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Anne Hayes’ extensive dedication to BC Minor baseball has been recognized with the Baseball Canada Volunteer of the Year award. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Island woman named Baseball Canada’s volunteer of the year

Crofton’s Anne Hayes always goes above and beyond the call of duty

Anne Hayes’ extensive dedication to BC Minor baseball has been recognized with the Baseball Canada Volunteer of the Year award. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Vancouver Island Amateur Hockey Association logo

If all goes to plan Vancouver Island minor hockey games could restart in mid-January

Vancouver Island Amateur Hockey Association set to go depending on what Dr. Bonnie Henry does Jan. 8

Vancouver Island Amateur Hockey Association logo
Sophie Dawe feels it’s been important to still have skating during COVID because it keeps her state of mind stable. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Skating continuity important for Fuller Lake girls

Allowances made for COVID measures, but everything remains virtually the same on the ice

Sophie Dawe feels it’s been important to still have skating during COVID because it keeps her state of mind stable. (Photo by Don Bodger)
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Rendering of the turf fields proposed to be constructed next to Spectrum Community School, a project spearheaded by the Vancouver Island Soccer League (VISL) and the Greater Victoria School District. (Courtesy VISL)

Spectrum turf project built around Greater Victoria partnerships

Vancouver Island Soccer League sees twin fields as a new home for association

Rendering of the turf fields proposed to be constructed next to Spectrum Community School, a project spearheaded by the Vancouver Island Soccer League (VISL) and the Greater Victoria School District. (Courtesy VISL)
Midfielder Marco Bustos has re-signed with Pacific FC, as they head into their 2021 season set for spring. (Twitter/@MarcoBustos10)

Pacific FC completes roster with Marco Bustos, one of the league’s MVP finalists

24-year-old is one of the quickest players on the pitch, says head coach

Midfielder Marco Bustos has re-signed with Pacific FC, as they head into their 2021 season set for spring. (Twitter/@MarcoBustos10)
Victoria’s Dylan Garand at the Team Canada selection camp in Red Deer. Garand is one of three goalies who made the Team Canada squad for the 2021 World Juniors in Edmonton starting next week. (Hockey Canada)

Victoria goalie preparing to represent Canada at World Juniors

Dylan Garand, 18, among three goalies named to Team Canada roster

Victoria’s Dylan Garand at the Team Canada selection camp in Red Deer. Garand is one of three goalies who made the Team Canada squad for the 2021 World Juniors in Edmonton starting next week. (Hockey Canada)
Saanich recreation centres will continue to offer bookings for singles racket sports under new provincial health orders. (Pixabay)

Singles racket sports allowed to continue at Saanich recreation centres

One player on each side of net, no doubles, district says

Saanich recreation centres will continue to offer bookings for singles racket sports under new provincial health orders. (Pixabay)
Nanaimo Clippers players Jordan Naylor, left, and Trevor LeDonne drop off letters at the office of Nanaimo MLA Sheila Malcolmson, asking for her support as the team asks for reconsideration of provincial health orders banning 19-20-year-olds from practising and playing sports. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo Clippers plead for an opportunity to play hockey during pandemic

BCHL team’s owner questions science behind public health orders

Nanaimo Clippers players Jordan Naylor, left, and Trevor LeDonne drop off letters at the office of Nanaimo MLA Sheila Malcolmson, asking for her support as the team asks for reconsideration of provincial health orders banning 19-20-year-olds from practising and playing sports. (Photo submitted)
JumpCamp CEO Patrick Kitto shows off his technique. Photo by Brett Kroeker

Comox Valley snowboard organization holding annual snowboard drive

‘We are collecting snowboards, boots, jackets and pants to be distributed to less fortunate’

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JumpCamp CEO Patrick Kitto shows off his technique. Photo by Brett Kroeker
The 55+ BC Games have postponed the planned 2021 Victoria event to 2022 and Abbotsford has been moved from 2022 to 2023.

