Shayne Blandin

Bocce proves a ball

Oceanside Special Olympics draws rave reviews from B.C. organizers for running of 32-team zone tournament at Community Park in Parksville

The Oceanside local successfully hosted B.C.’s largest bocce tournament at Community Park in Parksville Sunday, hosting 128 athletes representing 32 teams in the qualifier for next year’s provincial tournament.

“They’ve done an amazing job,” Special Olympics B.C. official Leslie Thornley said of local organizers, led by Jacquie Cameron. “If we could, I would take this template and create it in all the other regions.”

The event featured 70 local volunteers.

— NEWS Staff

 

Special Olympics Zone 6 qualifying tournament

At Community Park, Parksville

Otter Division

1. Salt Spring Island; 2. Oceanside Sharks 2; 3. Oceanside Sharks 1.

 

Dolphins Division

1. Campbell River 1; 2. Campbell River 2; 3. Powell River A.

 

Seals Division

1. Campbell River 5; 2. Port Alberni 1; 3. Victoria Bears.

 

Whales Division

1. Campbell River 3; 2. Victoria Big; 3. Port Alberni 3.

 

Puffins Division

1. Campbell River 7; 2. Victoria Brave; 3. Victoria Giant.

Just Posted

Rainbow crosswalk in Qualicum Beach covered in mysterious black substance

‘It was disappointing to see this act of disrespect take place inside our community’

Oceanside RCMP hunt for man after pair of indecent exposure incidents

Elderly woman grabbed by man who had been masturbating in the woods

Nanoose Bay traffic update: paving postponed but closure extended on Northwest Bay Road

Mainroad Contracting halts paving while City of Parksville waits on contractors

Group aims to preserve French Creek tree

Save Estuary Land Society says bald eagles used tree for nest

Farewell to Parksville Beach Festival for 2019

People’s Choice Awards tallied, organizers report another successful year

VIDEO: Could we BE any more excited? ‘Friends’ fans go crazy for merch

Movie theatres will show select episodes to mark the NBC series’ 25th anniversary

Bodies of two missing Surrey men found near Ashcroft

Ryan Provencher and Richard Scurr have been missing since July 17

Pile of wood mulch ‘spontaneously combusts’ at Vancouver Island industrial site

Business owner thanks fire department for quick response

Pregnant teachers fight to change WorkSafeBC compensation rules

Agency does not recognize risk to unborn babies when mother catches illness from work

Families want Island Health to take over seniors home

Letter campaign points out longstanding issues at the Comox Valley residence

Five hedgehogs quickly adopted after being left at BC SPCA

Lucky new owners picked up their pets from Maple Ridge branch on Aug. 20

B.C. cricket players get interrupted by racist remark

Community has had protocols in place for years to respond to prejudice

Groovy B.C. wedding a throwback to Woodstock ‘69

Couple hosts themed wedding 50 years after legendary festival

Most Read