Operation High Jump another success

Operation High Jump is a track meet for mentally and physically challenged people of the Comox Valley and Powell River.

OPERATION HIGH JUMP was a success in its 20th year thanks to the dedication of athletes and volunteers.

The sun was shining and spirits were high during the 20th annual Operation High Jump, the track and field event for mentally and physically challenged people of the Comox Valley and Powell River.

The day was filled with numerous track and field events such as 50- and 100-metre dashes, wheelchair push, long jump, high jump, and our most popular event, the ball throw. Besides the more traditional events there are fun games such as sack races, water balloon toss, and a tug of war.

The success of Operation High Jump is truly because of the volunteers and the participants. Their joy and smiling faces are the inspiration that keeps this event going, year after year.

The Spirit Award, which is presented to the team or individual that has the most positive attitude towards the day and their fellow athletes, was presented to Vanier’s Life skills program.

They represented their school with pride both in the events the participated in, as well as the way they encouraged each other throughout the day.

Operation High Jump was once again supported generously by the Kiwanis Club of Courtenay. The Kiwanis club members are fantastic volunteers and are a great presence at the event.

Other volunteers helped at the track and in the kitchen. Thank you to Quality Foods for donating all the supplies needed to make 140 lunches and to Water Pure and Simple for supplying much-needed water.

— Comox Recreation

Just Posted

Vancouver Islanders among B.C.’s most engaged on electoral reform

Parksville-Qualicum and Courtenay-Comox lead the province in voter turnout, Island high in general

Mount Washington Alpine Resort targeting Dec. 7 opening date

Major snowfall in the forecast for this week

A Tribe Called Red, Tanya Tagaq among artists featured in Indigenous music film

When They Awake coming to Stan Hagen Theatre for one night

Comox Valley’s Glacier View Lodge lights up for Christmas

Glacier View Lodge residents and families will gather on Dec. 6 for… Continue reading

CVRD moves to goal-setting stage for sewer service plan

Workshops planned for next week in Comox and Courtenay

VIDEO: E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce sickens 18 people in Ontario, Quebec

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says it’s working with U.S. authorities to determine the source of the romaine lettuce those who got ill were exposed to.

Mid Island Farmers Institute discusses fleece at November meeting

Are you a lover of wool and local fibre? Interested in raising… Continue reading

Comox Valley Nature invites the public to learn about nature photography

Comox Valley Nature is hosting a public lecture on photography. Join Terry… Continue reading

Bear hunt on after man knocked down in Port Alberni residential backyard

Traps set after family posted about bear knocking man to the ground and swatting his leg

Island baseball team builds practice facility inside recycling depot

Nanaimo’s Mid Island Pirates held first training session inside Regional Recycling this week

Koi-munching otter avoids trap in Vancouver Chinese garden

Park staff have set up a trap with chicken and smeared a mat with fish oil, so far to no avail

Feds give formal notice for law to end Canada Post strike

Trudeau government ready to legislate employees back to work after five weeks of rotating strikes

Lower Mainland suspect identified in fatal northern B.C. hit and run

Suspect and seven other individuals believed involved located on Haida Gwaii

‘Bait and switch’ warning ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Competition Bureau of Canada is warning shoppers of illegal sale tactics

Most Read