January 11, 2023 - The Vancouver Basketball Foundation™ was thrilled to host Cub Day, the kicked off event to the 48th Annual Britannia Bruins Invitational. Eight six Youth from six local East Vancouver Elementary Schools came together for a full day of basketball, community building and a 3v3 tournament! The day started with a basketball skills session focussing on the fundamentals of dribbling, passing and shooting, progressing to small-sided games working on turning a small offensive advantage into a scoring opportunity. Next up was a pizza Lunch and Learn where students got the chance to sit down with members of the Girls and Boys Britannia Basketball Team to learn about what it means to be a Bruin. The final segment in the afternoon was a 3v3 Basketball Tournament. Students were placed on teams with a mix of the Elementary schools so they had to go outside of their comfort zone to get to know one another and learn how to work together as a team. We were blown away by the hard work, passion and positive energy and we loved seeing new friendships starting.
Thank you to Britannia Secondary for letting us be part of this special event and the Girls and Boys Britannia Basketball Teams for volunteering and being incredible role models for the next generation! To all of the young athletes that participated, WOW - y’all filled the gym with incredible energy all day long!