The University of British Columbia

UBCO Heat Athletic Scholarship Breakfast – presented by RBC


Supporting Student Athletes in the Okanagan - Be a part of the legacy.


2020's Featured speaker: Malindi Elmore 

Malindi Elmore’s Olympic journey is a very unique and inspirational three-part story that continues to be written.

Already having participated in the 2004 Olympics in Athens as a 1500m runner for Canada, followed by a short and successful stint as a professional triathlete, Malindi finds herself on the doorstep of a second Olympic Games; this time in 2020, but in the longest distance of them all, the marathon.

To say this was all part of the master plan for the mother of two young boys who hung up her track spikes in 2012 couldn’t be farther from the truth. The truth, however, lies in a love and passion for running and keeping fit, an athlete’s mindset, and a community of support that kept the Olympic door open, even though she thought it had long since closed.

Malindi’s story is one we all should hear, be motivated by, and take pride in as she is a true product of the Okanagan, and a testament that we can all achieve great things, be it on the Olympic stage, in our jobs, and in our personal lives.


2020's Student speaker: Nicholas Reitsma

Men's Soccer, 
UBC Okanagan Heat

Nicholas Reitsma is the third-year goalkeeper of the men's soccer team and is an honours student in the Faculty of Health and Social Development working towards his degree in Human Kinetics. This past year the Academic All-Canadian had an award winning season taking home the Canada West Student-Athlete Community Service award after an outstanding 2019 season.

The local Reitsma started all 16 matches for UBCO and he was in goal for every minute of every game. He led the conference in minutes played and save percentage, and his six shutouts were third-best in the conference this season. His six wins and 68 saves this year are both new single-season school records.

A strong believer in spreading the word on mental health issues, the Aberdeen Hall graduate has taken it upon himself to spread his own message about his mental health struggles with the goal of providing support for those in a similar position.


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This year's breakfast:

Friday, April 3, 2020

Coast Capri Hotel Ballroom, Kelowna
Doors Open 6:45 a.m. | Program starts 7:00 a.m.
Tickets $125 or $1250 per table (taxes included)


Thanks to all who enjoyed the 14th Annual Athletics Scholarship Breakfast

Check out a video of last April's breakfast.



Tel: 250.807.9200
Email: athletics.okanagan@ubc.ca

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