Sports

A Cowichan player matches an Oak Bay player during the Island AAA field hockey final Nov. 1 at the Cowichan Sportsplex. (Kevin Rothbauer/Black Press Media)

Oak Bay High takes B.C. field hockey title 3 straight in best-of-5 shootout

AAA girls defeat North Vancouver rivals on Cowichan Valley turf

 

The message that caregivers need to hear is that you cannot care for others without caring for yourself. (File Metro-Creative)

FITNESS: Caregivers must make self-care a priority

The burden of providing care can be onerous

  • Nov 12, 2021

 

Rob Harvey (left), Albert Nussbaum, Dean Brown and Bruce Davis are among the neighbours bothered by the noise caused by pickleball at Tolmie Park. Nussbaum’s home is right behind the courts, one of the closest of surrounding homes. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Tolmie Park pickleball court neighbours doubt panels will give relief from noise

Sound mitigation project an effort in futility, says one nearby homeowner

 

Campbell River skier Teal Harle (lower left) got a silver medal at the Big Air Festival in Chur Switzerland on Friday. Photo Freestyle Canada

WATCH: Island skier places second in World Cup competition

Teal Harle wins silver in first World Cup event of season

Campbell River skier Teal Harle (lower left) got a silver medal at the Big Air Festival in Chur Switzerland on Friday. Photo Freestyle Canada
Mission’s Arthur Barnsdale took home a speed skating bronze at the 2020 BC Winter Games. (file)

Proof of vaccinations required at 2022 BC Winter Games in Vernon

Everyone participating to show proof: no exceptions

Mission’s Arthur Barnsdale took home a speed skating bronze at the 2020 BC Winter Games. (file)
Runners start the half marathon event in the 2021 Royal Victoria Marathon. (Christine van Reeuwyk - Black Press Media))

Sooke athletes among more than 4,400 competing in Victoria Marathon races

Thirty-two runners from Sooke took part in the Sunday event

Runners start the half marathon event in the 2021 Royal Victoria Marathon. (Christine van Reeuwyk - Black Press Media))
Deni Bezeau, owner of Deni’s Dynamite Deals, set up his thrift store at the corner of Bruce Avenue and Seventh Street in Nanaimo to raise money for high school extracurricular programs and other organizations in need of cash. He now donates about $11,000 monthly. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Island retiree operates thrift store to keep his neighbourhood neighbourly

Deni’s Dynamite Deals donates thousands of dollars every month

Deni Bezeau, owner of Deni’s Dynamite Deals, set up his thrift store at the corner of Bruce Avenue and Seventh Street in Nanaimo to raise money for high school extracurricular programs and other organizations in need of cash. He now donates about $11,000 monthly. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
John Horwood at the Canadian National Championship in Calgary during the August long weekend. He won gold in jump and slalom, and silver in tricks and named overall national champion, just edging his brother out. (Johnny Hayward photo)
John Horwood at the Canadian National Championship in Calgary during the August long weekend. He won gold in jump and slalom, and silver in tricks and named overall national champion, just edging his brother out. (Johnny Hayward photo)
Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in Calgary. (Contributed photo)

Canada Sports Hall of Fame launches Indigenous Heroes Exhibition

Featuring 14 Indigenous athletes, the digital book will be available for educators at no cost

Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in Calgary. (Contributed photo)
Leif Godberson down-climbing Uto Peak with Mount Sir Donald in the background. (Contributed-Eric Carter)

2 men, 14 peaks and 1 day: New limits reached by climbers in B.C.’s Rogers Pass

Eric Carter and Leif Godberson completed the collosol Horse Shoe Traverse in one day

Leif Godberson down-climbing Uto Peak with Mount Sir Donald in the background. (Contributed-Eric Carter)
Victoria will host the Canadian Francophone Games in July 2022. The event, shown here in New Brunswick in 2017, brings together French-speaking students from across the country in a variety of competitions. (Photo courtesy of Canadian Francophone Games)

