Welcome to The Grand Forks, B.C. 3739 Battalion Headquarters! here you will find info on upcoming events, learn more about guys who are in The Nation, and most importantly learn more about God! The Headquarters is ran by none other than our Captain Lance Martens! Enjoy!

Monday, March 20, 2017



We are over half way through the month and I am late again! It is March and that means that we are nearing the end of the Btln year! We only have four weeks of Btln left! Once again we have a bunch of fantastic guys having birthdays this month. There are so many good men and so many good memories!

Happy Birthday and may God bless you again this year!

Psalm 34:8   Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.

David Barney - March 4
John Becker - March 5
Tyler Francis - March 8
Phoenix Thomson - March 11
Dane Voiken - March 11
Josh Ridsdale - March 14
Evan Podovinikoff - March 28
Lucas Hacke - March 31

Friday, March 17, 2017


Congrats Jakob! Jakob now has five straight Btln Ping Pong titles! Jakob is the first five time Champion in any of the five Btln Majors! It is not like Jakob has not had excellent competition. Jakob has been up against Austin, Lukas twice, Isaac and this year it was Reese that joined Jakob in the Final. Reese had a 2-1 game lead in the Final before Jakob won the last two games to win the series 3-2! The Semifinal matches were just as good as the Final. It was nerve wracking to watch, I can't imagine how stressful it must have been to actually be playing! Jakob defeated Tyson 2-1 and Reese beat Isaac 2-1! The best part is, three out of the final four will be back next year!

Btln Ping Pong Final Four
Jakob Boschmann
Reese Hogarth
Isaac Holitzki
Tyson Tiller

We had 30 guys and 36 Ping Pong matches in the 22nd Btln Ping Pong Tourney! 30 guys at Ping Pong wasn't a record, but it was close! There were so many good moments, it is hard to remember them all. Caleb Hiebert facing off against Caleb Tomilin is something that I will never forget. The guys chanting "Lets go Caleb" was amazing! It was the second year that we have had the Final on the Wednesday and I would never go back! It is so good to have all the guys watching and cheering!

The guys devoured six Meat Monster pizzas in about ten minutes, they must have been hungry!

Thanks to all the guys that came out and competed in the 22nd Btln Ping Pong Tourney!

Thanks to Ben Jepsen and Jason Hayashi for refereeing the two tables!


Saturday, March 11, 2017


Last year Jakob tied Calvin Peters for the most Btln Ping Pong titles won with four! In last year's final, Jakob and Isaac were both very good. They pushed each other to the limit, which gave us some very entertaining Ping Pong! Can Jakob win his fifth Ping Pong Tourney in a row and set a new record? Will Isaac win this time out? Is there someone else that will surprise us? I can't wait to find out!

Btln 3739 Ping Pong Champions

1995/96 - Courtney Friesen
1996/97 - Courtney Friesen
1997/98 - Aaron Friesen
1998/99 - Nathan Klassen
1999/00 - Justin Bekker
2000/01 - Ryley Heppner
2001/02 - Calvin Peters
2002/03 - Calvin Peters
2003/04 - Calvin Peters
2004/05 - Calvin Peters
2005/06 - Parker Steadman
2006/07 - Nathan Ball
2007/08 - Nathan Ball
2008/09 - Parker Steadman
2009/10 - Parker Steadman
2010/11 - Zane Lawson
2011/12 - Zach Gobbett
2012/13 - Jakob Boschmann
2013/14 - Jakob Boschmann
2014/15 - Jakob Boschmann
2015/16 - Jakob Boschmann

Make sure that you are early! Wednesday, March 15 at 6:45 p.m.


Friday, March 10, 2017


Congrats Neighbour! This was Isaac's first Bulldog win ever! All of the biggest guys went down early, giving some of the other guys a chance to win Bulldog. It never gets old watching one of the guys win Bulldog for the first time!

This was the second year that we have had Double Point Night on a Wednesday, and I am not sure what took us so long to make the change. I have not checked, but I am pretty sure that eight guys quoting Scripture has got to be a new record! Double Point Night is quickly becoming one of my favourite nights of the year! I am so proud of everyone that said a passage! Good work guys!

