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All the rowing athletes from Canada participating in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics were trained on Quamichan Lake. (File photo)

North Cowichan-based women’s eights wins gold at Tokyo Olympics

Team trained on Quamichan Lake, includes several Island rowers

Alexa Dow, Clara Chudley, Ella Ballard and Angelina Shandro celebrate setting a new national record in the distance medley at Centennial Stadium in Victoria last weekend. (Submitted)

Cowichan Valley runner helps set a new national record

Alexa Dow anchors Harriers distance medley team that breaks 12-year-old mark

Kimberley's Patrick Humenny, owner of Purcell Outdoors, seen here at the first transition zone in the inaugural Black Spur Ultra in 2015, shared some thoughts of what motivates someone to run up and down a mountain for 14+ hours. Photo courtesy of Louise Jackson.

Ultra Marathon running: the highs, the lows, the pain

Kootenay man describes what motivates someone to run 108 km in one shot

Duncan’s Patrick Kay, shown here in a 2019 World Rugby Sevens Series match, helped Canada to an eighth-place finish at the Tokyo Olympics. (Craig Thomas/Replay Images)

Cowichan Valley athletes make their mark at Tokyo Olympics

Kay helps Canada to eighth in men’s rugby, Payne in contention in women’s eights

Duncan’s Patrick Kay, shown here in a 2019 World Rugby Sevens Series match, helped Canada to an eighth-place finish at the Tokyo Olympics. (Craig Thomas/Replay Images)
BC Games logo. (File photo)

Quesnel to host 2024 BC Winter Games

The announcement was made during zoom confrence call on July 28 with local and provincial

BC Games logo. (File photo)
The VIJHL's Kerry Park Islanders' games have been cancelled due to COVID-19.

Kerry Park and Lake Cowichan to clash twice during VIJHL season

Islanders and expansion Kraken assigned to different divisions

The VIJHL's Kerry Park Islanders' games have been cancelled due to COVID-19.
South Cowichan Lawn Tennis Club president hopes an upcoming yard sale will help the South Cowichan Lawn Tennis Club raise funds. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

South Cowichan Lawn Tennis Club plans yard sale fundraiser

Club has been a fixture in the Cowichan Valley for 134 years

South Cowichan Lawn Tennis Club president hopes an upcoming yard sale will help the South Cowichan Lawn Tennis Club raise funds. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The 2011 Island Outlaws claimed silver at the Spring Kick Off hockey tournament in Chilliwack last month. (Submitted)

Island Outlaws take gold and silver at Spring Kick Off

Cowichan and Kerry Park hockey players help 2011 and 2013 teams to medals

The 2011 Island Outlaws claimed silver at the Spring Kick Off hockey tournament in Chilliwack last month. (Submitted)
Gord Closson and Discovery Honda general manager Greg Van Es show off the 2005 Smart Car that is being raffled off as part of the Gord Closson Fall Classic this year. (Submitted)
Gord Closson and Discovery Honda general manager Greg Van Es show off the 2005 Smart Car that is being raffled off as part of the Gord Closson Fall Classic this year. (Submitted)
Seen here in action with the U of M Bisons, Duncan’s Brock Gowanlock is in camp with the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes this month. (Submitted)

Duncan’s Brock Gowanlock in the mix at Alouettes camp

Cowichan product trying to crack CFL club’s defensive line

Seen here in action with the U of M Bisons, Duncan’s Brock Gowanlock is in camp with the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes this month. (Submitted)
Nicholas Pietrzak and Rieslynd, who train at Glenora’s Foxstone Stable, clear an obstacle on a course at Thunderbird Show Park in Fort Langley during the West Coast Classic. (Totem Photographics)

Cowichan equestrian shines in first horse show since COVID began

Nicholas Pietrzak of Foxstone Stable wins Thunderbird .90m Good Hands and Seat Class

