer • Attached Link

The Camosun College Chargers are headed for sub-zero temperatures today as the team travels to the Canadian Collegiate Athletics Association (CCAA) National Men’s Basketball Championship (March 16-19) hosted by Keyano College in Fort McMurray, AB.


Defending champion Chargers make ninth trip to nationals

March 7, 2016 - 1:44 pm • Chargers • Camosun Staff • Attached Link

With the seeding set and all systems go, the Camosun College Chargers will embark on their ninth trip to nationals – this time as defending champions and bolstered by the squad’s best all-time record of 22 wins over 26 matches!


Camosun celebrates men’s basketball silver

March 7, 2016 - 1:27 pm • Chargers • Camosun Staff • Attached Link

Camosun College congratulates the Chargers men’s basketball team who defied all the odds at the 2015-16 PACWEST Provincial Championships (March 4-6) to bring home a silver medal. It was a tournament of epic proportions for the Chargers who entered the PACWEST seeded sixth and finished with the program’s best results in a decade!


Camosun Chargers make it two in a row at PACWEST volleyball provincials

March 7, 2016 - 1:25 pm • Chargers • Camosun Staff • Attached Link

The victorious Camosun College Chargers men’s volleyball team made a big splash on social media this weekend as family, friends and volleyball fans around the globe sent their congratulations in response to the team's victory in the PACWEST Provincial Championship gold medal match. It was everything spectators could wish for in a championship final with Camosun making a masterful comeback from a two set deficit against the Douglas College Royals to claim a thrilling five-set victory which resulted in the squad’s second consecutive conference title.


Camosun congratulates recipients of 2015-16 PACWEST Basketball Awards

March 2, 2016 - 12:07 pm • Chargers • Bonita Joe, Athletics Marketing Officer • Attached Link

The Pacific Western Athletic Association has announced the winners of the 2015-16 Men’s and Women’s Basketball Awards and Camosun is proud to congratulate the following Chargers for their outstanding achievements in collegiate athletics.


Camosun b-ball squads get ready for quarter-final showdowns

March 1, 2016 - 9:38 am • Chargers • Bonita Joe, Athletics Marketing Officer • Attached Link

With the 2015-16 regular season just behind them, the Camosun College Chargers men’s and women’s basketball teams are preparing for an exciting weekend of competition at the PACWEST Provincial Championships hosted by Capilano University in North Vancouver March 3-5.


Back To Back Chargers

February 29, 2016 - 9:53 am • Chargers • Ryan Watters, PACWEST • Attached Link

It was a gold medal match of epic proportions as the Camosun Chargers repeat as PACWEST champions with a five set victory over the Douglas Royals.


Camosun congratulates recipients of 2015-16 PACWEST Volleyball Awards

February 24, 2016 - 3:35 pm • Chargers • Bonita Joe, Athletics Marketing Officer • Attached Link

Today, PACWEST announced the winners of the 2015-16 Pacific Western Athletic Association (PACWEST) Men’s and Women’s Volleyball Awards.


Chargers basketball teams tip-off against nation’s best in season finale

February 24, 2016 - 3:32 pm • Chargers • Bonita Joe, Athletics Marketing Officer • Attached Link

Coming off a victorious weekend, the Camosun College Chargers men’s and women’s basketball teams have each earned a berth to the conference playoffs and will be heading up Island this Friday to close the 2015-16 PACWEST season against the nation’s No. 1 (men) and No. 2 (women) VIU Mariners.


Camosun volleyball teams charged for PACWEST playoffs

February 23, 2016 - 9:42 am • Chargers • Bonita Joe, Athletics Marketing Officer • Attached Link

Having closed the 2015-16 regular season with an exciting weekend series against the VIU Mariners, the Camosun College Chargers men’s and women’s volleyball teams have secured their berths to the playoffs and are gearing up for the PACWEST Provincial Championships hosted by Columbia Bible College in Abbotsford, February 25-27.


Camosun closes season vs. volleyball Island rivals

February 17, 2016 - 11:10 am • Chargers • Bonita Joe, Athletics Marketing Officer • Attached Link

The Camosun College Chargers men’s and women’s volleyball teams are preparing for their final weekend of competition as the 2015-16 season comes to a close and action ramps up for the PACWEST Provincial Championships.


