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It’s a family affair for the Groenendijks with the Vancouver Island University Mariners volleyball program. From left: Danielle, Doug, dad Chris, mom Henrietta and Megan ensure the family is well-represented at competition in 2019. (Photo submitted)

Nothing set for Groenendijks in volleyball due to COVID

Danielle’s chance at a fourth straight national title blocked while Doug awaits return to Europe

BCHL

BCHL pushes back season start due to provincial health orders

The delay is minimal, just six days, for now. But the league is open to starting up after Christmas

Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League has halted all games until further notice based on B.C. public health officer orders and information from B.C. Hockey. Pictured here, action between Nanaimo and Campbell River from last March. (News Bulletin file)

VIJHL hits pause on season due to COVID-19 orders

All games postponed beginning Nov. 21, says hockey league

Vancouver Island Amateur Hockey executive has announced all games are cancelled until Dec. 1. (VIAHA logo)

COVID-19: Vancouver Island minor hockey cancels all games until December

“We have had an increasing number of teams who are reluctant to travel…”

Vancouver Island Amateur Hockey executive has announced all games are cancelled until Dec. 1. (VIAHA logo)
The ‘new normal’ for hockey parents in Chilliwack and elsewhere in B.C., watching their kids from outside of the arena due to COVID-19 protocols. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack hockey parents petition to be let back in the arena

Refused access due to pandemic protocols, parents are now applying pressure to loosen the rules

The ‘new normal’ for hockey parents in Chilliwack and elsewhere in B.C., watching their kids from outside of the arena due to COVID-19 protocols. (Submitted photo)
Cougars’ athletics at Chemainus Secondary School is being limited to intramurals for the time being. (Photo by Don Bodger)

High school sports confined to intramurals

No competition between schools allowed yet

Cougars’ athletics at Chemainus Secondary School is being limited to intramurals for the time being. (Photo by Don Bodger)
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Fuller Lake Arena change rooms only opened up again on Monday, but only for putting on skates and not shower use. (Photo by Don Bodger)                                Fuller Lake Arena change rooms only opened up again on Monday, but only for putting on skates and not shower use. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Unusual season of minor hockey slowly taking shape

Teams doing a lot of practicing right now while awaiting the possibility of games

Fuller Lake Arena change rooms only opened up again on Monday, but only for putting on skates and not shower use. (Photo by Don Bodger)                                Fuller Lake Arena change rooms only opened up again on Monday, but only for putting on skates and not shower use. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Mount Brenton Golf Course has become one of the Island’s most popular golfing destinations during the pandemic. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Mount Brenton Golf Course a busy place on a regular basis

Players enjoy tip-top conditions as they take their minds off COVID

Mount Brenton Golf Course has become one of the Island’s most popular golfing destinations during the pandemic. (Photo by Don Bodger)

CVSA working out details for fall soccer season

Registration open until Sept. 19 for youth players

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool makes his NFL debut on Monday Night Football on Sept. 14. (Pittsburgh Steelers Twitter picture)

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool making NFL debut on Monday Night Football

Abby Senior grad suiting up with the Pittsburgh Steelers to take on New York Giants in Big Apple

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool makes his NFL debut on Monday Night Football on Sept. 14. (Pittsburgh Steelers Twitter picture)
The Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (VIJHL) is working to finalize a start date for the upcoming Island Junior B hockey season. In this file photo, the Campbell River Storm celebrate their ninth win in a row during regular season Junior B action at the Rod Brind’Amour Arena in Campbell River, B.C. on Jan. 3, 2020. The Storm beat the Generals 1-0. File photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror

VIJHL finalizing cohort groups and schedules for upcoming season

Start date is still unknown, but should be announced in the coming weeks, says league

The Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (VIJHL) is working to finalize a start date for the upcoming Island Junior B hockey season. In this file photo, the Campbell River Storm celebrate their ninth win in a row during regular season Junior B action at the Rod Brind’Amour Arena in Campbell River, B.C. on Jan. 3, 2020. The Storm beat the Generals 1-0. File photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror
Chemainus & District Baseball Association has its annual general meeting Sept. 14. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus & District Baseball Association annual general meeting on Sept. 14

Volunteers sought and planning must go ahead despite the loss of an entire season

Chemainus & District Baseball Association has its annual general meeting Sept. 14. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Regular season for the Fuller Lake Skating Club is starting Sept. 14. (Photo submitted)

Skaters enjoy last season’s awards ceremony at long last

Outdoor venue at Transfer Beach helps to mantain social distancing

Regular season for the Fuller Lake Skating Club is starting Sept. 14. (Photo submitted)
From left: Forrest Van Alstine of Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club, Ryan Scoville of Olympic View Golf Club in Victoria and Hunter Auramenko from Storey Creek Golf Club in the BC Golf Bantam Championship at Mount Brenton Golf Club. (Photo submitted)

COVID regulations in effect for Bantam and Novice golf

Mount Brenton Golf Course hosts more than 80 players for two-day event

From left: Forrest Van Alstine of Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club, Ryan Scoville of Olympic View Golf Club in Victoria and Hunter Auramenko from Storey Creek Golf Club in the BC Golf Bantam Championship at Mount Brenton Golf Club. (Photo submitted)
Cowichan’s Closson Classic this weekend

Cowichan’s Closson Classic this weekend

Most of the action will take place on Saturday, starting at 8 a.m.

Cowichan’s Closson Classic this weekend
Jackseen Hungle attacks the net during a 3-on-3 scrimmage at the Cowichan Valley Capitals rookie ID camp on Sunday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Young hopefuls shine at Cowichan Capitals rookie ID camp

A handful of standout players earned invitations to the Caps’ main camp next month

Jackseen Hungle attacks the net during a 3-on-3 scrimmage at the Cowichan Valley Capitals rookie ID camp on Sunday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
It’s hoped hockey will return sooner rather than later at Fuller Lake Arena and other Cowichan Valley rinks. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Return to Play game plan for September in the works for Cowichan Valley minor hockey

The season will look quite different to comply with COVID-19 regulations

It’s hoped hockey will return sooner rather than later at Fuller Lake Arena and other Cowichan Valley rinks. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The B.C. Hockey League has announced it plans to start its 2020-21 regular season Dec. 1, though teams can start training camps in early September. (Black Press file photos)

BCHL teams can start training in September for first league games in December

B.C. Hockey League announces Dec. 1 start date for 2020-21 season

The B.C. Hockey League has announced it plans to start its 2020-21 regular season Dec. 1, though teams can start training camps in early September. (Black Press file photos)
Chris O’Dell receives the Outstanding Effort In Athletics Award at Chemainus Secondary School. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Secondary athletics honour roll

Many standout individuals and team members during the 2019-20 school year

Chris O’Dell receives the Outstanding Effort In Athletics Award at Chemainus Secondary School. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Crofton Fire Department’s Rick Smith, who organizes the Crofton ball tournament on behalf of the department. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Crofton Ball Park will fall silent on the usual tournament weekend

Charities suffer from the absence of mixed slo-pitch event

Crofton Fire Department’s Rick Smith, who organizes the Crofton ball tournament on behalf of the department. (Photo by Don Bodger)