12th Annual President’s Luncheon for Varsity Sport

The University of Regina is pleased to announce that the virtual version of the
President’s Luncheon for Varsity Sport will take place on Thursday, May 5 at 12:00 p.m CST.

As in past years, net proceeds of the President’s Luncheon for Varsity Sport will support scholarships and program enhancement for our student-athletes. With the pandemic having disrupted most of our athletics-related fundraising, this year more than ever the President’s Luncheon for Varsity Sport is critical to the support we provide to our teams. The President’s Office will once again complement your support by matching all funds raised up to $150,000.

With uncertainty related to the pandemic again challenging our planning for an in-person event - and given the success of last year's virtual event - we have decided to once again proceed with a virtual format. We very much look forward to seeing you in person next year, but in the meantime, the 2022 President's Luncheon for Varsity Sports has a significant benefit - it allows us to host two incredible speakers ​you can see from the comfort of your home or office.

Get to know our speakers:

  • Kayla Grey

    Kayla is the host and co-executive producer of TSNThe Shift with Kayla Grey, appears regularly as an anchor of SportsCentre, and reports courtside for TSNs live coverage of the Toronto Raptors. 

    Grey reported on the Toronto Raptorshistoric NBA championship run for TSN in 2019, and also joined CTVs fan-favourite series The Amazing Race Canada as an official race correspondent for The Amazing Race Canada: Ride Along.

    In 2019, Grey was awarded the By Blacks magazine Peoples Choice Award in the TV Personality category. Grey was also honoured on Chatelaines 2020 Women of the Year list, named one of Refinery29s PowerHouse Women of 2020, and Woman of the year in Post City Magazine. She has also been recognized by Women of Influence as one of the Top 25 Women of Influence in Canada for 2021. This year Kayla received the Change Maker Award by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. 

    A graduate of Torontos College of Sports Media, Grey began her broadcasting career as an analyst for the Canadian Womens Hockey League and various university varsity sports. She then moved to Winnipeg as a Digital Broadcast Journalist for Global News, and to Prince Rupert, BC to become a senior reporter for CFTK-TV news. She became the first Black woman to host a flagship sports highlight show in Canada when she made her SportsCentre debut in 2018.

  • John Herdman

    As the former Head Coach of the Canadian Women’s Soccer Team, John Herdman took a group once called a “struggling squad” to one that has captured the hearts and minds of Canadians. Under his leadership, the team won two back-to-back bronze medals at the Olympic Games, and a gold medal at the Pan Am Games ― the first Pan Am gold in Canadian soccer history. In his riveting talks, Herdman explains the importance of vision, passion, and discipline to achieve success, whether it’s on the field or in the office.

     In addition to their Olympic and Pan Am success, in 2015, the Canadian Women's Team enjoyed a top-six finish at the Women's World Cup Canada.

     In January 2018, Herdman made history once more when he transitioned to become the Head Coach of the Canadian Men’s National Soccer Team ― the first person to ever have led both line-ups. Heavily decorated, Herdman and the team won the CONCACAF Outstanding Performance Award and, in 2017, he won the Jack Donohue Coach of the Year Award.

     Prior to leading the Canadian teams, Herdman was the former head coach of the New Zealand Women's National Football team from 2006-2011, where his players saw competition at the FIFA Women's World Cups in 2007 and 2011, and at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing.

     Herdman also held the position of New Zealand's Director of Football Development, where he introduced changes that have revolutionized how soccer is organized and delivered with his award-winning "Whole of Football Plan".

Thursday, May 5, 2022
11:00 a.m. CST - Login Opens
12:00 p.m. CST - Program Begins
1:00 p.m. CST - Program Concludes


$75 per event access link
Registration for this event closes at 4:00pm CST on Monday, May 2.

Sponsorship Opportunities:
$800 Virtual Table sponsor
$2000 Green sponsor
$5000 Gold sponsor

Sorry, registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact Shauna Machnaik at 306-585-4875 or [email protected] for more information.