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Next Board Meeting

Monday Feb. 26th 2024 at 6:45pm

Location The GYM

2023/24 Club Season Update



Our Canuck rosters are all filled now and we are very excited as we prepare for the 2024 competitive club season!

Thanks to everyone who attended our fall programs, open gyms and tryouts!

For more information about teams, please see our "Teams and Coaches" page.

The Volleydome will be hosting several tournaments this season and we look forward to seeing everyone from the volleyball community doing what we love.

See you soon!

Go Canuck!

A successful preseason for U15/U16!

The U16 girls take home gold and bronze, while U15's take silver & 4th at the first U16 O'Saxman tournament! Excellent start ladies!

2023/24 Club Season

After an very successful 2022/23 season, we are very excited and looking forward to another competitive club season next year. Canuck is going to run a full slate of 16 teams for the 2023/24 season with our usual focus on developing character, skills and a lifelong love of the game. With the new signing policy put out by Volleyball Alberta, we are currently busy confirming our coaching staff for the 2023/24 season now that Nationals are over. Please see our teams and coaches page as we will update our coaching staff as those positions are filled. 
For the U16 to U18 age groups, once our coaches are set, they will then decide on the athletes they want to re-sign during the club re-signing period (May 29th to June 5th). Once they know how many spots will be available on their roster, they will book some open gyms during the rest of June for athletes to tryout for the remaining spots. Offers to fill those remaining spots will be given out during the "early signing/tryout period" which is from June 17th to 30th. At that time, the U16 to U18 athletes can take a break as no offers can be given or accepted for them until November 26th.
For the U14 & U15 age groups, those coaches will be able to re-signing Canuck athletes from November 1st to 6th, and then run tryouts to fill their remaining spots starting November 26th.

Many of our athletes will turn to playing beach volleyball as a great way to stay in shape and improve their skills without the wear and tear sometimes experienced in the indoor game. 

Because so many of our teams experienced a very successful season, we expect many of those roster spots in the U15 to U18 age groups will be filled with returning Canuck athletes. There will however be some room for athletes that are new to Canuck to have the opportunity to compete for a roster spot.

We will be updating our "Teams and Coaches" page in the coming weeks as we confirm our coaching staff. Please check it out periodically to see the latest status of our Canuck teams.

If you are interested in playing U14 club volleyball (born 2010), or U13 club volleyball (born 2011) the Volleydome will be hosting fall programs to help prepare athletes for the club season and tryouts. Athletes from these fall programs will be advised regarding tryouts for both Canuck teams and Dome Defender teams that will happen in late November. Stay tuned for more information on these fall programs...


Our long term athlete development model allows our athletes to train and compete at every practice with many of the best volleyball players in the Calgary area which is critical in helping interested athletes prepare to go on to the post secondary level.
So, if you think you have what it takes to be a Canuck athlete and want more specific information, please visit our “Teams and Coaches” Page.

To read about our Developmental Philosophy Click Here

Why Choose Canuck?


Canuck Stuff Volleyball Club is one of the top performing and most respected volleyball clubs in Canada. Established in 1988 by Don and Mylene Saxton as a club to promote the "Love of the Game" and provide an opportunity for high level adult players to play and compete in international competitions. In 1998 Don and Mylene decided to expand and include a youth program, sharing their knowledge and experience with the next generation. 

Our Structure:

CSVC is an incorporated not for profit society, run by a volunteer board of directors, who work very hard to provide the best possible program and experience for it's athletes, while keeping their fees as low as possible.

Our Home;

Canuck is very lucky to have a 15 court dedicated volleyball facility operated by the Saxton family to call home.  Most of our indoor hard court practices take place at the Volleydome GYM located at Stonehill Place NE.

We also have a weight training area on site operated by Young Fitness where our athletes train with professional strength and conditioning coaches to teach them how to stay healthy and strong and prevent injuries.

Coaching Staff;
The Canuck Stuff coaching is second to none with a number of former national team, international, professional, and university players, not to mention a handful of former Olympians on our coaching staff. Our coaches have always been the backbone of our club as we have always focused on developing athletes rather than just trying to recruit them. Take a look at our "Teams and Coaches" page to read more about them.