Tyson Tiller - 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Jakob Boschmann - 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Luke Martens - Romans 8:28-39
Alex St. Onge - Ephesians 4:3-6
Dylan Warwaruk - 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Dolan Weltz - Romans 8:28-39
Josh Martens - 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Cam Walt - 1 Corinthians 13:1-13

This week we played Murderball for only the second time since Christmas! I know what you are thinking, what is going on at Btln? We have been trying to change things a little, but we were long overdue for Murderball! Some of the older guys were trying to fix the teams, so my team ended up a little undermanned. (My team had the guys that were fixing the teams.) This meant that we would have to work harder to win. We were close a couple of times, but were never able to win, losing to Ben's team 3-0!

In Bible study our topic was "God's Word", it seemed appropriate for Double Point Night.

Psalm 119:89   Your word, Lord, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens.

God's word is eternal

2 Timothy 3:16-17   All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

God's word is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.

Hebrews 4:12   For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

God's word is living and active.

Psalm 12:6   And the words of the Lord are flawless, like silver purified in a crucible, like gold refined seven times.

God's word is flawless.

Psalm 119:130   The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.

God's word gives light and understanding.

Psalm 119:9-11   How can a young man stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word. I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.

God's word can keep us from sinning.

These are some of the reasons why it is so important to study and memorize God's word!


Friday, March 03, 2017


Congrats Luke! This was Luke's third Helmet of the Btln Season! Luke is now tied with Tyson and Jakob for first in the Winston Standings! It looks like this race is going to go right down to the wire!

This week we tried a new game that was a Btln 3739 tradition from the past! We brought back "The Mill"! We made two teams that took turns running through "The Mill" created by the opposing team. After two rounds the score was tied at 16, so we needed overtime to find a winner. Each team picked their three strongest runners to run through "The Mill". The first team was three for three, this meant that the second team needed to be perfect to send us to a second overtime. The first runner for the second team was knocked down giving the first team the win in our first ever "Mill Night"!

In Bible study our topic was "Who do you say I am?"

Matthew 16:13-17   When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?”
They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”
“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”
Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”
Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven.

The people of Israel were not sure who Jesus was, but those closest to Jesus knew exactly who he was! Peter testified that Jesus was the Messiah, the son of the living God that the nation Israel had been waiting for! It was God the Father that revealed this truth to Peter.

Exodus 3:13-15   Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?”
God said to Moses, “I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me to you.’”
God also said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites, ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you.’
“This is my name forever,
    the name you shall call me
    from generation to generation.

John 14:6-11   Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”
Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.”
Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work. Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves.

Jesus used the name that God the Father had used for himself in the Old Testament, letting his disciples know that he was in fact the same God. Philip wanted to see God the Father and did not understand what Jesus was trying to tell him. Jesus told Philip that anyone who had seen him (Jesus) had seen the Father!

Matthew 17:1-5   After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light. Just then there appeared before them Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus.
Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you wish, I will put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.”
While he was still speaking, a bright cloud covered them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!”

God the Father's testimony about Jesus will have the final word here, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!”


Tuesday, February 28, 2017


It is the last day of February and I am finally getting this Birthday post done! So many good men, so many good pictures and so many good memories!

1 John 4:9-11   This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

Happy Birthday and may God bless you again this year!

DESHAWN DENNIS - February 11
GEORGE KOZUB - February 13
TIM FEENSTRA - February 14
BEN JEPSEN - February 14
JUSTIN BEKKER - February 17
RILEY LEIGHTON - February 20

Friday, February 24, 2017


It has been a long time since the last Winston Standings Update. There have been eleven Helmets and two Majors since the last update. I don't know if we have ever had such a close race! So many guys still have a legitimate chance to win this year! There are seven more Helmets and two Majors left in the 2016/17 Btln Season. It looks like we are going to an amazing finish to the Btln year! Congrats to all the Helmet winners and good luck to all!

TYSON TILLER - 3 Helmets
PHOENIX THOMSON - 2 Helmets and 1 Major
DYLAN WARWARUK - 2 Helmets and 1 Major
LUKE MARTENS - 2 Helmets
JACOB SPETA - 1 Helmet and 1 Major
ALEX ST ONGE - 1 Helmet
DANE VOIKEN - 1 Helmet



Congrats Sergeant! At one point earlier in the night it looked like Tyson was going to be down and out, but he somehow managed to keep his knees off the floor and was able to make it to the wall! Three or four rounds later Tyson had earned his third Helmet of the Btln Season!

