The Oceanside bantam lacrosse team that won the provincial championship was one of the local teams and athletes that were honoured by the Regional District of Nanaimo District 69 Recreation Commission at Oceanside Place, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. — Michael Briones photo

Local athletes honoured in Parksville ceremony

RDN issues certificates of achievement to champions

Local athletes, young and not so young, were recently honoured for their achievements in 2017 by the Regional District of Nanaimo.

The RDN’s District 69 Recreation Commission presented each of the athletes from various disciplines a certificate and a $75 gift certificate they can use to any of recreation and activity programs offered in District 69.

Present during the awards presentation held at Oceanside Place, last Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, were RDN board chair and Electoral Area H director Bill Veenhof and District 69 Recreation Commission chair and Electoral Area F director Julian Fell.

The individual athletes and teams, who placed first in in a provincial, inter-provincial or national athletic or artistic competition who were given recognition include:

BC 55+ Games medal winners: swimmers Mary Sluyter, Russell Sharock, Barbara Kenno, and Linda MacPherson; dragon boater Terri Cunningham; floor curlers Lorraine Lepper, Fred Lepper, Tap Ahonen, Brenda Stewardson, Joyce McCaig, Bruce McCaig, Wendy Pearce and Gordon Lundine; golfers Wayne Brown and Michelle Kraeling; ice hockey players Donald Campbell, Bob Carpenter, Ted Dash, Ron DuFault, Andy McNally, John Ogle and Doug Hall; horseshoe player Peter Kucey; tennis player John Hylton-Foster; and track and field athletes Jess Brewer, Jack Laramie, Joe Geigerich, Hildegard Buschhaus and Patti Rogers.

Local swimmers in the 2017 Swim BC AAA Championships: Lochlan Rogers, Nick Bennett and Jakob Mbobela; BC and Yukon Basketball free throw winner Olivia Williams; BC Junior Development Track and Field Championships athletes Emerson Harvey and Samuel Morrison; Far Westerns 2017 swimmer Camryn Stannard; and BC Championships Master track and field athlete Terry Riggins.

Members of the Oceanside Bantam Lacrosse team that won the 2017 provincial championship: Ellyot Cain, Brenden Jamieson, Blake Beatty, Kohl Krastel, Ben Tisdelle, Aeden Pasquill, Zach Lantaigne, Garreth Davidson, Angelo Zanchetta, Shawn McGrath, Dain Lewis, Jake Colley, Koen McConnell, Daylen Laflamme, Dagen DeWaal, and Evan Obodsinksi.

Just Posted

Crews called to highway crash in Nanoose Bay

Accident happened just before 4 p.m. near Hillview Road

Parksville council initiates look into plastic bag ban

Councillor issues motion in conjunction with annual Earth Day

Busy weekend a workout for Parksville Qualicum Beach softball team

U16 Oceanside Rage host back-to-back doubleheaders on home diamond

RDN irrigation check-ups help reduce water usage

Analysis show that high-water users that entered the service reduced consumption during summer

QB lawn bowls set to move outdoors

The Qualicum Beach Lawn Bowling Club is now moving to its outdoor… Continue reading

Lt.-Gov. Guichon believes she made the right decision

Outgoing Lt.-Gov Judith Guichon said her most memorable moments weren’t surrounding the election

Survivor PQB down to three castaways

Readers vote for favourites to earn chance at $250 in groceries

VIDEO: Smokers talk pot rules at annual 4-20 event

Annual pot protest-meets-festival in Vancouver attracted hundreds to vendors, concert

New funds, recruits set to alleviate B.C. sheriff shortage

The Government of British Columbia announced new sheriff graduates, funding for more classes

Video: RCMP investigation gets a deer little photobomb

Princeton RCMP were conducting a drug investigation in Princeton which a deer strolled through

Farnworth says five years too long for feds to deal with organized crime in medical pot

Needs to be dealt with much sooner than that, B.C. Public Safety Minister says

Cyclist sustains minor injury after crash with car in Parksville

Both turning left and thought they had right-of-way says Const.

UPDATED: Unions, CP Rail come to agreement, avoiding work stoppage

Locomotive engineers, conductors and signals specialists seeking new collective agreements.

B.C. woman known to hitchhike around province missing

Aislynn Hanson, 18, last seen April 13; known to travel throughout B.C. by hitchhiking

Most Read