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Five applicants received the EKVC John Kendal Award back in June at the Mount Baker Awards Ceremony. Photo submitted

East Kootenay Volleyball athletes rewarded for their dedication

Seven EKVC members received scholarships to help with post-secondary education

Five applicants received the EKVC John Kendal Award back in June at the Mount Baker Awards Ceremony. Photo submitted
The Cranbrook/Kimberley Special Olympics are looking for athletes and volunteers to join them for the new season. A registration and barbecue will be held Sept. 16. Jessica Dempsey/Cranbrook Townsman

Special Olympics chapter gets ready to kick off new fall season

Cranbrook/Kimberley Special Olympics group will be holding a barbecue and registration on Sept. 16

The Cranbrook/Kimberley Special Olympics are looking for athletes and volunteers to join them for the new season. A registration and barbecue will be held Sept. 16. Jessica Dempsey/Cranbrook Townsman
Celebrating providers at Community Connections Support Services

Celebrating providers at Community Connections Support Services

Community Connections Support Services had a ‘thank you’ barbeque for local providers in the community

Celebrating providers at Community Connections Support Services
The Rogues will look to defend their title at the Saratoga Cup from Sept 7-8. Jessica Dempsey/Cranbrook Townsman

Rocky Mountain Rogues get ready for Saratoga Cup

The Rogues will be looking to defend their championship title from Sept. 7-8 at the Saratoga Cup

The Rogues will look to defend their title at the Saratoga Cup from Sept 7-8. Jessica Dempsey/Cranbrook Townsman
Dynamiters prepare for main camp

Dynamiters prepare for main camp

The Kimberley Dynamiters will host their main camp on Aug. 30 - Sept. 1 at the Civic Centre

Dynamiters prepare for main camp
Kiara Ker earns bronze at U17 National Basketball Championships

Kiara Ker earns bronze at U17 National Basketball Championships

This was the third time the local basketball player represented Team BC at the national level

Kiara Ker earns bronze at U17 National Basketball Championships
(L to R) – East Kootenay riders Cassidy Boehm, Ryder Duczek, Dagen Duczek, Matt Boehm, Montanna Rouselle (missing from photo: Isaac and Gabrielle Hockley, Caroline Villeneuve, Mike Rouselle). Photo submitted

East Kootenay wakesurfers have success in national championships

Many local riders competed in the 2019 Nautique Canadian Wakesurf National Championships

(L to R) – East Kootenay riders Cassidy Boehm, Ryder Duczek, Dagen Duczek, Matt Boehm, Montanna Rouselle (missing from photo: Isaac and Gabrielle Hockley, Caroline Villeneuve, Mike Rouselle). Photo submitted
Cranbrook Bandits hand out end of season awards

Cranbrook Bandits hand out end of season awards

The junior and senior teams recognized players from the 2019 season

Cranbrook Bandits hand out end of season awards
Josie Schmidt, Barb Fenwick, Emily Sartorel, Roberta Rodgers, Aquinna O’Grady, Erienne O’Grady and Jon O’Grady at the Nelson Sprints Regatta. Photo Submitted

Local rowing club comes up big at Nelson Sprints Regatta

The Rockies Rowing Club saw multiple members have positive results at the annual regatta

Josie Schmidt, Barb Fenwick, Emily Sartorel, Roberta Rodgers, Aquinna O’Grady, Erienne O’Grady and Jon O’Grady at the Nelson Sprints Regatta. Photo Submitted
Ryder Duczek took first place in the Outlaw Men’s Skim Division. Photo Submitted

Local wakesurfers have podium success in Texas

Ryder and Dagen Duczek had podium finishes at the Centurion Water Proof Tour Stop in Waco, Texas

Ryder Duczek took first place in the Outlaw Men’s Skim Division. Photo Submitted
Powersliding through summer 2019

Powersliding through summer 2019

Cranbrook skaters are taking advantage of the summer weather at the Viking Skatepark

