Steveston-London Secondary School will host the 10th annual Bob Carkner Memorial Basketball Classic from January 18 - 20. First introduced in the 1980’s at Steveston High School as the Steveston Packers "Purple & Gold" Classic, this tournament was the first combined boys and girls tournament of its day. It became the "Blue & Gold" Classic when SLSS opened. In the summer of 2009 Bob Carkner, a former principal at both Steveston and London schools, passed away. A life-long educator and humanitarian, Bob had a great passion for basketball and his grassroots youth basketball programs from the 1970’s were instrumental with the popularity and emergence of top level basketball for the Richmond area. In honour of such a great individual and for his personal connection to our school, we renamed our event, the "Bob Carkner Memorial" Basketball Classic.
Students, parents, and alumni are welcome to come out and watch some exciting senior boys' and girls' action. To recognize Bob’s legacy as a humanitarian and philanthropist, all gate profits will help support the Bob Carkner Memorial Scholarship fund.