Belmont Secondary school’s senior girls volleyball team celebrates their provincial championship with a free lunch, courtesy of Langford Fire Rescue. (Tim Collins/News Gazette staff)

Record of 59-1 earns volleyball team lunch

Belmont senior girls volleyball team celebrates another BC title in style

Belmont Secondary school’s senior girls volleyball team was honoured, along with other school athletes, at a pep rally on Wednesday that celebrated the accomplishments of all the school’s athletes and gave the student body a chance to bid farewell to retiring principal Ray Miller.

The volleyball team was afforded a special place at the rally after winning their second provincial title as seniors and third in a row if you count their win as a junior squad.

Outgoing principal Ray Miller gets ready to accompany the senior girl’s volleyball team for their celebratory lunch. (Tim Collins/News Gazette staff)

“This is a very special group of athletes, who had just a phenomenal season,” said coach Michael Toakley.

“Last year when they won they were all just Grades 10s and 11s, so this year the entire team came back and were very strong.”

The team boasted a 59-1 season and Toakley explained that, at times, their success made it hard for the girls to maintain their composure.

“They had a big x on their back all season as the team to beat. It made it tougher on them, certainly,” said Toakley.

As a special treat, Langford Fire Rescue arrived at the rally to fulfill a commitment they have traditionally had to treat a team that wins a provincial title to lunch. The transportation to lunch was a bit unconventional, with the girls travelling in a series of four fire trucks.

“I’m sorry to say that eight members of the team will be moving on next year, with only four returning, but I look forward to seeing them play at university or provincial teams in the future,” said Toakley.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

editor@goldstreamgazette.com

Just Posted

‘Amazing Race Canada’ competitors face Cowichan challenge

They drove Corvettes, mastered falconry basics, and even ate blueberry pie on Day 3

EDITORIAL: Truth has to lead politicians online

The public deserves accountability and professionalism from its politicians

Discontent City argues that it’s keeping occupants safe

Hearing continuing today, July 18, at B.C. Supreme Court in Nanaimo

Island fire chief urges residents to respect fire ban

Prohibition on recreational fires went into effect today at noon

UPDATED: Site of falling tree fatality deemed ‘safe’ by recreation officer

Ripple Rock Trail was assessed for danger trees in March: province

VIDEO: Trudeau shuffles familiar faces, adds new ones to expanded cabinet

Justin Trudeau shuffles his front bench Wednesday to install the roster of ministers that will be entrusted with leading the Liberal team into next year’s election.

B.C. to add hundreds of taxis, help cab companies modernize

Ride hailing companies can apply by the fall of 2019

BC Summer Games ready to begin on Vancouver Island

More than 2,000 athletes will compete in 18 sports from Friday to Sunday

Plenty of heroes in Thai cave rescue, says B.C. diver

Erik Brown reflects on team effort that brought 12 boys and their coach to safety

Funding available to replace infected B.C. hazelnut trees

B.C. Hazelnut Growers to recieve $300,000 over three years to battle eastern filbert blight

Woman charged after eight dogs seized from hotel room

Sixteen dogs recently seized from Adams and her daughter in Quesnel

Tires slashed in Duncan overnight

Mounties are asking for help after a slew of slashings in Duncan

High risk of fire causes closure of Trans Canada Trail section in south Nanaimo

RDN says 21-kilometre section is mostly on Island Timberlands land

Owner of B.C. fruit stand recounts ‘flames popping up everywhere’ from wildfire

The Mount Eneas wildfire is burning at about 200 hectares south of Peachland

Most Read