Pakmen in the community

Written by Julian Kwong The 15U Pakmen girls team recently volunteered on Saturday, December 8th at the Mississauga News charity, known as the “Santa Elves Boxes”. This program has been around for many years, where several gift boxes (1700 to be exact) are delivered to children in our local community who are less fortunate. The girls worked ... More

Volleyball for a good cause

By Susana T Lima Pakmen Volleyball Club is always aware of good causes. For that reason, the Club was proud to sponsor the 1st Mentor College Volleyball Tournament, organized by the Multiple Sclerosis Mississauga Youth Committee.   The event was an opportunity, not only to raise funds, but mainly to promote awareness of the neurolo... More

From Spiking to Acting

By Julian Kwong Gabriel Darku, the 17 year old from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, is not only the recent all-star volleyball player on the 18U Pakmen volleyball team, but was also part of the McDonalds commercial released during the 2012 London Olympic games. While working in Yellowknife, he, along with 7 other McDonalds employees, ... More

Beach Courts at Thomas Street named in honour of Trillium

We are happy to announce that Pakmen will have another beach volleyball court facility available for our programs starting this summer. Adding to the Ravi Sodhi Beach Courts at David Leeder Middle School, the new beach courts at Thomas Street Middle School will host a number of our summer programs, including the Summer Volleyball Camp, Spikes on ... More

Sports celebrity recognize Pakmen Coach

Even NBA Stars want their photo with Pakmen Coaches! (see photo by clicking on article). Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets basketball team poses with Pakmen coach Nishaan Sodhi. Many of our coaches are recognized and approached for photos, etc. on the streets, in the malls, etc. etc. But even Nishaan was surprised Deron recognized him while he ... More

The better way to stay healthy

According to Statistics Canada, 29% of adolescents in 2007 were overweight. The easy access to video games and junk food has made it a lot easier for our youth to develop habits that will bite them in their back by the time they enter their 30s. Alex Hutchinson from the Globe and Mail wrote an article about the best way to fight back obesity. He ... More

200 Brave Storm to Attend Pakmen Beach Party!

Our 3rd Annual Pakmen Beach Party was a big success, thanks to the 200 people who braved the snow storm this past Saturday and made the drive out to Beach Blast to enjoy an evening of beach volleyball with the Pakmen Nation. Pakmen coaches were out in full force, some joined in on the various games being played on the six beach volleyball ... More

The future of Pakmen Volleyball is in good hands

by Nishaan Sodhi It’s hard to believe, but it has been over 10 years since Mississauga’s Pakmen Volleyball Club was established. Things were different back then. There were no house leagues or summer camps. There was no glamorous Nike sponsorship. In fact, players would often wear soccer jerseys to tournaments. As the years passed, the club ... More

Pakmen find a way to improve on greatness

By DAVID WINER It's a fool's game to argue over the success of the Pakmen Volleyball Club. Considering its seemingly boundless rise over the past 13 years, any debate would be more a matter of knit picking than arguing. The winners of 20 provincial and 10 national titles, the Pakmen are one of the most successful volleyball organizations in ... More

Kelly smith the unlikely coach. pakmen volleybal.

The Unlikely Coach

Published in the Spring 2012 edition of Sweat Magazine, the official magazine of the OCAA Right on time, the small gym at David Leeder Middle School in Mississauga, Ont. starts to fill with Kelly Smith's current under-17 Pakmen team. A small crowd of players start to gather, looking focused and ready to work. They're currently the defending ... More