Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Sports & Rec.

Sports & Rec.

A piece of Curling Club history

By Johanne Smith On June 4, 1970 construction began on the Oliver curling rink with an estimated cost for the facility of $84,000. Volunteer hours totalled...

WHL draft Oliver boy’s dream

By Lyonel Doherty A 15-year-old Oliver boy’s dream of being drafted into the Western Hockey League (WHL) has come true. “I was lying in bed when...

‘Pretty Boy’ battling to survive in fight game

Sophie Gray  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A young Osoyoos Indian Band (OIB) member is making the jump to professional fighting after a couple of very successful...

A piece of curling rink history

By Johanne Smith Oliver Curling Club (This is a first of a series of short articles relating the history of the community curling club.) 1968 to 1970 The...

No basketball a bummer for McGinnis

Sophie Gray  Local Journalism Initiative Indigenous youth from across the country were disappointed when officials of the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) postponed this summer’s tournaments...

‘The Boss’ Tony Batista will long be remembered

Special by Jen Jensen It is with great sadness that I’m letting you all know about the passing of an unforgettable person who loved the...

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...
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