This past weekend, we welcomed 26 alumni to participate in our first annual Alumni Volleyball Games as part of the Grand Opening of our new gym facility. Thirty years of Cedars volleyball experience was on hand to provide many exciting, and humourous, moments!
The women’s game ended 2-0 for the Alumni with some dominant performances at the net from alumni Haleigh Kearns, Tammy Bluemink and Jessi Hein (neé Isaac). On the men’s side, the Alumni jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead, but the Cedars Eagles team pushed back to take the last 3 sets and win 3-2! Memorable alumni moments were provided by Rylan Uy, brothers Matt and Ryan Janzen, Caleb Plouffe, and the dads/old guys on the team, Brad Brekkaas and Curtis Taylor!
Colourful commentary from Dave Horton and music from Cooper Horton added to the enjoyment of the day, as did the presence of the Eagles mascot and two guys in Blue Man suits!
Thanks to all who attended and cheered the players on, but especially to the Alumni who made our first event such a huge success:
Women: Noelle Aitken, Hailey Gilkerson, Maillee Taylor, Anna Worthington, Darcee Heimstra, Jessi Hein, Haliegh Kearns, Rachael Klassen, Tammy Bluemeink, and Laura MacDonald
Men: Mitchell Crosina, Zach Wagner, Cole Willmann, Evan Tiefensee, Caleb Milton, Lucas Crosina, Josh Leboe, Craig Hein, Caleb Plouffe, Darren Klassen, Brendan Serup, Matt Janzen, Ryan Janzen, Rylan Uy, Brad Brekkaas, and Curtis Taylor.