This week was Mike Night at Btln! Mike Night is always one of my favourite nights of the year. We use a lot more balls than we ever did before, giving us higher scores. In the past scores were between 20-40, now we had one team over 100! Jason's team had a big lead for most of the night and it looked like no one else had a chance to catch them. With all the balls in the last three rounds Devin's team overcame a nearly 20 point deficit to win by two points!

Devin's Team - 101
Jason's Team - 99
Cam's Team - 86
Ryley's Team - 82

In Bible study our topic was God's Eternal Encouragement.

2 Thessalonians 2:16-17   May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.

Romans 15:4-6   For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.
May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

In these first two passages Paul tells us that we can get eternal encouragement from the Scriptures and from God himself! Think about that, we can have God's eternal encouragement, that is amazing!

Romans 1:11-12   I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong— that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.

Hebrews 10:24-25   And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

God also uses other believers to encourage us. This is why it is so important for us to spend time together studying God's Word!

Acts 4:36-37   Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (which means “son of encouragement”), sold a field he owned and brought the money and put it at the apostles’ feet.

Barnabas is a great example of a believer displaying God's eternal encouragement! Check out his story in the book of Acts!


Sunday, February 19, 2017


Congrats Deshawn! This was Deshawn's second Helmet of the Btln Season! Deshawn sacrificed a shirt for the win, but it was worth it! Dane and Luke were there at the end looking for another Helmet, but this time it was Deshawn with the win!

This week we played Stickball for only the second time this year. It seems like every time that we play Stickball the game gets better. I guess the guys have learned the rules and are now figuring out the strategy. This was probably the closest result we have ever had playing Stickball. I will have to figure out how we will do extra innings in case of a tie. Ben and Alex have been on the same team every time we have played Stickball and they have never won until this week! Congrats to Ben and Alex's team!

Stickball Final Scores
Ben's team - 7
Cam's team - 6
Jason's team - 5
Ryley's team - 5

In Bible study our topic was Spiritual Warfare.

2 Corinthians 10:3-5   For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

Ephesians 6:10-13   Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.

We are at war with everything that is against the knowledge of God. It is clear that our enemy is not the people of this world. Our enemy is the devil and the spiritual forces of evil. These passages explain that our weapons and armor are not of this world.

Ephesians 6:14-17   Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

God has provided everything that we need to "Fight the good fight". He has given us truth, righteousness, the gospel of peace, faith and the word of God.

Romans 8:31b   If God is for us, who can be against us?


Friday, February 10, 2017


Congrats Jakob! This was Jakob's third Helmet of the Btln year! With his third Helmet, Jakob has the lead in the race for Winston! All the usual suspects were there at the end with Jakob, but this time Jake would not be denied!

This week at Btln we tried combining two of favourites games to mix things up a little bit. We combined Murderball and Handball, I think that we will call it Murder-Handball. The object of the game is to be the first team to score ten goals. Most of the Murderball rules apply, except that team members that have been caught can throw balls back to their team members that are still playing. In the first game that we played, my team dominated. The second game had the same result as the first, my team taking a two game lead. Ben's team figured out the strategy and fought back to win the third game. My team winning the night 2-1! I think that Murder-Handball worked well, we will definitely be playing this again in the future!

In Bible study our topic was Love.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8   Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.

This passage tells us that love is patient and kind. This is a very different love than the love that the world is trying to sell us. Love that protects, trusts, hopes and perseveres is the kind of love that we all need! The question is, where can we get this love?

1 John 4:7-11   Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

In this passage we learn that (1) Love comes from God, (2) God is Love, (3) God showed his Love by sending his only Son to die for us and (4) that we should Love each other because God Loved us!

Ephesians 3:17-19   I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

God's sacrificial love that sent his only son to save us from our sin is so great that it is beyond understanding!

Romans 8:38-39   For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

This last passage lets us know, that we cannot ever be separated from this great love of God!


Thursday, February 02, 2017



Congrats to Dylan! Dylan Warwaruk is the Winterslam 12 Champion! Dylan is the second Winterslam Champion to win in back to back years! (Steven Feenstra was the Winterslam Champion in 2008 and 2009.) Can Dylan complete the Winterslam hat trick next year and win three in a row? Can't wait to find out!

