We acknowledge that we live and breathe on the unceeded traditional territory of the Indigenous peoples who were here long before us.
We recognize the inequalities, oppression, and racism that Indigenous peoples face in Canada.
VIQAA's Origin Story.
The Vancouver Island Queer Athletic Association is Vancouver Islands' first non-profit association dedicated to helping LGBTQIA2S+ athletes. VIQAA was founded by two best friends. The moment to start a non-profit seemed obvious when they put together a pride event in July 2021 and couldn’t find a local association helping LGBTQIA2S+ athletes to donate the proceeds too. There is a lack of funding for LGBTQ+ youth athletes. AND a need to break barriers in sports.
VIQAA was founded to help bridge that gap.
Thank you for joining our movement.
We are so happy to have you here!