Kieran O'Connor

Transparency, dedication sum up B.C.’s most inspirational sports stories of 2019

Transparency, dedication sum up B.C.’s most inspirational sports stories of 2019

B.C. athletes proved to be leaders on the national and international stage despite current and past physical, mental challenges

Transparency, dedication sum up B.C.’s most inspirational sports stories of 2019
Participants at the 2019 Rugged Maniac leap over a metre tall wall to get to the start line (Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media).

VIDEO: Rugged Maniac returns to Cloverdale

Over a thousand runners geared up to battle the tough terrain and obstacle courses

Participants at the 2019 Rugged Maniac leap over a metre tall wall to get to the start line (Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media).
A young singer performed in front of a crowd at the Cloverdale Market Days (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media).

PHOTOS: Packed Cloverdale Market Days

Don’t miss the next Market Days on July 27

A young singer performed in front of a crowd at the Cloverdale Market Days (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media).
A T-55 tank easily rolls over a broken down car at the Cloverdale Legion Branch 6 open house (Photo by Phil Edge).

PHOTOS: Tank crushing a hit at Cloverdale Legion open house

The open house featured military vehicles, games and a barbecue along with the tank crushing

A T-55 tank easily rolls over a broken down car at the Cloverdale Legion Branch 6 open house (Photo by Phil Edge).
Cloverdale residents battled the rain Saturday to feast at the Fraser Valley Food Truck Festival (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media).

VIDEO: Food truck festival popped up at the Cloverdale fairgrounds

Residents did not fear the rain on Saturday to feast on some appetizing food items

Cloverdale residents battled the rain Saturday to feast at the Fraser Valley Food Truck Festival (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media).
Pancakes and eggs were on hand at the Cloverdale Legion for the rodeo breakfast (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media).

VIDEO: Families pack Cloverdale Legion for rodeo breakfast

People fueled up early to prepare for long Rodeo weekend

Pancakes and eggs were on hand at the Cloverdale Legion for the rodeo breakfast (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media).
Upwards of a thousand people attended the 2019 Cloverdale Chili Cook Off (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media).

VIDEO: Cloverdale chili cook-off kicks off rodeo weekend

Over a thousand attendees packed Clover Square Village to taste the best chili in town

Upwards of a thousand people attended the 2019 Cloverdale Chili Cook Off (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media).
The Cherry City’s 8 Wheel Assassins (white) competing against the NWO Wolfpack (black) at the Cloverdale Curling Rink (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media).

VIDEO: Hard hitting roller derby returned to Cloverdale

The second annual Battle by the Border featured three teams from British Columbia and Oregon

The Cherry City’s 8 Wheel Assassins (white) competing against the NWO Wolfpack (black) at the Cloverdale Curling Rink (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media).
Angeline Haslett’s winning 2018 London Drugs Amateur Photographer of the Year photo of singer Shakura S’Aida at the Memorial Hall in Harrison last summer during the Harrison Festival of the Arts. (Photo by Angeline Haslett).

London Drugs Amateur Photographer of the Year contest is back for 2019

The Black Press Media-partnered contest will feature two new categories

Angeline Haslett’s winning 2018 London Drugs Amateur Photographer of the Year photo of singer Shakura S’Aida at the Memorial Hall in Harrison last summer during the Harrison Festival of the Arts. (Photo by Angeline Haslett).
A sheep was carefully sheared on display for visitors at the Museum of Surrey on Saturday, during the Sheep to Shawl event (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media).

VIDEO: Sheep to shawl wars at Museum of Surrey

Langley, White Rock and Vancouver spinning and weaving teams engaged in a complete sheep to shawl competition.

A sheep was carefully sheared on display for visitors at the Museum of Surrey on Saturday, during the Sheep to Shawl event (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media).
Photo via @botchford / Twitter.

VIDEO: The best of Canucks sports reporter Jason Botchford

Remembering the work of longtime Vancouver Canucks reporter

Photo via @botchford / Twitter.
The Easter Bunny surprised many who attended the Museum of Surrey on Saturday (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media).

VIDEO: Easter animal party at Museum of Surrey

Children had a chance to meet with Easter reptiles, falcons, owls and of course, bunnies.

The Easter Bunny surprised many who attended the Museum of Surrey on Saturday (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media).
Members of The White Spot Pipe Band performed at their first-annual spring Ceilidh at the Cloverdale Catholic Parish Centre (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media).

VIDEO: Spring Ceilidh at Cloverdale Catholic Parish Centre

It was an evening filled with dancing and bagpipes for the first-annual spring Ceilidh

Members of The White Spot Pipe Band performed at their first-annual spring Ceilidh at the Cloverdale Catholic Parish Centre (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media).
English bulldogs and even a pony were dressed up for the dog fashion show at the Here for Kids Expo inside the Cloverdale Agriplex (Photos by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media).

VIDEO: English bulldog and a pony headline dog fashion show

The Here For Kids Expo returned after a 10-year hiatus to the Cloverdale Agriplex this weekend

English bulldogs and even a pony were dressed up for the dog fashion show at the Here for Kids Expo inside the Cloverdale Agriplex (Photos by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media).
Attendees came in numbers to find what they needed for their dream cottage country home (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media).

VIDEO: Cottage country homes for show

Head to the Cloverdale Agriplex to find what you need for your dream cottage country home

Attendees came in numbers to find what they needed for their dream cottage country home (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media).
A band of fiddlers filled the air with amazing Celtic music at the Surrey of Museum Saturday (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media).

VIDEO: Early St. Patrick’s Day celebration at Museum of Surrey

Celtic Fest at Museum of Surrey included fiddlers and accordions to celebrate all things Celtic

A band of fiddlers filled the air with amazing Celtic music at the Surrey of Museum Saturday (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media).
The Proto Ototo, a demonstration of capacitance with musical fruit was on display at the Science World booth at the 2019 #BCTECHSummit. By touching the assortment of fruits and vegetables, a signal is sent to play a different musical note (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media).

VIDEO: Check out the latest gadgets at the 2019 BC Tech Summit

Musical fruit, advanced vending machines and holographic assembly instructions on display

The Proto Ototo, a demonstration of capacitance with musical fruit was on display at the Science World booth at the 2019 #BCTECHSummit. By touching the assortment of fruits and vegetables, a signal is sent to play a different musical note (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media).
Surrey’s top dogs were put to the test in a nosework competition at Surrey Museum on Saturday (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media).

VIDEO: Surrey’s top sniffers compete in Scent-Topia

Surrey dogs competed in nosework, a canine sport in which a dog is tasked with finding a hidden scent

Surrey’s top dogs were put to the test in a nosework competition at Surrey Museum on Saturday (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media).
Over 90 vendors came to the BC Toy Expo at Shannon Hall Saturday. (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media).

VIDEO: BC Toy Expo flashback appears at Shannon Hall

Vintage toys were on display in Cloverdale from Star Wars, to G.I. Joe, to Barbies and more

Over 90 vendors came to the BC Toy Expo at Shannon Hall Saturday. (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media).
The rainbow grilled cheese special will be featured during the Vancouver Whitecaps’ Pride match in May. (Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Rainbow grilled cheese, hot-dog burger on the menu at BC Place

Vancouver Whitecaps kick off their home opener on Saturday against Minnesota United

The rainbow grilled cheese special will be featured during the Vancouver Whitecaps’ Pride match in May. (Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media)