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Terrace Cricket Club’s Punjab Panthers Coach Soma Raviendran, Terrace Cricket Club President Kam Siemens, and Punjab Panthers Coach Sukhjinder Singh at the Gurdwara Skeena Valley Guru Nanak Brotherhood in Terrace on Aug. 20. (Viktor Elias/Terrace Standard)

EXCLUSIVE: Terrace Cricket Club secures dedicated pitch after five-year pursuit

Terrace Cricket Club celebrates a significant milestone with a dedicated pitch in Thornhill

 

Participants of the Intro to Cricket event gather on Aug. 6, during the 2023 Terrace Riverboat Days festival, taking part in a community effort to learn and promote the basics of cricket in the region. (Contributed photo)

Terrace celebrates cricket with inaugural event at 2023 Riverboat Days festival

The Intro to Cricket event drew much interest, highlighted efforts to build a local cricket pitch

 

Toby Tannas - Wake Surfing - Nina Dombowsky photography

Finding the flow

Wakesurfing with KYC isn’t just for the cool kids

  • Aug 2, 2023

 

People play pickleball on the courts at Kinsmen Park in Chilliwack on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. In the background you can see the house where the Dhawan family lives. They say the noise from the courts is ruining their lives. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. couple launching hunger strike to protest pickleball noise

Rajnish Dawan said he experiences anxiety, sleeplessness, auditory hallucinations, and heart flutter

People play pickleball on the courts at Kinsmen Park in Chilliwack on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. In the background you can see the house where the Dhawan family lives. They say the noise from the courts is ruining their lives. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
‘Poppa’ Nuge Bird needs the public’s vote as he’s trying to win $10,000 and get a chance to meet his idol, skateboarding legend, Tony Hawk. (Nuge Bird/Facebook)

Kelowna skateboarder needs public to help him shred with Tony Hawk

‘Poppa’ Nuge Bird is currently in the final 8 of the fan vote

‘Poppa’ Nuge Bird needs the public’s vote as he’s trying to win $10,000 and get a chance to meet his idol, skateboarding legend, Tony Hawk. (Nuge Bird/Facebook)
Ridge Meadows players Aidan Chabot, Zach Lovett, and Brandon Osborne helped U18 Team Canada win bronze at the 2023 ISBHF World Junior Ball Hockey Championships. (Liberec/Special to The News)

B.C. athletes become world champion ball hockey players

A total of 26 B.C. players were at 2023 ISBHF World Junior Ball Hockey Championships

Ridge Meadows players Aidan Chabot, Zach Lovett, and Brandon Osborne helped U18 Team Canada win bronze at the 2023 ISBHF World Junior Ball Hockey Championships. (Liberec/Special to The News)
Ridge Meadows Burrards will be hosting a female lacrosse tournament called Reign Storm from June 8 to 11. (Ridge Meadows Burrards/Special to The News)

700 female lacrosse players travel to Lower Mainland for province-wide tournament

Reign Storm tournament takes place in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows from June 8 to 11

Ridge Meadows Burrards will be hosting a female lacrosse tournament called Reign Storm from June 8 to 11. (Ridge Meadows Burrards/Special to The News)
Coldstream’s Dean Francks (left, with daughter Kristen after the pair won the B.C. Senior Girls AA Volleyball Championship in Merritt in December 2022) has been named a B.C. School Sports Citation of Excellence Award Winner for 2022-23. (Contributed)

Okanagan coach collects provincial honour

Dean Francks led Kal Lakers Sr. girls volleyball team to B.C. title and basketball team to provincials

Coldstream’s Dean Francks (left, with daughter Kristen after the pair won the B.C. Senior Girls AA Volleyball Championship in Merritt in December 2022) has been named a B.C. School Sports Citation of Excellence Award Winner for 2022-23. (Contributed)
Langley Secondary senior girls basketball coach Sheldon Guy speaks to a crowd at Earl Marriott Secondary Tuesday (Dec. 5) before an exhibition game about his experience with suddenly losing his sight, and how to pivot and adapt to the challenges life may bring. (Contributed photo)

