Variety Village is proud to be the home of several sport teams, all part of the Variety Village Athletic Club (VVAC). The VVAC gives athletes of all abilities the opportunity to be active and competitive to the best of their ability.
Since 1982, the teams of the VVAC have provided the perfect training ground for athletes who go on to compete at provincial, national and international levels. Children, youth, and adults competing as members of integrated sports teams see many benefits: developing both muscle and self-esteem, learning coordination, making new friends, and learning to see abilities rather than disabilities.
VVAC Wall of Fame
- Jeff Tiessen
- Jeff Adams
- Tracey Ferguson
- Anné Polinario
- Bradley Bowden
- Adam Lancia
- Abdi Dini Fatah
- Kaley McLean
- Robert Hampson
- Grandmaster Young Su Chuong
Paralympian, swimming, 2004 Paralympics in Athens.
Won gold, silver and bronze in 2 Ontario Paralympic Winter Championships and 3 CanAm Games, holds the Canadian record for this class in the 50 metre backstroke, and was inducted into the Canadian Disability Hall of Fame in 2012.
Grandmaster Young Su Chuong, Head Coach of the Canadian Olympic Taekwondo Team during the ’88 Seoul and ’92 Barcelona Olympics, Head Coach of the Canadian Military TKD Team, and produced 7 Olympians to date.
Criteria for Consideration
It is recommended that young athletes interested in registering for the Introduction to Sport program at a Grassroots and/or VVAC level have participated in our Multi-Sport programs and are able to demonstrate the following:
• Listening skills
• Interest in learning the specific sport
Coaches facilitating the programs follow a training model focusing on age and stage development under the Canadian Sport for Life Long Term Athletic Development model (LTAD).
• Introduce and teach the etiquette of sport
• Introduce and teach proper form, technique and
movement of sport
• Build confidence within each athlete and their skill set
Director of Access and Awareness
Parasport Ontario Board of Directors
Inducted into the Toronto Sport Hall of Fame
Coach, Artistic Swimming
Interested in being on a team?
For more information on Teams please contact:
416-699-7167 ext 255
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