Vimy Esports – Vimy’s Newest Academy (2022-23)

Academic and Athletic Development (AAD) is proud to announce that Vimy Esports has been approved as the newest academy at Vimy Ridge. Should the academy receive enough registrations during the spring recruitment period, the first class is scheduled to commence at the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year.

Vimy Esports is a holistic training environment for competitive and coachable esports student-athletes. Vimy Esports student-athletes aren’t sitting on the couch playing their favourite game to pass the time. Each training session will have focused practice time, game breakdowns and coaching to ensure the development of the player to increase their impact on the game’s result. 

Student-athletes will be required to participate in fitness sessions that focus on general fitness, injury prevention and to train energy systems and reflexes needed to gain a competitive edge. Mental health will be a major focus, where an exploration of working within a team and communication techniques will go hand-in-hand with discussions of toxicity and burnout in the esports world.  

Vimy Esports’ curriculum will be uniquely structured to provide our student-athletes with career skills that will be highly sought after in the video game industry as well as the tech sector on the whole. Skills such as programming, computer engineering, level design, audio/visual design and broadcasting are planned parts of the curriculum and mentors in various areas of expertise will be brought in to guide our student-athletes and help them explore various career paths.

For more information on the academy, plan on attending the Vimy Virtual Open House on the school’s website on February 10th or contact Director Travis Bouchard at or 780-465-5461 ext 2403.