Sports

The Abbotsford 55-Plus Games are scheduled to run from Aug. 22 to 26, 2023.

Sports announced for Abbotsford 55-Plus BC Games

Games run from Aug. 22 to 26, 2023 in locations in and around Abbotsford

 

Maggie Manning playing sledge hockey with the Canadian Women’s Para Hockey High Performance team, July 2022. (Contributed)

Former Salmon Arm student raising awareness for people living with disabilities

Maggie Manning is passionate about youth perspectives and global access equality

 

The Canadian Women’s National Softball Team finished in second place in the XVII WBSC Women’s Softball World Cup Americas Qualifier tournament. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press photo)

B.C. softball athletes help Canada’s national team advance to world cup group stage

Canada finished the WBSC Women’s Softball World Cup Americas Qualifier with an 8-3 record

The Canadian Women’s National Softball Team finished in second place in the XVII WBSC Women’s Softball World Cup Americas Qualifier tournament. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press photo)
Ski hills, including Apex Ski Resort near Penticton, are preparing for the coming downhill ski season. (Contributed)

QUIZ: How much do you know about winter sports?

It’s time for hockey, curling and all sorts of other cold-weather sports

Ski hills, including Apex Ski Resort near Penticton, are preparing for the coming downhill ski season. (Contributed)
Dr. Shelina Babul says more education is needed for both coaches and players in high-contact sports like football, hockey, and soccer. Photo by Rachel Ciampi/Auburn Reporter

‘We have a long way to go’: 90% of British Columbians can’t recognize a concussion

Dr. Shelina Babul with BC Children’s Hospital says quick action integral to recovery

Dr. Shelina Babul says more education is needed for both coaches and players in high-contact sports like football, hockey, and soccer. Photo by Rachel Ciampi/Auburn Reporter
Ji-Jitsu star Jeddah Wood is going to go to Anaheim, Calif. from Dec. 7 to 11 for the world championships. (Submitted)

Community raises $3k in 24 hours to help Okanagan Jiu-Jitsu star get to California

Jeddah Wood is set to compete in southern California from Dec. 7 to 11

Ji-Jitsu star Jeddah Wood is going to go to Anaheim, Calif. from Dec. 7 to 11 for the world championships. (Submitted)
The Canadian Women’s National Softball Team remains undefeated in the first three days of the XVII WBSC Women’s Softball World Cup Americas Qualifier tournament. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press photo)

B.C. softball athletes help Canada’s national team climb to perfect record

Canada defeats Peru, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic in Women’s Pan American Championship

The Canadian Women’s National Softball Team remains undefeated in the first three days of the XVII WBSC Women’s Softball World Cup Americas Qualifier tournament. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press photo)
Canada’s Sophie De Goede prepares to take a shot at goal during the women’s rugby World Cup semifinal between Canada and England at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand, Saturday, Nov.5, 2022. De Goede is up for World Rugby’s Women’s 15s Player of the Year award. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Photosport, Andrew Cornaga
Canada’s Sophie De Goede prepares to take a shot at goal during the women’s rugby World Cup semifinal between Canada and England at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand, Saturday, Nov.5, 2022. De Goede is up for World Rugby’s Women’s 15s Player of the Year award. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Photosport, Andrew Cornaga
B.C. rugby player Nick Allen is waking from an induced coma in Indonesia, after suffering severe injuries in a vehicle crash on Nov. 7, 2022. The long-term impact of his injuries aren’t yet known. (Photo courtesy of GoFundMe/’Nick Allen’s Recovery’)

Pro B.C. rugby player suffers traumatic brain injury in car crash abroad

Extent of Nick Allen’s injuries won’t be known until he is fully woken up from medically-induced coma

B.C. rugby player Nick Allen is waking from an induced coma in Indonesia, after suffering severe injuries in a vehicle crash on Nov. 7, 2022. The long-term impact of his injuries aren’t yet known. (Photo courtesy of GoFundMe/’Nick Allen’s Recovery’)
Alec Henderson is the first skier from Western Canada to earn a spot on the nation’s “NextGen” slopestyle team. (Submitted)

Okanagan skier becomes first Western Canadian in 7 years to make slopestyle team

Alec Henderson is currently competing for Canada at a World Cup event in Austria

Alec Henderson is the first skier from Western Canada to earn a spot on the nation’s “NextGen” slopestyle team. (Submitted)
Team Blaeser guides a stone, skipped by Kaiden Beck, at the 2022 Twin Anchors Houseboats curling cashspiel, Nov. 12. (Rebecca Willson-Salmon Arm Observer)

Curling teams slide into Salmon Arm for tournament

Teams from across B.C. compete in Twin Anchors Houseboats second annual competition

Team Blaeser guides a stone, skipped by Kaiden Beck, at the 2022 Twin Anchors Houseboats curling cashspiel, Nov. 12. (Rebecca Willson-Salmon Arm Observer)
Alec Henderson is the first skier from Western Canada to earn a spot on the nation’s “NextGen” slopestyle team. (Submitted)

Okanagan skier becomes 1st Western Canadian in 7 years to make slopestyle team

Alec Henderson is currently competing for Canada at a World Cup event in Austria

Alec Henderson is the first skier from Western Canada to earn a spot on the nation’s “NextGen” slopestyle team. (Submitted)
Salmon Arm Secondary Golds soccer team and coaches. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm Secondary soccer team going for Gold

Salmon Arm Secondary Golds soccer team playing for provincial championship berth

Salmon Arm Secondary Golds soccer team and coaches. (Contributed)
Ralph Owens and Jarvis Wice earned bronze and silver medals in table tennis at the BC 55+ Games in September 2022 while the sister-duo of Linda Brede and Cheryl Petersen took gold and silver in cribbage. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm to host 55+ BC Games in 2024

Event will take place Sept. 10 to 14

  • Nov 7, 2022
Ralph Owens and Jarvis Wice earned bronze and silver medals in table tennis at the BC 55+ Games in September 2022 while the sister-duo of Linda Brede and Cheryl Petersen took gold and silver in cribbage. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
Members of the University of Victoria women’s field hockey team celebrating their national championship win on Saturday. (Courtesy AP Shutter)

Sweet 15: B.C. coach ends generational run with another national field hockey title

UVic’s Lynne Beecroft retires on top while coaching daughter of player from her 1st championship

Members of the University of Victoria women’s field hockey team celebrating their national championship win on Saturday. (Courtesy AP Shutter)
Runners reach the finish line during a track and field event at the 55+ BC Games in Nanaimo. (File photo)

Salmon Arm’s bid for 55+ BC Games remains unanswered

Committee had expected to hear before now on three upcoming years

Runners reach the finish line during a track and field event at the 55+ BC Games in Nanaimo. (File photo)
Team Canada’s Sophie de Goede lines up for a penalty kick against Team Italy during second half test match rugby action at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Sunday, July 24, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Team Canada’s Sophie de Goede lines up for a penalty kick against Team Italy during second half test match rugby action at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Sunday, July 24, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
FILE - The Olympic rings are seen during the closing ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics on Feb. 20, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)

B.C. won’t support bid for 2030 Winter Olympics

Bid was forwarded by an Indigenous-led team for the first time in history

FILE - The Olympic rings are seen during the closing ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics on Feb. 20, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)
Kelowna’s Kelsey Serwa with a silver medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. (Photo/BC Sports Hall of Fame)

B.C.’s Kelsey Serwa headed to sports hall of fame

2012 Pentiction Vees BCHL team also being inducted

Kelowna’s Kelsey Serwa with a silver medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. (Photo/BC Sports Hall of Fame)