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Michael Daniels battles for the ball against the Sliammon Braves in the Cowichan Buckskin soccer tournament. (Photo by Kevin Rothbauer/Cowichan Valley Citizen)

Thunder battles hard in Buckskin soccer tournament

Runners-up in 2019 glad to be back on the pitch again

Kart drivers round a turn at the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit during races hosted by the Vancouver Island Karting Association on May 8. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Provincial series part of karting’s revival on Vancouver Island

Motorsport circuit in Cowichan is ideal for kart racing

The Chemainus & District Baseball Association clubhouse. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus U18 baseball squad young, but enthusiastic

Coach looks at making some progress heading into June tournament

Senior figure skater award goes to Lucy Street. (Photo by Celeste Paquet)

Fuller Lake Skating Club members covet awards

Division winners announced plus skate-a-thon results

  • May 2, 2022
Senior figure skater award goes to Lucy Street. (Photo by Celeste Paquet)
The MV Quinsam is now on the Crofton-Vesuvius ferry route. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Long lineups certain at Crofton ferry terminal again

With more people travelling and no immediate fix, summer promises traffic gridlock

The MV Quinsam is now on the Crofton-Vesuvius ferry route. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The ball fields at Saltair’s Centennial Park. (Photo submitted)

Saltair Slo-Pitch League given Special Events Permit after all

Regional district board votes in favour of allowing use of Saltair fields

The ball fields at Saltair’s Centennial Park. (Photo submitted)
Cousins Daemon Lewis and Kaleb Descoteau and World Class Muay Thai instructors Artur Nowacki and Jess Gladstone are headed to Calgary this weekend for the WBC World Games Qualifier. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Duncan cousins following family’s Muay Thai legacy

Third generation will compete at World Games Qualifier this weekend

Cousins Daemon Lewis and Kaleb Descoteau and World Class Muay Thai instructors Artur Nowacki and Jess Gladstone are headed to Calgary this weekend for the WBC World Games Qualifier. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Brooklyn Puska has achieved strong results in competitions since the COVID layoff. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Parksville event puts skaters to the test

Puska prominent for Fuller Lake with second in her Star 7 women’s group

Brooklyn Puska has achieved strong results in competitions since the COVID layoff. (File photo by Don Bodger)
Lucy Street didn’t look like she missed a beat getting back into competition. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Street paves the way for Fuller Lake skaters

Return to competition in Victoria an enjoyable experience

Lucy Street didn’t look like she missed a beat getting back into competition. (File photo by Don Bodger)
Nominations are open for the North Cowichan/Duncan Sports Wall of Fame Class of 2022. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Nominations open for North Cowichan/Duncan Sports Wall of Fame

First inductions since 2019 will take place this November

Nominations are open for the North Cowichan/Duncan Sports Wall of Fame Class of 2022. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
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)
Cassandra Taylor shows her dynamic moves during a solo routine in the Fuller Lake Skating Club’s spring concert. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Adult solos

Experienced skaters still look in top form

Cassandra Taylor shows her dynamic moves during a solo routine in the Fuller Lake Skating Club’s spring concert. (Photo by Don Bodger)
It’s onward and upward for Fuller Lake senior skaters, as they perform the opening number for the club’s spring concert Friday in their flight attendant and officer outfits. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Spring skating concert a celebration with an edge

Ceremonial trashing of COVID part of a built-in theme as skaters and the audience rejoice

It’s onward and upward for Fuller Lake senior skaters, as they perform the opening number for the club’s spring concert Friday in their flight attendant and officer outfits. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Hannah Wilson performs her senior solo routine during the Fuller Lake Skating Club’s spring concert Friday at Fuller Lake Arena. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Senior solos

Nine skaters display their incredible talents in spring skating concert

Hannah Wilson performs her senior solo routine during the Fuller Lake Skating Club’s spring concert Friday at Fuller Lake Arena. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Alex Jensen performs his intermediate solo routine. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Intermediate solos

Fuller Lake Skating Club spring concert scenes

Alex Jensen performs his intermediate solo routine. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Nanaimo United players celebrate a goal in the 118th minute of the Jackson Cup final against Bays United in Langford on Saturday, March 26. (Vancouver Island Soccer League image)
Nanaimo United players celebrate a goal in the 118th minute of the Jackson Cup final against Bays United in Langford on Saturday, March 26. (Vancouver Island Soccer League image)
Alex Jensen is the first individual skater on the program. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Skaters set to dazzle Friday audience

Spring skating extravaganza on the agenda for Fuller Lake Skating Club

Alex Jensen is the first individual skater on the program. (File photo by Don Bodger)
Luisa Shillingford on the ice with husband Cleve. Between the figure skating and power skating programs, they’ve spent many long hours at Fuller Lake Arena. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Dedicated figure skating president keeps club thriving

Shillingford knows the job so well she can do it with her eyes closed

Luisa Shillingford on the ice with husband Cleve. Between the figure skating and power skating programs, they’ve spent many long hours at Fuller Lake Arena. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Some Williams Lake U11 hockey players enjoyed a game wearing NHL jerseys at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. Back row from left, Callum Peterson - Dallas, Kalen Surette - Vegas, Mike Palmantier - Seattle, Kloey Spence - Vancouver, Tryan Rivet - Pittsburgh, Gavin Francis - Carolina, Cole Olsen - Nashville, Henry Larsson-Allan - Philadelphia, third= row from left, Deklan Fraser - Calgary, Landon Galisky - Buffalo, Matthew Boyd-Gilbert - Detroit, Easton Neuner - St. Louis, Jackson Sache - Anaheim, Flynn Kinley - Edmonton, Lane Judd - Winnipeg, second row from left, Carter McLennan - Arizona, Luc Harrison - Columbus, Sophie Johnson - New Jersey, Jayda Frizzi - New York Islanders, Parker Cook - Colorado, front row from left Zion Campbell - Toronto and Wade Hansen - Montreal. (Clay Palmantier photo)

22 NHL jerseys = fun game on ice

Williams Lake hockey dad Clay Palmantier organized the event

Some Williams Lake U11 hockey players enjoyed a game wearing NHL jerseys at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. Back row from left, Callum Peterson - Dallas, Kalen Surette - Vegas, Mike Palmantier - Seattle, Kloey Spence - Vancouver, Tryan Rivet - Pittsburgh, Gavin Francis - Carolina, Cole Olsen - Nashville, Henry Larsson-Allan - Philadelphia, third= row from left, Deklan Fraser - Calgary, Landon Galisky - Buffalo, Matthew Boyd-Gilbert - Detroit, Easton Neuner - St. Louis, Jackson Sache - Anaheim, Flynn Kinley - Edmonton, Lane Judd - Winnipeg, second row from left, Carter McLennan - Arizona, Luc Harrison - Columbus, Sophie Johnson - New Jersey, Jayda Frizzi - New York Islanders, Parker Cook - Colorado, front row from left Zion Campbell - Toronto and Wade Hansen - Montreal. (Clay Palmantier photo)
Adam Kingsmill, far right, celebrates the opening of the 2022 Paralympic Games with Canadian teammates in Beijing, China. (Facebook photo)

Northwest B.C. Paralympic hockey player takes to the ice in Beijing tonight

The opening hockey game of the 2022 Paralympics features rematch of 2018 gold medal final with USA

Adam Kingsmill, far right, celebrates the opening of the 2022 Paralympic Games with Canadian teammates in Beijing, China. (Facebook photo)