‘Fearless’ Pakmen grad Jordan Pereira stands tall for Canada

By DAVID WINER Jordan Pereira may not be tall in stature where volleyball players are concerned, but his reputation on the international scene is growing by leaps and bounds. Officially standing 5-foot-11, or as the St. Catharines native prefers to phrase it, "about 6-foot," The Mississauga Pakmen Volleyball Club graduate stood tall for ... More

What is VCCE?

Volleyball Canada is pleased to announce the Centre of Excellence in Mississauga. This program will be run in partnership with the Pakmen Volleyball Club, one of only three OVA accredited Clubs in Ontario.   The VCCE program is designed specifically to prepare athletes who are committed to the sport of volleyball and preparing to pursue ... More

Pakmen Coaching Clinic Huge Success

Pakmen head coach Orest Stanko hosted an impressive coaching clinic this past Saturday for our Pakmen coaches.  Guest presenters included Strength and Conditioning expert Reid Hall, setting guru Jeff Chung and Ryerson University Men's coach Matt Harris.   Pakmen coaches were presented with the latest knowledge and techniques in the sport and ... More

When it comes to volleyball, it’s definitely worth the drive to Mississauga

By DAVID WINER Sharone Vernon-Evans hasn't always taken the easy route in life, instead taking a road less traveled. For example, while other youngsters blessed with the gift of height picked up a basketball, the Scarborough native showed a preference for volleyball. And when it became logical to locate a volleyball club close to ... More

Pakmen close out the summer with six medals at Canadian Beach finals

By DAVID WINER It's been said, that you can't win them all. That doesn't stop the Mississauga Pakmen from trying. The Pakmen gobbled up six medals at the Canadian Beach Volleyball Championships at Toronto's Ashbridge's Bay over the weekend. Included in the haul were one-two sweeps in the U16 and U18 men's finals. Harnoor Grewal and ... More

Pakmen gobble up the opposition at U18 Ontario Beach Championships

By DAVID WINER Little did Parvir Jhajj and Sharone Vernon-Evans realize while preparing these past few months for the Ontario Beach Volleyball Championships, that their practice partners would end up comprising the opposition in the U18 final. Yet sure enough, when all the sand had settled from the previous Saturday and Sunday's matches at ... More

Pakmen thrive under the soaring sun at U14 beach championships

  By DAVID WINER Last week's soaring temperatures had authorities issuing a heat advisory. Another caution could have been declared to avoid all contact with the red-hot Mississauga Pakmen at Toronto's Ashbridges Bay during the boys' U14 Ontario Beach Volleyball Championships. The Pakmen not only won gold, they nearly pulled off a ... More

The year keeps getting better, and better for Peterson and Kowara

By DAVID WINER Tristan Peterson and Annette Kowara aren't in a rush to usher in the new year. It's not that the teenagers aren't looking forward to the future, quite the contrary, it's just not going to be easy to improve on, or even duplicate, their accomplishments over the past 12 months. Last summer the Mississauga Pakmen volleyball ... More