It was a packed house at Peace Wapiti Academy (PWA) when the Titans Boys Volleyball team and dignitaries welcomed visiting student-athletes during the opening ceremony of the 3A Boys Volleyball Provincials on November 26, 2015.
Following the singing of the national anthem, Superintendent Sheldon Rowe brought greetings from Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) and Trustee Richard Lappenbush offered encouraging words on behalf of the PWSD Board.
PWA Principal Wanda Gerard encouraged the teams to do their best and share their passion for the sport.
"At the end of this tournament, if you and your teammates have delivered your best – more than anyone expected of you – then you are all winners," said Principal Gerard.
Erin Martin, Alberta Schools' Athletic Association (ASAA) Commissioner and teacher at Beaverlodge Regional High School, welcomed the teams and guests on behalf of the ASAA and expressed thanks to all who made the event possible.
The PWA Band played a rousing rendition of Firework, followed by the Athlete's Pledge, read by Titans Volleyball team member Riely McLandress. Closing remarks were brought by Joel Thibault, Tournament Chair, PWA teacher, and coach of the PWA Titans Boys Volleyball team.
To access team rosters, the schedule, and live streaming of the games during the tournament on November 26-28, visit http://provincials.asaa.ca/page.cfm?s=263.
For more photos from this event, visit PWSD's Facebook page.