In late 2002, several high school coaches in the South Surrey/White Rock community realized a growth in popularity of the sport of volleyball and decided to form their own club. Now in our 21st club season, Seaside Volleyball Club has become one of the largest youth volleyball clubs in BC.
Here is a timeline of our milestone moments:
September, 2023 - Two athletes are selected to attend the National Excellence Program for the Canadian National team program in Ottawa. Alex Emery and Isaac Navarro represent Seaside for the fall semester of 2023.
June, 2023 - Seaside Volleyball Club hosts its first annual season ending banquet in honor of their 20th year as a club. Over 300 players, coaches and parents in attendance. Truly a memorable event!
March, 2023 - Shane Donen, co-founder and club president is awarded the prestigious Sport BC Presidents' Award at the 55th Annual Sport BC Awards and Banquet.
January, 2023 - Seaside Volleyball Club reaches a proud milestone of 20 years in existence as a youth volleyball club in BC. Many great memories and more history to be created.
May, 2022 - Seaside returns to their winning ways with 7 medals at the provincial championships and 5 medals at nationals.
January, 2022 - Club season officially resumes after a 2 season hiatus due to the COVID pandemic.
May, 2021 - Club season for youth volleyball officially ends without any competition between clubs.
July, 2020 - Seaside runs a record 43 volleyball camps throughout the summer, bringing kids back into the gym at the "Wave" to play volleyball again. Camps run successfully within the new health guidelines and protocols put forth by the Provincial Health Organization and ViaSport.
May, 2020 - Seaside families donate over 1000 meals to Peace Arch, Surrey Memorial and Delta Hospital staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.
March, 2020 - Club season abruptly ends due to the COVID-19 pandemic. National and provincial championships cancelled.
March 2020 - Capilano University wins their first ever CCAA National Men's Championship with 5 Seaside alumni players and coaches.
November, 2019 - Mark Cassell one of Seaside's founding members retires from the club after 17 years of service as a director and successful coaching.
August, 2019 - Seaside opens "the Wave", our new practice facility.
August, 2019 - SVC completes the summer camp season with a record 14 camps, over 250 athletes participating.
January, 2019 - Seaside fields a record 22 teams with Volleyball BC making the club one of the largest in the province.
June, 2018 - Michael Dowhaniuk becomes the first Seaside male athlete to be named to Team Canada (Junior National Team). Michael joins Seaside Alumni and current Team Canada members Lucy Charuk and Brianna Beamish into the national team group.
May, 2018 - Seaside wins a record 8 medals at nationals, breaking the previous record of 7 in 2014.
April, 2018 - 18U Boys Surf win div 1 provincials. Marks the first 18U team in clubs history to win gold. 17U Boys Six Pack win bronze in the 18U category.
October, 2017 – Seaside celebrates 15 years as a non-profit youth volleyball club. Over 160 teams and 2500 athletes have been through the club's system.
September, 2017 - Seaside alumni Alyssa Wolf signs a pro contract with Forde Volleyball Club in Norway. Alyssa becomes the third Seaside club member to play professional volleyball overseas.
March, 2017 – Teo Ardanaz and Michael Dowhaniuk are selected to Team BC to compete at the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg. The boys are the first in the clubs history to be named to the prestigious team.
May, 2016 – Brianna Beamish becomes the second Seaside Alumni to be named to Team Canada. Beamish signs with a professional team in Austria for the fall of 2016.
May, 2015 – Seaside introduces a Beach Volleyball program to the club. Over 60 participants in the first year.
May, 2015 – Seaside 14U Surf win Nationals in Calgary. Coached by Bob Smith & Brian Singleton, the girls defeated Storm Blizzard from Ontario to bring home the gold. This is the second time Seaside has won 14U Nationals. Seaside teams won an additional 5 medals during the event.
May, 2015 – Seaside breaks club record with 9 medals at the Provincial Championships. Seaside wins 1 gold, 4 silvers and 4 bronze during the Provincial Championship weekends.
January, 2015 - Shane Donen, Seaside Club President & co-founder is named Volleyball BC Community Sports Administrator of the Year.
May, 2014 - Seaside wins their first boys provincial gold medal in the 14U category. Seaside Surf follows up with a silver medal at nationals, another first for the club.
April, 2013 – Seaside boys program wins its first medal in history with Seaside Surf 15U, coached by Brian Newman and Derrick Moore winning bronze in division 1.
November, 2012 – Seaside expands the scope of the club with the closing of White Rock Volleyball Club. Seaside for the 1st time in its history runs a boys program with 5 teams in the 2013 season.
April, 2011 – Katy Klomps and Krista Hoogewoning are named as the top recruits in the province for this year’s graduating high school class. Alyssa Wolf (ranked 5th) and Brianna Beamish (ranked 10th) are also named in the top ten annual list.
May, 2011 – Lucy Charuk, former Seaside club player is selected to the Canadian Senior Women’s Volleyball Team.
May, 2009 – Seaside 16U Surf coached by Mark Cassell win both the Provincial and National Championships div 1, tier 1. Mark Cassell wins Volleyball BC Club Coach of the Year.
June, 2009 – 6 SVC players selected to the 16U Team BC Baden Cup squad including Alyssa Wolf, Amanda Lundquist, Brianna Beamish, Krista Hoogewoning, Katy Klomps and Lauren Bazergui.
June, 2009 – Seaside starts a new scholarship program given to athletes who have been with the club for 5 years or more. Recipients in the inaugural year are Kirsty Setterlund, Paige Wiebe, Sam Ashbrook, Kelsey Satterfield, Alex Lee and Sydney Eaden.
May, 2008 – Seaside Volleyball Club wins its first gold medal at nationals, 13U Black team winning gold in div 2, tier 1.
January, 2007 – Atomic Development program doubles in size to 64 kids, two sessions. Becomes the largest participation program of its kind in BC.
April, 2007 – Seaside 15U Surf coached by Mark Cassell win clubs first division 1 provincial championship gold medal.
September, 2006 – Seaside graduates its first athletes who go on to play post-secondary volleyball. Graduating 18U club players include Calla Loewen (CMU), Carley MacDonald (UFV), Laura Martens (CBC) and Vanessa Wiebe (TRU).
January, 2006 – Seaside launches 12U atomic program for girls entering grade 6. Program starts with 32 kids in first year.
April, 2005 – Volleyball BC introduces a 17U division to girls volleyball. Seaside 17U girls coached by Shane Donen win bronze at provincials.
April, 2004 – Seaside wins its first Provincial Championship medal with Seaside Black 15U winning gold in div 2 coached by Shane Donen.
May, 2004 – Seaside wins its first National Championship medal with the C-Dawgs coached by Mark Cassell winning bronze in the 16U division 1, tier 1 in Calgary.
June, 2004 – 3 Seaside club athletes are named to the Fraser Valley BC Summer Games Team including Alycia Wolosezky, Jillian Donen and Jena Muto.
July, 2004 – Seaside’s Deanna White becomes the first athlete from the club to be selected to the Baden Cup 16U BC Provincial Team.
January, 2003 - SVC fields 4 teams in BC Girls Club Volleyball in its first year as an official youth volleyball club.
December, 2002 – Seaside Volleyball Club is registered as a non-profit society in BC. Founding members include Shane & Maryanne Donen, Mark & Moira Cassell and Anne Loewen.