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Shannon Baerg, member of the 2020 Element Race Team, participates in a criterium race. (Photo Courtesy of Element Race Team)

Victoria-based cycling group celebrates Women’s Day with launch of new team

Female-led Elements Race Team is set to promote women in cycling at their fundraising event

Shannon Baerg, member of the 2020 Element Race Team, participates in a criterium race. (Photo Courtesy of Element Race Team)
Camosun College Chargers women’s basketball team closes their season with a bronze medal loss in the PACWEST Championships on Feb. 29. (Camosun Chargers/Twitter)
Camosun College Chargers women’s basketball team closes their season with a bronze medal loss in the PACWEST Championships on Feb. 29. (Camosun Chargers/Twitter)
Victoria Royals dress for Pink in the Rink as they play the Kelowna Rockets 4–3 in a shootout on Feb. 22, 2020. (James Mackenzie/News Staff)

Victoria Royals host came focused on mental health awareness

The Royals will face the Vancouver Giants on Feb. 29

Victoria Royals dress for Pink in the Rink as they play the Kelowna Rockets 4–3 in a shootout on Feb. 22, 2020. (James Mackenzie/News Staff)
The Camosun Chargers men and women volleyball teams lose the gold metal match at the PACWEST Provincial Championships on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. (Camosun Chargers/Twitter)

Camosun’s two volleyball teams bumped out of provincial championship title

Camosun Chargers lose gold medal match on Saturday, Feb. 22

The Camosun Chargers men and women volleyball teams lose the gold metal match at the PACWEST Provincial Championships on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. (Camosun Chargers/Twitter)
Peninsula Eagles Midget A team will host the Midget T2 Provincial Championship, scheduled for March 15 to 19 at Panorama Recreation. (Courtesy of Jana Sexton)

Peninsula Eagles will host Midget T2 provincial championships

Provincial championships will take place at Panorama Recreation March 15 to 19

Peninsula Eagles Midget A team will host the Midget T2 Provincial Championship, scheduled for March 15 to 19 at Panorama Recreation. (Courtesy of Jana Sexton)
After nabbing gold at the Island Championships, the Pacific Christian Secondary Senior Girls basketball team is headed to the AA Provincials in Langley. (Courtesy Pacific Christian Secondary)
After nabbing gold at the Island Championships, the Pacific Christian Secondary Senior Girls basketball team is headed to the AA Provincials in Langley. (Courtesy Pacific Christian Secondary)
Claremont Spartans win against the Royal Bay Ravens 71- 64 on Feb. 15, 2020. (Photo James MacKenzie)

Claremont Spartans win the inaugural Senior Girls’ AAAA Basketball Island Championship

Claremont Spartans win their Feb. 15 game agains the Royal Bay Ravens 71 - 64

Claremont Spartans win against the Royal Bay Ravens 71- 64 on Feb. 15, 2020. (Photo James MacKenzie)
Four members of Varsity Performance Karate (left to right), Anika Ocean Elliott, Tanya Crowle, Olivia Brodie and Ella Crowle will attend the BC Winter Games in Fort St. John from Feb. 20-23. (Photo provided by Tanya Crowle)
Four members of Varsity Performance Karate (left to right), Anika Ocean Elliott, Tanya Crowle, Olivia Brodie and Ella Crowle will attend the BC Winter Games in Fort St. John from Feb. 20-23. (Photo provided by Tanya Crowle)
Victoria master runner Craig Odermatt has numerous running titles under his belt, including the 2015 Canadian Cross Country Champion. But now the runner is preparing for the masters race at the upcoming Pan Am Cross Country Cup, held in Vancouver Island – and Canada – for the first time ever this February. (Photo Courtesy of Craig Odermatt)
Victoria master runner Craig Odermatt has numerous running titles under his belt, including the 2015 Canadian Cross Country Champion. But now the runner is preparing for the masters race at the upcoming Pan Am Cross Country Cup, held in Vancouver Island – and Canada – for the first time ever this February. (Photo Courtesy of Craig Odermatt)
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Greater Victoria Hall of Fame accepting nominations

Nominations will be accepted until Feb. 28

  • Jan 22, 2020
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Bruce Hawkes, left, is presented a plaque commemorating his 200th consecutive Island Series race by Bob Reid, high performance director of the Harriers Pioneer 8K. (Joseph Camilleri - Prairie Inn Harriers)

Sooke runner breaks record with 200th consecutive race

Bruce Hawkes began Island Race Series streak in 1995

Bruce Hawkes, left, is presented a plaque commemorating his 200th consecutive Island Series race by Bob Reid, high performance director of the Harriers Pioneer 8K. (Joseph Camilleri - Prairie Inn Harriers)
Olympic hopefuls in middle distance running put the kindergarten and grade one classes through the paces of running exercises at ŁÁU, WELNEW tribal school. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)

Olympic hopefuls bring inspiration and prizes to WSÁNEĆ tribal school

Visiting athletes talked to students about pursuing their passions

  • Nov 26, 2019
Olympic hopefuls in middle distance running put the kindergarten and grade one classes through the paces of running exercises at ŁÁU, WELNEW tribal school. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)
Rowers make their way across Elk Lake at sunset. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

‘In my opinion, the team won not me’: Vikes men’s rowing coach wins President’s Award

Aalbert Van Schothorst was honoured Sunday evening for ‘substantial’ contribution to rowing

  • Nov 5, 2019
Rowers make their way across Elk Lake at sunset. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Fairway Gorge Paddle Club will hold its annual WetDashe outrigger relay race to raise money for men’s health on November 16, 2019. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)

Fairway Gorge Paddle Club outrigger relay race raises money for men’s health

Annual event returns, all proceeds will go to B.C. Cancer and Island Prostate Centre

  • Oct 22, 2019
Fairway Gorge Paddle Club will hold its annual WetDashe outrigger relay race to raise money for men’s health on November 16, 2019. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)