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Tristan Kristol (on the ladder) and Keegan Sheridan participated in painting over graffiti at Ocean Park Pizza and Village Pub. (Sobia Moman photo)

Video: High school rugby team volunteer to clean-up graffiti in Ocean Park

The Elgin Park Secondary Orcas spent their Monday afternoon painting over a graffiti-filled wall

 

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 northern B.C. roundball tourney

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

 

The Surrey Pickleball Club is set to host the Mid-Summer Slam Pickleball Tournament July 15-17. (Contributed photo)

Surrey Pickleball Club set to host Mid-Summer Slam tournament

Three-day event to be held at South Surrey Recreation Centre

 

Langley Township is hosting the Bell Canadian Track and Field Championships Wednesday June 22 to Sunday, June 26, at McLeod Athletic Park. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Langley youth heading to the finals, competing in 400m hurdle

She ran for her personal best in the semi-finals at the Track and Field Championships

Langley Township is hosting the Bell Canadian Track and Field Championships Wednesday June 22 to Sunday, June 26, at McLeod Athletic Park. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Cloverdale’s Lowan Le Bris is seen with his bronze medal in Montreal at the Canadian National Judo Championships May 21. (Photo submitted: Jeremy Le Bris)

Cloverdale judo fighter earns two big wins

Lowan Le Bris aiming to fight for B.C. at 2o23 Canada Games

Cloverdale’s Lowan Le Bris is seen with his bronze medal in Montreal at the Canadian National Judo Championships May 21. (Photo submitted: Jeremy Le Bris)
A 2005-born defenceman Mazden Leslie, will attend Canada’s U18 Summer Selection Camp from July 20 to 23. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Two young Giants player off to Calgary for Canada summer camp

A 2003-born forward/captain and 2005-born defenceman

A 2005-born defenceman Mazden Leslie, will attend Canada’s U18 Summer Selection Camp from July 20 to 23. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
The Cloverdale U8 Tigers hold up their medals after winning the provincial championship in spring flag football. (Photo submitted: Yeera Sami)

Cloverdale Tigers roar as provincial champs in U8

Six teams crowned champs at flag-football provincials

The Cloverdale U8 Tigers hold up their medals after winning the provincial championship in spring flag football. (Photo submitted: Yeera Sami)
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)
KidSport Delta logo. (KidSport Delta/Facebook photo)

KidSport Delta kicking off month-long ‘Gift of Sport’ campaign

Teams, athletes invited to share videos telling ‘Why I love my sport’ as campaign aims to raise $30K

KidSport Delta logo. (KidSport Delta/Facebook photo)
Kids from the Cloverdale Community Football Association (orange shirts) play flag football in their first jamboree of the season and their first jamboree in two years. (Photo submitted: Yeera Sami)

Flag season kicks off for Cloverdale Community Football Association

President Yeera Sami said opening week was a successful one for area athletes

Kids from the Cloverdale Community Football Association (orange shirts) play flag football in their first jamboree of the season and their first jamboree in two years. (Photo submitted: Yeera Sami)
A Challenger Baseball player rounds a base during game play in 2019. After a two-year COVID-caused break, Challenger Baseball is starting again May 8, but division coordinator Jeff Sandes says the program is in dire need of volunteers. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Challenger Baseball player rounds a base during game play in 2019. After a two-year COVID-caused break, Challenger Baseball is starting again May 8, but division coordinator Jeff Sandes says the program is in dire need of volunteers. (Black Press Media file photo)
Pickleball player Greg Grasher at South Surrey Recreation Centre in 2017. (File photo: Aaron Hinks)

Surrey pickleball, hockey tourneys get most Sport Tourism Grants among first bids for 2022

Jackalope skateboarding event coming to North Surrey as part of ‘biggest action sport festival in Canada’

Pickleball player Greg Grasher at South Surrey Recreation Centre in 2017. (File photo: Aaron Hinks)
Archery during the 2016 B.C. 55+ Games in Coquitlam. (Photo: youtube.com/tricitiestv)

Surrey aims to host 2026 55+ BC Games for up to 4,000 participants in 20 sports

City council-approved bid involves $190,000 funding, promise of economic benefits during summer Games

Archery during the 2016 B.C. 55+ Games in Coquitlam. (Photo: youtube.com/tricitiestv)
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Sandpiper Golf Course tapped as PGA B.C. tournament stop

Sandpiper is one of three Lower Mainland courses on the 2022 tourney circuit

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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)
Cloverdale’s Cindy O’Brien Hugh clears the bar during women’s high jump at the BC Masters Track & Field Championships at Bear Creek Park Aug. 22, 2021. O’Brien Hugh was recently named a 2021 Masters Track Athlete of the Year. (Photo: Aaron Hinks)

Cloverdale athlete named 2021 Masters Track Athlete of the Year

Cindy O’Brien Hugh recognized for setting new Canadian record in the women’s over-60 heptathlon

Cloverdale’s Cindy O’Brien Hugh clears the bar during women’s high jump at the BC Masters Track & Field Championships at Bear Creek Park Aug. 22, 2021. O’Brien Hugh was recently named a 2021 Masters Track Athlete of the Year. (Photo: Aaron Hinks)
Surrey’s Cindy O’Brien Hugh, 62, hurdles with Greyhounds Masters Track & Field Club at North Surrey Secondary in April. (File photo: Tom Zillich)

YEAR IN REVIEW: The most compelling Surrey sports stories of 2021, another pandemic year

Profiled were Surrey track masters, a Stanley Cup winner, one crash victim and one survivor who skated again

Surrey’s Cindy O’Brien Hugh, 62, hurdles with Greyhounds Masters Track & Field Club at North Surrey Secondary in April. (File photo: Tom Zillich)
Bryson Osei, number 20 on the Cloverdale Atom Lions, darts through an opening in the line in a game at the Chilli Bowl tournament Aug. 21 in Chilliwack. (Photo: Rick McDonald/ Courtesy Cloverdale Community Football Association)

Cloverdale minor football strikes gold in Chilliwack

All three teams undefeated in annual tourney

Bryson Osei, number 20 on the Cloverdale Atom Lions, darts through an opening in the line in a game at the Chilli Bowl tournament Aug. 21 in Chilliwack. (Photo: Rick McDonald/ Courtesy Cloverdale Community Football Association)