The gym doors opened to the students of Fraser Valley College (as it was known at the time) in the fall of 1983 with the formation of the men’s and women’s basketball teams. The institution would quickly became a force to be reckoned with in the BCCAA (now known as the PacWest).
The Cascades gained entry into the Canada West conference of Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS), with the men’s and women’s basketball and soccer teams beginning league play in the fall of 2006. Wrestling was added to UFV’s slate of Canada West/CIS offerings in 2014-15.
The Cascades currently comprise 140 athletes competing in six sports – basketball, soccer, wrestling, golf, volleyball and rowing.
Member: Canada West (soccer, basketball, wrestling); PacWest (volleyball, golf)
Team colours: Forest green, spring green and black
Venues: Envision Athletic Centre (basketball, volleyball, wrestling)
MRC Sports Complex (soccer)
Chilliwack Golf Club (golf)
Bedford Channel, Fort Langley (rowing)