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Vinod Bakshi (foreground) and Gina Guszowaty warm up before Mann Park Lawn Bowling Club’s women’s singles championship on July 29. (Contributed photo)

Mann Park Lawn Bowling Club crowns women’s single champion

Dianne Brynjolfson defeats Martha McAthur in championship tilt

White Rock skateboarder Andy Anderson will make his Olympic debut Wednesday, Aug. 4. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

White Rock skateboarder set to make Olympic debut tonight

Andy Anderson to compete in park skateboarding competition Wednesday evening

This summer, retired sports broadcaster Jim Leith, with his friend Linda at his side, has been serving as the White Rock Tritons’ volunteer public-address announcer. (Contributed photo)

Retired broadcaster says White Rock Tritons’ volunteer job has ‘given me some new life’

Jim Leith has been serving as the youth baseball organization’s public-address announcer

Danton Heinen left gets poke-checked by Vegas goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury during the second period of an NHL game Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Former Surrey Eagles captain signs with NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins

Danton Heinen signs one-year with Penguins after two seasons in Anaheim

Danton Heinen left gets poke-checked by Vegas goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury during the second period of an NHL game Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Canadian players in action during the 2018 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, in a photo posted to hockeycanada.ca.

World U-17 hockey tourney slated for North Delta arena this fall

Bid to host event in North Delta-Langley-Chilliwack was being condsidered by Hockey Canada in 2020

Canadian players in action during the 2018 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, in a photo posted to hockeycanada.ca.
Kimberley's Patrick Humenny, owner of Purcell Outdoors, seen here at the first transition zone in the inaugural Black Spur Ultra in 2015, shared some thoughts of what motivates someone to run up and down a mountain for 14+ hours. Photo courtesy of Louise Jackson.

Ultra Marathon running: the highs, the lows, the pain

Kootenay man describes what motivates someone to run 108 km in one shot

Kimberley's Patrick Humenny, owner of Purcell Outdoors, seen here at the first transition zone in the inaugural Black Spur Ultra in 2015, shared some thoughts of what motivates someone to run up and down a mountain for 14+ hours. Photo courtesy of Louise Jackson.
Canada’s Caileigh Filmer (left) and Hillary Janssens show off their bronze medals, won in the women’s pair rowing final event during the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games, in Tokyo, Thursday, July 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Surrey rower wins bronze for Canada at Tokyo Olympics

B.C.-based pair led after 500 and 1,000 metres, and sat second with a quarter of the race to go

Canada’s Caileigh Filmer (left) and Hillary Janssens show off their bronze medals, won in the women’s pair rowing final event during the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games, in Tokyo, Thursday, July 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Devante Stephens, shown here in his junior-hockey days with the Kelowna Rockets, has signed a contract with his hometown Vancouver Canucks. (Marissa Baecker/Kelowna Rockets photo)

White Rock’s Devante Stephens signs with Vancouver Canucks

Defenceman likely to suit up this fall with AHL’s Abbotsford Canucks

Devante Stephens, shown here in his junior-hockey days with the Kelowna Rockets, has signed a contract with his hometown Vancouver Canucks. (Marissa Baecker/Kelowna Rockets photo)
Prince George Cougars defenceman Ethan Samson was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the sixth round (174th overall) in the 2021 NHL Draft on Saturday, July 24. (Brett Cullen/Prince George Cougars photo)

North Delta’s Ethan Samson drafted by NHL’s Flyers

The 17-year-old defenceman was picked up by Philadelphia in the sixth round (174th overall)

Prince George Cougars defenceman Ethan Samson was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the sixth round (174th overall) in the 2021 NHL Draft on Saturday, July 24. (Brett Cullen/Prince George Cougars photo)
BC Games logo. (File photo)

Quesnel to host 2024 BC Winter Games

The announcement was made during zoom confrence call on July 28 with local and provincial

BC Games logo. (File photo)
Winnipeg Jets goaltender Laurent Brossoit (left) has signed a two-year contract with the Vegas Golden Knights. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Greenslade photo)

Cloverdale’s Brossoit signs contract with NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights

28-year-old goaltender inks two-year pact after leaving Winnipeg Jets

Winnipeg Jets goaltender Laurent Brossoit (left) has signed a two-year contract with the Vegas Golden Knights. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Greenslade photo)
Canada’s women’s softball team players Kaleigh Rafter (left to right), Jenn Salling, Danielle Lawrie, Kelsey Harshman and Emma Entzminger celebrate their win over Mexico in the bronze medal game at the Tokyo Olympics in Yokohama, Japan. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

