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Transparency, dedication sum up B.C.’s most inspirational sports stories of 2019

Transparency, dedication sum up B.C.’s most inspirational sports stories of 2019

B.C. athletes proved to be leaders on the national and international stage despite current and past physical, mental challenges

Transparency, dedication sum up B.C.’s most inspirational sports stories of 2019
Angeline Haslett’s winning 2018 London Drugs Amateur Photographer of the Year photo of singer Shakura S’Aida at the Memorial Hall in Harrison last summer during the Harrison Festival of the Arts. (Photo by Angeline Haslett).

London Drugs Amateur Photographer of the Year contest is back for 2019

The Black Press Media-partnered contest will feature two new categories

Angeline Haslett’s winning 2018 London Drugs Amateur Photographer of the Year photo of singer Shakura S’Aida at the Memorial Hall in Harrison last summer during the Harrison Festival of the Arts. (Photo by Angeline Haslett).
Photo via @botchford / Twitter.

VIDEO: The best of Canucks sports reporter Jason Botchford

Remembering the work of longtime Vancouver Canucks reporter

Photo via @botchford / Twitter.
The Proto Ototo, a demonstration of capacitance with musical fruit was on display at the Science World booth at the 2019 #BCTECHSummit. By touching the assortment of fruits and vegetables, a signal is sent to play a different musical note (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media).

VIDEO: Check out the latest gadgets at the 2019 BC Tech Summit

Musical fruit, advanced vending machines and holographic assembly instructions on display

The Proto Ototo, a demonstration of capacitance with musical fruit was on display at the Science World booth at the 2019 #BCTECHSummit. By touching the assortment of fruits and vegetables, a signal is sent to play a different musical note (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media).
The rainbow grilled cheese special will be featured during the Vancouver Whitecaps’ Pride match in May. (Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Rainbow grilled cheese, hot-dog burger on the menu at BC Place

Vancouver Whitecaps kick off their home opener on Saturday against Minnesota United

The rainbow grilled cheese special will be featured during the Vancouver Whitecaps’ Pride match in May. (Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media)
Come down to 19 Wing Fitness and Community Centre to find great employment and post-secondary opportunities (Photo by Jolene Rudisuela/Black Press Media).

VIDEO: Get hired at Black Press Media’s Extreme Education and Career Fair

Over 40 employers looking to hire at 19 Wing Fitness and Community Centre

Come down to 19 Wing Fitness and Community Centre to find great employment and post-secondary opportunities (Photo by Jolene Rudisuela/Black Press Media).
Come down to 19 Wing Fitness and Community Centre today between 11am and 4pm to find future employment and post-secondary education opportunities. (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media)

TODAY: Comox career fair matches the right opportunities with the right people

Black Press Extreme Education and Career Fair takes place at 19 Wing Fitness and Community Centre

Come down to 19 Wing Fitness and Community Centre today between 11am and 4pm to find future employment and post-secondary education opportunities. (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media)
About 1,000 people and 350 active brides are expected to attend the Hitched Wedding & Events Affair at the Florence Filberg Centre in Courteney today. The event runs until 4 p.m. Photo, Mike Chouinard.

VIDEO: Hitched wedding event on now at Courtenay’s Filberg Centre

Organizers expect 1,000 visitors and 350 active brides

About 1,000 people and 350 active brides are expected to attend the Hitched Wedding & Events Affair at the Florence Filberg Centre in Courteney today. The event runs until 4 p.m. Photo, Mike Chouinard.
Hitched Wedding & Events Affair arrives in Courtenay at the Florence Filberg Centre (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media)

TODAY: Hitched Wedding & Events Affair arrives at Florence Filberg Centre

Campbell River business one of many vendors at Hitched wedding event

Hitched Wedding & Events Affair arrives in Courtenay at the Florence Filberg Centre (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media)
VIDEO: Thousands drawn to industry day at Vancouver cannabis expo

VIDEO: Thousands drawn to industry day at Vancouver cannabis expo

The 2019 Lift Co. Cannabis Expo is this weekend at the Vancouver Convention Centre

VIDEO: Thousands drawn to industry day at Vancouver cannabis expo
Canucks deal Nilsson and Archibald to Senators for McKenna, Pyatt, draft pick

