The storied North Shore Invitational Basketball Tournament, which saw the likes of Steve Nash and Robert Sacré over its 25 years, morphed into the ‘No Regrets’ Tournament in 2015. Under the guidance of the Tournament Committee of the Quinn Keast Foundation, the tournament includes a 16 team boys’ bracket and an 8 team girls’ bracket. For the last 12 years, the QKF has hosted basketball games, built outdoor courts, and awarded scholarships to numerous high school students, all while taking the ‘No Regrets’ approach. The tournament has welcomed teams from Prince Rupert, Calgary, Kamloops, Salmon Arm and in 2018, from Saskatchewan and Sydney, Australia.
The ‘No Regrets’ Tournament has a strong community presence and uses its online and social media present to include game stories, photos and commentary. In the four North Shore gyms used by the Tournament there are dance teams, mascots, and pep rallies ensuring that the North Shore is involved and students, parents and the general public are excited about the high level of basketball being represented. And, of course, the QKF presents scholarships rewarding the player recipients for their dedication and passion for their sport.
The goal of the ‘No Regrets’ Tournament is to provide a memorable experience for all participants. British Columbia is known for its amazing basketball tournaments, so our goal is to leave the student-athletes with great memories and an eagerness to return the following year, while spreading the mantra of "No Regrets" and its relevance to BC basketball. This simple saying is something that many of us have lived our lives by over the last decade and truly believe it is a message worth spreading. With terrible losses, like the passing of a great person such as Quinn Keast, comes great motivation to be better. With the inspiration of Quinn's story by our side, the No Regrets Basketball Tournament Committee is both proud and excited to bring this special event to our local gyms for many years to come.
We thank everyone that has helped us make our vision for this tournament a reality through sponsoring the events.