All spots have been filled, we are all set for Feb. 24!
Saturday Feb.24, at Ross Sheppard High School, 13546 111 Ave, from 12:00pm-3:00pm, The NBCC & Edmonton Stingers are offering a FREE city wide camp, uplifting the Black community and our friends, while connecting our youth to multiple generations of Black excellence in the game of Basketball. Our camp and tourney will feature community coaches, and will be organized and ran by the Edmonton Stingers official community ambassador: Mr. Andrew G. Parker (BA, BEd, MEd 2025). Saturday afternoon of the BHASW we will host similar events to the NBA All star game via the Stingers, coach Parker & the NBCC. Our event will host up to 60 children, ages 6-17, and we will offer an afternoon camp and mini tournament (For Free).
In addition to basketball, our camp and tournament will also feature the NBCC All Star Community Brunch held in the Ross Sheppard High School (from 2:30pm-3:00pm). The Stingers have committed to providing official Black History All Star Weekend t-shirts for each camper. Parents & siblings are more than welcome to stay for the whole event, and some of our elders in the community will be guest speakers and guest coaches as well. The winners of camp awards will be treated to a Edmonton Stingers game/court side experience including a meal & tickets. The Edmonton Stingers will have a strong presence throughout the event, a booth will be present, and similar activities from their 2024 high school showcase will be held.
The Edmonton Stingers of the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) announced Tuesday the re-signing of Canadian forward Brody Clarke for the 2024 season. The University of Alberta alumni and Stingers 2023 leading scorer will enter his fifth season with the Stingers. “Being back for my fifth season with the Stingers means a lot,” said Clarke. “This organization and these fans have watched me grow into the player I am today and I take great pride in wearing this city on my chest.” Last season, Clarke notched a team-high 14.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game in 21 games. He led the Stingers in scoring on multiple occasions, posting four games over 20 points. “Brody was a key piece for us in 2023 and we are very excited to have him back this summer,” said Head Coach and General Manager Jordan Baker. “His leadership and character embody the culture we are continuing to build in Edmonton, and he is consistently one of the top Canadians in the CEBL. His rebounding improved a great deal last season, and we will once again rely on him to control the paint on both ends of the floor.”
The son of Natalie Vukovich and Norman Clarke ... Older brother Julian played four years at Santa Clara University ... His sister Rachel Vukovich was a rower for the UBC Thunderbirds ... Clarke’s father Norman played several years on Canada’s national team and represented Canada at the 1988 Olympics ... His mother Natalie is a two-time national champion at Laurentian University ... Clarke earned his engineering degree and a masters in engineering while at the University of Alberta ... Clarke has represented Canada at the 2019 FISU Games as well as the 2015 U-19 World Cup as well as the 2011 U16 Americas Championship ... Was a 3-time first-team Canada West all-star and two-time All-Canadian ... Fourth in all-time scoring as a Golden Bear.
SSiciida, Sumaya and Sagal, three Black Muslim women, are members of a larger group of women who came together to create spaces for Muslim sisters to connect. The Unbreakable Sisterhood started this past summer in 2022. Because community is something emphasized in their faith, they have been working on creating programming that advances Islamic education, promotes physical wellness, and provides opportunities for sports, as well as socializing and recreation. Participants who come to the various events range in age from teenagers to mothers of teens from many diverse cultures. Unbreakable Sisterhood is based throughout the city of Edmonton. Programs run from Sheikh Ali Sufi Islamic Centre and Omar Bin Khattab mosque on the south side to basketball gym on the north side. The kindness of the community members allows for these opportunities. They are trying to gain momentum by creating programs and reaching out to the community, and “testing out different things right now.”
The Montréal Alliance announced Wednesday that it has signed Québec forward Mamadou Gueye for the 2023 season of the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL). Gueye has played two seasons in the CEBL with the Edmonton Stingers (2019), the Guelph Nighthawks (2021) and the Ottawa BlackJacks (2021). The small forward represented Canada at the 2018 Commonwealth Games as the team made it to the tournament’s final. Gueye is currently completing the 2022-23 season with Defensor Sporting Club in the Uruguayan league and is averaging 10.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.2 steals in 27.7 minutes per game. The Québec City native played two seasons in Japan with Yokohama (2021-22) and Gifu (2020-21). In 75 combined games over the two seasons, Gueye compiled averages of 19.2 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists. The 6-foot-7 forward also played with Halifax (2019-20) and Sudbury (2018-19) in the NBLC and with FC Schalke 04 (2018-19) in Germany’s Bundesliga.