Canucks deal Nilsson and Archibald to Senators for McKenna, Pyatt, draft pick

Nilsson and McKenna will exchange locker rooms as Canucks set to face Ottawa tonight

Canucks deal Nilsson and Archibald to Senators for McKenna, Pyatt, draft pick
Angeline Haslett (right) poses with store manager Lillian Fast at a London Drugs store in Chilliwack after she was named the Amateur Photographer of the Year. (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media)

PHOTOS: Meet the winners of the London Drugs 2018 Amateur Photographer of the Year contest

Angeline Haslett has been crowned the London Drugs 2018 Amateur Photographer of the Year Contest in partnership with Black Press Media

Angeline Haslett (right) poses with store manager Lillian Fast at a London Drugs store in Chilliwack after she was named the Amateur Photographer of the Year. (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media)
Triumph and devotion drive B.C.’s most inspirational sports stories of 2018

Triumph and devotion drive B.C.’s most inspirational sports stories of 2018

Athletes surmounted immigration, mental health challenges and more, to prove dedication to their sport

Triumph and devotion drive B.C.’s most inspirational sports stories of 2018
Former Vancouver Whitecap midfielder, Alphonso Davies wins Canadian Men’s Soccer Player of the Year. File/THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Teenager Alphonso Davies wins Canadian Men’s Soccer Player for the Year Award

Derek Cornelius and Chilliwack native, Jordyn Huitema were named Canadian Youth International Players of the Year

Former Vancouver Whitecap midfielder, Alphonso Davies wins Canadian Men’s Soccer Player of the Year. File/THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Vancouver Canucks surpassed a Canadian sports record with the largest 50/50 jackpot of over $1.4 million as the Canucks (blue) fell to the Los Angeles Kings (white) 2-1 Tuesday night (Photo by @Canucks/Twitter).

UPDATE: Winner from West Kelowna claims Canucks’ record-breaking 50/50 jackpot

One lucky fan from West Kelowna took home $706,815

The Vancouver Canucks surpassed a Canadian sports record with the largest 50/50 jackpot of over $1.4 million as the Canucks (blue) fell to the Los Angeles Kings (white) 2-1 Tuesday night (Photo by @Canucks/Twitter).
The Canucks will display Lyft’s logo along the boards and near the Canucks’ end on the ice (Photo via @Pucksonnetca/Twitter).

Amid B.C. ride-sharing battle, Canucks declare sponsorship deal with Lyft

Vancouver team owner Francesco Aquilini is a vocal ride-sharing advocate

The Canucks will display Lyft’s logo along the boards and near the Canucks’ end on the ice (Photo via @Pucksonnetca/Twitter).
The Canucks’ 50/50 jackpot on November 27 is expected to become largest raffle in Canadian sports history (via @Canucksforkids/Twitter)

Canucks’ 50/50 jackpot expected to surpass $1 million

The guaranteed prize for one lucky winner will be $500,000 minimum when Vancouver hosts LA Nov 27

The Canucks’ 50/50 jackpot on November 27 is expected to become largest raffle in Canadian sports history (via @Canucksforkids/Twitter)
Angela Chapman, Senior Vice-President of Philanthropy with VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation, delivers a speech to announce the 2018 Millionaire Lottery located at the Tsawwassen Grand Prize home (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Millionaire Lottery returns to give back and win big

Since 1996, Millionaire Lottery has raised $52 million for the VGH+UBC Hospital Foundation

Angela Chapman, Senior Vice-President of Philanthropy with VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation, delivers a speech to announce the 2018 Millionaire Lottery located at the Tsawwassen Grand Prize home (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media)
Fortnite, created by Epic Games, has become the cause for the Canucks to enforce a video game ban on the road (via flickr/@BagoGames).

No more Fortnite: Vancouver Canucks ban video games on the road

Alternative captain Bo Horvat says team makes adjustments as season begins with young roster

Fortnite, created by Epic Games, has become the cause for the Canucks to enforce a video game ban on the road (via flickr/@BagoGames).
Canucks will forgo naming a captain for the second time in franchise history (via @Canucks/Twitter)

Canucks set roster, decline to name captain for 2018-19 season

Alex Edler, Bo Horvat, Brandon Sutter and Chris Tanev will serve as alternate captains

Canucks will forgo naming a captain for the second time in franchise history (via @Canucks/Twitter)