There were 28 guys at Winterslam 12! We had 12 Lightweights and 16 Heavyweights. There were three bouts in the first round of the Lightweight Division. In the second round we put the three winners from the first round back in the ring to find our winner! The last two left in the ring in the Lightweight Division were Max Becker and Uzzie Cochran. For the first time ever we went "Ropes Down" for the Lightweight final. Ropes down gives everyone a chance to see what is happening and gets everyone involved. Without the support of the ropes, the final never lasts long. Both guys wanted it bad, but in the end it was Uzzie forcing Max to the ground for the win! Congrats Uzzie!

First Round Winners
Max Becker
Uzzie Cochran
Logan Cunningham

Final Two
Max Becker
Uzzie Cochran

Lightweight Champion
Uzzie Cochran

In the Heavyweight Division we had four bouts in the first round. In the past, there has almost always been the dreaded group of death. (Think World Cup of Soccer.) The group that has more than one of the favourites to win Winterslam. This year the groups were very even, there was not an easy route to the Winterslam Heavyweight Final. In the Heavyweight Final, three of the four finalists were also in the Heavyweight Final last year! Jakob, Dylan and Phoenix were all in last years final! Keegan joined them in his first Heavyweight final. The final two were an instant replay from last year. Jakob and Dylan were battling it out again for the Belt! These two are creating quite the rivalry! When we got down to the final two, we went ropes down so that all the guys could watch. The final battle lasted longer than expected and the result could have gone either way, but in the end it was Dylan pushing Jakob to the ground for the win! Congrats to both Dylan and Jakob! Both can be very proud!

First Round Winners
Jakob Boschmann
Keegan Kenyon
Phoenix Thomson
Dylan Warwaruk

Final Two
Jakob Boschmann
Dylan Warwaruk

Heavyweight Champion
Dylan Warwaruk

Thanks to Ben, Jason and Devin for all your help! It would be impossible without you!


Sunday, January 29, 2017


It is Winterslam 12 (boxing) this week at Battalion! Dylan is the reigning Winterslam Champion! Can Dylan win boxing in back to back years? Will Tyson, Jakob, Keegan or Dane take home the Belt for the first time? Could we have a surprise Champion? I can't wait to find out! Good luck to all!

Remember, there are two divisions. (Grades 7-9 Lightweight Division) (Grades 10-12, Heavyweight Division) Make sure that you are early! Bring a friend!

Winterslam 12 - Wednesday, Feb. 1st (6:45-9:00 p.m.)

JOHN VAN - 2014

Friday, January 27, 2017


Congrats Kaylon! This was Kaylon's first Helmet ever! It is so good when one of the guys wins their first Helmet! Dylan was there at the end with Kaylon, but the guys were determined to get Kaylon his first Helmet. It is amazing how the Helmets have been so spread out this year.

This week we played Mike 23 for the second and last time of the year! It is interesting how the scores rise and fall after each mini-game. At one point Jason's team had a big lead, and then it was Ryley's team that had the big lead. The problem with having the lead is, that the other three teams pick on the team with the lead. In the end, it was Keegan and Dane's team that won Mike 23! They spent most of the game in third or fourth place, but pulled out the win on the last round!

Keegan's team - (6)
Jason's team - (5)
Ryley's team - (0)
Jakob's team - (-3)

In the Bible study our topic was "The God of all Comfort".

2 Corinthians 1:3-7   Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ. If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort.

This passage calls God, "the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort. Isn't this the kind of God that we need? Isn't this the kind of God that we should get to know? God comforts us in all of our troubles, whether big or small!

2 Corinthians 4:17-18   For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

Romans 8:18   I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.

Paul tells us that God will comfort us in all our troubles, and then he tells us that our present sufferings are not worth comparing to the eternal glory that will revealed in us! He is telling us that our temporary pain will totally be worth what we will gain in eternity! We should not forget, that God will be with us through the storms of life! He has not left us alone on this earth to figure things out on our own!

It is Winterslam 12 (Boxing) this week at Btln! (6:45-9:00 p.m.) Wednesday, February 1st


Friday, January 20, 2017


Congrats Luke! This was Luke's second Helmet of the Btln Season! The final two were Luke and Deshawn. Neither made it all the way to the wall on the final round of Bulldog, but Luke made it further across the gym than Deshawn, winning the Helmet and the Yorkie!

