Events

Hey football fans, I hope you can join me for the second annual 12 North Sports Classic. I am really excited to bring some of my teammates and special guests home to Canada, while raising some funds and awareness for three worthwhile causes: Special Olympics BC, the Skidegate Haida Immersion Program (SHIP), and growing youth football Canada.

 

Below are a list of events we will be hosting in Langley, Vancouver, Burnaby and Haida Gwaii. I also want to thank the growing list of volunteers, sponsors, donors, coaches and fans for all your support to make these events possible. Look forwarding to seeing fans from both sides of the border and from across the Pacific Northwest this June, and hope you will come out and cheer for Team Willson at the free Celebrity Flag Football game at Swangard Stadium on Saturday, June 24th.

 

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June 24th, 2017
Swangard Stadium
3883 Imperial Street – Burnaby

 

Open to youth ages 8-18, no prior football experience required. This non-contact camp will consist of working on and refining fundamentals. Kids will be grouped by age and experience and rotate through stations and drills. Lunch, t-shirt, digital photo with Luke and other giveaways will be provided for all campers. After lunch, youth will get the chance to participate in a Q&A session with Luke and some special guests. Parents and non-registered siblings are welcome to watch from the stands.

 

7:30am REGISTRATION

8:00am WARM UPS & OPENING REMARKS

8:30am – 11:30am FOOTBALL STATIONS & SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

12:00pm Q & A WITH LUKE & FRIENDS + LUNCH

 

 

The Camp will be run by local coaches in conjunction with some special “guest instructors.” Celebrity coaches will be announced shortly. Stay tuned to www.lukewillsonofficial.com for the latest news on participating coaches and event info – final list subject to change.

Also included with the camp registraton is a COMPLIMENTARY ticket to the BC Lions home opener at BC Place vs. the Calgary Stampeders that night. Additional tickets for parents/guardians and non campers will be available for purchase at a discounted rate.

Following lunch, cammpers are welcome to stay for the Celebrity Flag Football game that will follow the camp, featuring current/former NFL players, CFL Players, NHL players and other celebrities and media personalities. Reserved seating will be provided for campers; parents and friends will be welcome to watch too.

Luke Willson & the 12 North Sports Classic Committee is committed to ensuring all kids regardless of circumstances are able to participate in the camp, for camp scholarship requests email: [email protected]

After registering for the camp, please fill out this 12 North Waiver and bring it with you on the day!
June 24th, 2017
Swangard Stadium
3883 Imperial Street – Burnaby

 

Luke Willson and some his special guests including football players, alumni, hockey players, celebrities and media personalities from Vancouver/Seattle will faceoff in a game of flag football. Best of all, admission is FREE! Fans can reserve spots in a designated viewing area by registering online.

In addition to the game, there will be raffles, auctions, a merchandise shop, concessions and a sponsor activation zone, which should provide fun for the entire family. There will also be limited photo/autograph opportunities, details will be posted prior to the event.

 

10:00am  SPONSOR ACTIVATION & INTERACTIVE ZONE OPENS

11:30pm   CELEBRITY FLAG FOOTBALL WARM UPS & INTROS

12:00pm  KICKOFF – CELEBRITY FLAG FOOTBALL GAME

1:00pm     LIMITED PHOTO AND AUTOGRAPH OPPORTUNITIES  – DETAILS TBC

 

Schedule and participating celebrities subject to change.

LUKE WILLSON FLAG FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT
June 24th, 2017
Swangard Stadium
3883 Imperial Street – Burnaby

Round up your friends, classmates or colleagues and enter this year’s Luke Willson Flag Football Tournament.

Teams will consist of a maximum of 10 players, with 6 players on the field at each time. All divisions of the tournament are co-ed, so each team must field at least 2 female players at all times.

Divisions will be broken up by age, with each team playing 3 round robin games, and the top 2 seeds advancing to the finals. There will be 4 age divisions: Ages 8-11, Ages 12-15, Ages 16-18 and Adult (ages 18+). Only 4 teams per division so REGISTER ASAP TO SECURE YOUR SPOT!

12 North Fishing Tournament

June 25-28
The Lodge at Hippa Island, Haida Gwaii

 

Enjoy the breathtaking beauty and rugged backdrop of The Lodge at Hippa Island in Haida Gwaii. Just minutes from some of the most productive saltwater fishing in the world, enjoy a luxury experience that would be at the top of anyone’s bucket list. Each of the 40 guests who make the trip will be drafted to one of four celebrity “captains’” teams. In addition to world class fishing, enjoy wildlife viewing excursions (bear, whale, deer sightings are common around the area) plus gourmet meals daily. Fish when you want, relax when you want, eat when you want – the trip is completely customizable and flexible.

 

For pricing and registration info (only 3 spots remain) email [email protected]

The 12 North Sports Classic proudly supports

Special Olympics

BC

For more than 30 years, Special Olympics BC has been committed to enriching the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities and, in turn, the lives of their family members, friends and everyone they’ve touched. Special Olympics BC provides high-quality sports programs and competitions that help people with intellectual disabilities celebrate personal achievement and gain confidence, skills and friendships. There are now more than 4,400 Special Olympics athletes participating in year-round programs in 57 communities around BC, supported by more than 3,400 dedicated volunteers.

Skidegate Haida Immersion Program

Home to one of the oldest civilizations and cultures in North America, Haida Gwaii is the host venue for this year’s 12 North Fishing Tournament.  In an effort to help support  it’s historical and cultural significance, year’s event will help support the Skidegate Haida Immersion Program (SHIP)

The goal of the program Program is to preserve and revitalize the Skidegate Haida language. SHIP has been recording the Skidegate dialect for years and from that material produced over 120 instructional language resources. In addition to supporting SHIP, Luke and some of his special guests will host a free youth football clinic on Haida Gwaii on June 25th, 2017 in partnership with HaiCo.

Youth Football Grants

Luke Willson is a product of the Canadian youth football programs, making it all the way from the small town La Salle Ontario to winning a World Championship in Seattle. To help support the participation and growth of youth football in BC and across Canada, Luke will be awarding financial and equipment grants to youth football players and programs. Grants will be awarded through an application process and online form this fall.