Kapawe’no Nêhiyawak School Launches Robust Athletics Program for 2023/2024: A Balance of Sports and Academics Takes Center Stage

September 29, 2023

Kapawe’no First Nation – At Kapawe’no Nêhiyawak School, we’ve always believed in the strong relationship between academics and athletics. Both are crucial for the holistic development of our students. As we kick off the school athletics season for 2023/2024, our excitement is palpable, and our offerings are more diverse than ever.

Our weekly athletic activities lead by Mr. Brian D. Thomas, Athletic Director are meticulously planned to keep our students engaged and physically fit. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, students will immerse themselves in mixed martial arts and boxing in High Prairie. Swimming sessions at the aquatics center on Monday’s and volleyball conditioning are also on the agenda. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the focus shifts to hockey training at the Ice Palace in High Prairie. This year, we’re honored to have a skilled roster of coaches including RCMP Constable Martens, Mr. Courtorielle, Superintendent Mr. Boh Kubrakovich-Kiniw and Mr. Cardinal Jr.

Complementing our coaching staff are our invaluable school support workers, who assist in equipment management and supervision. Their help ensures that coaches can focus on skill-building on the ice, enhancing the quality of each training session.

And let’s not forget lacrosse—a sport deeply connected to our Nêhiyawak ways. Sessions will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays at the school’s playing fields. Students will undergo plyometrics and agility drills, honing their skills in this dynamic sport.

We are looking forward to an exhilarating year ahead, offering our student-athletes a range of sports to explore and excel in. Our goal is to enrich their lives, cultivating not just intellectual but also physical prowess.

Last modified: October 2, 2023

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