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More than 250 rowers from nine clubs braved windy conditions on Quamichan Lake for the Maple Bay Rowing Club’s annual regatta earlier this month. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Rowers brave the wind for Maple Bay rowing regatta

9 clubs send 250 athletes to Quamichan Lake

 

Runners reach the finish line during a track and field event at the B.C. Seniors Games in Nanaimo in 2007. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo looking to put together bid for 55-plus B.C. Games

City finance committee recommends spending in support of proposed bid for 2025 or 2026

 

Large family cheering section was on hand at the nationals to support Danielle Groenendijk. From left: Sam Groenendijk, Cam Groenendijk, Chris Groenendijk, Henrietta Groenendijk, Danielle, Ben Westwood, Megan Groenendijk and Teresa Kampman. (Photo submitted)

Fourth time’s the charm at nationals for Groenendijk

DCS grad and Chemainus resident caps VIU volleyball career in fine fashion

Large family cheering section was on hand at the nationals to support Danielle Groenendijk. From left: Sam Groenendijk, Cam Groenendijk, Chris Groenendijk, Henrietta Groenendijk, Danielle, Ben Westwood, Megan Groenendijk and Teresa Kampman. (Photo submitted)
Ethan Belanko recently bowled two perfect games, two weeks apart at the Campbell River Bowling Centre. Photo courtesy Campbell River Bowling Centre

Young Vancouver Islander bowls perfect game — twice in 2 weeks

Ethan Belanko scored twelve strikes in a row, then did it again just two weeks later

Ethan Belanko recently bowled two perfect games, two weeks apart at the Campbell River Bowling Centre. Photo courtesy Campbell River Bowling Centre
The City of Victoria has decided to remove pickleball from the courts at Todd Park in James Bay following noise complaints. (Black Press Media file photo)

Noisy pickleballers permanently ejected from Victoria neighbourhood

Courts only 17 metres from nearest home; new B.C. policy recommends 50 metres

The City of Victoria has decided to remove pickleball from the courts at Todd Park in James Bay following noise complaints. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Cowichan Women’s Football League is still signing up players for their junior girls program. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Junior girls flag football program in Cowichan still open to new players

There is still time to sign up for the Cowichan Women’s Football…

The Cowichan Women’s Football League is still signing up players for their junior girls program. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Tyler Turner races during the Para-Snowboard world cup event at Big White last weekend. Photo courtesy Andrew Jay

Five years after accident, Islander going to first Paralympics

‘Not the standard path people take’ — Tyler Turner

Tyler Turner races during the Para-Snowboard world cup event at Big White last weekend. Photo courtesy Andrew Jay
The concept plan for the new pickleball complex at Kerry Park Recreation Centre calls for six courts, a gravel parking lot, a structure with washrooms and changing rooms, a picnic area and a perimeter trail. (CVRD website)
The concept plan for the new pickleball complex at Kerry Park Recreation Centre calls for six courts, a gravel parking lot, a structure with washrooms and changing rooms, a picnic area and a perimeter trail. (CVRD website)
Duncan’s Sara Goodman helped Canada qualify for the FIH World Cup at the Pan American Cup in Chile last weekend. (Submitted by Heather Goodman)

Duncan’s Sara Goodman helps Canada return to field hockey World Cup

Goodman previously captained Canada’s junior team to similar feat

Duncan’s Sara Goodman helped Canada qualify for the FIH World Cup at the Pan American Cup in Chile last weekend. (Submitted by Heather Goodman)
Vernon freestyle skier Elena Gaskell has pulled out of the first of her three scheduled events, Monday, Feb. 7, at the Beijing Winter Olympics due to an injury. (CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot)

Injury setback at Olympics for Okanagan freestyle skier

Vernon’s Elena Gaskell pulls out of big air competition with lower-body injury; two other events scheduled

Vernon freestyle skier Elena Gaskell has pulled out of the first of her three scheduled events, Monday, Feb. 7, at the Beijing Winter Olympics due to an injury. (CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot)
BC School Sports tournaments can now resume after a Feb. 3 decision from the Ministry of Education. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

