Parkland rowers pull ahead to semifinals

Grant Shapka, Edward Gawne head to semis with doubles performance

By Lorne Chan

Parkland rowers Grant Shapka and Edward Gawne made the semifinals in their double at the Canadian High School Rowing Championships in St. Catharines, Ont., last week. Shapka also made the semifinals in the singles as well.

The Parkland track and field team had a stellar performance at the B.C. provincial championships. Spencer Gaby captured the gold medal in the race walk in a dramatic close finish. Kim Neville-Rutherford captured the provincial silver medal in high jump. Kim’s sister Courtenay captured the silver medal in women’s hammer throw. Jennifer Lui won the bronze medal in the girl’s shotput. Ross Haskett finished fourth with a personal best in the javelin. Jacqueline Gaby finished in fifth place in the women’s race walk.

In basketball news, Maddie Geary, Kate Service and Kristy Gallagher were selected to play on the South Vancouver Island Basketball Association select team for this summer. The season will be highlighted with a nine-day tour to Washington and Oregon. On the boys side, Russell Bennett and Harrison Arhdeacon were selected for the junior Vikes program with the University of Victoria for the summer and will also be part of a tour in Las Vegas.

Just Posted

International, Disney and Hallmark films set to be filmed in Victoria in 2019

Local and international production companies seeking out film locations in town

Missing Saanich man last seen in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

Jonah Donato, 40, travelled to the mainland in June

Swim-enthusiasts ready to make a splash at the 2019 Gorge Swim Fest

On July 21, swimmers of all ages make their way to the Banfield Park dock

Toy Run organizer says motorcyclists unfairly targeted

Motorcycle toy drive returns Sept. 29 to Turkey Head

Saanich councillor wants the municipality to support opponents of Quebec’s secularism bill

Councillors will debate notice of motion from Coun. Zac de Vries on Aug. 12

VIDEO: Sparrows raise their chicks in Cadboro Bay deck planter

Jill Yoneda captured 11 days up close with tiny Junco sparrows

POLL: Do you carry reusable shopping bags?

While a court ruling determined the City of Victoria’s plastic bag ban… Continue reading

Greater Victoria wanted list for the week of July 16

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Scheer on Trump: It’s ‘offensive’ to question the family background of critics

Trump is being called a racist for saying that the four congresswomen should go back where they came from

Instagram expands Canadian pilot removing ‘like’ counts to more countries

Social media giant plans to roll out the test in Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Japan, Italy and Ireland

Man involved in beating and tasering over a drug debt to be sentenced in Nanaimo

Colin Damen Gary Lamontagne pleaded guilty to charges, including aggravated assault

Pamela Anderson adds star power to B.C. Green Party town hall

Celebrity attended Nanaimo meeting with representatives from U.S.-based environmental group

Olympic softball qualifier gets $150K boost from provincial government

2019 Americas Qualifier to be held in Surrey from Aug. 25-Sept. 1

Gas price inquiry questions Trans Mountain capacity, company denies collusion

The first of up to four days of oral hearings in the inquiry continue in Vancouver

Most Read