Local Sports

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil has advanced into the second round of men’s singles at the Wimbledon Championships in London Tuesday, June 29, scoring a straight sets win over a Spanish opponent. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Rick Rycroft)

Okanagan tennis star sweeps into Round 2 at Wimbledon

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil scores straight sets win over Spanish opponent Tuesday, June 29, in London

 

Soccer games returned to Max Turyk in Fernie this May and June, after a year-long break due to COVID. (Contributed by Yori Jamin)

Fernie kids get stuck into soccer

Youth soccer games returned to Max Turyk for May and June after a year-long break

 

Former Vernon Panthers football standout Ben Hladik of the UBC Thunderbirds (top, in a game against the Manitoba Bisons, <ins>making one of his 38 Canada West solo tackles in 2019</ins>), was chosen in Tuesday’s 2021 Canadian Football League draft. (Rich Lam - UBC Thunderbirds photo)

B.C. Lions call on Vernon standout in CFL draft

Canadian Football League club selects former VSS Panthers star Ben Hladik in third round of league draft

 

The Chilliwack Chiefs and Coquitlam Express will finally play games in early April as the BCHL squeezes in a shortened 20 game season. Just-announced provincial funding may help the junior A league offset financial losses caused by the COVID pandemic. (Darren Francis photo)

Province provides relief funding for amateur sport

The government is directing $15 million to teams/leagues impacted by the COVID pandemic

The Chilliwack Chiefs and Coquitlam Express will finally play games in early April as the BCHL squeezes in a shortened 20 game season. Just-announced provincial funding may help the junior A league offset financial losses caused by the COVID pandemic. (Darren Francis photo)
Members of the Fernie Volleyball Club at the outdoor court in Sparwood. (Contributed by Fernie Volleyball Club)
Members of the Fernie Volleyball Club at the outdoor court in Sparwood. (Contributed by Fernie Volleyball Club)

Outdoor volleyball courts getting closer to reality for Fernie

The club has two-thirds of the funding required (almost) locked in

Members of the Fernie Volleyball Club at the outdoor court in Sparwood. (Contributed by Fernie Volleyball Club)
Members of the Fernie Volleyball Club at the outdoor court in Sparwood. (Contributed by Fernie Volleyball Club)
PE students of Elkford Secondary School help collect garbage around town. (Photo contributed by Andrew Gulyas)

PE at Elkford Secondary School: Stewardship, Service Learning and the Intrinsic Connection it can bring Within a Community During Covid

Contributed by Andrew Gulyas Elkford Secondary School This school year brought a…

  • Oct 21, 2020
PE students of Elkford Secondary School help collect garbage around town. (Photo contributed by Andrew Gulyas)
Elkford wants a bike park

Elkford wants a bike park

Jason Meldrum said many of the trails were too challenging for the younger kids

Elkford wants a bike park
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‘Modified’ games, limited competitive play return as B.C.’s local sports enter Phase 3

Phase 3 will see sports divided into four categories based on the number and intensity of contact

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Mountain bikers wear their masks when loading the chairlift. Photo Submitted

FAR mandates masks

The new rule was set in place to ensure utmost safety of guests and employees

Mountain bikers wear their masks when loading the chairlift. Photo Submitted
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B.C. pledges $1.5M to help local groups return to sport; no date for competitive play

Feds will also provide $3.4M in funding for youth sports

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B.C. Paralympian named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

B.C. Paralympian named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Three-time world and Paralympic gold medalist Sonja Gaudet is part of 11-member class

B.C. Paralympian named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame