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Expedition Canada 2022 is coming the Okanagan on June 5. (Photo- Expedition Canada)

VIDEO: The world’s biggest adventure race is coming to B.C.

The non-stop 500 km course will see world competitors traverse Okanagan terrain and water

Expedition Canada 2022 is coming the Okanagan on June 5. (Photo- Expedition Canada)
Abby Senior (in red) played against Oak Bay on Wednesday morning during the first game of the provincials at Exhibition Park in Abbotsford. The games continue through Saturday. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

PHOTOS: Provincial rugby tournament kicks off at Exhibition Park in Abbotsford

One of the largest rugby events in Canada is underway in Abbotsford.…

Abby Senior (in red) played against Oak Bay on Wednesday morning during the first game of the provincials at Exhibition Park in Abbotsford. The games continue through Saturday. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Toronto Maple Leafs forward Jason Spezza speaks to the media after being eliminated in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs during a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Spezza announced his retirement Sunday after a 19-season NHL career. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Veteran forward Jason Spezza announces retirement, will join Maple Leafs front office

Spezza played with the Senators and Dallas Stars before joing the Leafs in 2019

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Jason Spezza speaks to the media after being eliminated in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs during a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Spezza announced his retirement Sunday after a 19-season NHL career. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Premier John Horgan and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau were in Vancouver Tuesday (May 24) to announce the 2025 Invictus Games will be held in the city. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)

$30M pledged for Vancouver to host winter hybrid Invictus Games in 2025

Province, federal government each contributing $15 million to event

Premier John Horgan and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau were in Vancouver Tuesday (May 24) to announce the 2025 Invictus Games will be held in the city. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)
G Tom Cadeaux ties up Englot to prevent the deflection. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Vancouver Giants keeping their season alive

A 5-2 victory over Kamloops Blazers leads to Game 6 on Sunday

  • May 14, 2022
G Tom Cadeaux ties up Englot to prevent the deflection. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
After a three-year hiatus, the Vancouver Canucks Young Stars Classic will return to the South Okanagan Events Centre. (Mark Brett - Western News)

Vancouver Canucks bringing Young Stars Classic back to Penticton

The multi-day event ran in the Peach City from 2010 to 2018

After a three-year hiatus, the Vancouver Canucks Young Stars Classic will return to the South Okanagan Events Centre. (Mark Brett - Western News)
From left to right, Tony Gibb Joanne Rakers, Tania Brachmayer and Peter Brachmayer, play a game of pickleball at a court in the Central Park neighbourhood of Victoria, B.C., on Thursday, Apr. 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Pickleball’s growth raises a racket in Victoria, amid bans over noise complaints

“The noise is people having fun,” says Victoria Regional Pickleball Association president

From left to right, Tony Gibb Joanne Rakers, Tania Brachmayer and Peter Brachmayer, play a game of pickleball at a court in the Central Park neighbourhood of Victoria, B.C., on Thursday, Apr. 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Fabian Lysell potted his second just before the midway mark of the period for the three-goal lead. (Gary Ahuja/Langley Advance Times)
Fabian Lysell potted his second just before the midway mark of the period for the three-goal lead. (Gary Ahuja/Langley Advance Times)
Pickleball athletes hit the court at Silver Creek Elementary School. The inaugural Hope Pickleball Tournament debuts on Saturday (April 30) at the Hope Recreation Centre. (File photo)

Inaugural Hope Pickleball Tournament debuts on Saturday

Hope Recreation Centre hosting dozens of players for debut tournament

Pickleball athletes hit the court at Silver Creek Elementary School. The inaugural Hope Pickleball Tournament debuts on Saturday (April 30) at the Hope Recreation Centre. (File photo)
Kelowna Rockets beat Vancouver Giants, 3-2 in a dramatic game on Friday, April 15 at the Langley Events Centre. (Gary Ahuja/Langley Advance Times)

Giants fall in overtime to Kelowna

Dramatic 3-2 decision in overtime

Kelowna Rockets beat Vancouver Giants, 3-2 in a dramatic game on Friday, April 15 at the Langley Events Centre. (Gary Ahuja/Langley Advance Times)
The Vancouver Canucks have offered a West Kelowna man four free tickets to an April 9 game against the San Jose Sharks after an independent ticketing company denied him an almost $700 refund in January. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Vancouver Canucks offer B.C. man free tickets after refund debacle

The team reached out to Ben Orritt on Monday after he was denied a ticketing refund in January

The Vancouver Canucks have offered a West Kelowna man four free tickets to an April 9 game against the San Jose Sharks after an independent ticketing company denied him an almost $700 refund in January. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Some of the members of Spirit Abreast include (from left) Elaine Perrin, Dolores Brewer, Delrose Thomas, Janet Morrison and Ingrid Bates. They are seen here at Cultus Lake on Saturday, March 19, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Breast cancer survivors needed to build Spirit Abreast dragon boat team in Fraser Valley