Powersliding through summer 2019
The eighth annual BFT’s Battle of the Bats will be a busy weekend, with 26 teams helping to raise money. This year the funds raised will go towards seven-month-old Neko Shulist and her family. Photo submitted

Battle of the Bats steps up to the plate for eighth annual fundraiser

The tournament will raise money for seven-month-old Neko Shulist who has a congenital heart defect

The eighth annual BFT’s Battle of the Bats will be a busy weekend, with 26 teams helping to raise money. This year the funds raised will go towards seven-month-old Neko Shulist and her family. Photo submitted
The EKVC held a Future Stars Camp with Olympian Rudy Verhoeff which included on the court and off-court training. Submitted photo

Local volleyball players learn from Olympian

The EKVC held a Future Stars Camp with Olympian Rudy Verhoeff for on and off-court training

The EKVC held a Future Stars Camp with Olympian Rudy Verhoeff which included on the court and off-court training. Submitted photo
Left to Right: Jordyn Andersson, Lauren Penney, Mackenzie Halliday, Winter Knudsgaard, Kana Dolgopol, Layla Silliphant-Chalabi and Abigail Betker. Photo submitted.

East Kootenay players return from BC Cup

Four athletes from East Kootenay Volleyball Club reflected on their experience at the 2019 BC Cup

Left to Right: Jordyn Andersson, Lauren Penney, Mackenzie Halliday, Winter Knudsgaard, Kana Dolgopol, Layla Silliphant-Chalabi and Abigail Betker. Photo submitted.
Rylind MacKinnon will be on the U SPORTS team at the Hockey Canada Summer Showcase where they faceoff against top competitors in Canada, Japan and France. Jessica Dempsey/Cranbrook Townsman

Local hockey player set for Hockey Canada Summer Showcase

Cranbrook native Rylind MacKinnon will represent U SPORTS as they battle top teams

Rylind MacKinnon will be on the U SPORTS team at the Hockey Canada Summer Showcase where they faceoff against top competitors in Canada, Japan and France. Jessica Dempsey/Cranbrook Townsman
Knee woes end captain’s Dynamiters career

Knee woes end captain’s Dynamiters career

Chase Gedny won’t be returning for the 2019/20 season because of a recurring knee injury

Knee woes end captain’s Dynamiters career
Local wakesurfers top podium at Centurion Absolut Waterproof Tour Canada Stop

Local wakesurfers top podium at Centurion Absolut Waterproof Tour Canada Stop

Four East Kootenay athletes had success at the annual competition

Local wakesurfers top podium at Centurion Absolut Waterproof Tour Canada Stop
Katie Clark is competing against the worlds best at the 2019 World Rowing U23 Championships. Photo submitted by Katie Clark

Katie Clark to row at U23 World Championships

The Cranbrook rower will be competing against the best in the world from July 24-28

Katie Clark is competing against the worlds best at the 2019 World Rowing U23 Championships. Photo submitted by Katie Clark
Local Special Olympics athletes Ian Lowther and Kendall Salanski were at local Tim Hortons to celebrate and raise awareness of the Special Olympics Global Day of Inclusion July 20. Photo submitted

Local athletes promote Special Olympics Global Day of Inclusion

On July 20 Tim Hortons teamed up with the Special Olympics to raise awareness and funds

Local Special Olympics athletes Ian Lowther and Kendall Salanski were at local Tim Hortons to celebrate and raise awareness of the Special Olympics Global Day of Inclusion July 20. Photo submitted
In their first game of the tournament, the Senior Bandits lost 20-3 to host Libby Loggers on July 18. Photo by Heather McMahon

Cranbrook Bandits senior team wraps up season

The Bandits ended their district playoffs play with a 6-3 loss against the Twins

In their first game of the tournament, the Senior Bandits lost 20-3 to host Libby Loggers on July 18. Photo by Heather McMahon