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Tofino and Ucluelet’s Top 10 sports and arts stories of 2019

Revisiting the Coast’s best sports and arts newsmakers of the past year.

VIDEO: Soccer Saturdays on the West Coast

Tofino-Ucluelet youth soccer are recruiting players for new season.

Vancouver Island windsurfers revel in adrenaline on Jan. 1

“I saw the forecast and went to bed well before midnight on New Year’s Eve to be up early.”

Canadian junior surfer Jasmine Porter wins Western Surfing Association contest

“People aren’t going to give you waves. You have to be pretty aggressive.”

Canadian Cross Country Championships in Abbotsford on Saturday

Hundreds of the best runners in the country competing at Clearbrook Park

Runners brave wet, windy weather for Ucluelet’s 20th Edge to Edge

“The spirit of the runners I have nothing but compliments.”

Ucluelet’s Edge-to-Edge Marathon turns 20 this weekend

Over 400 runners get set for half-marathon or 10K distances.

West Coast becoming a vibrant bike community

“This area has everything and more to offer for riding enthusiasts of all diverse ages.”

Tofino hosts 10th annual Queen of the Peak Women’s Surfing Championships at Cox Bay

“It truly takes a community to run an event like this and I couldn’t be more proud.”

Queen of the Peak lined up to make waves in Tofino this weekend

The tenth annual Queen of the Peak will rule local waves from Oct. 4-6.

Young Tofino angler nets top prize at Willie Mitchell’s Fish for the Future event

“I thank the Tofino Resort and Marina for putting on such an awesome event.”

PHOTOS: 2019 Ucluelet Soapbox Derby

On Sept. 21, the bottom of Ucluelet’s Bay Street was a high…

PHOTOS: 2019 Bruhwiler Kids Surf Classic in Tofino

Scores of neoprene clad kids hit North Chesterman Beach on Saturday, Sept.…

Surf’s Up event in Tofino offers a wave of positivity for families living with autism

“There’s no other opportunity like this for kids like Rylan.”

Team Canada step closer to Olympics after beating Puerto Rico

‘Super Round’ games to be played tomorrow at South Surrey’s Softball City

Long Beach Open golf tournament this weekend

72 players from all over Vancouver Island hit the links.

North American Indigenous Games athletes get $1.46M boost from provincial government

The 2020 North American Indigenous Games will be hosted in the Mi’kmaq Nation in Halifax July 12-18.

Island surfer wins historic medal for Canada

Tofino’s Mathea Dempfle-Olin wins bronze at Pan Am Games

Young Aussie sailors ‘re-framing the face of adventure’

Their single-use plastic free circumnavigation of Vancouver Island began on May 25 in Nanaimo.