Since 2016, Vimy Ridge Academy (VRA) has been the educational home of OHA Edmonton. VRA opened in 1999 and currently has an enrollment of 850 students from Grades 7-12. VRA offers flexible timetabling to accommodate individual student needs.
About Vimy Ridge
Vimy Ridge Academy is the first school of its kind in Canada to provide a rigorous academic program for students’ grades 7 through 12 with an emphasis on Sports Programming, Outdoor Pursuits and a Professional Dance Program. Combined with our strong focus on student achievement, we emphasize leadership, citizenship, self-discipline, physical fitness and healthy active lifestyles. Our goal is to graduate students who will be sought after by post-secondary institutions and the world of work and who will be exemplary citizens and leaders of tomorrow.
In 2010 I was fortunate enough to play at the Okanagan Hockey Academy on the Midget Prep team. With coaches like Robert Dirk and Greg Holst it was an unbelievable year. I have to this day still never been on such a close-knit team. It was my first year of midget hockey and that meant a lot more travel. Playing in the CSSHL I got the opportunity to play in some pretty awesome spots. The league helped me learn to stay on top of school, which has helped me not only in college but also in junior. I was able to make an easy jump to junior and college academically with the help of Dave Nackoney, a guidance counselor at Penticton Secondary School who works with all the student athletes. To this day if I need anything he is always more than willing to help. It is the great staff that left such an impression on me, and made it possible for me to be where I am today.