Post Secondary Opportunities;

A big part of our focus on creating well rounded athletes has been helping those that are interested in playing volleyball at the post secondary level properly prepare for that opportunity. Our long term athlete development model allows our athletes to train and compete at every practice with many of the best volleyball players in the Calgary area which is a critical piece of that preparation. Over the past 20 years we have helped over 150 male athletes and nearly 140 female athletes go on to play post secondary volleyball in many of the top university and college programs both in Canada and the United States. Canuck has also had a number athletes go on to play professionally in Europe and currently has several alumni members playing on Canada's Senior National Team as well as the Junior and Next Gen Teams.

Club Successes;

We proudly display over 75 provincial and national championship banners that are a clear by-product of the hard work, time and effort our coaches put into their teams and individual athletes. Although our greatest success is evident when we look at the amazing young people that are proud to have been part of the Canuck family over the past three decades. Lucky for us, many of them have and will continue to come home to share their "Love of the Game" with future generations.

2021/22 Season Results;

It was so nice to compete again after the past two season being canceled, and compete we did! Our Canuck teams amassed 55 top 8 finishes in Division 1, including 37 medal finishes, 19 of which were Gold Medals, and added 4 more Provincial Championship Banners!


Image Courtesy of Alysha Sladek.


2022 Award Recipients

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Saxton Scholarhips

Congratulations to Canuck 2022 Scholarship recipients!

Each year CSVC presents a $1000.00 Saxton Scholarships to two worthy graduating male and two graduating female athletes. Canuck athletes going on to post secondary are invited to apply and the winners are chosen on a points based criteria including number of years on Canuck teams, going on to play volleyball at the post secondary level, grade point average in high school, etc.

The male recipients for the 2021 Saxton Scholarship were Cade Smith and Josh Dueck. The Female recipients were Daisy Olsen, Brynn Stewart and Lauren Aldcorn.


Love of the Game Award

We also present our Love of the Game Award to the graduating male and female athlete/s that best represent what it means to be a Canuck Athlete! The Love of the Game Award also includes a $500.00 scholarship. Congratulations to his year's recipients were Nicholas and Alex Bazhanov, for the men, and Keelyn McLaughlin and Reese Huber for the women.










5 Year Awards

The 2022 Season added 7 more athletes to our prestigious 5 year club They were awarded their 5 year plaques. Thank you all for being such amazing ambassadors for our club. This year's 5 year award recipients are Ethan Church, Lauren Aldcorn, Carmen Galvez, Kirsten Gebert, Juliana Jordan, Victor Reis and Ben Chew.



















Heart and Hustle Awards

Each year we recognize some of our outstanding athletes with our "Heart and Hustle" awards.

Congratulations to following athletes who were selected by their coaches for inspiring effort and contribution to an incredible succussful season:


U17 Men..... Clinton Forbes

U17/18 Women.......Emily Kitt

U17 Women......Kiara Keibel

U16 Boys......Matthew Debeljak and Murray Schaffer

U16 Girls...... Kiera Crellin and Cate McLaughlin

U15 Boys..... Cooper Sadleir and Kaden Tran

U15 Girls..... Katherine Li and Rory Bell

U14 Boys..... Brady Koch and Ben Brand

U14 Girls..... Aimee Layzell and Esme Magus

Congratulations everyone and thank you all for demonstrating the character and drive Canuck athletes are known for!

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2021 Graduates Playing at Post secondary.

We would like also congratulate our 2021 graduates. We had 19 athletes graduate this year and 16 of them have gone on to play post secondary volleyball in spite of being a non competitive season due to covid-19. In fact all 12 players from our U18 men's team are playing at the next level or already signed to play next year:

Logan and Mason Greves are playing at UBC

Zach Van Geel is playing at UBCO

York Sidorenko is playing at Humber College

Dante Furlan is playing at RDP

Zach Evans is playing at UofC

Jacob Breton is at MRU

Viggo Wozniak is playing at UofA

Aron Elser is at Trinity Western

Nick and Conaire Taub are singed to play with UBC next year 

Marek Edwards is signed to play at UofA next year.

On our women's side we had 7 graduating athletes from the 2021 season and 4 of them have gone on to play university volleyball:

Meghan John is starting with the UofA Pandas

Kinleigh Pate is playing at UofS in Saskatoon

Rachel Barg is playing at Ambrose University

Jayden Easingwood went to play at St. Peters University in New Jersey

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