Nicholas Pietrzak and Rieslynd, who train at Glenora’s Foxstone Stable, clear an obstacle on a course at Thunderbird Show Park in Fort Langley during the West Coast Classic. (Totem Photographics)
Duncan Dodgers first baseman Sheamus Scafe puts the tag on a Ladysmith 49ers player to complete a double play during a round-robin game at the Island regional tadpole championships last weekend. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Duncan clubs among Island’s best at tadpole regionals

Three host teams in contention for title, RiverCats strong in skills competition

Duncan Dodgers first baseman Sheamus Scafe puts the tag on a Ladysmith 49ers player to complete a double play during a round-robin game at the Island regional tadpole championships last weekend. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Sydney Payne will continue Brentwood College School’s legacy of having a graduate at every Summer Olympics since 1976. (Kevin Light Photography/Copyright Rowing Canada)

Olympic legacy continues for Mill Bay’s Brentwood College

Delegation includes first grad to represent country other than Canada

Sydney Payne will continue Brentwood College School’s legacy of having a graduate at every Summer Olympics since 1976. (Kevin Light Photography/Copyright Rowing Canada)
The Abbotsford Canucks are going with Johnny Canuck as the team’s primary logo.

With logo reveal complete, Abbotsford Canucks GM Ryan Johnson turns attention to hockey

Johnson said it’s been a busy summer relocating from New York, but he’s ready to build the roster

The Abbotsford Canucks are going with Johnny Canuck as the team’s primary logo.
Duncan Christian School’s athlete of the year award winners for 2020-21. Back row from left: senior boys winners Nate Powell and Andrew Young, senior girls award winners Jaymie Brandsma and Grace George. Front row from left: junior boys winners Mothias Henry and Cohen Floucault, junior girls winners Michaela Wall and Addy Klassen. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Duncan Christian award winners reflect on challenges of 2020-21

This year was ‘a different ball game’ for school athletes

Duncan Christian School’s athlete of the year award winners for 2020-21. Back row from left: senior boys winners Nate Powell and Andrew Young, senior girls award winners Jaymie Brandsma and Grace George. Front row from left: junior boys winners Mothias Henry and Cohen Floucault, junior girls winners Michaela Wall and Addy Klassen. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Tansor Elementary School students go through rugby drills under the watch of MacDowell Rugby assistants Justin Marinier and Cullen Plester. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Grassroots rugby continues to grow in Cowichan Valley

MacDowell Academy and elementary school visits keep sport on upward trajectory

Tansor Elementary School students go through rugby drills under the watch of MacDowell Rugby assistants Justin Marinier and Cullen Plester. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The Caps have added Owen Simpson to their defence corps for 2021-22. (Submitted)

One in, one out for Cowichan Capitals

Caps add big defender, goalie heads to McGill University

The Caps have added Owen Simpson to their defence corps for 2021-22. (Submitted)
The Kerry Park Islanders and Peninsula Panthers battle during a Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League game in November 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Islanders sort out coaching staff for 2021-22

Troy Newans steps in as head coach, with Cody Carlson as associate, Dan Whiteford as assistant

The Kerry Park Islanders and Peninsula Panthers battle during a Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League game in November 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The Cowichan Bulldogs played a successful and safe spring football season and are looking forward to fall 2021. (Jennifer Laver photo)

After successful spring, Cowichan Bulldogs look forward to fall

Football association deals successfully with COVID protocols, anticipates return of full contact

The Cowichan Bulldogs played a successful and safe spring football season and are looking forward to fall 2021. (Jennifer Laver photo)
Duncan’s Patrick Kay in action in Dubai during the 2019-20 World Rugby Sevens Series. (Craig Thomas/Replay Images)

Duncan’s Patrick Kay named to Olympic rugby team

‘It won’t be the typical Olympic experience, but it will still be the pinnacle’

Duncan’s Patrick Kay in action in Dubai during the 2019-20 World Rugby Sevens Series. (Craig Thomas/Replay Images)