Friday, February 28, 2020

Sports & Rec.

Sports & Rec.

Curlers throw rocks until midnight

You must really like the sport of curling if you're throwing rocks until midnight. "They started early in the morning and curled until midnight on...

Oliver youth heading to curling championships

The Oliver Curling Club couldn't be more proud of a local youth heading to the BC Under 18 Curling Championships in Parksville this spring. Tyler...

Indigenous women role models for local youth

By Lyonel Doherty Basketball players Ashley McGinnis and Jade Montgomery-Waardenburg are inspiring local youth to lead healthier, active lives on and off the court. The young...

Youth fill curling rink for big junior bonspiel

All the action got underway on Saturday morning when 47 young curlers filled the Eastlink Curling Centre for the 2020 Oliver Junior Bonspiel.  Teams played...

Hornets win first game of tournament

The senior boys Hornets from SOSS are off to a good start today by winning their first game in this weekend's basketball tournament at...

Despite bad knees, Faith wins golf tourney

By Brian Wensley You are never too told. This was proven recently during a longstanding tradition since the 1960s between B.C. and Washington legions called "Gavel...

Ladies bring home horse hardware from Games

By Lyonel Doherty If Donna Cooke and MaryLou Barker could present their medals to their horses, they would. The two Oliver area ladies described their horses...

Swinging Skirts golf tournament today

A total of 122 golfers have converged at Nk'Mip Canyon Desert Golf Course today for the 5th annual Swinging Skirts fundraiser. This year's charity is...

TOTA golf tournament in Oliver to benefit many

A special golf tournament today at Fairview Mountain will benefit many people, including the family of a 7-month-old boy who is fighting a rare...

Area 27 unveils new Kartplex and clubhouse

The public will soon get a chance to drive mini-race cars at Area 27 with the anticipated opening of its new Kartplex in July. Area...

RDOS to match playground’s $100K

The news just keeps getting better for Oliver’s Small Wheels playground. Area C director Rick Knodel has announced the regional district will match the $100,000...

Willowbrook cowgirl taking rodeos by reins

A local young woman has qualified to compete in the world’s largest rodeo. In July, Grade 11 student Vanessa Caverly from Willowbrook will compete in...

Father’s Day racing

Bring your Dad out to the next Wine Country Racing Association (WCRA) on June 16 or better yet get him into his car and...

Golfing since 4:30 a.m., team still going strong

Four local golfers are going full bore to see how many rounds of golf they can play for a really good cause. Mike Fredericks, Thierry...

Small Wheels park needs your vote

Carol Sheridan Special to The Chronicle Oliver is close to winning $100,000 to make the community a better place for children and youth. The “Small Wheels...