Kings player remembered

A former Red Deer College Kings volleyball player will be remembered this weekend in Sylvan Lake.

Some of the best AA and AAA volleyball players from Alberta and Western Canada will be in Sylvan to help kick off the Western swing of the Canadian Pro Beach volleyball tour with the Jonathon Walsh Memorial Tournament.

Walsh, who spent three years playing for the Kings and also played for the University of Calgary and overseas in Germany, Portugal, Belgium and the Netherlands, passed away suddenly in April of 2010 in Lausanne, Switzerland at the age of 32.

The Fort McMurray native also worked with Bring It Promotions as a player agent, and spent countless hours working to provide Canadian athletes with professional playing opportunities around the world.

The total prize pool for the tournament, which includes a Saturday night social at the Lakewood Golf Resort, is $5,000 and all proceeds raised will go towards providing scholarships and funding for RDC student athletes.

In a post on facebook, current Kings head coach Aaron Schulha encouraged former and current Kings and Queens players alike to come out and “Show Jon how much he meant to all of us and to the sport of volleyball within the Central Alberta community.”

A ‘Grass 3’ recreational tournament will also be held at the same time as the pro tournament at the Sylvan Lake Recreation Centre.

The ‘Grass 3’ will be split up into men’s, women’s and co-ed divisions and is open to all competitors over the age of 18.

For more information on the tournament, or to register for the recreational tournament, visit or

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