Western Canadian Challenge brings volleyball action to town

by Morinville News Staff

Morinville – One of the largest high school volleyball tournaments in Canada will be held at Morinville Community High School Oct. 16 to 18.

The 20th Annual Lions’ Western Canadian Challenge (WCC) Volleyball Tournament will put 48 teams, 520 athletes and 90 coaches on the volleyball courts for 198 matches over three days.

The three-day athletic event will kick off with a pep rally Oct. 16 at 11 a.m. followed by marquee matches at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. The 11 a.m. pep rally will be the official opening of the school’s. It will also bw an opportunity for the school to officially thank Ross and Jean Hodgins of RV City and Frontier Honda for their $42,500 donation for the bleachers.

Morinville Community High School Principal Todd Eistetter said the event may be the last for a while. “This edition promises to be the biggest and the best, and possibly the last for a period of time as we are potentially taking a sabbatical for a year,” Eistetter wrote in a letter to Morinville News. “We are having challenges securing enough gyms to host the 198 tournament matches and it may be time for us to try something completely different.”

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