Westview's Ultimate Frisbee Team competes at National Tournament (see video below)
Ultimate Frisbee is one of the fastest growing sports at the high school level. On May 4th & 5th, Westview Centennial Secondary School competed at the Canadian High School Ultimate Championships held in Mississauga, ON. This nation wide tournament, hosted by Ultimate Canada, has attracted teams from British Columbia to Nova Scotia in the past and this year was no different. Some of the top high school Ultimate Frisbee teams in the country were in attendance.
My National Experienceby Richelle Nelson (Grade 9 student at Westview)
Team (noun) A group of players forming one side in a competitive game or sport.
Going to Mississauga for the Ultimate Frisbee Nationals was an encouraging experience for my teammates and I. With most of the team being freshmen and sophomores, having little to no experience, it was good to see and play against some strong teams that had been playing together for years. Last year Westview's Ultimate team placed second, and this year we placed eighth out of 16 teams from across Canada. For a young and inexperienced team, I think our standing was amazing! Other than playing Frisbee, the trip didn't only make our bond on the field stronger, but also off the field. The Nationals made 24 almost strangers turn into a team, and then ultimately an 'ultimate family'. From the getting stuck in an elevator to the first team dinner to every practice and every game. I felt our bond getting tighter every day. Honestly would have never thought I could have learned to love every single individual on my team. I am truly blessed to know such beautiful people, and I am glad to say, that now they are my ‘family’.