Graeme Arkell receives a certificate as an honourary athletic department member at Chemainus Secondary School from athletic director Kim Magnan. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Graeme Arkell receives a certificate as an honourary athletic department member at Chemainus Secondary School from athletic director Kim Magnan. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Some sports activity definitely better than none

Chemainus Secondary School keeps students interested in athletics busy

It was a difficult 2020-21 school year to maintain any kind of a sports program.

But Chemainus Secondary School did its best with reasonable success.

Graeme Arkell and Matthew Franko ensured it wasn’t a lost season for enthusiastic basketball players, who still managed to stay sharp. For those not graduating, they were able to continue working on skills for the anticipated resumption of games between schools in 2021-22.

A lunch time intramural program also kept many students active throughout COVID with a variety of different sports.

Volleyball games had the gym busy during April, but when the weather got better, students spent more time outside.

Intramural activities ended on May 14, with track and field practices picking up after that during the lunch hour on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Competitions were virtual, but athlete scores or times were entered into a provincial competition through BC School Sport.

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