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George Johnson shows off a tub racing hat from the early 1970s. The hat is fitted with ear phones and has pockets that contained a radio and batteries, so safety crews and race officials could listed to reports on the race progress. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Rub-a-dub-dub: Nanaimo family keeping up 55-year tradition of tub racing

Johnson family’s old racing tub being refurbished to enter Sunday’s Nanaimo bathtub race

 

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

 

Duncan product and national team member Sara Goodman signs autographs for young fans during a field hockey camp at the Cowichan Sportsplex last Sunday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Goodman returns to Cowichan for camp with national team

Field hockey star named to Canada’s World Cup squad

 

Emmett Scyrup pitching for the Rockies. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Smooth path to Hopwo baseball title for Rockies

Duncan squad compiles five straight victories in Chemainus tournament

Emmett Scyrup pitching for the Rockies. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Zach Diewert, right, with his World Series championship teammates Isaac Nunez, left, and Adrian Mella. (Photo submitted)

Diewert’s World Series defining moment goes over two days

Chemainus product plays pivotal role for Southeastern University’s baseball champions

Zach Diewert, right, with his World Series championship teammates Isaac Nunez, left, and Adrian Mella. (Photo submitted)
Duncan’s Sara Goodman helped Canada qualify for the FIH World Cup at the Pan American Cup in Chile this past January. (Submitted by Heather Goodman)

National field hockey team hosting skills camp in Duncan

Duncan’s own Sara Goodman helped team qualify for World Cup

Duncan’s Sara Goodman helped Canada qualify for the FIH World Cup at the Pan American Cup in Chile this past January. (Submitted by Heather Goodman)
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)
The Cowichan Warriors gather after a recent test match at the Cowichan Sportsplex in preparation for their upcoming trip to the California Cup. (Heather Goodman photo)
The Cowichan Warriors gather after a recent test match at the Cowichan Sportsplex in preparation for their upcoming trip to the California Cup. (Heather Goodman photo)
More than 250 rowers from nine clubs braved windy conditions on Quamichan Lake for the Maple Bay Rowing Club’s annual regatta earlier this month. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Rowers brave the wind for Maple Bay rowing regatta

9 clubs send 250 athletes to Quamichan Lake

More than 250 rowers from nine clubs braved windy conditions on Quamichan Lake for the Maple Bay Rowing Club’s annual regatta earlier this month. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Runners reach the finish line during a track and field event at the B.C. Seniors Games in Nanaimo in 2007. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo looking to put together bid for 55-plus B.C. Games

City finance committee recommends spending in support of proposed bid for 2025 or 2026

Runners reach the finish line during a track and field event at the B.C. Seniors Games in Nanaimo in 2007. (News Bulletin file photo)
Large family cheering section was on hand at the nationals to support Danielle Groenendijk. From left: Sam Groenendijk, Cam Groenendijk, Chris Groenendijk, Henrietta Groenendijk, Danielle, Ben Westwood, Megan Groenendijk and Teresa Kampman. (Photo submitted)

Fourth time’s the charm at nationals for Groenendijk

DCS grad and Chemainus resident caps VIU volleyball career in fine fashion

Large family cheering section was on hand at the nationals to support Danielle Groenendijk. From left: Sam Groenendijk, Cam Groenendijk, Chris Groenendijk, Henrietta Groenendijk, Danielle, Ben Westwood, Megan Groenendijk and Teresa Kampman. (Photo submitted)
Ethan Belanko recently bowled two perfect games, two weeks apart at the Campbell River Bowling Centre. Photo courtesy Campbell River Bowling Centre

Young Vancouver Islander bowls perfect game — twice in 2 weeks

Ethan Belanko scored twelve strikes in a row, then did it again just two weeks later

Ethan Belanko recently bowled two perfect games, two weeks apart at the Campbell River Bowling Centre. Photo courtesy Campbell River Bowling Centre
The City of Victoria has decided to remove pickleball from the courts at Todd Park in James Bay following noise complaints. (Black Press Media file photo)

Noisy pickleballers permanently ejected from Victoria neighbourhood

Courts only 17 metres from nearest home; new B.C. policy recommends 50 metres

The City of Victoria has decided to remove pickleball from the courts at Todd Park in James Bay following noise complaints. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Cowichan Women’s Football League is still signing up players for their junior girls program. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Junior girls flag football program in Cowichan still open to new players

There is still time to sign up for the Cowichan Women’s Football…

The Cowichan Women’s Football League is still signing up players for their junior girls program. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Tyler Turner races during the Para-Snowboard world cup event at Big White last weekend. Photo courtesy Andrew Jay

Five years after accident, Islander going to first Paralympics

‘Not the standard path people take’ — Tyler Turner

Tyler Turner races during the Para-Snowboard world cup event at Big White last weekend. Photo courtesy Andrew Jay
The concept plan for the new pickleball complex at Kerry Park Recreation Centre calls for six courts, a gravel parking lot, a structure with washrooms and changing rooms, a picnic area and a perimeter trail. (CVRD website)
The concept plan for the new pickleball complex at Kerry Park Recreation Centre calls for six courts, a gravel parking lot, a structure with washrooms and changing rooms, a picnic area and a perimeter trail. (CVRD website)
Duncan’s Sara Goodman helped Canada qualify for the FIH World Cup at the Pan American Cup in Chile last weekend. (Submitted by Heather Goodman)

Duncan’s Sara Goodman helps Canada return to field hockey World Cup

Goodman previously captained Canada’s junior team to similar feat

Duncan’s Sara Goodman helped Canada qualify for the FIH World Cup at the Pan American Cup in Chile last weekend. (Submitted by Heather Goodman)
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)