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Ucluelet Secondary School Warriors Ultimate Frisbee team won the 2022 Vancouver Island Champions on May 9 in Victoria. (Jennifer Rhodes photo)

Ucluelet Secondary School Warriors heading to Ultimate Frisbee provincials

The young team will travel to Surrey for BC’s Ultimate High School Provincial Championships on May 26

Ucluelet Rotary Club supporters Jeff Anderson, front, Charley Ballantyne, Dennis Morgan, Chris Johnston, and Mark Salewski clean up the potential site of Ucluelet’s disc golf course on Saturday. (Submitted photo)

Support for Ucluelet disc golf course gains traction

After two years of discussion, Ucluelet Rotary Club scores big win from council

Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations leaders, Tofino Resort + Marina crew, and Bottom Dwellers Freediving teamed up on April 23 to host an inaugural Spearfishing Summit. All the funds raised at the event go to support the Nuu-Chah-Nulth Youth Warrior Leadership Program, a local society that weaves traditional and mainstream leadership and wellness teachings and practices together on the land to build capability, cultural pride and confidence in young men. (Nora O’Malley photo)

First-ever B.C. Spearfishing Summit nets over $20,000 for Indigenous youth

36 sets of advanced snorkeling gear will be distributed amongst the Nations thanks to the fundraiser

Willie Mitchell, managing partner of Tofino Resort + Marina and former NHL defenseman, swaps hockey talk for freediving fins this Saturday at Tofino’s inaugural Spearfishing Summit. (Jeremy Koreski photo)

B.C. Spearfishing Summit this weekend at Tofino Resort + Marina

Tickets are $40 and all proceeds go to support the Nuu-Chah-Nulth Youth Warrior Leadership Program

  • Apr 21, 2022
Willie Mitchell, managing partner of Tofino Resort + Marina and former NHL defenseman, swaps hockey talk for freediving fins this Saturday at Tofino’s inaugural Spearfishing Summit. (Jeremy Koreski photo)
EAST COAST CREW: Mom Lisa Scott flies the Nova Scotia flag as her daughter Juniper Balch, front in the yellow jersey, and Tofino’s Chloe Platenius ride waves during the semi final of the Under 16 Girls division at Cox Bay on Sunday. (Nora O’Malley photos)

History made at 15th edition of the Rip Curl Pro Nationals in Tofino

The 2022 Rip Curl Pro Nationals was unlike anything that’s come before

EAST COAST CREW: Mom Lisa Scott flies the Nova Scotia flag as her daughter Juniper Balch, front in the yellow jersey, and Tofino’s Chloe Platenius ride waves during the semi final of the Under 16 Girls division at Cox Bay on Sunday. (Nora O’Malley photos)
Nanaimo United players celebrate a goal in the 118th minute of the Jackson Cup final against Bays United in Langford on Saturday, March 26. (Vancouver Island Soccer League image)
Nanaimo United players celebrate a goal in the 118th minute of the Jackson Cup final against Bays United in Langford on Saturday, March 26. (Vancouver Island Soccer League image)
Some Williams Lake U11 hockey players enjoyed a game wearing NHL jerseys at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. Back row from left, Callum Peterson - Dallas, Kalen Surette - Vegas, Mike Palmantier - Seattle, Kloey Spence - Vancouver, Tryan Rivet - Pittsburgh, Gavin Francis - Carolina, Cole Olsen - Nashville, Henry Larsson-Allan - Philadelphia, third= row from left, Deklan Fraser - Calgary, Landon Galisky - Buffalo, Matthew Boyd-Gilbert - Detroit, Easton Neuner - St. Louis, Jackson Sache - Anaheim, Flynn Kinley - Edmonton, Lane Judd - Winnipeg, second row from left, Carter McLennan - Arizona, Luc Harrison - Columbus, Sophie Johnson - New Jersey, Jayda Frizzi - New York Islanders, Parker Cook - Colorado, front row from left Zion Campbell - Toronto and Wade Hansen - Montreal. (Clay Palmantier photo)

22 NHL jerseys = fun game on ice

Williams Lake hockey dad Clay Palmantier organized the event

Some Williams Lake U11 hockey players enjoyed a game wearing NHL jerseys at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. Back row from left, Callum Peterson - Dallas, Kalen Surette - Vegas, Mike Palmantier - Seattle, Kloey Spence - Vancouver, Tryan Rivet - Pittsburgh, Gavin Francis - Carolina, Cole Olsen - Nashville, Henry Larsson-Allan - Philadelphia, third= row from left, Deklan Fraser - Calgary, Landon Galisky - Buffalo, Matthew Boyd-Gilbert - Detroit, Easton Neuner - St. Louis, Jackson Sache - Anaheim, Flynn Kinley - Edmonton, Lane Judd - Winnipeg, second row from left, Carter McLennan - Arizona, Luc Harrison - Columbus, Sophie Johnson - New Jersey, Jayda Frizzi - New York Islanders, Parker Cook - Colorado, front row from left Zion Campbell - Toronto and Wade Hansen - Montreal. (Clay Palmantier photo)
Olivia Rhodes scores with a ‘head and arm’ pin in her semifinal match on her way to a gold medal at the provincial wrestling championships in Vancouver. (Mike Rhodes photo)
Olivia Rhodes scores with a ‘head and arm’ pin in her semifinal match on her way to a gold medal at the provincial wrestling championships in Vancouver. (Mike Rhodes photo)
Adam Kingsmill, far right, celebrates the opening of the 2022 Paralympic Games with Canadian teammates in Beijing, China. (Facebook photo)

