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Students with The Spirit of Fraser Valley Junior Paddling Program row their dragon boat across a lake. Students ages 13 to 18 are welcome to join the upcoming season; they’re encouraged to sign up by March 15, and practices begin on April 1. (Riana Neels/Contributed Photo)

Fraser Valley Junior Paddling program launches again soon

Looking for local recruits from ages 13 to 18

Students with The Spirit of Fraser Valley Junior Paddling Program row their dragon boat across a lake. Students ages 13 to 18 are welcome to join the upcoming season; they’re encouraged to sign up by March 15, and practices begin on April 1. (Riana Neels/Contributed Photo)
First-year coach of the Hope Skating Club, Sarah Steberl works these young skaters through their routine for the upcoming skating carnival. “Skating Through the Decades” will be performed at 2 and 7 pm on Saturday, March 7. (Barry Stewart)

Carnival will showcase Hope’s figure skating talents

Skating Through the Decades at Hope Arena on March 7

  • Feb 27, 2020
First-year coach of the Hope Skating Club, Sarah Steberl works these young skaters through their routine for the upcoming skating carnival. “Skating Through the Decades” will be performed at 2 and 7 pm on Saturday, March 7. (Barry Stewart)
Mya Onos during her practice with the Sardis Flyers at Chilliwack’s Twin Rinks last year. (File Photo)

Mya Onos gears up for B.C. Winter Games

The decorated speed skater starts competing Friday

Mya Onos during her practice with the Sardis Flyers at Chilliwack’s Twin Rinks last year. (File Photo)
Great Britain national team member Kyle Johnson has inked a deal with the Fraser Valley Bandits for the 2020 CEBL season. (FIBA photo)

Fraser Valley Bandits sign former Olympian

Great Britain team member Kyle Johnson signed for 2020 CEBL season

Great Britain national team member Kyle Johnson has inked a deal with the Fraser Valley Bandits for the 2020 CEBL season. (FIBA photo)
Hope Wildcats’ Hockey 4 goalie, Mya Post deflects a Chilliwack shot to safety, in the opening game of their home tournament, last Friday.  Barry Stewart/ Hope Standard

Hockey 4: Simply for the love of hockey

No scores kept, no MVPs named — in Hope they just play for fun

  • Feb 14, 2020
Hope Wildcats’ Hockey 4 goalie, Mya Post deflects a Chilliwack shot to safety, in the opening game of their home tournament, last Friday.  Barry Stewart/ Hope Standard
VIDEO: Behind the scenes at Hope vs. Habs hockey game

VIDEO: Behind the scenes at Hope vs. Habs hockey game

Former Montreal Canadiens player Steve Shutt talks about alumni team’s travels

VIDEO: Behind the scenes at Hope vs. Habs hockey game
A lacrosse camp for Indigenous youth is planned at Chawathil First Nation this month. It’s one of several free camps around the Fraser Valley planned in the coming weeks.

Free sports camps for Indigenous youth includes lacrosse in Hope

Camps planned across Fraser Valley for players and coaches

A lacrosse camp for Indigenous youth is planned at Chawathil First Nation this month. It’s one of several free camps around the Fraser Valley planned in the coming weeks.
Deb McKinney and Terry Foord from the Hope Curling Club earned their way into the 2020 BC Mixed Doubles Curling Championship, taking place Feb. 25 to Mar. 1 in Hope. (Submitted photo)

Hope curlers earn berth at 2020 Mixed Doubles provincials

McKinney and Foord to join 16 teams on home ice for championships

Deb McKinney and Terry Foord from the Hope Curling Club earned their way into the 2020 BC Mixed Doubles Curling Championship, taking place Feb. 25 to Mar. 1 in Hope. (Submitted photo)
Hope-raised NHL official among BC Hockey Hall of Fame inductees

Hope-raised NHL official among BC Hockey Hall of Fame inductees

Jay Sharrers officiated 1,419 regular NHL games, plus Stanley Cup finals and Olympics

Hope-raised NHL official among BC Hockey Hall of Fame inductees
White Rock resident Sue Rittinger is on the lookout for other women hockey players, aged 55 and up, who are interested in playing at this year’s BC 55+ Games in Richmond. (Contributed photo)

White Rock woman seeks fellow hockey players for BC 55+ Games

Sue Rittinger aiming to put Zone 3 women’s team together in time for September event

White Rock resident Sue Rittinger is on the lookout for other women hockey players, aged 55 and up, who are interested in playing at this year’s BC 55+ Games in Richmond. (Contributed photo)
The Hope, Cascades & Canyons hockey team hit the ice on Saturday for a practice prior to this weekend’s game against the Montreal Canadiens Alumni Game at the Hope Arena. Tickets are running out, and are available at the Hope Visitor Information Centre. (Shannon Jones photo)

VIDEO: Time’s running out for Montreal Alumni tickets in Hope

Habs will face off against Hope hockey players on Saturday afternoon

The Hope, Cascades & Canyons hockey team hit the ice on Saturday for a practice prior to this weekend’s game against the Montreal Canadiens Alumni Game at the Hope Arena. Tickets are running out, and are available at the Hope Visitor Information Centre. (Shannon Jones photo)
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)
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