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The new Bear Chair at Manning Park arrived just in time for massive snowfall amounts. (Submitted photo)

Quad chair at Manning Park opened in time for massive snowfall

Ski hill’s new Bear Chair replaced iconic orange lift that was retired last season

  • Jan 7, 2020
The new Bear Chair at Manning Park arrived just in time for massive snowfall amounts. (Submitted photo)
Patti Komar won a medal in each of the six events she competed in a the 55+ BC Games in Kelowna: three silver and three gold.                                (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

YEAR IN REVIEW 2019: Agassiz swimmer brings home six medals from seniors games

The Observer is taking a look back at some of our top headlines of 2019

  • Dec 31, 2019
Patti Komar won a medal in each of the six events she competed in a the 55+ BC Games in Kelowna: three silver and three gold.                                (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
VIDEO: Legendary freeskier Mark Abma makes guest appearance at Sasquatch Mountain

VIDEO: Legendary freeskier Mark Abma makes guest appearance at Sasquatch Mountain

Abma and family hit the hills on opening weekend and appeared at his ski movie screening

VIDEO: Legendary freeskier Mark Abma makes guest appearance at Sasquatch Mountain
FILE - David Lord captured the misty, snowy view from Mount Woodside looking southwest over the Fraser River in January 2018. (David Lord/Submitted photo)

District of Kent committee makes Mount Woodside bike trails a top priority

Committee will recommend that Kent council approve the proposed mountain biking site in the new year

FILE - David Lord captured the misty, snowy view from Mount Woodside looking southwest over the Fraser River in January 2018. (David Lord/Submitted photo)
The Canadian Cross Country Championships come to Abbotsford’s Clearbrook Park on Saturday. (Athletics Canada photo)

Canadian Cross Country Championships in Abbotsford on Saturday

Hundreds of the best runners in the country competing at Clearbrook Park

The Canadian Cross Country Championships come to Abbotsford’s Clearbrook Park on Saturday. (Athletics Canada photo)
Mya Onos during her practice with the Sardis Flyers at Chilliwack’s Twin Rinks in March. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Agassiz speed skater heading to BC Winter Games

Mya Onos will be representing the Fraser Valley in Fort St. John this February

Mya Onos during her practice with the Sardis Flyers at Chilliwack’s Twin Rinks in March. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Hope curler Kent McKinnon helps a new curler get the hang of the ice. Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard

Kids with brooms: Coaches brush up on teaching kids to curl

Hope’s curlers learn to teach the next generation of rock throwers

Hope curler Kent McKinnon helps a new curler get the hang of the ice. Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard
Vancouver Giants are defeated by Everett at Langley Events Centre Friday. (Rik Fedyck/Vancouver Giants)

Giants fall 3-2 to visiting Silvertips in WHL play Friday

Vancouver G-Men defeated at Langley Events Centre, prepare to take on Cougars Sunday

  • Oct 26, 2019
Vancouver Giants are defeated by Everett at Langley Events Centre Friday. (Rik Fedyck/Vancouver Giants)
Chilliwack Chiefs rookie Hudson Thornton has shown no shyness on the ice this season, going wherever he needs to go in pursuit of the puck. (Eric J. Welsh/ The Progress)

Sixteen year olds make instant impact with Chilliwack Chiefs

Hudson Thornton and Peter Reynolds are making waves with the BCHL junior A club

Chilliwack Chiefs rookie Hudson Thornton has shown no shyness on the ice this season, going wherever he needs to go in pursuit of the puck. (Eric J. Welsh/ The Progress)
Runners start off from Cultus Lake’s Main Beach at the 17th annual Around the Lake Give R Take Trail Race> Photo by Rick MacDonald

Cultus Lake trail race brings new team relay record

17th annual Around the Lake Give R Take more than 270 runners

  • Oct 24, 2019
Runners start off from Cultus Lake’s Main Beach at the 17th annual Around the Lake Give R Take Trail Race> Photo by Rick MacDonald
NHL bloodlines on Penticton Vees roster

NHL bloodlines on Penticton Vees roster

Chilliwack Chiefs host Penticton Vees on Saturday

NHL bloodlines on Penticton Vees roster
VIDEO: Depth and scoring lacking for Vancouver Giants this season: Coach

VIDEO: Depth and scoring lacking for Vancouver Giants this season: Coach

G-Men defeated on home ice Sunday by Victoria – next up Everett on Friday

  • Oct 21, 2019
VIDEO: Depth and scoring lacking for Vancouver Giants this season: Coach
A clipping from the Hope Standard details the highlights of the day for the Hope Curling Club.