This week we played Lukas Boschmann's favourite, the Btln Trifecta! The first leg of the Trifecta was Murderball. My team easily won Murderball winning all three games. The second game of the Trifecta was Handball. Handball was more evenly matched. Ben's team had and early lead, that my team was able to overcome, winning 7-6. Even though my team had already won the Trifecta we went to the third game, Fire-Fever-Flood. The last man standing for FFF was Mike, giving my team the clean sweep, 3-0!

In Bible study, the topic that Ben chose was, "Do you know where you are going after you die?"

John 14:6   Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

1 Timothy 2:5-6a   For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people.

Romans 10:9-10   If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.

Ben made it clear, that if we wanted eternal life in heaven with God, that Jesus was the only way!

The question is, what happens to those that don't declare that Jesus is Lord?

Matthew 25:41   “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.

Matthew 25:46   “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.

Revelation 21:8    But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”

If God had not provided a way out for us, we would all be destined for eternal punishment and death!

1 Corinthians 15:57   But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 6:17   But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you have come to obey from your heart the pattern of teaching that has now claimed your allegiance.

2 Corinthians 2:14   But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere.


Friday, January 13, 2017


Congrats Keegan! This was Keegan's second Helmet of the Btln Season! Dane was there at the end with Keegan and probably should have been down earlier, but Dane was able to break through the grip of five guys to live on for another round! Keegan was just to strong to be taken down. With everyone focusing on Keegan, we finally got him to the ground.

This week we played Handball. My team was up 9-5 early on, but we were unable to hold onto the lead. Ben's team clawed back, tying the game at 12. Tyson held my team in the game keeping it close especially when Ben's team made their move. We went to the traditional next goal wins, and it didn't take long before Isaac scored the winner for Ben's team! The final score was 15-14.

In the Bible study our topic was God's grace.

Romans 5:20 - 6:2   The law was brought in so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?

This passage tells us that no matter how great our sin is, that God's grace is greater! This does not mean however that we have a license to sin. (How can we live in sin any longer?)

Ephesians 1:7-8   In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us.

The forgiveness of our sins is because of God's grace. God pours out this grace on us the moment that we ask him for his grace.

Ephesians 2:6-10   And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

It is amazing to think that God will be showing us the riches of his grace throughout the ages to come! It is this grace that saves us apart from works, it is God's free gift to us!


Tuesday, January 10, 2017



It is January and the Second Half of Btln is about to start! Some of the best friends that I have are having birthdays this month!

Happy Birthday and may God bless you again this year!

Ephesians 3:20-21   Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

JACOB COLIN - January 8
JASON HAYASHI - January 10
MATT DONOVAN - January 18
OWEN SPISAK - January 23
GEOFF MARTENS - January 31


Thursday, December 29, 2016


Alumni Night is always special, and this year did not disappoint! This year it was Aaron Friesen's turn to receive his Sergeant Jersey! It is fitting that Aaron's number would be 99. (One of the greatest for sure!) Aaron was the 12th Sergeant of Battalion 3739 back in the 1998/99 Btln Season. Aaron was the 18th Sergeant to receive his Jersey in our  "One forward and one back" Sergeant Jersey program! Congrats Aaron!

We also added three names to the Btln Ring of Honour. This year we added the grads from 2003. Devan England, Joe Kraftchick and Owen Spisak were all added to the Ring of Honour! Devan and Joe were not able to attend, but Owen was able to make the trip from Kelowna! I just love adding names to the list and these three are very worthy candidates! Congrats to Devan, Joe and Owen! We are all very proud of you!

As in the past, we played Murderball. Jeremy's team was mostly loaded with the younger guys and my team had the older crowd. At the beginning, Jeremy's team was very strong, winning the first two games to take a 2-0 lead. My team battled back to take the next three, giving us the 3-2 edge! We traded wins in the next two games, giving my team the 4-3 victory and bragging rights for the next year!

Tyson started in the middle for Bulldog, keeping another Alumni tradition alive. The current Sergeant is usually the one that starts in the middle for Alumni Bulldog. Kenny was our winner last year, and he was in the final three again this year, threatening to go back to back! Justin Bekker and Derek were in the final three with Kenny, and were not about to let Kenny set a new Alumni record. On the final round, both Kenny and Justin went down, giving Derek the win! Congrats Derek!

We finished the night visiting in the Youth room for about three hours! It was so good to watch the guys sharing stories and laughing together! I can't wait until next year!

Thanks to everyone that came out to Alumni Night!


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