Northwest B.C. Paralympic hockey player takes to the ice in Beijing tonight

The opening hockey game of the 2022 Paralympics features rematch of 2018 gold medal final with USA

Adam Kingsmill, far right, celebrates the opening of the 2022 Paralympic Games with Canadian teammates in Beijing, China. (Facebook photo)
Ava Ference, a current student at Shawnigan Lake School, has earned RBC Future Olympian funding and multiple-year commitments from Rugby Canada as a result of the talent she displayed in basic testing. (Submitted by RBC Training Ground)

Vancouver Island athletes unearthed by RBC Training Ground

Rugby players now on the national program fast track

Ava Ference, a current student at Shawnigan Lake School, has earned RBC Future Olympian funding and multiple-year commitments from Rugby Canada as a result of the talent she displayed in basic testing. (Submitted by RBC Training Ground)
Registration is open for the FGPC Comox Dragon Boat Festival. Photo supplied

Comox to host a dragon boat festival in June

FGPC Comox Dragon Boat Festival one of five Vancouver Island Dragon Boat Series stops

Registration is open for the FGPC Comox Dragon Boat Festival. Photo supplied
Team Project Inclusion holding their newly-made “I love X-Country Skiing” buttons, (including PI co-ordinator, Wendy Hawksworth, far middle back, and Lorraine Aitken, VISAS nordic volunteer, second row, right).

Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snowsports and Project Inclusion collaborate for special project

February is Heart Month, and the Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snowsports…

Team Project Inclusion holding their newly-made “I love X-Country Skiing” buttons, (including PI co-ordinator, Wendy Hawksworth, far middle back, and Lorraine Aitken, VISAS nordic volunteer, second row, right).
Ucluelet’s municipal council is considering options for replacing the community’s aging Seaplane Base Rec Hall. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Ucluelet’s municipal council is considering options for replacing the community’s aging Seaplane Base Rec Hall. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Evan Touchie, a forward for the USS Warriors senior boys, goes for a layup during Thursday practice. Ucluelet is ranked No. 2 heading into the North Island Championships. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Senior A Basketball: Warriors take on Gold River this weekend

Ucluelet Secondary School’s senior boys basketball squad hope to nab North Island Championship title

Evan Touchie, a forward for the USS Warriors senior boys, goes for a layup during Thursday practice. Ucluelet is ranked No. 2 heading into the North Island Championships. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Defenceman Simon Chen moved on from the Cowichan Valley Capitals to the University of Alabama-Huntsville. (Citizen file)

Former Vancouver Islander to skate for China’s hockey team at Beijing Olympics

Cowichan Capitals defenceman Chen played 104 games from 2016 to 2018

Defenceman Simon Chen moved on from the Cowichan Valley Capitals to the University of Alabama-Huntsville. (Citizen file)
The Nanaimo Track and Field Club is putting together a bid seeking the 2024 Canadian Track and Field Championships and Olympic and Paralympic trials. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo chasing bid to host Canada’s 2024 track and field nationals

Event would also serve as Olympic and Paralympic trials

The Nanaimo Track and Field Club is putting together a bid seeking the 2024 Canadian Track and Field Championships and Olympic and Paralympic trials. (News Bulletin file photo)
The West Coast kicked off a sunny Saturday afternoon with some good natured regional rivalry as youth from Tofino and Ucluelet squared off on the soccer pitch at Ucluelet’s Tugwell Fields. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Recreational opportunities at Tofino Community Hall questioned

Coun Cathy Thicke calls for more robust recreation

The West Coast kicked off a sunny Saturday afternoon with some good natured regional rivalry as youth from Tofino and Ucluelet squared off on the soccer pitch at Ucluelet’s Tugwell Fields. (Andrew Bailey photo)
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Forty BCHL stars to skate in Top Prospects Game

The all-star showcase will be part of the junior A league’s 60th anniversary weekend in January

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BCHL adopts use of Sporfie video review system

The junior A league experimented with the system at the BCHL Showcase in Chilliwack in October

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BCHL taking out-of-conference games off the schedule for rest of 2021-22 season

The league is shifting to regional matchups with travel still hindered province wide

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