Dolphin Basketball Classic: 30th anniversary of Western Canada's premier tournament

Dec 20 2017, 12:18 am

The talent-packed 4-on-4 Dolphin Basketball Classic returns for an action-packed 30th year. Dubbed as the premier hoops event on the West Coast by Slam Magazine, it is one of the top basketball tournaments in Canada – and best of all, it’s in our backyard.

Over the years, Dolphin has become a brand name in the streetball world with appearances made by ballers themselves: Steve Nash, Brandon Roy, Jamal Crawford and various NCAA division one players. In addition, celebrities from other sports, like the NFL, and entertainment industry make occasional appearances.

The long running event is only picking up momentum. Celebrating 30 years in the making, it continues to bring together the who’s who of local basketball talent buoyed by a dose of import players from throughout Canada and the U.S.

The 30th year anniversary will showcase jam-packed competition in both elite Men’s and Women’s divisions, bringing together current and former CIS, CCAA and NCAA basketball players, some of whom are competing competitively overseas in professional leagues.

The annual outdoor tournament also features a popular cash prize 3-Point Contest and a high-flying Dunk Contest that has brought dunkers from all over North America, including professional And1 dunkers. Both the 3-Point Contest and Dunk Contest are open to the general public as well.

Spectators can take this all in for free while enjoying a rowdy courtside beer garden, music, sponsor booths and food concessions.

Dolphin Basketball Classic 2015

Where: Thompson Community Centre – 5151 Granville Ave, Richmond


  • Friday July 17, 5 to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 18, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 19, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Cost: Free admission

For the full schedule and latest updates on the tournament, follow Dolphin Basketball Classic online:

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