Categorized | Sports

Fort Macleod STARS volleyball tournament planning takes flight

Fort Macleod has become a popular destination in March for volleyball players.
The 12th annual STARS Charity Co-ed Volleyball Tournament on March 21-23 is quickly filling up with teams.
“It looks like we’re going to be full again,” organizer Mike Bourassa said. “It’s going well.”
The tournament, which offers competition in recreation, intermediate and competitive divisions, has already attracted one team from Swift Current, Sask. and two from B.C.
The first eight teams to pay the $350 fee will be registered in each division.
Last year teams came from Fort Macleod, Fernie, Olds, Lethbridge, Calgary, Pincher Creek, Picture Butte and Swift Current.
“It’s really good volleyball,” Bourassa said. “On the competitive side it’s college level ball. It’s lots of fun.”
The tournament raises money to fund a rescue mission by the STARS helicopter based in Calgary.
Each life-saving mission costs about $5,400, and the tournament has met that goal in each of the past two years.
Bourassa and co-organizer Candace Dawson started contacting businesses last week for donations, but people were seeking them long before they started their campaign.
“It’s good that people are keeping us in mind,” Bourassa said.
Games are at F.P. Walshe school and the tournament banquet is at the Fort Macleod and District Community Hall.
The Queens Hotel will host the tournament’s beer gardens again.
Anyone interested in registering a team in the tournament or making a donation should contact Mike Bourassa at 403-553-2025 or 403-330-3546.

Comments are closed.

Other Stories in this Category


Photo Albums Added

fish-rescue-oct-2014

Peigan Friends Along the River staged their annual fish rescue at the LNID irrigation canal northwest of Fort Macleod. Here are some images from the 2014 event. 12 Photos

volleyball-oct-2014

The junior and senior high school volleyball seasons are under way. Here are some images. 24 Photos

Alzheimer Society

Welcome to Asantcafe.ca, a gathering place for people with dementia and their care partners. To learn more about this topic, join Alberta's online community at ASANTCafe

Video Gallery

Show more videos»

Polls

Are you optimistic the modernization of F.P. Walshe and W.A. Day schools in Fort Macleod will be completed in time for the 2015 school year?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...