Empowering Women On and Off the Ice

Recently I had the opportunity to be featured in this article by The Squamish Chief with several other women-led businesses in honour of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month! I’m proud to be part of this community through my two passions: real estate and empowering women through sport.

As the daughter of one of Squamish's pioneering physicians, Dr. Ken Schellenberg, I've always felt a deep connection to this community. It's a place where roots run deep, where every corner holds a story, and where opportunities abound for those with the vision to seize them.

With over 25 years of marketing expertise and an intimate knowledge of the local landscape, I've found my calling as a real estate agent. From the towering peaks of the Stawamus Chief to the tranquil shores of Howe Sound, I've made it my mission to showcase the beauty and potential of Squamish to buyers near and far. Some might say it's in my blood—to sell Squamish is to share a piece of my heart with the world.

But my journey doesn't end with real estate. Far from it. As the founder and owner of the Squamish Women's Hockey Academy, I've embarked on a mission to break down barriers and redefine what it means to be a woman in sport. It's a vision rooted in inclusivity, in creating a space where girls and women of all backgrounds can come together, lace up their skates, and pursue their passion for hockey without fear or judgment.

At the heart of the academy lies a simple yet powerful belief: that every woman has the right to step onto the ice with confidence, regardless of her skill level or previous experience. I've seen it firsthand—the transformation that occurs when women are given the opportunity to push beyond their comfort zones, to challenge themselves in ways they never thought possible. Many of the local women who have joined the academy started with never having worn skates before, and now they're competing against teams from across the Lower Mainland.

Of course, the road hasn't always been easy. I've faced my fair share of skepticism and pushback, especially when it came to establishing the hockey academy here in Squamish. But I refused to let doubt dictate my destiny. Six years have passed since the academy's inception, and the demand only continues to grow. That's why I'm thrilled to announce the upcoming launch of a women's hockey academy in Whistler—a testament to the power of perseverance and the enduring spirit of our community.

Whether you're a budding athlete looking to hone your skills on the ice or a prospective homebuyer eager to explore all that Squamish has to offer, I invite you to join me on this journey of empowerment. Together, let's rewrite the rules, challenge the status quo, and create a world where every woman feels seen, heard, and valued.

Contact me to learn more about the Squamish Women's Hockey Academy or explore the local real estate market, I’m always happy to answer your questions!


SWHA: Still Going Strong

We can’t believe it’s been so long since we first started the Squamish Women’s Hockey Academy (SWHA) in 2020!

Evelyn Schellenberg was quoted in this article back in 2021 by The Squamish Chief saying “Women are more comfortable being coached by other women, and the academy is a non-judgemental, welcoming and supportive environment to learn the sport or improve on skills.”

And it’s still true!

To stay in the loop about the SWHA, follow us on Instagram @squamishwomenshockeyacademy !


The Squamish giving kind: Locals snap smiles and shoot the puck to support food bank

Thank you to the Squamish Chief for this article! I’m grateful to be featured, and these events made the holidays so fun this year. 

“Local businesses join forces to organize successful community events.”

Read the full article by Jennifer Thuncher here.

“Many locals chipped in with events over the holidays to help those in need in our community this season. 

Evelyn Schellenberg was at the centre of a few of these events. 

The Holly Jolly photos with Santa event on Dec. 2 raised $1,000 for The Market [Squamish Food Bank] and over $400 worth of food, according to Schellenberg.

At the event, photographer Corrie Lindroos took photos with Santa for donations. 

The free event was organized by Evelyn Schellenberg Real Estate, Em Smith Real Estate, Mortgages with Tara and Whistler Fireplace.

Also, the Squamish Women's Hockey Academy Holiday Cup Food drive gathered so much food that two vehicles were needed in order to drop all of it off at the food bank, said Schellenberg, who founded the academy. 

This fundraiser was part of the first women's academy hockey tournament, held Dec. 6, 13, and 20th.

"It was a very close race, but the green team slightly edged out the red team and filled their net, so they got the goal to start the final game, where they ended up winning the cup," Schellenberg added. 

The academy's new programs begin Jan. 3 and sign-up is happening right now at

The spring cup tourney will be coming up and will also be a food bank fundraiser, Schellenberg said.”


Exploring the Lifestyle in Squamish, Furry Creek and Britannia Beach

Nestled amidst the stunning landscapes of British Columbia, Squamish, Furry Creek, and Britannia Beach offer a lifestyle that seamlessly blends urban conveniences with the allure of the great outdoors. These communities, located along the picturesque Sea-to-Sky Highway, are a haven for those seeking adventure, tranquility, and a strong sense of community.

Squamish: The Outdoor Enthusiast's Paradise

Known as the "Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada," Squamish lives up to its reputation with a plethora of outdoor activities for residents and visitors alike. Whether you're an avid rock climber, hiker, kayaker, or mountain biker, Squamish has it all.

  • Rock Climbing: The sheer granite walls of the Stawamus Chief Mountain are a mecca for climbers from around the world. The Squamish Climbing Magazine even named it one of the top ten climbing areas globally.

  • Hiking: Miles of hiking trails offer breathtaking vistas of the surrounding mountains and the Howe Sound. The Sea-to-Summit trail is a popular choice, rewarding hikers with panoramic views from the summit.

  • Mountain Biking: The network of trails caters to riders of all skill levels. From gentle cruises to thrilling downhill runs, Squamish has something for everyone.

  • Water Sports: The stunning Howe Sound provides opportunities for kayaking, paddleboarding, and even windsurfing.

Beyond the outdoor adventures, Squamish boasts a vibrant cultural scene, with a bustling arts community, music festivals, and a local farmers' market that showcases the best in regional produce.

Furry Creek: A Hidden Gem by the Sea

Just a short drive south of Squamish lies Furry Creek, a small coastal community that offers a peaceful respite from the hustle and bustle of city life. Furry Creek is known for its stunning golf course, which winds its way through lush forests and hugs the shoreline, providing golfers with breathtaking views at every turn.

Furry Creek's tranquil atmosphere and stunning oceanfront homes make it a haven for those seeking a quieter lifestyle. Residents here relish in the beauty of the sea and the serenity of nature, often spending their days exploring the coastline or enjoying leisurely rounds of golf.

Britannia Beach: Where History Meets Natural Beauty

Just a stone's throw away from Squamish, Britannia Beach offers a unique blend of history and natural beauty. The Britannia Mine Museum takes visitors on a journey through the region's rich mining history, allowing them to explore the underground tunnels and learn about the mining heritage that shaped the area.

The Britannia Beach area is also known for its beautiful beaches and hiking trails, where residents can enjoy serene walks along the shore or challenging hikes through old-growth forests.

Conclusion: A Lifestyle Rooted in Nature

Squamish, Furry Creek, and Britannia Beach each offer a unique lifestyle that revolves around the natural beauty that surrounds them. Whether you're drawn to the outdoor adventures of Squamish, the peaceful tranquility of Furry Creek, or the historical charm of Britannia Beach, this region has something for everyone. It's a place where you can truly embrace the best of both worlds—urban amenities and the serenity of nature—all within a short drive along the breathtaking Sea-to-Sky Highway.

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