SPORTS SHORTS: Gillian Ellsay with B.C. NextGen cycling program

Canadian time trial champion Gillian Ellsay of Courtenay is one of 12 athletes on the B.C. NextGen Program announced Nov. 13 by Cycling Canada.

By September 2016, all NextGen programs (previously known as the Talent Development Program) will target specific cycling sports as they fast track the development of nominated cycling candidates to international performances.

In Victoria, the NextGen program led by coach Jeff Ain will transition in September 2016 to solely cater toward cross-country mountain bike athletes.

 

 

 

Rousseau in the Swim

Thompson Rivers University had two swimmers attend a 286-swimmer, nine-team meet over the Nov. 6-8 weekend in Vernon.

Top eight placings for the WolfPack women’s team included G.P. Vanier grad Megan Rousseau of Comox who placed 8th in the 50 back, 5th in the 200 back and the 50 freestyle, 6th in the 100 back and 7th in the 100 free.

 

 

 

Gunter Paces WolfPack

Courtenay’s Brad Gunter helped the TRU WolfPack men’s volleyball team snap a five-match losing streak on Nov. 13 as the ‘Pack downed the Brandon University Bobcats 3-2.

The fifth-year outside hitter paced his team’s offence with 24 kills in 47 opportunities, 11 digs and three block assists. TRU is now 2-7 on the Canada West season.

 

 

 

Coaches Honoured

Six B.C. coaches with Comox Valley connections were among the 62 honoured with a 2015 Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Award, Nov. 14 in Winnipeg.

Deborah Carter, Aleila Miller and Tom Norton won for Special Olympics athletics, whose team includes Robert Burns.

Lorena Mead and Ian Olive won for Special Olympics softball, whose team includes Chris Roberge and Brad Hogan.

Trennon Paynter won for freestyle ski, with halfpipe ace Cassie Sharpe one of his success stories. Elliot Catton of Ontario, who coaches Darcy Sharpe, won for snowboarding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just Posted

Boomer Jerritt next North Island College Artist Talk speaker

Acclaimed Comox Valley photographer, artist and world traveller Boomer Jerritt is coming… Continue reading

VIDEO: Saanich resident shocked when trespasser licks security camera, rummages through mail

‘I found the situation really bizarre,’ said the Gordon Head resident

School district launches catchment consultation process in the Comox Valley

Comox Valley Schools is commencing an important boundary catchment consultation process beginning… Continue reading

BC Ferries crew member taken to hospital after getting struck by bow doors

Two sailings between Horseshoe Bay and Departure Bay were cancelled

UPDATED: Town of Comox, RCMP complete investigations into allegations of staff misconduct

Mayor was unaware of any investigation opened by previous CAO

ELECTION 2019: It’s so close, it could come down to who turns out to vote

Black Press Media’s polling analyst on the origins of predictive seat modelling in Canada

Jack’s Devils beat Quinn’s Canucks 1-0 in NHL brother battle

New Jersey youngster scores first career goal against Vancouver

Two charged after owner’s wild ride through Kamloops in his stolen truck

Crystal Rae Dorrington, 37, and Derrick Ronald Pearson, 32, facing multiple charges

Comox Valley Nature hosting one-day conference to discuss Courtenay’s Urban Forest Plan

Comox Valley Nature (CVN) is opening its annual Fall Vancouver Island Regional… Continue reading

Judge orders credit union’s bank records for Kelowna social worker facing theft allegations

The man is accused of negligence, breach of contract, fraud and a conspiracy with Interior Savings

Leaders pour it on with rallies, boosts for candidates as campaign reaches peak

The federal election campaign has reached a crescendo

Allegations of racism lead to ministry investigation at Vancouver private school

St. George’s School was contacted over what the school describes as ‘deeply offensive behaviour online’

Not a political question: Thunberg calls for climate action in Alberta

Edmonton police estimated the size of the crowd at about 4,000

Zantac, the over-the-counter heartburn drug, pulled in Canada, U.S.

Health Canada also investigates possible carcinogen in some ranitidine drugs

Most Read