Denzel has lived in Edmonton for most of his life, only leaving to pursue his dreams of playing professional basketball in both Toronto and overseas in Spain. His biggest passions include basketball, being around family and architecture. He loves the concept of being in the Real Estate field because it reminds him of some of the trips his parents would take him on as a child where he would get to see different homes and how each style created a unique environment. After playing basketball professionally, he spent 3 years working in sales and also started his own business coaching kids and giving back to the basketball community. (company name Youth Hoops Inc.) While growing up his parents had properties throughout Alberta, and he was consistently immersed with clients and real estate investors. As a result, he toured many showhomes and was around for many showings. He couldn’t get enough as a child and that passion remains today.
Born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Blain began playing basketball at the age of twelve. He attended Jasper place high school, led the team in scoring, assists and rebounds. He was able to represent his province and finished 2nd in the country at the national tournament. After a successful showing he was selected as one of the top 50 players in Canada to attend the Nike All- Canada camp. Blain was recruited to play for Brandon university and was named on the 1st team all-rookie. Blain returned to Edmonton and attended Grant Macewan University and led the team in scoring, assists, rebounds and 2nd in the ACAC in scoring. Blain then joined the University of British Columbia varsity team, won 1 Canada west title and 2 national silver medals. Blain finished his playing Career spending time in China, Mexico and on the IBL Edmonton Energy.
Coach Mohamed Abdirahman is the current head men's Basketball coach at M.E. Lazerte High school. He is the director, lead coach and a Professional Basketball Skill Trainer at Pro Basketball Skills
He has vast experience around the globe, working with the Giants of Africa Initiative started by Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri. He also studied Physical education at University of Somalia - UNISO and has used this advanced skillset to train multiple players in the Ontario, and Alberta as well as Globally. Coach currently runs multiple youth programs in the city at EIA Academy and M.E. Lazerte High school.
Mr. Andrew G. Parker is a 20 year community basketball coach in Edmonton and he is also the Director of the 14th annual Pride of the North Basketball Tournament in North Edmonton. Andrew is also a member of the University of Alberta Golden Bears basketball alumni and a Former Professional Basketball Player. He has taught 10 years with the Edmonton Public School Board. He is a husband and father of 2, and a proud member of the Edmonton Carribean community. Andrew is a Community Advocate in North Edmonton and Alberta, The Teacher sponsor of the Black Students Association for M.E.Lazerte, and the Black Teachers Association co-founder.
Full Event will take place at: Ross Sheppard School, 13546 111 Ave
2024 Camp Schedule
11:30am: Camper Arrivals
12pm: Coach Introductions
12:10pm: Camp Photo with all staff & Campers
12:15pm: Coach Parker & Coach Hanan Dynamic Warm up
12:45pm: Coach Parker Ball Handling
1pm: Visit From Edmonton Stingers (Brody Clarke)
4 Stations Basketball Clinic
Station 1: Coach Mohammed (Passing)
Station 2: Coach Blain Labranche Dribbling and Court Vision
Station 3: Coach Mamadou and AGP: Defense
Station 4: Coach Denzel : Shooting
Mini Tournament: 3 v3, and 4 v 4
3:00 pm: All Star Brunch
3:30pm Camp Closing
Click on the Link Below to register for the 2023 BHASW
At our camp we encourage high levels of skill development, defined drill instruction and improvement in all areas of athleticism. But tantamount to our basketball experiences are the overall messages of the camp: leadership, team work, sportsmanship and motivation. This year we are extremely fortunate to include motivational speakers, coaches, players and teachers from across Canada, The United States, and internationally.
The AGP Flight School is a 4 day summer basketball camp held in the heart of North Edmonton Alberta Canada. This summer camp focuses on skill development, advanced training, and motivational seminars during a 4 day experience.
We are very proud to announce that after plenty of behind the scenes planning, this summer our staff will be continuing our city-wide basketball camp the AGP FLIGHT SCHOOL This camp aims to motivate and train basketball players ages 8-18 during our 4-day professional basketball experience.
Our camp will include offensive and defensive training, speed and agility training, leadership and team building, goal setting, motivational sessions, and explosive jumping training throughout the week.
At our camp we encourage high levels of skill development, defined drill instruction and improvement in all areas of athleticism. But tantamount to our basketball experiences are the overall messages of the camp: leadership, team work, sportsmanship and motivation. This year we are extremely fortunate to include motivational speakers, coaches, players and teachers from across Canada, The United States, and internationally. The 2022 AGP Fight school will be welcoming the following community members to camp this year!
This camp will take place in the last week of July, from 9:00am-2:30pm, at M.E.Lazerte High school (6804 144 avenue). The cost is $120.00 for the entire week, and it is open to all boys and girls in the province of Alberta. Our staff is very excited to once again mentor young athletes from across Alberta, the last day to register is July 29, 2019, but early registration is strongly recommended.
Our staff will consist of coaches with experience at the ACAC, CIS, NCAA, Pro, and FIBA levels. Each coach brings a diverse perspective related to the game of basketball and in addition to excellent instruction our coaches/players will provide insight and personal stories that detail the wide range of experiences they have amassed in their playing and coaching careers.