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Six members of the BC Endurance Project start the Comox Valley half-marathon course, in an effort to qualify for the Half Marathon World Championships in Poland in October. Photo by Terry Farrell
Six members of the BC Endurance Project start the Comox Valley half-marathon course, in an effort to qualify for the Half Marathon World Championships in Poland in October. Photo by Terry Farrell
Isaac Baker paces along a worn patch of the South Surrey track Friday (with Fraser McKay and Caiden Lee at his heels), following the launch of the Race 2 Resurface campaign. (Tracy Holmes photo)

Campaign to resurface South Surrey track launches

Project anticipated to cost $580,000

Isaac Baker paces along a worn patch of the South Surrey track Friday (with Fraser McKay and Caiden Lee at his heels), following the launch of the Race 2 Resurface campaign. (Tracy Holmes photo)
A server pulls a pint of beer at Station Sports bar in Montreal, Saturday, July 25, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Return of baseball, basketball brings customers back to sports bars

Sergakis said bars will need government help to get through the coming months to avoid major closures in Montreal

A server pulls a pint of beer at Station Sports bar in Montreal, Saturday, July 25, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Canada’s Rosie MacLennan celebrates after winning the gold medal in the trampoline gymnastics competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics Friday, August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Two-time Olympic gold medallist Rosie MacLennan battled body-image issues as a teenager. But the 31-year-old from Toronto stuck with her sport of trampoline, beating odds that, according to a recent report by Canadian Women & Sport, see one in three Canadian girls drop out of sports during adolescence. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Canada participation rates of girls in sport still lag behind boys

Just 24 per cent of head coaches of women’s teams in Canadian universities and colleges are women

Canada’s Rosie MacLennan celebrates after winning the gold medal in the trampoline gymnastics competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics Friday, August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Two-time Olympic gold medallist Rosie MacLennan battled body-image issues as a teenager. But the 31-year-old from Toronto stuck with her sport of trampoline, beating odds that, according to a recent report by Canadian Women & Sport, see one in three Canadian girls drop out of sports during adolescence. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Runners compete in the 2018 Giant’s Head Grind, an uphill race held each year in Summerland. (Photo courtesy of Kim Lawton)

QUIZ: Test your knowledge of the world of summer sports

In a typical year, there are plenty of summer sporting events and tournaments held across Canada

Runners compete in the 2018 Giant’s Head Grind, an uphill race held each year in Summerland. (Photo courtesy of Kim Lawton)
‘Quarantine’ league keeps Surrey axe-throwers sharp during pandemic

‘Quarantine’ league keeps Surrey axe-throwers sharp during pandemic

‘The world’s first quarantine sports league’ now in playoffs

‘Quarantine’ league keeps Surrey axe-throwers sharp during pandemic
The Chilliwack Jets will play out of the Sardis Sports Complex, for the 2020/2021 season, it was announced on May 15, 2020. (Supplied image)

Chilliwack awarded new Junior B hockey team

Team name borrowed from a previous Junior B franchise based in Chilliwack from 1965-1971

The Chilliwack Jets will play out of the Sardis Sports Complex, for the 2020/2021 season, it was announced on May 15, 2020. (Supplied image)
TWU Spartan Daniel Clement rises into the air to reel in a line-out throw during a night game at Sullivan Heights Park Nov. 22, 2019. Bayside rugby director Andy Blackburn ignited some chatter in April when he once again floated the idea to change the structure of the province’s rugby season. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

OPINION: Should BC Rugby change the structure of their season?

Disjointed game schedule adds to player safety issues and participation burnout

TWU Spartan Daniel Clement rises into the air to reel in a line-out throw during a night game at Sullivan Heights Park Nov. 22, 2019. Bayside rugby director Andy Blackburn ignited some chatter in April when he once again floated the idea to change the structure of the province’s rugby season. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Langley referee Jeff Ingram never takes it personally when he takes heat over a call. Ingram has been named WHL referee of the year. (Chris Mast/Everett Silvertips)

Award-winning ref calls numbers with Surrey mortgage business

Cloverdale-raised Jeff Ingram won the WHL’s Allen Paradice memorial trophy for 2020

Langley referee Jeff Ingram never takes it personally when he takes heat over a call. Ingram has been named WHL referee of the year. (Chris Mast/Everett Silvertips)
Township of Langley will play host to the 2022 and 2023 Canadian Track and Field Championships. (Braden Collum/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley Township first B.C. city to host World Track and Field Trials in nearly 20 years

Township of Langley will host 2022 and 2023 editions

Township of Langley will play host to the 2022 and 2023 Canadian Track and Field Championships. (Braden Collum/Special to Langley Advance Times)
From left, Uyi Ologhola, Kiera Van Ryk, Jasneet Nijjar and Lynn Kanuka are among 2019 Sport BC Athlete of the Year award winners.

