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Comox Valley runners lighting up Island Series

The Island Series is an annual series of running races that take…

  • Jan 18, 2021
CVRR track coach Neil Holm demonstrates warm-up techniques at the 5k Running Clinic.

Comox Valley Road Runners kicking COVID to the curb

The Comox Valley Road Runners are kicking COVID to the curb! The…

  • Jan 18, 2021
The Kerry Park Islanders and Peninsula Panthers battle during a Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League game in November 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League hasn’t given up on season

Games can’t resume until at least February, but league brass still hopeful

Skiers practice sprints at the Teck Regional Snow Camp at Mt. Washington. Photo supplied

Nordic skiers enjoy camp at Mt. Washington

From bluebird to blizzard, a keen group of Track Attack (devo) and…

  • Jan 11, 2021
Skiers practice sprints at the Teck Regional Snow Camp at Mt. Washington. Photo supplied
The Comox Valley Sharks are back in the water after a short break over Christmas. Photo supplied

The Comox Valley Sharks are back in the water

The Comox Valley Sharks are back in the water after a short…

  • Jan 8, 2021
The Comox Valley Sharks are back in the water after a short break over Christmas. Photo supplied
Sequim Gazette file photo

Snowshoes a hot-ticket item in the Comox Valley

The ski season is in its early stages, and snowshoe sales are…

Sequim Gazette file photo
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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

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Brett McLean of Comox played for the Colorado Avalanche in the 2005/06 and 2006/07 NHL seasons. He is now an assistant coach of the Minnesota Wild. Photo supplied

Comox Valley native named assistant coach of NHL team

After three seasons of coaching in a minor developmental league, Brett McLean…

Brett McLean of Comox played for the Colorado Avalanche in the 2005/06 and 2006/07 NHL seasons. He is now an assistant coach of the Minnesota Wild. Photo supplied
Madison Thomas manoeuvres the ball in the midfield for Cowichan United during a LIWSA match last fall. (Citizen file)

Vancouver Island soccer leagues make plans to move forward

Schedules and cup draws are set in case adult soccer gets go-ahead

Madison Thomas manoeuvres the ball in the midfield for Cowichan United during a LIWSA match last fall. (Citizen file)
Some of the Zone 2 North Island contingent from the 2019 55+ BC Games in Kelowna are pictured at the Vanier track in Courtenay. Next year’s event in Victoria has been tentatively postponed until 2022. File photo

Victoria to host 55+ BC Games in 2022

Zone 2 officials encourage athletes to keep training

  • Dec 28, 2020
Some of the Zone 2 North Island contingent from the 2019 55+ BC Games in Kelowna are pictured at the Vanier track in Courtenay. Next year’s event in Victoria has been tentatively postponed until 2022. File photo
Harriette Mackenzie will join the Ontario Tech Ridgebacks basketball program for the 2021-22 season. Photo by Colin Cunningham

Courtenay basketball star commits to Ontario university

Harriette Mackenzie, a basketball star at Isfeld Secondary, will be moving on…

Harriette Mackenzie will join the Ontario Tech Ridgebacks basketball program for the 2021-22 season. Photo by Colin Cunningham
The Comox Valley Road Runners Learn to Run 5 K Clinic starts Jan. 16. Photo supplied

Comox Valley running club offers virtual 5k clinic

The Comox Valley Road Runners Learn to Run 5K Clinic starts Jan.…

  • Dec 22, 2020
The Comox Valley Road Runners Learn to Run 5 K Clinic starts Jan. 16. Photo supplied
Liam Mackenzie is attending a Vancouver Whitecaps soccer academy in Burnaby, where he trains and plays with the BMO MLS Academy U14 team. Photo by Bob Frid/Vancouver Whitecaps FC.

Comox teen makes some noise at professional soccer academy

Liam Mackenzie, a 13-year-old soccer talent from the Comox Valley, is making…

Liam Mackenzie is attending a Vancouver Whitecaps soccer academy in Burnaby, where he trains and plays with the BMO MLS Academy U14 team. Photo by Bob Frid/Vancouver Whitecaps FC.
Vancouver Island Amateur Hockey Association logo

If all goes to plan Vancouver Island minor hockey games could restart in mid-January

Vancouver Island Amateur Hockey Association set to go depending on what Dr. Bonnie Henry does Jan. 8

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The 55+ BC Games have postponed the planned 2021 Victoria event to 2022 and Abbotsford has been moved from 2022 to 2023.

55+ BC Games Victoria event postponed to 2022, Abbotsford now set for 2023

Delays related to health concerns associated with COVID-19 pandemic causes events to shift forward

The 55+ BC Games have postponed the planned 2021 Victoria event to 2022 and Abbotsford has been moved from 2022 to 2023.
VIJHL in action. (file photo)

VIJHL suspends season until Jan. 10

Provincial health order preventing 19- and 20-year-olds from skating

VIJHL in action. (file photo)
Merville artist Fiona McQuillan Onneken created a metal shoe tag, awarded to participants who completed 100 kilometres, or more, in the Fred Bigelow Virtual 100K Challenge. Photo supplied

Comox Valley running challenge honours Fred Bigelow

When Retd. Brig-Gen/Comox Valley Airport CEO/Comox Valley Road Runners board member Fred…

  • Dec 10, 2020
Merville artist Fiona McQuillan Onneken created a metal shoe tag, awarded to participants who completed 100 kilometres, or more, in the Fred Bigelow Virtual 100K Challenge. Photo supplied
The Bazan Bay 5K virtual challenge is slated to take place April 14-21. (Submitted photo)
The Bazan Bay 5K virtual challenge is slated to take place April 14-21. (Submitted photo)
Levi Timmermans of the Comox Valley played two seasons with the University of Saskatchewan men’s basketball team. Photo supplied

Courtenay basketball player takes his game to UVic

Levi Timmermans has returned to the Comox Valley after his sophomore season…

Levi Timmermans of the Comox Valley played two seasons with the University of Saskatchewan men’s basketball team. Photo supplied
Powerlifting siblings Zara and Thor Nybo are pictured at Wild + United Athletics, which is supporting Black Lives Matter via its Karma Class. Photo supplied

Comox Valley siblings set unofficial powerlifting records

Zara Nybo and her brother Thor had planned to attend a national…

Powerlifting siblings Zara and Thor Nybo are pictured at Wild + United Athletics, which is supporting Black Lives Matter via its Karma Class. Photo supplied