Whitecaps in Quesnel this weekend

Vancouver Whitecaps FC coaches will be in Quesnel this weekend to provide a challenging, focused and fun professional training camp for youth from the region.

The training camp, which takes place from Saturday, May 3, to Sunday, May 4, at the Quesnel Soccer Centre, is part of the Whitecaps mandate to grow the game of soccer in British Columbia and Canada. The camp is being delivered in partnership with the Quesnel Youth Soccer Association (QYSA). Youth ages six to 16, of all skill levels, will be participating.

Former Canadian internationals and Vancouver Whitecaps defenders Bob, Dan, and Silvano (Sam) Lenarduzzi, will participate in this weekend’s camp. Dan, who is the Whitecaps director of youth development, and Sam, who is the Whitecaps camp manager, will oversee the camp, leading top-class professional instruction from Whitecaps coaches and players. Bob, who is the Whitecaps president, will be attending the camp on Saturday.

In addition to working with all levels of players in Quesnel, the Whitecaps will include a special Prospects program to help identify talented players in the region, and to provide those prospects with additional Whitecaps opportunities.

This camp builds on last weekend’s highly-successful Whitecaps camp in Williams Lake, at which over 180 boys and girls participated in the sold-out event. The TELUS Community Fund has generously provided partial funding for both the Williams Lake and Quesnel camps.

The Whitecaps and Quesnel Youth Lake Soccer Association Camp are also supported by a variety of community partners, including Central Mountain Air, Fraser Bridge Inn, Boston Pizza, the Quesnel Observer, The Wolf, and National Car Rental.

For more information on the camp, visit whitecapsfc.com/youth/camps/bc_camps.

About TELUS
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $9.1 billion of annual revenue and 11.1 million customer connections including 5.6 million wireless subscribers, 4.4 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers. TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services including data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, entertainment and video. In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and alumni have contributed $113 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered more than 2.1 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Eight TELUS Community Boards across Canada lead our local philanthropic initiatives. For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.

About the Whitecaps Foundation
Community soccer programming and regional development are funding priorities of the Whitecaps Foundation. The mission of the Whitecaps Foundation is to benefit the health, wellness and development of youth in British Columbia by providing opportunities for access to soccer-related activities for all skill levels.