Team to host meet-and-greet, excited to get back on Cultus Lake after 2 years without paddling

Some of the members of Spirit Abreast include (from left) Elaine Perrin, Dolores Brewer, Delrose Thomas, Janet Morrison and Ingrid Bates. They are seen here at Cultus Lake on Saturday, March 19, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The Abbotsford Panthers and Walnut Grove played the final for the 2022 4A Eastern Valley Zone Tournament at the Langley Events Centre on Feb. 27. (Gary Ahuja image)

Abbotsford Panthers basketball squad win 4A tournament, heading to provincials

Provincials to take place at Langley Events Centre March 9-12

The Abbotsford Panthers and Walnut Grove played the final for the 2022 4A Eastern Valley Zone Tournament at the Langley Events Centre on Feb. 27. (Gary Ahuja image)
Langley’s Tasha Willing set a new B.C. weightlifting record. Willing, a track and field star originally from Chilliwack, only started competing at weight lifting in November. ( Rob Wilton @RJMedia.tech/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley weightlifter breaks B.C. record

Track and field star Tasha Willing recently took up the sport

  • Feb 23, 2022
Langley’s Tasha Willing set a new B.C. weightlifting record. Willing, a track and field star originally from Chilliwack, only started competing at weight lifting in November. ( Rob Wilton @RJMedia.tech/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Team Canada’s Marie-Philip Poulin, centre, celebrates defeating the United States to win gold at the IIHF Women’s World Championship hockey action in Calgary, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

QUIZ: How much do you know about women’s hockey?

The 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing will feature some thrilling action on the ice

Team Canada’s Marie-Philip Poulin, centre, celebrates defeating the United States to win gold at the IIHF Women’s World Championship hockey action in Calgary, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Canada’s Sidney Crosby celebrates his game-winning goal with Scott Niedermayer and Drew Doughty during overtime period men’s ice hockey gold medal final at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver on February 28, 2010.The NHL has officially announced that its players won’t be going to the 2022 Beijing Olympics.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

QUIZ: Are you ready for the Winter Olympics?

Athletes from Canada and around the world are competing in Beijing, Chin

Canada’s Sidney Crosby celebrates his game-winning goal with Scott Niedermayer and Drew Doughty during overtime period men’s ice hockey gold medal final at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver on February 28, 2010.The NHL has officially announced that its players won’t be going to the 2022 Beijing Olympics.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Penticton Vees’ Luc Wilson completed his three-point night, adding a goal on the powerplay to extend the Vees lead to 5-3 in the third in home ice hockey action against the Victoria Grizzlies in a game in November, 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

QUIZ: How much do you know about hockey?

During the winter months, hockey dominates winter sports in Canada

Penticton Vees’ Luc Wilson completed his three-point night, adding a goal on the powerplay to extend the Vees lead to 5-3 in the third in home ice hockey action against the Victoria Grizzlies in a game in November, 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Statue of Lady Justice at Vancouver courthouse. (File photo Black Press Media)

New trial ordered for children’s hockey coach in voyeurism case

The Court of Appeal for British Columbia has set aside the convictions, with one of three judges dissenting

Statue of Lady Justice at Vancouver courthouse. (File photo Black Press Media)
According to a Research Co. survey, 52 per cent of Canadians surveyed will skip the Grey Cup between the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Winnipeg Blue Bombers Dec. 12. Pictured here, Ti-Cats QB Jeremiah Masoli (8) tries to elude Saskatchewan Roughriders’ DB Rolan Milligan (32) and DL Charbel Dabire (98) on Nov. 20. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power)

Majority of Canadians plan on skipping Grey Cup, says research company

Research Co. poll re-ignites debate about popularity of NFL and CFL in Canada

According to a Research Co. survey, 52 per cent of Canadians surveyed will skip the Grey Cup between the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Winnipeg Blue Bombers Dec. 12. Pictured here, Ti-Cats QB Jeremiah Masoli (8) tries to elude Saskatchewan Roughriders’ DB Rolan Milligan (32) and DL Charbel Dabire (98) on Nov. 20. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power)
Through a confidential application process, KidSport provides grants to kids aged 18 and under (from families facing financial barriers) to help cover the cost of registration fees for a season of sport. Visit kidsport.ca to learn more.

Let’s play! From Chilliwack to Hope, grants help kids get off the sidelines

Every year, KidSport pays registration fees for low-income families, so ALL kids can play

  • Dec 6, 2021
Through a confidential application process, KidSport provides grants to kids aged 18 and under (from families facing financial barriers) to help cover the cost of registration fees for a season of sport. Visit kidsport.ca to learn more.