‘It’s official’: BC School Sports gets green light to resume tournaments

The Ministry of Education initially prevented such events from happening, amid the pandemic

BC School Sports tournaments can now resume after a Feb. 3 decision from the Ministry of Education. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Lake Cowichan Minor Hockey executive. (Photo courtesy of LCDMHA)

Schedule for Lake Cowichan Minor Hockey Jamboree 2022

Lake Cowichan District Minor Hockey Association will be celebrating 51 years of…

  • Jan 21, 2022
Lake Cowichan Minor Hockey executive. (Photo courtesy of LCDMHA)
The concept plan for the new pickleball complex at Kerry Park Recreation Centre calls for six courts, a gravel parking lot, a structure with washrooms and changing rooms, a picnic area and a perimeter trail. (CVRD website)
The concept plan for the new pickleball complex at Kerry Park Recreation Centre calls for six courts, a gravel parking lot, a structure with washrooms and changing rooms, a picnic area and a perimeter trail. (CVRD website)
South Cowichan Recreation manager Kim Liddle (left) and South Cowichan Pickleball Club executive members Laurie Vasey, Rick Hollingworth and Brian Johnson stand on the future site of the Kerry Park pickleball courts. (File photo)
South Cowichan Recreation manager Kim Liddle (left) and South Cowichan Pickleball Club executive members Laurie Vasey, Rick Hollingworth and Brian Johnson stand on the future site of the Kerry Park pickleball courts. (File photo)
Alberni Valley Bulldogs defenceman Braden Blace holds the puck at the blueline during a Bulldogs powerplay opportunity against the Victoria Grizzlies on Dec. 15, 2021. (Photo by Elena Rardon, Alberni Valley News)

Determination makes Blace the ultimate Bulldog

Adjustments made prior to junior paying off for defensive stalwart

Alberni Valley Bulldogs defenceman Braden Blace holds the puck at the blueline during a Bulldogs powerplay opportunity against the Victoria Grizzlies on Dec. 15, 2021. (Photo by Elena Rardon, Alberni Valley News)
Charlotte Jardine, Sada Bennefield and Jaxson Jardine at a VIMX event this fall. (Submitted by Taunya Jardine)

Duncan motocross riders shine on VIMX circuit

Jardine siblings among many participants from Cowichan Valley

Charlotte Jardine, Sada Bennefield and Jaxson Jardine at a VIMX event this fall. (Submitted by Taunya Jardine)
Cowichan Secondary graduates Melanie Robertson, Chloe Langkammer, Robin Fleming and Ashton Aumen helped the UVic Vikes win their third straight USports field hockey championship in Toronto earlier this month. (Seyran Mammadov photo)

Cowichan quartet helps UVic to 3rd straight field hockey title

Fleming named finals MVP, Langkammer Rookie of the Year

Cowichan Secondary graduates Melanie Robertson, Chloe Langkammer, Robin Fleming and Ashton Aumen helped the UVic Vikes win their third straight USports field hockey championship in Toronto earlier this month. (Seyran Mammadov photo)
Left from right, Isaiah, Mike and Lucas Dash with the trophies Mike won. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

32 years later, Island racer clocks first Western Speedway win — at track’s finish

Mike Dash says he’ll be sad when the Western Speedway closes, where he’s been racing since 1989

Left from right, Isaiah, Mike and Lucas Dash with the trophies Mike won. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Cowichan Secondary’s Payton Luxmoore chips the ball over the stick of an Oak Bay player the Island AAA field hockey final at the Cowichan Sportsplex on Nov. 1. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Field hockey provincials coming to Cowichan Valley

Cow High T-Birds hosting tourney at Sportsplex, Shawnigan Lake School

Cowichan Secondary’s Payton Luxmoore chips the ball over the stick of an Oak Bay player the Island AAA field hockey final at the Cowichan Sportsplex on Nov. 1. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)