Team KidSport Kelowna Ambassadors
Meet Our Kelowna KidSport Athlete Ambassadors
Our athlete ambassadors volunteer their time to promote passion within all of our youth athletes. They work hard to get kids involved in sport and spark excitement to keep the athletes engaged. They are a vital component of Kidsport, increasing awareness "So ALL Kids Can Play!"
As one of the most recent additions to Team KidSport, Kelsey was born to the slopes. Her grandfather Cliff Serwa was one of the founders of Big White and Kelsey was named to the Womens National Development Team in 2008. Making the switch to Ski Cross in 2009, Kelsey was named FIS Rookie of the Year on the World Cup tour that year!
She has earned 16 World Cup podium finishes, is two time Olympian and a silver medalist in the Sochi Olympics, and GOLD medal in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics! She has been World Champion, a 2-time X-Games gold medalist, and South American Champion in her short career.
She created the KSER Scholarship Fund to assist high school student athletes in her hometown of Kelowna reach their dreams and we are honoured to have her on our team. Welcome Kelsey.
Evan Guthrie, local to Peachland, BC, began racing in BC at a young age for a few years before he entered the Junior 17-18 year old category and began racing in World Cups and World Championship races. In those early years, Evan became a 4 time National Champion in cross country mountain biking and cyclocross by the age of 18. From that point on, he pursued an Olympic dream was a member of the National Team from 2008 to 2017. In 2017, he was 1st Overall in the Canada Cup Series and had nine podium finishes.
The Evan Guthrie Fund was created for graduating high school student-athletes throughout the Central Okanagan with the support of the Central Okanagan Foundation. The fund is aimed to support those student-athletes who also participate in non-school sports and who might not be straight A students. Kidsport Kelowna is excited to be teamed up with Evan!
Brittney grew up in Vernon, attending W.L Seaton Secondary and joined Kelowna Volleyball Club at 16. She earned a full scholarship to Division 1 NCAA school- Eastern Washington University where she lead the team to numerous conference championships. In 2007 after her University career Brittney embarked on her pro career beginning is Spain. During her 9 year professional career she has lived in 8 different countries throughout Europe. Brittney spent one season in China were she was the first Canadian female player to play in the prestigious Chinese league. In 2009 Brittney began her career with Team Canada in conjunction with playing professionally overseas. In 2012, Brittney was named Team Captain of the National Team until she retired at in 2016. She has represented Canada in over 100 International Games, 2 World Championships and 2 Pan Am Games.
Brittney is an active member of the Kidsport Kelowna chapter. We are thrilled that she chose to partner with us both as an athlete ambassador and as a member of our volunteer committee.