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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

BCHL

BCHL will have three teams playing in Burnaby during shortened season

The league announced five pod locations as the junior A league prepares to play in early April

The Nanaimo Clippers in action at Frank Crane Arena in early 2020. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo Clippers for sale, owner says hockey won’t be back to normal any time soon

Wes Mussio says he’s had numerous inquiries about the junior A club already

BCHL

BCHL season delayed once more, but league still hopes to play

The junior A league isn’t ready to sink the season, which is now pushed back into March

BCHL
Figure skating coach Chelsea Hindle leads the group in some movements across the ice during their practice on Wednesday (Jan. 20) at the North Thompson Sportsplex. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)

Skating practice at the Sportsplex

Figure skating coach Chelsea Hindle leads the group in some movements across…

Figure skating coach Chelsea Hindle leads the group in some movements across the ice during their practice on Wednesday (Jan. 20) at the North Thompson Sportsplex. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)
BCHL

BCHL delays start of the season as provincial health orders remain in place

The junior A league has been forced to abandon a plan to start in mid-January

BCHL
Erik Giesbrecht, left, was awarded the Jack Koteles Award from Okanagan Mainline Amatuer Hockey Association for excellence in community service and a strong commitment to Clearwater Minor Hockey. The award was presented to him by the Clearwater & District Minor Hockey Association vice president Donald Collins. (Submitted photo)

Clearwater goalie awarded community service award

Local goalie Erik Giesbrecht was awarded the Jack Koteles Memorial Award for…

Erik Giesbrecht, left, was awarded the Jack Koteles Award from Okanagan Mainline Amatuer Hockey Association for excellence in community service and a strong commitment to Clearwater Minor Hockey. The award was presented to him by the Clearwater & District Minor Hockey Association vice president Donald Collins. (Submitted photo)
The ice at the Barriere Curling Rink is ready and waiting for seniors and other area residents to come out and enjoy the sport. This photo was taken in 2019 before COVID-19 regulations were required. Curl BC has since put in place provincial guidelines to help ensure everyone’s safety and still enable curling to take place (Barriere Recreation Society photo)

Curling can be adapted to all levels of a person’s mobility

Senior players may wish to use the stick delivery method, or curl from a wheelchair

  • Dec 19, 2020
The ice at the Barriere Curling Rink is ready and waiting for seniors and other area residents to come out and enjoy the sport. This photo was taken in 2019 before COVID-19 regulations were required. Curl BC has since put in place provincial guidelines to help ensure everyone’s safety and still enable curling to take place (Barriere Recreation Society photo)
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Empowering seniors in the North Thompson Valley:Carpet bowling welcomes new participants

Carpet bowling is a popular sport with 55+ residents in the North…

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The Pat Quinn Classic has been a popular tournament for top bantam and peewee teams in recent years, but COVID-19 means there will be no physical event this season. The scholarships established by the tournament are carrying on. (Pat Quinn Classic photo)

Pat Quinn Classic scholarships continue even as COVID cancels tournament

Female and male bantam players province wide are encouraged to apply for $1,000 scholarships

The Pat Quinn Classic has been a popular tournament for top bantam and peewee teams in recent years, but COVID-19 means there will be no physical event this season. The scholarships established by the tournament are carrying on. (Pat Quinn Classic photo)
BCHL

BCHL pushes back season start due to provincial health orders

The delay is minimal, just six days, for now. But the league is open to starting up after Christmas

BCHL
The Clearwater Ice Hawks U18 division celebrate with some high fives after scoring the first goal of the game on Sunday. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)

CMHA players hit the ice at North Thompson Sportsplex

Submitted by the Clearwater & District Minor Hockey Asociation The U13 team…

  • Nov 13, 2020
The Clearwater Ice Hawks U18 division celebrate with some high fives after scoring the first goal of the game on Sunday. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)
The ‘new normal’ for hockey parents in Chilliwack and elsewhere in B.C., watching their kids from outside of the arena due to COVID-19 protocols. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack hockey parents petition to be let back in the arena

Refused access due to pandemic protocols, parents are now applying pressure to loosen the rules

The ‘new normal’ for hockey parents in Chilliwack and elsewhere in B.C., watching their kids from outside of the arena due to COVID-19 protocols. (Submitted photo)
Jake Mills, vice president of the Merritt Stock Car Association, battles some brush and trees at the Clearwater Speedway. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)

Clearwater Speedway gets green light

After being shut down for almost two decades, the Merritt Stock Car Association is looking to have the oval dirt track open for a season next year.

Jake Mills, vice president of the Merritt Stock Car Association, battles some brush and trees at the Clearwater Speedway. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)
Local hockey player recognized for community service

Local hockey player recognized for community service

Clearwater’s Piet Oud has been awarded the Jack Koteles Memorial Award for…

Local hockey player recognized for community service
Mateo Everitt (left) and Liam Zahara left Culp, Alta., on Sept. 15 and are making their way to Bowen Island, fundraising for Power to Be. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)

Childhood friends cycle for charity

Riders will cycle 1,400 kms by the end of their journey

Mateo Everitt (left) and Liam Zahara left Culp, Alta., on Sept. 15 and are making their way to Bowen Island, fundraising for Power to Be. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)
Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool makes his NFL debut on Monday Night Football on Sept. 14. (Pittsburgh Steelers Twitter picture)

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool making NFL debut on Monday Night Football

Abby Senior grad suiting up with the Pittsburgh Steelers to take on New York Giants in Big Apple

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool makes his NFL debut on Monday Night Football on Sept. 14. (Pittsburgh Steelers Twitter picture)
Donnie Andriashyk, who started Donnie’s Golf Tournament at Wells Gray Golf Resort and RV Park, makes a drive at Eagle Point Golf Resort in 2016. This year the tournament at Wells Gray golf Resort and RV Park takes place Aug. 2. Photo submitted

Donnie’s Golf Tournament heads into year six

All proceeds of the event go to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation

Donnie Andriashyk, who started Donnie’s Golf Tournament at Wells Gray Golf Resort and RV Park, makes a drive at Eagle Point Golf Resort in 2016. This year the tournament at Wells Gray golf Resort and RV Park takes place Aug. 2. Photo submitted
Canada West has officially cancelled all fall sports in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Canada West cancels fall sports due to COVID-19

B.C. student athletes at seven universities impacted by cancellation, more cancellations possible

Canada West has officially cancelled all fall sports in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
No Ladies Golf Nights – for now

No Ladies Golf Nights – for now

“If things subside in the coming months, we may reconsider this.”

  • May 13, 2020
No Ladies Golf Nights – for now