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Players on the Mount Brenton Golf Course for the Rotary Golf Tournament Saturday. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Support for Rotary golf tournament never wavers

Players, sponsors do their part for charitable causes

PHOTO FINISH: Dorian Baird, 11, zips over the finish line in his Delorean time machine soap box race car during the Sept. 17 Dustin Riley Soap Box Derby at Ucluelet’s Bay Street. Dorian went on to win top spot of the Tier B group. (Nora O’Malley photos)

PHOTOS: 2022 Dustin Riley Soap Box Derby in Ucluelet

Ukee kids had a blast on Saturday, Sept. 17 zooming down Bay…

Low gross winners, from left, were: Dar Michell and Randy Pauls alongside low net winners Wendy Jordan and Jim Carlson. (Photo submitted)

Two-ball golf competition returns

Many rookies in the field at Mount Brenton Golf Course

  • Sep 19, 2022
Low gross winners, from left, were: Dar Michell and Randy Pauls alongside low net winners Wendy Jordan and Jim Carlson. (Photo submitted)
The Stuart Channel Blue Heron baseball team. (Photo submitted)

Blue Heron baseball program taking flight

Late start to the season coincides with the best weather

The Stuart Channel Blue Heron baseball team. (Photo submitted)
Linda Rogers makes a play, as Terry Rogers awaits the outcome to determine his next move. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Abundant enthusiasm among players at pickleball tournament

Several enter two events for doubles during Sunday action at Fuller Lake

Linda Rogers makes a play, as Terry Rogers awaits the outcome to determine his next move. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Rylee Smith took a year off from school after graduating from Cowichan Secondary School, but is now bound for the College of Idaho. (Photo by Don Bodger)

College of Idaho Smith’s next destination

Fastball player becomes a ‘Yote after a season of Glory

Rylee Smith took a year off from school after graduating from Cowichan Secondary School, but is now bound for the College of Idaho. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Jordan Smith get some air during men’s wakeboarding at the Wake Provincials at Sproat Lake on Saturday, Aug. 13. (ELENA RARDON / Alberni Valley News)

B.C. wakeboarding provincials ride over Sproat Lake

The Alberni Valley played host to the 2022 wakeboard and wakeskate provincials

Jordan Smith get some air during men’s wakeboarding at the Wake Provincials at Sproat Lake on Saturday, Aug. 13. (ELENA RARDON / Alberni Valley News)
Janet Ruest of Chemainus and Rob Hawkes of Crofton team up at the Fuller Lake pickleball courts. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Jam-packed entry for pickleball doubles tournament

It only takes minutes to fill categories once registration begins

Janet Ruest of Chemainus and Rob Hawkes of Crofton team up at the Fuller Lake pickleball courts. (File photo by Don Bodger)
These boys of summer are 30 to 50 years old on the new Stuart Channel Blue Heron baseball team. (Photo submitted)

New Chemainus team playing real baseball

Old guys in the 30-50-year-old age group rekindling talents of yesteryear

These boys of summer are 30 to 50 years old on the new Stuart Channel Blue Heron baseball team. (Photo submitted)
Chemainus Cubs’ head coach Jon Aaron HopWo makes a pitching change. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Young Cubs battle hard to the end

Chemainus U18 baseball team makes strong gains during the season

Chemainus Cubs’ head coach Jon Aaron HopWo makes a pitching change. (File photo by Don Bodger)
Maria and Isabel Schwager, twins who just turned 15 from Nanaimo Golf Club. (Photo by Peter Collum)

Hicks memorial brings top junior golfers to Mount Brenton

Medal winners from B.C. Summer Games a force in boys competition

Maria and Isabel Schwager, twins who just turned 15 from Nanaimo Golf Club. (Photo by Peter Collum)
Brianna Miller kicks the conversion against Italy at Starlight Stadium on July 24. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Canadian women’s rugby team wins 34-24 versus Italy

First time women’s 15’s have played at home in 7 years

Brianna Miller kicks the conversion against Italy at Starlight Stadium on July 24. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
High fives all around for the Cowichan Crabs. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Everyone’s a winner in Crofton slo-pitch tournament

Teams benefit from playing and fire department from raising money for charity

High fives all around for the Cowichan Crabs. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Ed Mulrooney unleashes a mighty drive on his No. 9 finishing hole. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Casparie edges Reumkens for men’s club championship

Competition keen in four divisions at Mount Brenton Golf Course

Ed Mulrooney unleashes a mighty drive on his No. 9 finishing hole. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Galen Rupp, of the United States, and Cam Levins of Canada (right) compete during the men’s marathon at the World Athletics Championships Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Patrick Smith/Pool Photo via AP

B.C. marathoner Cam Levins finishes historic 4th at world championships

Black Creek-born runner beat his previous Canadian record by about 2 minutes

Galen Rupp, of the United States, and Cam Levins of Canada (right) compete during the men’s marathon at the World Athletics Championships Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Patrick Smith/Pool Photo via AP
The Under 5 Mini Thunder are No. 1 with an effort worthy of a victory parade. Members of the team, coached by Michelle Sam and John Kwaksistala, from left, include: Khole Kwaksistala, Allysa Charlie, Cole Jack, Analeese David and Kora Korpi. (Photo by Michelle Sam)

Victory parade in order for Penelakut Under 5 Mini soccer team

Young players come through the back door to win Campbell River tournament

The Under 5 Mini Thunder are No. 1 with an effort worthy of a victory parade. Members of the team, coached by Michelle Sam and John Kwaksistala, from left, include: Khole Kwaksistala, Allysa Charlie, Cole Jack, Analeese David and Kora Korpi. (Photo by Michelle Sam)
Pickleball courts at Fuller Lake Park are almost always packed. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Lack of entries leads to pickleball tournament cancellation

Skinny Singles Shootout not happening, but all systems go for the next event on Aug. 14

Pickleball courts at Fuller Lake Park are almost always packed. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Mount Brenton Golf Course has experienced a substantial increase in the number of rounds played since COVID. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Andrews elected president of Mount Brenton Golf Course board

Five newcomers added during annual general meeting to take on various duties

  • Jun 30, 2022
The Mount Brenton Golf Course has experienced a substantial increase in the number of rounds played since COVID. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Rhianna Pettapiece gives some batting tips to Bode Miller. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Tadpole players benefit from Pettapiece’s baseball experience

Chemainus association product remembers the days she was learning the game

Rhianna Pettapiece gives some batting tips to Bode Miller. (Photo by Don Bodger)