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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)
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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)
The Pat Quinn Classic has been a popular tournament for top bantam and peewee teams in recent years, but COVID-19 means there will be no physical event this season. The scholarships established by the tournament are carrying on. (Pat Quinn Classic photo)

Pat Quinn Classic scholarships continue even as COVID cancels tournament

Female and male bantam players province wide are encouraged to apply for $1,000 scholarships

The Pat Quinn Classic has been a popular tournament for top bantam and peewee teams in recent years, but COVID-19 means there will be no physical event this season. The scholarships established by the tournament are carrying on. (Pat Quinn Classic photo)
Saanich golfer and top B.C. junior and juvenile player Willy Bishop was named to the 2021 Canadian National Junior Golf Squad on Nov. 19. (Photo courtesy Jenny Bishop)

Saanich student to tee-off with national golf team

Willy Bishop, 16, named to Canadian National Junior Golf Squad in 2021

Saanich golfer and top B.C. junior and juvenile player Willy Bishop was named to the 2021 Canadian National Junior Golf Squad on Nov. 19. (Photo courtesy Jenny Bishop)
Parksville Golden Oldies Sports Association’s popular walking soccer league was one of several sports programs and activities that were cancelled following provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry’s latest announcement to ban indoor adult team sports. (PQB News file photo)
Parksville Golden Oldies Sports Association’s popular walking soccer league was one of several sports programs and activities that were cancelled following provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry’s latest announcement to ban indoor adult team sports. (PQB News file photo)
Parksville pitcher Anson McGorman signs a commitment to Sacramento State. (Submitted photo)
Parksville pitcher Anson McGorman signs a commitment to Sacramento State. (Submitted photo)
Trinity Kettyls and Mackenzie Rigg start their 5.4km loop in Gordon Head on Sunday cheered on by members of the Vikes soccer team. Theirs was the last lap of the 270km relay that raised over $67,000 towards the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. (Armando Tura Photo)

Vikes Kick Cancer fundraiser in Saanich surpasses $67,000

Around the world, athletes virtually join Gordon Head relay

Trinity Kettyls and Mackenzie Rigg start their 5.4km loop in Gordon Head on Sunday cheered on by members of the Vikes soccer team. Theirs was the last lap of the 270km relay that raised over $67,000 towards the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. (Armando Tura Photo)
Ultra runner Jerry Hughes circles the track at the Cowichan Sportsplex as he nears the end of his six-day Canadian record attempt and fundraiser in November. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Ultramarathon a few miles short, but many dollars beyond its goal

Six-day run misses record bid, but Help Fill A Dream fundraiser a big success

Ultra runner Jerry Hughes circles the track at the Cowichan Sportsplex as he nears the end of his six-day Canadian record attempt and fundraiser in November. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Teagan Hunt (Grade 12) and Aiden Grew (Grade 11) are the 2020 winners of Lambrick Park’s annual Queen & King of the Hill demanding race up Mount Doug’s Churchill Drive. (Photo courtesy of Tom Turnbull)

Lambrick King of the Hill wins Cedar Hill time trial

Aiden Grew sets course record for gruelling King of the Hill run

Teagan Hunt (Grade 12) and Aiden Grew (Grade 11) are the 2020 winners of Lambrick Park’s annual Queen & King of the Hill demanding race up Mount Doug’s Churchill Drive. (Photo courtesy of Tom Turnbull)
Broughton Curling Club’s beautiful new paint job. (Clint Fiske photo)

Broughton Curling Club might end season by mid-December

Port McNeill club weighing options and turnout on a week by week basis

Broughton Curling Club’s beautiful new paint job. (Clint Fiske photo)
The new Saanich Predators junior B hockey team logo features a breaching orca chomping down on a hockey stick. (Saanich Predators/Twitter)
The new Saanich Predators junior B hockey team logo features a breaching orca chomping down on a hockey stick. (Saanich Predators/Twitter)
Peninsula Panthers' owner and general manager Pete Zubersky questions the decision-making process leading to the suspension of play in the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (VIJHL). (Black Press Media File)

Peninsula Panthers’ owner questions process behind suspension of Junior B hockey action

Pete Zubersky does not understand actions of provincial body administering amateur sports

Peninsula Panthers' owner and general manager Pete Zubersky questions the decision-making process leading to the suspension of play in the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (VIJHL). (Black Press Media File)
The field at Sherman Road is closed to travelling teams after soccer shut down due to COVID-19. (Citizen file)

Soccer in Cowichan put on hold due to COVID-19

“We have a temporary clarification that we can’t travel to other communities”

The field at Sherman Road is closed to travelling teams after soccer shut down due to COVID-19. (Citizen file)
The Ballenas Secondary cinder track. (PQB News file photo)
The Ballenas Secondary cinder track. (PQB News file photo)
No face-offs until at least Dec. 8 after the BCHL shuts down pre-sesason play. (Citizen file)

BCHL cancels remainder of the pre-season

Island teams see their exhibition season cut short

No face-offs until at least Dec. 8 after the BCHL shuts down pre-sesason play. (Citizen file)
Rori Denness throws a javelin during BC Summer Games in 2016. (Black Press Media file photo)

Port Alberni ponders bidding for 2026 B.C. Summer Games

Port Alberni last hosted the BC Winter Games in 2004

Rori Denness throws a javelin during BC Summer Games in 2016. (Black Press Media file photo)
Duncan’s Callum Davison is up for a bursary from the Golf Journalists Association of Canada. (Submitted)

Duncan golfer Callum Davison up for national bursary

20-year-old finished fifth in Canada Life Series this summer

Duncan’s Callum Davison is up for a bursary from the Golf Journalists Association of Canada. (Submitted)
The Campbell River disc golf course was in need of some repairs, and the society that oversees the facility says the city has come through for them big time. Photo by Alistair Taylor – Campbell River Mirror

Course improvements drawing more to Campbell River disc golf course

Disc golf society says city went ‘above and beyond’ earlier this year in fixing up the facility

The Campbell River disc golf course was in need of some repairs, and the society that oversees the facility says the city has come through for them big time. Photo by Alistair Taylor – Campbell River Mirror