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(Photo - Kelowna Ultimate/Contributed)

Kelowna youth invited to free ultimate camp

The program will be held over three Wednesday nights in July

 

(Photo - @kelownafalconsbaseball/Instagram, Tami Quan Photography)

Falcon Friday: Get to know Nick Woodcock

The left-handed pitcher hails from Whitby, Ontario

 

North Okanagan Pee Wee Legends Seyja Manson (from left), Halle Harty, Summer Kayle, Bailey Kayle, Jordan Payton and Nicole Payton recently made local minor lacrosse history, becoming the first girls to play as a line together on the floor. (Contributed)

North Okanagan lacrosse girls stand tall against boys’ taunting

Six girls on Legends’ team make local history, becoming first all-girls line to play together in a game

 

Kids as young as four participated in the Conquer the Lake fun run (Brittany Webster - Black Press)

Lake Country runners Conquer the Lake in support of KidSport

Runners had the choice of a one mile fun run, a 5 km run, or a half-marathon

Kids as young as four participated in the Conquer the Lake fun run (Brittany Webster - Black Press)
Basketball hoop (Pixabay.com)

Public input sought for Lake Country recreation needs

Households that respond by Aug. 15 will be entered to win a prize

Basketball hoop (Pixabay.com)
Onlookers gathered at the Okanagan Heritage Museum on June 14 for the announcement of the 2022 Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame inductees. (Jake Courtepatte/Capital News)

Newest class announced for Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame

‘Mr. Basketball’ among the four inductees

Onlookers gathered at the Okanagan Heritage Museum on June 14 for the announcement of the 2022 Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame inductees. (Jake Courtepatte/Capital News)
The UBC Thunderbirds (white) will play the Calgary Dinos (red) in the first Canadian U-Sports football game to be held in the North Okanagan. The Kalamalka Bowl, as the pre-season game is being billed, will be played Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 7 p.m. at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. (Rich Lam - UBC Athletics)

Okanagan city to host Canadian university football exhibition game

UBC Thunderbirds will play the Calgary Dinos Wednesday, Aug. 24, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park

The UBC Thunderbirds (white) will play the Calgary Dinos (red) in the first Canadian U-Sports football game to be held in the North Okanagan. The Kalamalka Bowl, as the pre-season game is being billed, will be played Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 7 p.m. at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. (Rich Lam - UBC Athletics)
Vernon Iron Ghost Construction Tigers captain Jacob Brewer (left) has the ball dislodged from his stick by Robbie Paialunga of the Kelowna Kodiaks in Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League play Tuesday, June 14, at Kal Tire Place in Vernon. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

Second-half surge lifts Kelowna Kodiaks past Vernon Tigers

Visitors outscore home team 12-3 over game’s final 28 minutes for 15-9 TOJLL victory

Vernon Iron Ghost Construction Tigers captain Jacob Brewer (left) has the ball dislodged from his stick by Robbie Paialunga of the Kelowna Kodiaks in Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League play Tuesday, June 14, at Kal Tire Place in Vernon. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
(Photo - Micheline Veluvolu / HHOF-IIHF IMAGES)

Lake Country’s Iginla, Disher lead Team Canada to gold

Iginla collected three points throughout the tournament despite battling injury

(Photo - Micheline Veluvolu / HHOF-IIHF IMAGES)
Vernon Paralympian wheelchair curler Sonja Gaudet (right) was officially inducted into the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame in Vancouver Thursday, June 9, as a member of the Classes of 2020 and 2021. (File photo)

Okanagan wheelchair curler draws spot in B.C. Sports Hall of Fame

Sonja Gaudet of Vernon was originally elected in 2020 but officially inducted Thursday, June 9

Vernon Paralympian wheelchair curler Sonja Gaudet (right) was officially inducted into the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame in Vancouver Thursday, June 9, as a member of the Classes of 2020 and 2021. (File photo)
Mayor John Vassilaki was among those to speak at the Penticton Golf and Country Club’s 100th-anniversary party on Saturday, June 11. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: Okanagan golf course celebrates 100th birthday

The club was formed after the Kettle Valley Railway suggested it would attract more tourists

Mayor John Vassilaki was among those to speak at the Penticton Golf and Country Club’s 100th-anniversary party on Saturday, June 11. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Dragon boat competitors from Kelowna and Penticton take to Skaha Lake for the Interior's first official race of 2022. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

VIDEO: Okanagan dragon boat racers return to Penticton for first race of 2022

The 13th annual Okanagan Super Sprints and 5th Senior Sprints took place from June 10 to 11

Dragon boat competitors from Kelowna and Penticton take to Skaha Lake for the Interior's first official race of 2022. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
(Jordyn Thomson - Western News)

Hundreds of athletes from Okanagan Super Sprints take to Penticton’s Skaha Lake

The 13th edition of the event is hosted by the Penticton Dragonboat Festival

(Jordyn Thomson - Western News)
Okanagan Gymnastics trampoline team had six podium finishes at the Western Canada Cup from June 3-5. (Photo contributed)

Okanagan Gymnastics team bounce and tumble to tournament success

Western Canada Cup brings together best trampoline, tumbling athletes in B.C., Alta. Sask. and Man.

Okanagan Gymnastics trampoline team had six podium finishes at the Western Canada Cup from June 3-5. (Photo contributed)
A decorative flag hanging inside the Kelowna Curling Club (Brittany Webster - Black Press)

Kelowna Curling Club pushing fundraising efforts to sweep away financial woes

The club needs to sell 40 tickets to Lobster Fest by June 10 in order to keep the event

A decorative flag hanging inside the Kelowna Curling Club (Brittany Webster - Black Press)
Vernon’s Matthew Kreutz finished in the top-50 at the season-opening PGA TOUR Canada event in Victoria. (File photo)

Vernon golfer in top-50 at PGA Tour Canada event

Matthew Kreutz ties for 46th spot at Royal Beach Victoria Open; Bryce Barker misses cut

Vernon’s Matthew Kreutz finished in the top-50 at the season-opening PGA TOUR Canada event in Victoria. (File photo)
Riley Martin, left, joined by his coach Naomi Antler after becoming the first Canadian in his para classification to complete the 400-metre individual medley. (Submitted)

Okanagan swimmer overcomes the odds to make Canadian history

Riley Martin competes for Penticton’s KISU Swim Club

Riley Martin, left, joined by his coach Naomi Antler after becoming the first Canadian in his para classification to complete the 400-metre individual medley. (Submitted)
(Photo - Golf Canada)

UBC Okanagan women swing to bronze at nationals

It’s the first national medal in club history

(Photo - Golf Canada)
(Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Kelowna Capital News)

Ex-Canuck and World Series champ headline Kelowna slow-pitch tourney

The Heart of a Warrior tournament is meant to raise awareness for mental health and advocacy

(Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Kelowna Capital News)
Nick Kollias in his backyard in Terrace. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)

‘Soccer is my religion’: Nick Kollias built up the game he loves in northern B.C.

As a child in Greece, Kollias was gifted a soccer ball and the rest is history

Nick Kollias in his backyard in Terrace. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)