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We'll be busy building our teams this upcoming week. If you've been asked to reach us, please email 

Good luck to all athletes! 

Our 17U & 18U  teams are each looking for athletes for key positions. Tryout space is still available. Register now

Here are a few of our talented coaches:


University level coach and athlete, All-Canadian recipient, regularly selected as All-Star, MVP and captain, and Saskatchewan Volleyball Hall of Fame Inductee

Volleyball Coaching Experience Highlights

  • Certified Development and Advanced Development Coach 2023
  • WVA Blazers - Head Coach 2023
  • Centre scolaire Léo-Rémillard - Assistant Coach 2022
    • Provincial ‘AAA’ Silver Medalists
  • University of Toronto - Assistant Coach 2001 - 2004

Volleyball Athletic Experience & Achievement (Highlights)

Played at the JV, Varsity, Provincial, Western Canada Games, Canada Games, and University levels. 

  • Saskatchewan Volleyball Hall of Fame Inductee (1989 Canada Summer Games Team) 2019
  • University of Winnipeg, Women’s Volleyball 1993 - 1996
  • R.W. Pugh Fair Play Award, CIAU National Championships 1996
  • All-Canadian 1996
  • GPAC All-Star 1996
  • University of Regina, Women’s Volleyball 1990 - 1993
  • Western Canada Games Bronze Medalist 1990
  • Canada Games Gold Medalist 1989
  • Saskatchewan Varsity Provincial ‘A’ Silver Medalist 1988
  • Saskatchewan Varsity Provincial ‘A’ Champion 1987


Coached at National and University levels, a Team Canada and Olympic volleyball athlete, and FOUR-TIME Hall of Fame Inductee.

Volleyball Coaching Experience: 
  • CISM Women’s National Volleyball Team, Head Coach 1999-2004 
    • Coached at World Championships in Canada, Italy (twice), Romania & Croatia
  • Canadian Forces 17 Wing Winnipeg Men’s Volleyball Team, Head Coach 2001 
    • Gold Medalists
  • Men’s Strong Contender Army Volleyball Team, Head Coach 1998-2000 
    • Gold medalists all three years 
  • National Women’s Volleyball Team Training Camp, Guest Coach 1998  
  • University of Winnipeg Women’s Team, Assistant Coach 1994 
  • Saskatchewan Midget Provincial ‘B’ Volleyball Team, Head Coach 1990
Coaching Clinics
  • Setter Coach at the Volleyball 16-18U Position Camp, Calgary 2002-2004 
  • CIAU Volleyball Coaches Symposium Presenter 2001
  • University of Saskatchewan Coaches Symposium Presenter 1998  
  • Coaches Level 3 & 4 Clinic CIAU Championships Presenter 1996
  • University of Winnipeg Coaches Symposium Presenter 1995 
  • Women’s and Men’s CISM Volleyball Training Camp Coach 1993
  • Coach at Team Canada Volleyball Camps 1991-1996

Volleyball Athletic Achievements & Awards (Highlights): 

Competed at the JV, Varsity, Provincial, National, University, Continental, Norceca, Pan-American, World, and Olympic levels.

  • Canadian Olympic Team 1996
  • Canadian National Team 1991-1996 
  • University of Regina 1989-1991
  • Canadian Junior National Team 1990
  • Canada Games Gold Medalist 1989
  • University of Regina Female Athlete of the Year 1989-90
  • All Canadian Rookie of the Year 1989-90
  • GPAC Rookie of the Year 1989-90
  • CIAU Tournament All-Star 1989-90

Awards & Recognition:

  • 2019 Saskatchewan Volleyball Hall of Fame Inductee (1989 Canada Summer Games Team)
  • 2018 Saskatchewan Volleyball Hall of Fame Inductee (Personal Achievement)
  • 2004 Volleyball Canada Hall of Fame Inductee (1995 Women's National Volleyball Team)
  • 2002 Yorkton Sports Hall of Fame Inductee


Played nationally and professionally. Represented Canada at the Olympics, Pan-Am Games, and won three consecutive GOLD MEDALS  at the World Masters. Hall of Fame Inductee!

I’m hoping to improve on athletes’ techniques. I look forward to seeing them gain more confidence and trust in their abilities as they improve.” 

Despite her humble and gentle nature, Wanda’s an incomparable force when it comes to volleyball skill, experience and knowledge. And we’re pumped that she’s sharing it with our athletes!

“I hope to share my passion for volleyball with them, and I want my experience to be of help to them. I want coaches and athletes to feel that they can ask me anything.” 

Wanda fits into the WVA beautifully. Wanna know why? 

Not only does she value the WVA’s inclusive approach, but when asked about her impressions on her first night, her face lit up and she said,  

“Hey, they’re playing volleyball and smiling. We’re off to a good start!” 

She’s accomplished so much so far (she’s still playing) that it’s tough to summarize without missing important details, but here are a few highlights of her career to this point:

  • Named All-Canadian. 
  • Represented Canada at the Olympics in Atlanta in ‘96. 
  • Played professionally for 10 years (Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Belgium).
  • Competed for Canada in:
    • TWO World Cups, 
    • THREE Pan-Am Games, and
    • FIVE North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation Championships!! 

And it was as if this was just her warm-up. Then, she switched to Beach Volleyball, and:

  • WON THREE consecutive GOLD medals at the World Masters Games. 
  • Coached Team Manitoba at three Canada Summer Games. 
  • Competed for Canada at:
    • ANOTHER Pan-Am Games, and
    • ANOTHER World Championship!!

Wanda’s also been inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame. To add to this incredible legacy, WANDA G also runs her own personal training business.

You thought that was it, didn’t you? Well nope! She’s also a HOUSE MUSIC DJ!  

It’s no doubt it’s Wanda for the WIN again - this time for the WVA, and most importantly, our BLAZERS athletes! 

Wanda's a very important member of our Academy family at the helm of our technical training, working with each of our teams and also mentoring our coaches! 


Although this is a virtual space, we acknowledge that we gather on Treaty 1 Territory, and that Manitoba is located on the Treaty Territories and ancestral lands of the Anishinaabeg, Anishininewuk, Dakota Oyate, Denesuline and Nehethowuk Nations. 
We acknowledge Manitoba is located on the Homeland of the Red River Métis. We acknowledge northern Manitoba includes lands that were and are the ancestral lands of the Inuit.

We respect the spirit and intent of Treaties and Treaty Making and remain committed to working in partnership with First Nations, Inuit and Métis people in the spirit of truth, reconciliation and collaboration.


The Winnipeg Volleyball Academy is an inclusive Volleyball Club and offers a safer space for athletes who are 2SLGBTQ+.