On the Saturday (of the long weekend) morning as the sun beamed down on the Minoru Oval in Richmond Vancouver, eight U16 girls’ teams and eight U16 boys’ teams arrived to stake their claim for their respective titles. The invite-only tournament consisted of players from the EA Sports BC Soccer Premier League (BCSPL), who were eager to show-case their pre-season form. “On behalf of the EA SPORTS BC Soccer Premier League and its participating clubs, I would like to thank adidas Canada for once again offering us the opportunity to be exclusive participants in the adidas Champions Cup,” said David Haber, president of the BCSPL. “This event provides our U-16 teams with an ideal competitive environment as they prepare for the fall season of the league, which starts on the weekend of September 15th and 16th.” (more…)
Accent Inns, proud to support sporting associations across BC. Whether it's baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer or perhaps gymnastics or dance, Accent Inns has a great history of working with local teams and leagues all across BC. This column will highlight some of those groups and their great stories.
All of us at Accent Inns are so proud of the Vancouver Canadians.
This is a reprint from their Blog with the story of the big finish!
Suddenly, the Vancouver Canadians are making a habit of winning the Northwest League championship. Kellen Sweeney ignited a seven-run eighth inning with a two-run single and Art Charles capped it with a bases-loaded triple Sunday as Vancouver rallied for a 12-9 victory at Boise and its second straight title. (more…)
Have you ever seen a group of totally diverse and unrelated people running madly about, following symbols marked in flour and shouting nonsensical terms like “On On?” If you have, they would have been Hash House Harriers – an International Drinking Group with a running problem.
Although I had actually heard of this group, I didn’t really understand what they were all about until I experienced my first Darkside, Leapday, After Dark Run on Feb 29th.
I went expecting an athletic adventure, possibly a race. What I found was a totally quirky activity that was as much social as athletic. The group consisted of both genders and ages ranging from late teens to seventies and even a few dogs. The only thing that many people seemed to have in common is that they had either worked or studied in at least one other country. (more…)
Below is a reprint by Wayne Moore.
The BC Hockey League’s westside franchise has been re-born.
Tuesday morning, the franchise officially became the West Kelowna Warriors as the club attempts to build on the success of West Kelowna’s Hockeyville campaign.
“If we learned nothing else through Hockeyville it’s that this community’s pride is stronger than any other community in Canada, and we saw how strong we can be as a community when we all came together behind one flag,” says Hockeyville co-chair and Warriors Director of Business Operations, Andrew Deans. (more…)
Accent Inns has had the distinct honour of working with the Vancouver Canadians Baseball club for several years now. Now that summer is here (no comments on the weather please) so are the “boys of summer”. Sure, sure it’s often heard that Canadians are hockey people but that’s only true part of the year. It’s time to get out of the arena and enjoy some incredible summertime entertainment. The Vancouver Canadians play at the Scotiabank field at Nat Bailey stadium. The stadium has been around since 1951 and hosting some of the best sports entertainment anywhere in the Pacific Northwest. The Vancouver Canadians are a minor league baseball team located in Vancouver, British Columbia. The C’s have previously affiliated with the Oakland Athletics between 2000-2010 but have become the Northwest League affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays. They are the only Canadian team in the “affiliated” minor leagues.(wikipedia) (more…)
Youth Sticking Together the organizing committee for the Save-On-Foods World’s Longest Street Hockey game for charity needs your help!
Would you like to be part of history as it’s happening? Then come out to the opening ceremony for the Save on Foods Longest Street Hockey game. Join Youth Sticking Together at the Nanaimo Curling Centre on June 28. Doors open at 6:00 pm, with formal presentations beginning at 6:30. Proceeds from this event, and money donated at the game itself, will go to support three local youth serving agencies: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Vancouver Island, Nanaimo Youth Ball Hockey and Crimson Coast Dance Society. There will be light refreshments and a silent auction with some amazing items, such as BC Lions tickets, a signed Roberto Luongo photo and more! Tickets are only $20 and will not be sold at the door.
We want to be able to make this event a success for our youth players, and raise as much money for Big Brothers Big Sisters, Crimson Coast Dance Society and the Nanaimo Ball Hockey League.
You can help them do so!
Contact Tali Campbell at Tali@kickradio.ca or (250) 327-9332 to secure your tickets!
Healthy families are active families and this year’s SOS Children’s Village B.C. 10 and 5 km. run and walk and 2km. family walk encourages communities to embrace a healthy lifestyle while helping children and youth in foster care.
On Saturday, June 30, at 9 a.m., the beautiful, natural setting of the Richmond Olympic Oval Plaza will be the backdrop for the 4th annual SOS walk and run beginning at 9:30 a.m. with the family 2km. kicking off at 9:45. From 10 a.m. to noon, gather on the Oval plaza to enjoy family-friendly entertainment, refreshments, and a Silent Auction with prize draws. (more…)
What a weekend! June 1-3 here in Victoria BC we enjoyed the Robert Cameron Law Corporation Cycling Series. The weekend began with the Specialized / Russ Hay’s Time Trials. It was a breezy and slightly chilly evening but the view from Victoria’s Dallas Rd. trumped the weather and the cyclists didn’t disappoint when it came to giving it their all for the crowd. This event has each rider challenge only themselves. many even have specialized time trials only bikes and watching them dawn the sleek aerodynamic helmets brought back memories of Star Wars. Unlike Star Wars there was no Darth Vader to fear, only the clock. (more…)
The perfect time for a cycling festival is a sunny spring day in Victoria and that’s what we had for the 2012 Saanich Cycling Festival. This festival included all the right ingredients – a family bike ride as well as a kid’s route, entertainment, a bouncy castle, food and a good assortment of displays relating to cycling.
The children were kept busy with a treasure map requiring them to get stickers from various sponsors while adults visited the display booths and listened to music provided by Flat Rabbit and Bijoux du Bayou. (more…)
The Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC (FFSBC) is again recruiting experienced anglers to reveal the pleasures of freshwater fishing to friends, family and colleagues during the third annual Fishing Buddies Sweepstakes. Designed to introduce new anglers to sport fishing, Fishing Buddies also rewards anglers for doing what they love and sharing their fishing knowledge. Participation has grown consistently since the program launched in 2010 and significant growth in participation is expected for the third year.
“When it comes to introducing someone new to fishing, who better than experienced anglers who are passionate about it? They can speak directly to the pleasures of going fishing whether it’s half a day at an urban location or a fishing weekend at a more remote lake,” says FFSBC President Don Peterson. “They know the fish and the fishing spots and can help unravel the mysteries of freshwater fishing for the new angler.”