Building from my research, my work as an author, and my experiences with theatre and sport, I engage in a range of community-engaged arts, sport, activism, and service.
Currently, I am a Director on the Board of Directors for New World Theatre and Basketball British Columbia. I am also the women’s basketball representative on the UBC Thunderbird Athletics Alumni Council, a selected member of an advisory to the British Columbia Basketball Official’s commission, and an invited member of the women’s special advisory committee for Wheelchair Basketball British Columbia
From 2010-2019, I worked on various community-engaged arts, activism, and sports-based project in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Community-engaged arts and sports 2010-2019
Kelsey was co-founder of Launch!: An Accessible Open Mic; the lead artist for the Britannia Players, an inter-generational theatre and performance group based in Vancouver, British Columbia; the lead artist for Raising Awareness and Addressing Elder Abuse in the LGBT Community; was the director for an inter-generational queer cabaret, supported by the City of Vancouver and the City of Surrey, and was the co-lead artist of the Queer Imaging and Riting Kollective for Elders from 2011-2017. She has also worked on numerous film and theatre projects for The Vancouver Parks Board and the City of Vancouver and was an Associate Producer for The Alumnae Theatre’s New Ideas Festival in Toronto for several years.
Kelsey was also the coach of several women’s and girls’ basketball teams between 2012 and 2019. During this time, she coached for Basketball British Columbia, Argyle Secondary School, York House Secondary School, The Wild Salmon Warriors, and All My Relations. She was also the Head Coach of the Native Education College Women’s basketball team from 2012-2017.