Chargers hoopsters head into home stretch

February 17, 2016 - 11:02 am • Chargers • Bonita Joe, Athletics Marketing Officer • Attached Link

With only two weeks of conference competition remaining, the Camosun College Chargers basketball squads are heading into the home stretch of the 2015-16 PACWEST regular season and rounding the corner to the Provincial Championships which will be hosted by Capilano University, March 3-5 in North Vancouver.


Chargers volleyball readying for Island rivals; basketball teams make the trek to the Mainland

February 11, 2016 - 10:12 am • Chargers • Bonita Joe, Athletics Marketing Officer • Attached Link

The Chargers men’s and women’s volleyball teams have a bye this weekend, but the squads are getting set for their FINAL matches of the season on February 19 and 20 against Island rivals, the VIU Mariners! And with just three weeks remaining in PACWEST basketball action, the Chargers men and women are fighting to earn a berth to the playoffs hosted by Capilano University, March 3-5 in North Vancouver.


Chargers basketball host final home games; volleyball on the road to The Rockies

February 3, 2016 - 4:47 pm • Chargers • Bonita Joe, Athletics Marketing Officer • Attached Link

The Chargers men’s and women’s basketball teams are hosting the Langara Falcons and Quest Kermodes this weekend at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence in Victoria while the Chargers men's and women's volleybal teams are in Cranbrook battling the College of the Rockies Avalanche.


Six big games: Chargers do double duty hosting volleyball and basketball at PISE this Friday and Saturday

January 27, 2016 - 3:21 pm • Chargers • Bonita Joe, Athletics Marketing Officer • Attached Link

Catch the Chargers men’s and women’s volleyball teams this weekend at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence in Victoria.


Camosun Charger Savana Walkingbear: Understanding the past, changing the future

January 27, 2016 - 3:01 pm • Chargers • Bonita Joe, Athletics Marketing Officer • Attached Link

With textbooks and gym bag in tow, Savana Walkingbear pulls open the heavy steel glass door of the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence and is instantly met by his teammates and three assistant coaches who greet him with a succession of high fives. With a watchful eye, he makes his way past a barrage of volleyballs served mechanically from the opposite end of the court. In the Camosun Chargers team room he changes into his practice gear and receives a quick, routine taping by one of the team's athletic therapists.

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Camosun wins bid to host CCAA National Championship

January 19, 2016 - 3:50 pm • Chargers • Bonita Joe, Athletics Marketing Officer • Attached Link

Camosun College has been awarded the 2017 CCAA Women’s Volleyball National Championship. Camosun's bid to host Nationals was approved today at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association’s annual Winter Board Meeting in Ottawa. The event will take place in Victoria, BC, March 8-11, 2017.


Chargers women's hoops on a roll

January 19, 2016 - 3:49 pm • Chargers • Bonita Joe, Athletics Marketing Officer • Attached Link

The Camosun Chargers women’s basketball team netted their fourth consecutive win over the January 15-16 weekend with a pair of fiery road games against the Langara College Falcons and Quest University Kermodes. The Chargers advance to the number four spot in the conference standings with an improved record of 5-6 as PACWEST basketball enters Week 7 of competition.


Chargers volleyball teams undamaged by upsets

January 13, 2016 - 2:10 pm • Chargers • Bonita Joe, Athletics Marketing Officer • Attached Link

The Camosun Chargers men’s and women’s volleyball teams suffered three tough losses over the January 8-9 weekend as they took to the road against the hosting University of the Fraser Valley Cascades (UFV).


Chargers hoop teams produce first weekend sweep

January 12, 2016 - 4:26 pm • Chargers • Bonita Joe, Athletics Marketing Officer • Attached Link

The Camosun Chargers men’s and women’s basketball teams opened 2016 with a bang, sweeping all four games of the January 8-9 weekend as they played host to the Kwantlen Eagles (KPU) and Columbia Bible College Bearcats (CBC). With seven weeks remaining in the regular season, each team is making a steady climb up the PACWEST standings with the goal of securing a spot in the Provincial playoffs.


Camosun coach heads up commentary of Olympic proportions

January 6, 2016 - 9:51 am • Chargers • Bonita Joe, Athletics Marketing Officer • Attached Link

Charles Parkinson will be trading in his Head Coach duties to head up the Play-by-Play at the 2016 Men’s NORCECA Continental Olympic Qualification Tournament in Edmonton, January 8-10. The winner of the qualifying tournament will go to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and Canada is in the running.


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