Room for everyone at the Hope Curling Club

Club’s 60th includes celebratory bonspiel, renovations and more

A clipping from the Hope Standard details the highlights of the day for the Hope Curling Club.
Competitors head to shore during the BC Indigenous Provincial Canoe and Kayak Championships at Seabird Island. (Chris Duchaine/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Seabird Island welcomes Indigenous canoe, kayak championships

The event saw athletes chosen to be on the B.C. development team for the 2020 North American games

Competitors head to shore during the BC Indigenous Provincial Canoe and Kayak Championships at Seabird Island. (Chris Duchaine/Black Press Media)
Patti Komar won a medal in each of the six events she competed in a the 55+ BC Games in Kelowna: three silver and three gold.                                 (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

‘I just can’t believe it’: Agassiz swimmer brings home six medals from seniors games

Patti Komar won three gold and three silver medals in her first competition in 48 years

Patti Komar won a medal in each of the six events she competed in a the 55+ BC Games in Kelowna: three silver and three gold.                                 (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
The 2019 Hobie 16/20 North American Championships take over Harrison Lake during the week of Sept. 16 to 20. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

North American sailing competition descends on Harrison

The 2019 Hobie 16/20 North American Championships will be on the lake until Sept. 20

The 2019 Hobie 16/20 North American Championships take over Harrison Lake during the week of Sept. 16 to 20. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Pat Derkson (skip), Penny Nesbitt (3rd), Deanna Armstrong (2nd), Bobbi Thielen and Ann Johnstone (Lead) accepting their bronze medal for floor curling at the 55+ BC Games this September.                                 (Ron Johnstone)

Agassiz, Harrison take home the gold at the 55+ BC Games

The two communities captured 13 medals at the seniors’ games in Kelowna this year

Pat Derkson (skip), Penny Nesbitt (3rd), Deanna Armstrong (2nd), Bobbi Thielen and Ann Johnstone (Lead) accepting their bronze medal for floor curling at the 55+ BC Games this September.                                 (Ron Johnstone)
Canadian teenager Jordyn Huitema continued her torrid scoring pace with Paris Saint-Germain on Thursday, scoring twice in stoppage time against Portugal’s SC Braga 7-0 in first leg Women’s Champions League action. Huitema (9) is seen during the second half of a women’s international soccer friendly against Mexico at BMO Field in Toronto, Saturday, May 18, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston)

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema continues torrid scoring pace for PSG

Huitema, who signed with PSG in May, also scored twice Sunday

Canadian teenager Jordyn Huitema continued her torrid scoring pace with Paris Saint-Germain on Thursday, scoring twice in stoppage time against Portugal’s SC Braga 7-0 in first leg Women’s Champions League action. Huitema (9) is seen during the second half of a women’s international soccer friendly against Mexico at BMO Field in Toronto, Saturday, May 18, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston)
Cloverdale’s Holly Speers opened up the scoring for Team Canada. (WBSC video screengrab)

Team Canada step closer to Olympics after beating Puerto Rico

‘Super Round’ games to be played tomorrow at South Surrey’s Softball City

Cloverdale’s Holly Speers opened up the scoring for Team Canada. (WBSC video screengrab)
Speed is a big part of Nikita Nesterenko’s game and the new Chilliwack Chiefs recruit will bring his wheels to Prospera Centre this fall.

Chiefs kick off exhibition pre-season stint at Hope Arena

Catch the Chilliwack Chiefs on the ice as they prepare for fresh season

Speed is a big part of Nikita Nesterenko’s game and the new Chilliwack Chiefs recruit will bring his wheels to Prospera Centre this fall.