Dates Set for the 2015 B.C. High School Provincial Championships at the LEC

Nov 18, 2014

The Langley Events Centre (LEC) is once again hosting B.C.’s top high school basketball teams as they compete in the 2015 provincial championships. The LEC will host eight high school provincial basketball championships over a three week period. The dates and events are as follows:


February 25 to February 28 2015 TELUS Junior Boys Provincial Basketball Championships

March 4 to March 7 2015 TELUS Junior Girls Provincial Basketball Championships

March 4 to March 7 2015 BC Secondary Schools Girls AA Basketball Championships, presented by TELUS

March 4 to March 7 2015 BC Secondary Schools Girls AAA Basketball Championships, presented by TELUS

March 11 to March 14 2015 BC High School Boys 1A Basketball Championships, presented by TELUS

March 11 to March 14 2015 BC High School Boys 2A Basketball Championships, presented by TELUS

March 11 to March 14 2015 BC High School Boys 3A Basketball Championships, presented by TELUS

March 11 to March 14 2015 BC High School Boys 4A Basketball Championships, presented by TELUS

“We are extremely excited to be back at the LEC with all four tiers of the senior tournament,” said newly elected B.C. High School Boys Basketball Association President, Paul Eberhardt. “This will be the first time all four tournaments take place in one week, and it has been a longtime goal of our association to host such an event in an outstanding facility.”

It will also be the first time that the Junior Girls, AA Girls and AAA Girls compete during the same week at the same venue, which will add to the excitement across all three levels.

“Giving the junior girls the opportunity to be a part of the AA and AAA senior girl’s events will be something special for all involved,” said B.C. Secondary School Girls Basketball Association President, Brett Wescott. “The LEC has become a great home for these tournaments and this will be a great way to celebrate girls’ basketball, collectively, in one week.”

The Junior Boys will kick off championship season at the LEC, and have a record-breaking 32 teams competing in 2015. This is a marked increase from the 24 teams that participated last year, and significant jump from the 16 teams that participated in many years past.

“Being at the LEC and in our own week allows us to expand the tournament to 32,” said Junior Boys Tournament Committee Co-Chair, Kerry Taylor. Taylor explained that the high demand at the grade nine and 10 (Junior) levels created a demand for an expanded championship. “With only one tier and approximately 300 teams playing in the province, it has been one of the most competitive tournaments to qualify for and win.”

The LEC will again work in partnership with the committees of each event to create a memorable experience for all those participating,

“We are looking forward to again hosting the basketball community here at the LEC and working with the committees, partners and great tournament sponsors such as TELUS to deliver another spectacular three weeks of basketball,” said LEC Director of Business Development, Jared Harman. “Players, coaches and spectators alike look forward to the Championships each year.”

TELUS has supported the event since 2009.

“As an Olympic athlete and the leader of the Olympic Team in Sochi, I know first-hand that participating in sports encourages youth to foster leadership, self-confidence and team-building skills that are invaluable in their future growth and development,” said Steve Podborski, TELUS National Director of Community Sport. “At TELUS we believe in giving where we live, and as part of our commitment to the development of local youth, we are once again donating $20,000 in scholarships for male and female senior basketball players who wish to pursue a post-secondary education and varsity career.”

For more information, check back at www.LangleyEventsCentre.com as the regular seasons commence or you can follow each tournament on Twitter at:

@BCJrBoysBBall

@BCJrGirlsBBall

@BCAAGirlsBBall

@BCAAAGirlsBBall

@BC1ABoysBBall

@BC2ABoysBBall

@BC3ABoysBBall

@BC4ABoysBBall

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For More Information:

Paul Eberhardt, BC High School Boys Basketball Association, coachebe@shaw.ca
Brett Westcott, BC Secondary School Girls Basketball Association, westcott@shaw.ca
Kerry Taylor, Junior Boys Tournament Committee Co-Chair, taylor_k@surreyschools.ca
Jared Harman, Langley Events Centre, 604.455.8851 jharman@langleyeventscentre.com



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