Lindenwoods Community Centre has announced it will be hosting a summer basketball camp for boys and girls in grades 5-8 Summer Basketball Camp at LWCC on July 28 to August 1 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm for a total of 10 hours.  Cost is $80 a player.  The camp will be conducted by basketball coaches Herve Vincent and Xavier Smith.

To register…

Please go to the Linden Woods Community Centre any time between 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM and fill out a registration form

For more information please call (204) 487-2435 or email

Herve Vincent – Head Coach

Vincent was born and raised in France, where his dedication to the game began in 1988 when he first picked up the sport. He has been involved in coaching since 1997, initially as a volunteer until he became a certified coach in 2005. He earned his degrees in sociology, education and sports training.

He has coached and trained players at all levels, from youth to adult, at both the city and national level for 18 years. He has experience in promoting basketball via presentations in schools, community centers, university, tournaments and skill camps. From 2006 to 2009, Vincent worked as a technical supervisor for the youth basketball development program in the SPO Rouen professional club, where he developed and implemented specific youth skills programs. He also developed the grassroots program "school of basketball" multiplying the number of players by 3 times in 3 years with the club. He was nominated head coach for the best grade 6-7 players selection at the provincial level in 2008 and 2009.

In 2009, Vincent moved to Canada to experience the sports culture in North America. He joined the Junior Bisons program and started his work with Basketball Manitoba's Center for Performance and high performance skill camps. Vincent is currently an assistant coach with the University of Manitoba Bisons men's team and the coordinator of the Junior Bison Boys Basketball club. He started his certification in Canada, and has travelled in 10 countries where he has played basketball in every city he's visited.

Xavier Smith – Assistant Coach

Winnipeg native Xavier Smith graduated in 2013 from the University of Manitoba. The former Bison team captain brings his CIS experience and leadership as a mentor and coach. Currently coordinator of the SWISH program, Smith is now teaching the fundamentals and the values that made him the great player he became. A student of the game, Xavier’s development derives from hard work and mental toughness. Head coach Vincent says “Xavier is the definition of hard work, the perfect teammate who also knows how to lead and motivate young people in the community.”

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