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Kenyan runner wins April Fools race

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The sunshine came out for the BMO April Fool’s Run on April 2. Here the runners head up Park Rd. in Gibsons shortly after the start. The 40th running of the 21-kilometre half marathon attracted a record 651 runners, walkers and relay team members. The first to reach the finish, at Mission Point Park at ... Read More »

Locals to head to BC Provincial Games

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Hello sports fans. Excitement is growing for the Provincial Games in Kamloops and I was able to sit down with two athletes who will be on that great journey. The Rhythmic Gymnastics team Linsey Davidson, Amanda Boghean, Marina Stevens and new athletes Darlene Nelson, Layla Ross and Sarah Black completed the regular season’s practices in ... Read More »

Sunday’s April Fool’s Run attracts international athletes

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The 40th edition of the BMO Sunshine Coast April Fool’s Run presented by Coast Cable is shaping up to be an exciting contest in the front of the pack. The men’s field for the run, on Sunday April 2,  features two Kenyan athletes, both with identical personal bests of 1:06:01 for the half marathon. Benard ... Read More »

Fools Run attracting record number of registrants

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The 40th annual BMO Sunshine Coast April Fool’s Run, presented by Coast Cable, will see more than 600 participants running, walking and relaying from Gibsons to Sechelt on Sunday, April 2. Runners can save $5 if they register online by March 29. Title sponsor BMO Bank of Montreal is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year, ... Read More »

Elvis rocked the building

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Figure skater Elvis Stojko shows his stuff at the Gibsons community  centre March 11.  An Olympic silver medalist for Canada and former world champion, Stojko was the main attraction at a fundraiser for the SC Skating Club. You can see it on Coast Cable, channel 10, at 9am and 10pm March 16 and 18, and ... Read More »

Homegrown champ drops by

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Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) champ Julia Budd, of Roberts Creek, centre, visited the SC Boxing Club in Gibsons March 11. A week earlier, on March 3, Budd had won a big match in Oklahoma, becoming the first Bellator Women’s featherweight champion.  Posing with her is local MMA instructor Dave Hollet, left, and boxer Angela Cantarutti, ... Read More »

SAR sees busy month

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Sunshine Coast Search and Rescue volunteers actively ‘stand on guard for thee’. The month of February saw crew members snowshoeing, practicing rope rescue techniques, swimming, testing gear, heaving throw lines, refreshing First Aid skills and learning how to respond to potential overdose situations. Ground and marine crews met in both indoor and outdoor classrooms to ... Read More »

Special O swim team visits Richmond

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On Sunday, Jan. 22, the Sunshine Coast Special Olympic swim team attended a meet in Richmond. The newly dubbed Orcas – Amber Fenton, Stephie Malcom, Theresa Bystead, Summer Labecki, Stephanie Rogers, Paul Davis, Lindsay Pearson, Genny Verge and Micheal Oswald – found it to be THE most organized and fun pre-provincial swim meet they have ... Read More »

‘Explore the Wild’ camps for March break

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The Sunshine Coast Salmonid Enhancement Society is offering kid’s camps March 13-17. “Explore the Wild” camps provide opportunities for kids, ages 7 to 11, to develop wilderness skills and enjoy outdoor exploration.  Spring break camps will see kids tying flies, fishing in Chapman Creek, hiking, setting wildlife camera traps, and more.   Visit scsalmon.org or ... Read More »

Sunshine Dragons Abreast raising funds

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Christine Klingenberg, left, and Sheila Weber show off the breast cancer display table at a pub night held recently by their team, Sunshine Dragons Abreast. The team was kicking off their fund-raising events to reach their goal of participating in the 2018 International Breast Cancer Dragon Boat Festival in Florence Italy. Paddling practice will start ... Read More »

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