Thank you to our Gold Sponsor


Supporting community organizations is something that Mowi takes pride in. Mowi believes in helping to build strong communities. We support many community organizations including service groups, sports teams, social programs and salmon enhancement programs.

  Thank you to our Sponsors for 2019/2020

Donna & Allan Edie

Dave Nelson and Ash Mohtadi

Karen Garrett

Griffith Homes

Thrifty Foods

AFC Construction

Coastal Physiotherapy

Courtenay Mazda

Shoreline Orthodontics


Congratulations to this years Bursary recipients:

Madyson Harris

Haley Wingert

Joshua Kalhous

Scott Gilfillan

Congratulations to this years Award Winners:

Sean Arbour – Award of Merit

Player Excellence – Haley Wingert and Landon MacLeod


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What is VIPL?

Vancouver Island Premier League is a BC Soccer-sanctioned, Island-based competitive league comprised of teams from both Upper Island Soccer Association (​UISA​ ) and Lower Island Soccer Association (​LISA​ ). It is the second tier of four recognized by the ​BC Soccer League Play Pathway.

​ VIPL is equivalent to Metro/Select on the Mainland and teams compete provincially at the “A” Cup level.

Player Pathway:

Tier I = BCSPL (BC Soccer Premier League) – Also called HPL

Tier II = VIPL (Vancouver Island Premier League) Also called A-Cup

Tier III = UISA Pacific Development League – Also called Gold, Rep, or B-Cup

Tier IV = House – also called Club or Silver/Bronze

VIPL age divisions: Boys and Girls – U14, U15, U16 and U18.

*U17 age players attend evaluations with the U18s – if there is a large enough cohort, U17 teams may be fielded. Otherwise, U17s and U18s will play together on the U18 teams.

Our Corporate Sponsor

Riptide Corporate Sponsor

About Upper Island Soccer

The Riptide franchise is an elite soccer program for players in the upper Vancouver Island “North” region. The Riptide franchise forms both Boys and Girls teams at the U14, U15, U16, and U17-18 levels. Riptide teams play in the Vancouver Island Premier League (VIPL) along with the Upper Island South franchise, the “Storm”, and four teams from the Lower Island Soccer Association.
Our program features players from four upper island soccer clubs:

Campbell River Youth Soccer Association
Comox Valley United Soccer Club
Port Hardy Youth Soccer Association
Powell River Youth Soccer ssociation