What We Do
Burnaby MoreSports Society (BMS) provides free after-school sports programs for marginalized children and youth. We work proactively with community partners to eliminate barriers and help more youngsters enjoy sports in a safe, structured and non-competitive environment.
Our programs allow children (ages 6-9) to enjoy playing different sports, while our volunteer junior youth coaches (ages 10-12) and senior youth coaches (ages 15-18) learn how to mentor, lead and coach sports under the expert guidance of our trained, experienced staff.
Why We Do It
We create a fun environment that allows children and youth to learn and grow together. This allows participants to develop competence, confidence and fundamental life skills that contribute to successful outcomes outside of programs.
Ultimately, this process promotes healthy lifestyles and attitudes from an early age, helping students to succeed at school and give back to their local communities.
BMS offers multi-sport programming throughout the school year:
- Basketball (Fall)
- Handball / Floor Hockey (Winter)
- Soccer (Spring)
Our programs are delivered at seven locations in the Fall 2019 term:
- Edmonds Community School
- Kitchener Elementary School
- Morley Elementary School
- Stride Avenue Community School
- Armstrong Elementary School
- Cameron Elementary School
- Second Street Community School
In addition, we will be offering summer sports camps in July 2020 (subject to funding and location requirements).
Future Leaders – Junior & YELL Coaches
Our accessible sports programs for children are only possible because of the young volunteers who support us. Elementary junior coaches (Grades 6-7) help to run activities on the day, while high school YELL coaches (Grades 10-12) receive targeted training in advance through our customized youth leadership development program (including the High 5 – Principles of Healthy Child Development course) to deliver coaching and mentorship to the elementary students.
Learn more about getting involved as a program volunteer on our Opportunities page.