Local Sports

The boardwalk at the Parksville Community Park is frequented by walkers, runners and even hoverboard users. (Michael Briones photo)
The boardwalk at the Parksville Community Park is frequented by walkers, runners and even hoverboard users. (Michael Briones photo)
Kwalikum Secondary teacher Ryne Barton will run a 24-hour marathon to raise funds for the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock. (Submitted photo)
Kwalikum Secondary teacher Ryne Barton will run a 24-hour marathon to raise funds for the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock. (Submitted photo)
Athletes train on the dilapidated Ballenas Secondary track. (PQB News file photo)
Athletes train on the dilapidated Ballenas Secondary track. (PQB News file photo)
Alan Oslie is a Tennis Canada certified coach. (Submitted photo)

Tennis programs offered for players of all ages in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Instructor Alan Oslie to conduct junior and adult clinics

Alan Oslie is a Tennis Canada certified coach. (Submitted photo)
Janice Trenholme, Dick Glassford , Beth Clarke-Gilman and Andy Gilman have completed their virtual Vancouver Sun Run and show off their medals. (Submitted photos)
Janice Trenholme, Dick Glassford , Beth Clarke-Gilman and Andy Gilman have completed their virtual Vancouver Sun Run and show off their medals. (Submitted photos)
Golfers such as Qualicum Beach Coun. Teunis Westbroek, as well as the members of the Eaglecrest Ladies Club, now play on the new 9-hole layout at Eaglecrest Golf Club. (Michael Briones photo)

Golfers adjusting to Eaglecrest Golf Club’s 9-hole layout

Group is inviting newcomers to try out the course

Golfers such as Qualicum Beach Coun. Teunis Westbroek, as well as the members of the Eaglecrest Ladies Club, now play on the new 9-hole layout at Eaglecrest Golf Club. (Michael Briones photo)
Willem Whitehead is one of six Vancouver Island athletes to receive one of the 2020 Premier’s Awards for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport. (Submitted photo)
Willem Whitehead is one of six Vancouver Island athletes to receive one of the 2020 Premier’s Awards for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport. (Submitted photo)
Rick Hannibal takes over as new general manager of Oceanside Generals. (Oceanside Generals photo)

Rick Hannibal takes over as general manager of VIJHL’s Oceanside Generals

New GM has been a board member with the organization since 2016-17

Rick Hannibal takes over as new general manager of Oceanside Generals. (Oceanside Generals photo)
BCHL

BCHL pod season will end without playoffs

With COVID restrictions still hampering the league, the Fred Page Cup won’t be awarded in 2021

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Andrew Riddell was instrumental in helping the Oceanside Generals develop young players. (Oceanside Generals photo)

Andrew Riddell steps down as GM of VIJHL’s Oceanside Generals

Former BCHL player from Nanaimo moves on after promotion from full-time employer

Andrew Riddell was instrumental in helping the Oceanside Generals develop young players. (Oceanside Generals photo)
Ed Fergusson competes in the clean and jerk event at the virtual 2021 BC Masters Weightlifting Championships. (Submitted photo)
Ed Fergusson competes in the clean and jerk event at the virtual 2021 BC Masters Weightlifting Championships. (Submitted photo)
Bulldogs forward Stephen Castagna flips the puck into the Clippers zone during a game on Oct. 24. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Island BCHL game postponed due to ‘potential positive’ COVID-19 test

Nanaimo Clippers team suspends activities, players isolating pending further test results

Bulldogs forward Stephen Castagna flips the puck into the Clippers zone during a game on Oct. 24. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Legendary broadcaster Bernie Pascall is among in the Class of 2021 to be inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. (PQB News file photo)

Broadcasting legend Bernie Pascall of Parksville among Canadian Football Hall of Fame 2021 class

Pascall named by Football Reporters of Canada as inductee in the media category

Legendary broadcaster Bernie Pascall is among in the Class of 2021 to be inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. (PQB News file photo)
BCHL

BCHL stays tight-lipped about reasons for leaving Canadian Junior Hockey League

The BCHL retains affiliation with Hockey Canada and BC Hockey, but isn’t saying what comes next

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The Cross on the Commons race is one of events organized by the Arrowsmith Cycling Club. (PQB News file photo)

More people than ever mountain biking in Parksville Qualicum Beach area

Arrowsmith Cycling Club VP promotes healthy, fun activity

The Cross on the Commons race is one of events organized by the Arrowsmith Cycling Club. (PQB News file photo)
The Chilliwack Chiefs and Coquitlam Express will finally play games in early April as the BCHL squeezes in a shortened 20 game season. Just-announced provincial funding may help the junior A league offset financial losses caused by the COVID pandemic. (Darren Francis photo)

Province provides relief funding for amateur sport

The government is directing $15 million to teams/leagues impacted by the COVID pandemic

The Chilliwack Chiefs and Coquitlam Express will finally play games in early April as the BCHL squeezes in a shortened 20 game season. Just-announced provincial funding may help the junior A league offset financial losses caused by the COVID pandemic. (Darren Francis photo)
The Oceanside Mother’s Day Race will again be cancelled this year but Oceanside Running Club Association members like Jill Davies (239) aim to stage individual solo runs to raise money for charitable groups. (PQB News file photo)
The Oceanside Mother’s Day Race will again be cancelled this year but Oceanside Running Club Association members like Jill Davies (239) aim to stage individual solo runs to raise money for charitable groups. (PQB News file photo)
BCHL

BCHL will have three teams playing in Burnaby during shortened season

The league announced five pod locations as the junior A league prepares to play in early April

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Pheasant Glen Golf Resort is renovating the bunkers on the course. (PQB News file photo)
Pheasant Glen Golf Resort is renovating the bunkers on the course. (PQB News file photo)
Oceanside Generals defenceman Brandon Hannibal is disappointed the VIJHL season is over. (PQB News file photo)

Oceanside Generals graduating defender feels ‘robbed’ with ending of VIJHL season

League board votes unanimously to conclude play due to COVID-19 concerns

Oceanside Generals defenceman Brandon Hannibal is disappointed the VIJHL season is over. (PQB News file photo)