Broadway & South Central
Growing up Moresports definitely normalized playing sports and allowed for me as a young child to go out and play regardless of any circumstances. I am very excited to be working as a Hub Developer in the community I grew up as it will allow me to pass on the importance of playing any sport regardless of any limitation a child faces and allowing them to just be kids and play.
Erin De Sousa
Erin began as the Moresports City Hub Developer in 2017. While she has not been in this role long, she has already fallen in love with the community and is excited to be an active participate in this incredible space. Erin graduated from UBC with a BA in Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice and has recently completed a certificate in Non-profit Management at BCIT. Erin is also an avid field hockey player, coach, and official. She played varsity field hockey at UBC and continues to play and officiate at the highest levels she can, while pursuing her passion for coaching at the grassroots level.
Nick is a new hub developer for the Downtown Moresports Hub, and works for the Community Schools Team at King George Secondary School. He has a degree in sport science from the University of Northumbria in Newcastle, England and has been in Canada since 2012. He has an interest in all sports, and enjoys coaching basketball and soccer. Nick is passionate about building connections with the participants and developing leadership skills in the youth leaders. In his spare time he is a big fan of Newcastle United and the Toronto Raptors.
I have always been too shy to try new things in elementary school. Despite being shy, I was involved in many after school programs – which led to majority of my high school career spent volunteering with children. Fast forward to today, my job is to create leadership opportunities to both youth and children through a variety of after school programs. I hope that these opportunities provide them with the same experience and mentorship that I had received to develop into becoming a future leader.
Carmen began as the Moresports Hasting Hub Developer in early 2019. She was first introduced to the program when she was a participant in grade 7 and fell in love ever since. She volunteered as an assistant coach for the moresports soccer program in high school and have gained a lot of experiences in leadership, communication, and relationship building. With the experiences and opportunities she received, she is hoping to pass it on to the youth and kids in the Hasting sunrise community.
Cathy's role as Killarney's Moresports Hub Developer began late in 2018. Her focus is on the importance of cultivating positive relationships with younger generations. This includes an emphasis on changing the stigma of mental health, as well as fostering inclusive and safe spaces for all individuals. Cathy is currently at SFU pursuing a BA in Sociology with a minor in Counselling and Human Development. She is thankful for this opportunity and hopes to gain valuable insight from all the incredible people she has met and will meet in the future. Outside of work, she is a member of the SFU Cheerleading Team and enjoys spending time with her cat.
Sports has been a big part of my life ever since I was 4 years old. It's taught me so many things, like character and team building, and has allowed me to live a healthy and active lifestyle. Now, as Marpole's Moresports Hub Developer, I'm able to impart all of the things I learned through sports to today's generation of kids! Getting children into sports at a young age is a great way to get them started on the right path, and one of the many goals I have in this position is to facilitate this for children and families of all backgrounds. I hope to connect more with families and children in the Marpole area to provide them with all sorts of opportunities with Moresports!
Lynn joined the Moresports Tri Cities Team in 2018. She says her passion for getting people involved in sharing their talents and their enjoyment of being active is a natural way to build a connected community. She is excited about helping people become a part of the Moresports Hub. This is because Moresports brings all ages together and helps our community connect. There are so many ways that generations coming together through sports continues to build kids and youth well-being, confidence and self-intuition. Her Hub experiences demonstrate how Moresports allows kids and youth to explore who they are, what they like to do and what their strengths are. Lynn’s previous work as an Athletic Trainer provided her with the privilege of working with Canadian National and Professional Athletes and Sports teams. She has enjoyed a lifetime of relationships, friendships and great memories of international road trips that she considers “perks” from the career.