Local Sports

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil has advanced into the second round of men’s singles at the Wimbledon Championships in London Tuesday, June 29, scoring a straight sets win over a Spanish opponent. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Rick Rycroft)

Okanagan tennis star sweeps into Round 2 at Wimbledon

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil scores straight sets win over Spanish opponent Tuesday, June 29, in London

 

Former Vernon Panthers football standout Ben Hladik of the UBC Thunderbirds (top, in a game against the Manitoba Bisons, <ins>making one of his 38 Canada West solo tackles in 2019</ins>), was chosen in Tuesday’s 2021 Canadian Football League draft. (Rich Lam - UBC Thunderbirds photo)

B.C. Lions call on Vernon standout in CFL draft

Canadian Football League club selects former VSS Panthers star Ben Hladik in third round of league draft

 

The Chilliwack Chiefs and Coquitlam Express will finally play games in early April as the BCHL squeezes in a shortened 20 game season. Just-announced provincial funding may help the junior A league offset financial losses caused by the COVID pandemic. (Darren Francis photo)

Province provides relief funding for amateur sport

The government is directing $15 million to teams/leagues impacted by the COVID pandemic

 

The Quesnel and District Minor Hockey Association is receiving a provincial Community Gaming Grant for $63,500. Pictured here, players participate in a checking clinic at the West Fraser Centre in August 2019. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer File Photo)

Eighteen Quesnel-area arts and sports groups receiving provincial grants

The provincial government is handing out more than $45 million in Community Gaming Grants

The Quesnel and District Minor Hockey Association is receiving a provincial Community Gaming Grant for $63,500. Pictured here, players participate in a checking clinic at the West Fraser Centre in August 2019. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer File Photo)
Even masked curling for adults will not be allowed under new public health orders. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

New sport rules give out red cards to Quesnel leagues and clubs

New public orders even have implications on youth sports in the province

Even masked curling for adults will not be allowed under new public health orders. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
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‘Modified’ games, limited competitive play return as B.C.’s local sports enter Phase 3

Phase 3 will see sports divided into four categories based on the number and intensity of contact

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B.C. pledges $1.5M to help local groups return to sport; no date for competitive play

Feds will also provide $3.4M in funding for youth sports

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B.C. Paralympian named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

B.C. Paralympian named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Three-time world and Paralympic gold medalist Sonja Gaudet is part of 11-member class

B.C. Paralympian named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
Members of the Quesnel Lightning U16 ringette team pose with their gold medals after finishing first in the Kelowna Sweetheart tournament Feb. 7-9. (Photo submitted)

Quesnel Lightning strike in Kelowna

Three teams from the local ringette club competed at the Sweetheart Tournament in Kelowna Feb. 7-9

Members of the Quesnel Lightning U16 ringette team pose with their gold medals after finishing first in the Kelowna Sweetheart tournament Feb. 7-9. (Photo submitted)