55+ BC Games Victoria event postponed to 2022, Abbotsford now set for 2023

Delays related to health concerns associated with COVID-19 pandemic causes events to shift forward

The 55+ BC Games have postponed the planned 2021 Victoria event to 2022 and Abbotsford has been moved from 2022 to 2023.
Levi Timmermans of the Comox Valley played two seasons with the University of Saskatchewan men’s basketball team. Photo supplied

Island university hoops star transfers to UVic

Courtenay basketball player takes his game to the capital

Levi Timmermans of the Comox Valley played two seasons with the University of Saskatchewan men’s basketball team. Photo supplied
Powerlifting siblings Zara and Thor Nybo are pictured at Wild + United Athletics, which is supporting Black Lives Matter via its Karma Class. Photo supplied

Comox Valley siblings set unofficial powerlifting records

Pair skips event due to pandemic, lift big loads at home

Powerlifting siblings Zara and Thor Nybo are pictured at Wild + United Athletics, which is supporting Black Lives Matter via its Karma Class. Photo supplied
It’s a family affair for the Groenendijks with the Vancouver Island University Mariners volleyball program. From left: Danielle, Doug, dad Chris, mom Henrietta and Megan ensure the family is well-represented at competition in 2019. (Photo submitted)

Nothing set for Vancouver Island’s premier volleyball family due to COVID

Groenendijks: Danielle’s fourth straight national title chance blocked, Doug awaits return to Europe

It’s a family affair for the Groenendijks with the Vancouver Island University Mariners volleyball program. From left: Danielle, Doug, dad Chris, mom Henrietta and Megan ensure the family is well-represented at competition in 2019. (Photo submitted)
Former Victoria Grizzlies captain Alex Newhook during Team Canada selection camp in Red Deer. Newhook will play forward for Team Canada at the World Junior Championships. (Hockey Canada/Rob Wallator)

Former Victoria hockey star Alex Newhook cracks Team Canada

After a month in Red Deer, Newhook ready for World Juniors

Former Victoria Grizzlies captain Alex Newhook during Team Canada selection camp in Red Deer. Newhook will play forward for Team Canada at the World Junior Championships. (Hockey Canada/Rob Wallator)
VIJHL in action. (file photo)

VIJHL suspends season until Jan. 10

Provincial health order preventing 19- and 20-year-olds from skating

VIJHL in action. (file photo)
The Bazan Bay 5K virtual challenge is slated to take place April 14-21. (Submitted photo)
The Bazan Bay 5K virtual challenge is slated to take place April 14-21. (Submitted photo)
Rotary president Amy Stevenson and RCCC president Bryan Yells at the opening of the new Rotary Rock and Roll Trail. Photo supplied by Bryan Yells

PHOTOS: Campbell River club opens new mountain bike trail

River City Cycle Club trail building seen as way of giving back to trail network

Rotary president Amy Stevenson and RCCC president Bryan Yells at the opening of the new Rotary Rock and Roll Trail. Photo supplied by Bryan Yells
DCS students Mothias Henry, front, and Michaela Wall take part in the BC School Sports Cross Country Pandemic Challenge on Nov. 3. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Two Cowichan Valley schools among tops in Pandemic Challenge

Duncan Christian and Shawnigan win respective categories in virtual cross-country event

DCS students Mothias Henry, front, and Michaela Wall take part in the BC School Sports Cross Country Pandemic Challenge on Nov. 3. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Ellen Connor says the decision to not allow sparring since they re-opened in June lost a few customers, but was worth keeping the safety of the rest of her team from a potential COVID outbreak. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Strict ‘no sparring’ rule kept boxers safe during pandemic

Sooke Boxing Club explains how it was able to keep operating prior to Dr. Henry’s latest orders

Ellen Connor says the decision to not allow sparring since they re-opened in June lost a few customers, but was worth keeping the safety of the rest of her team from a potential COVID outbreak. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Oak Bay High students Mimi Hill and Aine O’Donnell run along the Jack Wallace Memorial Track. The old track is due to be resurfaced. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Oak Bay track resurfacing delayed

Oak Bay commits $50,000 towards renewed Jack Wallace track

Oak Bay High students Mimi Hill and Aine O’Donnell run along the Jack Wallace Memorial Track. The old track is due to be resurfaced. (Black Press Media File Photo)