Four from Surrey area are Sport BC Athlete of the Year award winners

2019 honours go to Uyi Ologhola, Kiera Van Ryk, Jasneet Nijjar and Lynn Kanuka

From left, Uyi Ologhola, Kiera Van Ryk, Jasneet Nijjar and Lynn Kanuka are among 2019 Sport BC Athlete of the Year award winners.
Karen Bennett strikes a heavy bag at the Cloverdale Black Belt Academy. Bennett is a taekwondo world champion in the category of creative weapons. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Cloverdale taekwondo instructor feels martial arts can empower people

Karen Bennett believes she can make a difference in people’s lives everyday

Karen Bennett strikes a heavy bag at the Cloverdale Black Belt Academy. Bennett is a taekwondo world champion in the category of creative weapons. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Delta athletes brought home 17 individual and team medals from the 2020 BC Winter Games in Fort St. John Feb. 20-23. Representing the Vancouver-Coastal region (Zone 5), athletes from Delta medalled in gymnastics, judo, ringette, archery and figure skating. (BC Games Society photos)

17 medals for Delta athletes at 2020 BC Winter Games

More than 1,000 athletes from across the province competed in Fort St. John Feb. 20-23

Delta athletes brought home 17 individual and team medals from the 2020 BC Winter Games in Fort St. John Feb. 20-23. Representing the Vancouver-Coastal region (Zone 5), athletes from Delta medalled in gymnastics, judo, ringette, archery and figure skating. (BC Games Society photos)
Langley’s Brendan Kim (left) squares off against Sooke’s Dominique Constant at the Cloverdale Legion Feb. 22. Kim KO’d Constant in the third round. (Photo: Jason Sveinson)

Ralph Robson honoured at Jim Gallagher Memorial Boxing event at Cloverdale Legion

Fight night drew crowd of 300, raised approx. $6,000 for amateur boxers

Langley’s Brendan Kim (left) squares off against Sooke’s Dominique Constant at the Cloverdale Legion Feb. 22. Kim KO’d Constant in the third round. (Photo: Jason Sveinson)
VIDEO: Eighth straight win for Vancouver Giants

VIDEO: Eighth straight win for Vancouver Giants

Victory on home ice in Langley moves team within four points of second place

  • Feb 15, 2020
VIDEO: Eighth straight win for Vancouver Giants
Scott Wheatley snaps a selfie with Peter Anyanzwa in Kamapala after a day of umpire training. Anyanzwa was trained up to the equivalent of a level I umpire, based on the requirements of Softball Canada. (Submitted)

Cloverdale Chamber director chats about his recent sports mission to Uganda

Scott Wheatley talks umpiring, traffic, orphanages, and a baby

Scott Wheatley snaps a selfie with Peter Anyanzwa in Kamapala after a day of umpire training. Anyanzwa was trained up to the equivalent of a level I umpire, based on the requirements of Softball Canada. (Submitted)
Hockey Night In Canada broadcaster and longtime event MC Jim Hughson (left) chats on stage with former NHL player Geoff Courtnall during Wednesday night’s Nite of Champions gala. (Contributed photo)

Hazelmere-hosted Nite of Champions raises $103K for KidSport

Annual sports gala hosted by Surrey/White Rock chapter of sports-based charity

Hockey Night In Canada broadcaster and longtime event MC Jim Hughson (left) chats on stage with former NHL player Geoff Courtnall during Wednesday night’s Nite of Champions gala. (Contributed photo)
Box to the beat of music at Spar Boxing

Box to the beat of music at Spar Boxing

Fitness duo Victoria Courtnall and Hayley Gustavson add to their exercise empire

  • Oct 18, 2019
Box to the beat of music at Spar Boxing
Nicky and Norman Wylie get new horse racing club up and running

Nicky and Norman Wylie get new horse racing club up and running

Sandown Racing Club allows members to own part of a racehorse

  • Jun 26, 2019
Nicky and Norman Wylie get new horse racing club up and running
Documentary Filmmaker Rupert Walker Creates Sports Action Films

Documentary Filmmaker Rupert Walker Creates Sports Action Films

Hobby becomes career with mountain biking videos at Revel Co.

  • Oct 1, 2018
Documentary Filmmaker Rupert Walker Creates Sports Action Films