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Dane Kerluck heads through a corner in Nantes, France at the UCI World BMX Championships. Photo courtesy Jason Kerluck

Campbell Riverite has good performance at BMX world championships in France

Dane Kerluck also competed at Canada Cup Race in Saskatchewan this month

 

George Johnson shows off a tub racing hat from the early 1970s. The hat is fitted with ear phones and has pockets that contained a radio and batteries, so safety crews and race officials could listed to reports on the race progress. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Rub-a-dub-dub: Nanaimo family keeping up 55-year tradition of tub racing

Johnson family’s old racing tub being refurbished to enter Sunday’s Nanaimo bathtub race

 

Organizer Keith Azak’s goal to continue building a large-scale open basketball tournament to Terrace. (Brittany Gervais/Terrace Standard)

‘Rockin’ to the final game’: High hopes for northern B.C. roundball tourney

The Riverboat Days Open Basketball Tournament tips off this August in Terrace

 

The inaugural Will Power Slo-Pitch Tournament raised more than $9,000 for YANA. Photo submitted

Slo-pitch tourney raises funds for YANA

“This is an amazing total and once again highlights the generosity of our community.”

The inaugural Will Power Slo-Pitch Tournament raised more than $9,000 for YANA. Photo submitted
Roadrunners Wayne Crowe (L) and Rob Kelly (R) celebrate the end of the Half-Corked Half Marathon. Photo submitted

Comox Valley Road Runners hit the mainland for races in Vancouver and Oliver

The BMO Vancouver Marathon took place May 2. The race features a…

Roadrunners Wayne Crowe (L) and Rob Kelly (R) celebrate the end of the Half-Corked Half Marathon. Photo submitted
Zach Diewert, right, with his World Series championship teammates Isaac Nunez, left, and Adrian Mella. (Photo submitted)

Island baseball player’s defining World Series moment goes over two days

Being part of Southeastern University’s baseball champions a dream come true

Zach Diewert, right, with his World Series championship teammates Isaac Nunez, left, and Adrian Mella. (Photo submitted)
Nick Kollias in his backyard in Terrace. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)

‘Soccer is my religion’: Nick Kollias built up the game he loves in northern B.C.

As a child in Greece, Kollias was gifted a soccer ball and the rest is history

Nick Kollias in his backyard in Terrace. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)
Skateboarder James Clarke will be participating in the Generations Skateboard Society’s first 7 Generations Cup next month. (Ryan Clark/Special to Langley Advance Times)

B.C. welcomes world’s best skateboarders

Indigenous-hosted pro skateboarding event coming to Langley for the first time

Skateboarder James Clarke will be participating in the Generations Skateboard Society’s first 7 Generations Cup next month. (Ryan Clark/Special to Langley Advance Times)
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

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)
Outstanding skill awards went to (photo left to right) - Nevaeh Dakiniewich (standout student); Annika Balbon (girls’ trophy); Charlotte Gould (Vern Nichols Trophy); Nevaeh Judson (most improved medallion)

Courtenay recreational gymnasts excel at gymnastics championships

A fun, energetic and skillful gymnastics event was held at the Lewis…

Outstanding skill awards went to (photo left to right) - Nevaeh Dakiniewich (standout student); Annika Balbon (girls’ trophy); Charlotte Gould (Vern Nichols Trophy); Nevaeh Judson (most improved medallion)
The Comox Valley Shito-Ryu Karate club earned 15 medals at the Vancouver Island Karate Championships. Bram Combe (back), Gadriel Raffin, Cedric Demarzo, Ryan Halfkenney, Amelia Schlombs, Shyala Schlombs, Morgan Tracey, Club Sensei Brenda Bombini and William McLaren. Lilah McLaren-Murphy (front). Photo supplied

Comox Valley Shito-Ryu Karate club brings home 15 medals from Island championships

The Comox Valley Shito-Ryu Karate club recently travelled to Nanaimo for the…

The Comox Valley Shito-Ryu Karate club earned 15 medals at the Vancouver Island Karate Championships. Bram Combe (back), Gadriel Raffin, Cedric Demarzo, Ryan Halfkenney, Amelia Schlombs, Shyala Schlombs, Morgan Tracey, Club Sensei Brenda Bombini and William McLaren. Lilah McLaren-Murphy (front). Photo supplied
Comox Valley Ringette invited the public to its ‘Come Try Ringette Event,’ Saturday, April 23 at Sports Centre #2. Photo supplied

Comox Valley Ringette hosts free Saturday skate

Stab the ring. Triangle defence. Goalie ring. If you don’t know what…

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Comox Valley Ringette invited the public to its ‘Come Try Ringette Event,’ Saturday, April 23 at Sports Centre #2. Photo supplied
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)
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
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)
The Waverley Cumberland 8th Annual Amateur Table Tennis Championships take place Dec. 4 at the Cumberland Recreation Institute. Photo via Sarah Kempner Photography

Cumberland table tennis tournament upcoming

Waverley Cumberland 8th Annual Amateur Table Tennis Championships take place this Saturday, Dec. 4

The Waverley Cumberland 8th Annual Amateur Table Tennis Championships take place Dec. 4 at the Cumberland Recreation Institute. Photo via Sarah Kempner Photography
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)
Jeremy Garside bowled a perfect game at Duncan Lanes on Oct. 20. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Perfection! Jeremy Garside bowls 300 at Duncan Lanes

Garside is youngest to bowl perfect game in Cowichan Valley

Jeremy Garside bowled a perfect game at Duncan Lanes on Oct. 20. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)