‘We did it’: Canadian softball team wins bronze at Tokyo Olympics

Former White Rock Renegades Danielle Lawrie and Sara Groenewegen pitch Canada to win over Mexico

Canada’s women’s softball team players Kaleigh Rafter (left to right), Jenn Salling, Danielle Lawrie, Kelsey Harshman and Emma Entzminger celebrate their win over Mexico in the bronze medal game at the Tokyo Olympics in Yokohama, Japan. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)
Canada’s Danielle Lawrie pitches during a softball game against Italy at Yokohama Baseball Stadium during the 2020 Summer Olympics. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Canada will play for softball bronze at Tokyo Olympics after 1-run losses foil bid for gold

Team Canada – which features Surrey and White Rock players – to battle Mexico for bronze medal

Canada’s Danielle Lawrie pitches during a softball game against Italy at Yokohama Baseball Stadium during the 2020 Summer Olympics. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Surrey-area players Carson Latimer (left) and Caedan Bankier were both selected in last weekend’s NHL Entry Draft. (Latimer photo: Oil Kings/Andy Devlin; Bankier photo: Kamloops Blazers/Allen Douglas)

Pair of Surrey players selected in National Hockey League draft

Caedan Bankier drafted by Minnesota Wild; Carson Latimer picked by Ottawa Senators

Surrey-area players Carson Latimer (left) and Caedan Bankier were both selected in last weekend’s NHL Entry Draft. (Latimer photo: Oil Kings/Andy Devlin; Bankier photo: Kamloops Blazers/Allen Douglas)
The Cloverdale Curling Club, which hosted wheelchair curling provincial championships in 2020, was among a number of Surrey, White Rock and Delta sports organizations to receive money from the province’s Local Sports Relief Fund. (Malin Jordan photo)

Surrey, White Rock sports organizations receive COVID-19 relief fund grants

Province provides funding for more than 200 groups across B.C.

The Cloverdale Curling Club, which hosted wheelchair curling provincial championships in 2020, was among a number of Surrey, White Rock and Delta sports organizations to receive money from the province’s Local Sports Relief Fund. (Malin Jordan photo)
South Surrey’s Michael Rasmussen in action with Detroit Red Wings. (Photo: nhl.com)

Surrey’s Rasmussen signs 3-year deal with Detroit Red Wings

Contract extension worth $1.46 million annually, on average, according to PuckPedia website

South Surrey’s Michael Rasmussen in action with Detroit Red Wings. (Photo: nhl.com)
Canada Cup chair Greg Timm (far left) and a handful of Canadian softball fans cheer on Canada in their game against the United States Wednesday, during a watch party at Softball City. (Contributed photo)

Groenewegen strikes out four, gets Canada’s lone hit in 1-0 loss at Tokyo Olympics

Canadian softball squad drops to 1-1 after 1-0 loss to United States

Canada Cup chair Greg Timm (far left) and a handful of Canadian softball fans cheer on Canada in their game against the United States Wednesday, during a watch party at Softball City. (Contributed photo)
Surrey Eagles’ forward Holden Katzalay – shown here against Langley during the 2019/20 season – was among the BCHL’s scholarship winners. (Garrett James photo)
Surrey Eagles’ forward Holden Katzalay – shown here against Langley during the 2019/20 season – was among the BCHL’s scholarship winners. (Garrett James photo)
Canada’s Sara Groenewegen pitches during the softball game between Mexico and Canada at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 21, 2021, in Fukushima , Japan. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

South Surrey pitcher leads Canada to win on first day of Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics

Former White Rock Renegade Sara Groenewegen doesn’t allow a hit in 4-0 win over Mexico

Canada’s Sara Groenewegen pitches during the softball game between Mexico and Canada at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 21, 2021, in Fukushima , Japan. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Former NDSS Huskies star Suraj Gahir will join the UVF Cascades for the 2021-22 season after redshirting with California Baptist University’s NCAA Division I program last season. (Submitted photo)

Former North Delta Huskies star Suraj Gahir signs with UFV Cascades

The 6’ 5” guard is returning to B.C. after redshirting with California Baptist University last season

Former NDSS Huskies star Suraj Gahir will join the UVF Cascades for the 2021-22 season after redshirting with California Baptist University’s NCAA Division I program last season. (Submitted photo)