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The Chemainus & District Baseball Association is salvaging some of its 2021 season at least. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Salvaging some baseball satisfying for players

Chemainus & District Baseball Association concludes spring season on Sunday

The Chemainus & District Baseball Association is salvaging some of its 2021 season at least. (File photo by Don Bodger)
Pickleball players Marc Sommer and Bev Anderson moved to Chemainus in part because of the sport’s prominence here. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Pickleball players, pick up your paddles

Beginners clinic Sunday at Fuller Lake courts

Pickleball players Marc Sommer and Bev Anderson moved to Chemainus in part because of the sport’s prominence here. (File photo by Don Bodger)
Former Vancouver Canucks players Henrik Sedin, left, and his twin brother Daniel Sedin, both of Sweden, walk onto the ice during a jersey retirement ceremony before an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Wednesday February 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Former Vancouver Canuck stars Daniel and Henrik Sedin join club’s front office

Pair join Vancouver’s hockey operations department as special advisers to general manager Jim Benning

Former Vancouver Canucks players Henrik Sedin, left, and his twin brother Daniel Sedin, both of Sweden, walk onto the ice during a jersey retirement ceremony before an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Wednesday February 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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BCHL designates Chilliwack as sole host of 2021 Showcase event

After one year in Chilliwack, the league intends to move the event around starting in 2022-23

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The Port Alberni Bombers of the VIJHL have hired Gaelan Patterson as their inaugural head coach and general manager. He will join the team in August 2021. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

VIJHL: Expansion Port Alberni Bombers hire coach and GM

Saskatchewan coach excited to join city’s new Jr. B hockey team

The Port Alberni Bombers of the VIJHL have hired Gaelan Patterson as their inaugural head coach and general manager. He will join the team in August 2021. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Jan Best on a follow-through swing on No. 12. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Mount Brenton pro does his Best for ALS

Golfathon a gruelling affair, but worth the effort to raise funds

Jan Best on a follow-through swing on No. 12. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Royal Victoria Marathon returns to an in-person race in October with half-marathon and 8K events. (Black Press Media file photo)

Royal Victoria Marathon returns with in-person racing this fall

41st annual event sees half marathon, 8K race scheduled for Oct. 10

The Royal Victoria Marathon returns to an in-person race in October with half-marathon and 8K events. (Black Press Media file photo)
Homegrown Tofino surfers Kalum Temple Bruhwiler and Mathea Olin with Surf Canada head coach Shannon Brown. (Submitted photo)
Homegrown Tofino surfers Kalum Temple Bruhwiler and Mathea Olin with Surf Canada head coach Shannon Brown. (Submitted photo)
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Twenty-two BCHL grads chasing Stanley Cup as NHL playoffs begin

The list includes Alex Newhook, getting his first taste of NHL playoffs with the Colorado Avalanche

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BCHL pod season will end without playoffs

With COVID restrictions still hampering the league, the Fred Page Cup won’t be awarded in 2021

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Fuller Lake Skating Club.

Powerskating awards presented for season excellence

Best of each division honoured along with most improved and sportsmanship

Fuller Lake Skating Club.
Bulldogs forward Stephen Castagna flips the puck into the Clippers zone during a game on Oct. 24. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Island BCHL game postponed due to ‘potential positive’ COVID-19 test

Nanaimo Clippers team suspends activities, players isolating pending further test results

Bulldogs forward Stephen Castagna flips the puck into the Clippers zone during a game on Oct. 24. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Savanah Sanchez with a likeness of herself in a Canucks’ uniform done by her mom Jessica. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Girl’s passion for hockey knows no bounds

No games, but extensive ice time for training beneficial to Sanchez

Savanah Sanchez with a likeness of herself in a Canucks’ uniform done by her mom Jessica. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Fuller Lake Skating Club.

Figure skating and CanSkate awards presented on the ice

Deserving individuals still recognized in pandemic season

Fuller Lake Skating Club.
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BCHL stays tight-lipped about reasons for leaving Canadian Junior Hockey League

The BCHL retains affiliation with Hockey Canada and BC Hockey, but isn’t saying what comes next

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Fuller Lake Arena Skating Club members were still able to utilize the Fuller Lake Arena ice surface throughout the season, with only a minor interruption along the way, but there were no competitions. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Special awards cap an unusual skating season

Fuller Lake Skating Club recognizes top-performing individuals

Fuller Lake Arena Skating Club members were still able to utilize the Fuller Lake Arena ice surface throughout the season, with only a minor interruption along the way, but there were no competitions. (Photo by Don Bodger)
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 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)
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BCHL will have three teams playing in Burnaby during shortened season

The league announced five pod locations as the junior A league prepares to play in early April

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Mount Brenton Golf Course unveils its board of directors for 2021-22. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Fritsch elected president of Mount Brenton Golf Course board of directors

Annual general meeting conducted by Zoom for the first time

Mount Brenton Golf Course unveils its board of directors for 2021-22. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Nanaimo Clippers in action at Frank Crane Arena in early 2020. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo Clippers for sale, owner says hockey won’t be back to normal any time soon

Wes Mussio says he’s had numerous inquiries about the junior A club already

The Nanaimo Clippers in action at Frank Crane Arena in early 2020. (News Bulletin file photo)