Blind B.C. basketball coach gives inspirational talk before exhibition game

‘It’s OK to not be OK,’ Langley coach Sheldon Guy tells Earl Mariott audience

Langley Secondary senior girls basketball coach Sheldon Guy speaks to a crowd at Earl Marriott Secondary Tuesday (Dec. 5) before an exhibition game about his experience with suddenly losing his sight, and how to pivot and adapt to the challenges life may bring. (Contributed photo)
Two of the top prospects in hockey battled it out at Prospera Place on Tuesday night.(@Kelowna_Rockets/Twitter)

Cristall wins the battle, Bedard wins the war as Kelowna Rockets fall in front of sold-out crowd

Rockets forward Andrew Cristall collected four points but Connor Bedard extended his point streak

Two of the top prospects in hockey battled it out at Prospera Place on Tuesday night.(@Kelowna_Rockets/Twitter)
Best friends and two of the top prospects in hockey: Kelowna Rockets forward Andrew Cristall (left) and Regina Pats forward Connor Bedard are set to each each other for the first time in their WHL careers. (Regan Bartel/Kelowna Rockets)

Top hockey prospects, best friends Bedard and Cristall set to battle it out in Kelowna

Rockets and Pats forwards first and second in WHL scoring

Best friends and two of the top prospects in hockey: Kelowna Rockets forward Andrew Cristall (left) and Regina Pats forward Connor Bedard are set to each each other for the first time in their WHL careers. (Regan Bartel/Kelowna Rockets)
The Canada and USA’s women’s hockey teams met at Prospera Place in Kelowna on Tuesday, Nov. 15. (HockeyCanada/Twitter)

Rivalry renewed in B.C. as Canada falls to USA in women’s hockey action

The Rivalry Series continues in Kamloops on Thursday

The Canada and USA’s women’s hockey teams met at Prospera Place in Kelowna on Tuesday, Nov. 15. (HockeyCanada/Twitter)
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 Terrace roundball tourney

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

Organizer Keith Azak’s goal to continue building a large-scale open basketball tournament to Terrace. (Brittany Gervais/Terrace Standard)
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)
Fort St. James speed skater Liam Reidlinger competed at the Canada West Youth Speed Skating championships in Selkirk, Manitoba. (Submitted photo)

Fort St. James speed skater Liam Reidlinger back from Canada West youth championships

It was a chance to get more experience after competing in the B.C. provincials

Fort St. James speed skater Liam Reidlinger competed at the Canada West Youth Speed Skating championships in Selkirk, Manitoba. (Submitted photo)
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)
Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil has advanced into the second round of men’s singles at the Wimbledon Championships in London Tuesday, June 29, scoring a straight sets win over a Spanish opponent. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Rick Rycroft)

Okanagan tennis star sweeps into Round 2 at Wimbledon

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil scores straight sets win over Spanish opponent Tuesday, June 29, in London

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil has advanced into the second round of men’s singles at the Wimbledon Championships in London Tuesday, June 29, scoring a straight sets win over a Spanish opponent. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Rick Rycroft)
Former Vernon Panthers football standout Ben Hladik of the UBC Thunderbirds (top, in a game against the Manitoba Bisons, <ins>making one of his 38 Canada West solo tackles in 2019</ins>), was chosen in Tuesday’s 2021 Canadian Football League draft. (Rich Lam - UBC Thunderbirds photo)

B.C. Lions call on Vernon standout in CFL draft

Canadian Football League club selects former VSS Panthers star Ben Hladik in third round of league draft

Former Vernon Panthers football standout Ben Hladik of the UBC Thunderbirds (top, in a game against the Manitoba Bisons, <ins>making one of his 38 Canada West solo tackles in 2019</ins>), was chosen in Tuesday’s 2021 Canadian Football League draft. (Rich Lam - UBC Thunderbirds photo)