The Francophone Games are on again for Greater Victoria

Multifaceted event cancelled for 2021 is a go for 2022, organizers say

Victoria will host the Canadian Francophone Games in July 2022. The event, shown here in New Brunswick in 2017, brings together French-speaking students from across the country in a variety of competitions. (Photo courtesy of Canadian Francophone Games)
A permanent good quality public disc golf course is currently nonexistent in Greater Victoria, advocates say, despite various courses being accessible elsewhere on the south Island. (Photo by Michael Kiesz)

Greater Victoria disc golf enthusiasts keen to create quality public course

Region lacks publicly accessible facility suitable for all levels: disc golf society president

A permanent good quality public disc golf course is currently nonexistent in Greater Victoria, advocates say, despite various courses being accessible elsewhere on the south Island. (Photo by Michael Kiesz)
Sixty athletes selected as 2021 Save-On-Foods Fueling Sport ambassadors. (Black Press Media graphic)

60 Canadian athletes chosen as ambassadors in Save-On-Foods fueling sport initiative

‘We look forward to supporting them pursue their goals from their local hometowns to the international stage’

Sixty athletes selected as 2021 Save-On-Foods Fueling Sport ambassadors. (Black Press Media graphic)
Sooke’s U14 C division girls’ fastball team hosted a bottle drive to raise money for their trip to provincials in Abbotsford. L-R Madison Riddell, Hannah Gillie, Charlotte Prill, Danika Gant, Lily Woodruff, and Bre Baker. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)

Sooke’s U-14 girls fastball team covering the bases for trip to provincials

C-division team raising funds for trip to Abbotsford following a perfect season

Sooke’s U14 C division girls’ fastball team hosted a bottle drive to raise money for their trip to provincials in Abbotsford. L-R Madison Riddell, Hannah Gillie, Charlotte Prill, Danika Gant, Lily Woodruff, and Bre Baker. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)
Drawing of the proposed multi-purpose sports box development plan. (Courtesy of the Capital Regional District)

Lacrosse box moving forward in Sooke at long last

The multi-purpose sports box should be ready for games early 2022

Drawing of the proposed multi-purpose sports box development plan. (Courtesy of the Capital Regional District)
For $40, participants will receive a disc and 18-hole round of disc golf. (Courtesy of Easter Seals BC/Yukon)

Easter Seals to hold fundraiser for children with disabilities

Disc golf event will raise funds to send children, youth to summer camp at Camp Shawnigan

  • Jul 5, 2021
For $40, participants will receive a disc and 18-hole round of disc golf. (Courtesy of Easter Seals BC/Yukon)
PACE Multisport Dodge City X, the Comox Valley’s marquee off-road triathlon, returns to Cumberland, Sept. 18. Photo submitted

Off-road triathlon returns to the Comox Valley

PACE Multisport Dodge City X will once again serve as the BC Cross Triathlon Championships

PACE Multisport Dodge City X, the Comox Valley’s marquee off-road triathlon, returns to Cumberland, Sept. 18. Photo submitted
Sooke Home Hardware staff presented Marilyn Erickson with a cheque for $6,000 towards resurfacing the courts at Art Morris Park. Pictured are Nicki Kathler (left), Marilyn Erickson, Terri Eriksen and Kaaras Tyler. (Submitted - Sooke Tennis and Pickleball Group)

Funds raised for three dedicated pickleball courts in Sooke

Contributions from members, Home Hardware, the district and more put the club over the top

Sooke Home Hardware staff presented Marilyn Erickson with a cheque for $6,000 towards resurfacing the courts at Art Morris Park. Pictured are Nicki Kathler (left), Marilyn Erickson, Terri Eriksen and Kaaras Tyler. (Submitted - Sooke Tennis and Pickleball Group)
Veggies like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and legumes are ideal for a healthy diet. (Pixabay.com)

FITNESS: Diet, exercise key to good health

In North America, 1 in 10 people is diabetic and 1 in 3 is pre-diabetic

  • Jun 11, 2021
Veggies like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and legumes are ideal for a healthy diet. (Pixabay.com)
A new dock will allow the Sooke Sailing Association to expand its summer offering to youth. (Contributed - Sooke Sailing Association)

Sailing association expanding youth programs

New dock system will soon be in operation at Sooke Bay Marine

A new dock will allow the Sooke Sailing Association to expand its summer offering to youth. (Contributed - Sooke Sailing Association)