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The Penticton Vees arrived home from Nanaimo at approximately 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, May 20. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: Penticton Vees return home as BCHL Champions

The team captured the Fred Page Cup on Wednesday night in Nanaimo

 

The Penticton swept the West Kelowna Warriors in the Interior Conference Finals, booking their ticket to the Fred Page Cup Finals in the process. (Photo: Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)

B.C. Hockey League releases schedule for Fred Page Cup Finals

Penticton will battle the Nanaimo in Game No. 1 of the fourth-round hockey series on May 13

 

After a three-year hiatus, the Vancouver Canucks Young Stars Classic will return to the South Okanagan Events Centre. (Mark Brett - Western News)

Vancouver Canucks bringing Young Stars Classic back to Penticton

The multi-day event ran in the Peach City from 2010 to 2018

 

This is Coach Hudson (Conan Shing Photography)

UBCO coach named assistant coach for Volleyball Canada Pan Am Cup team

Head coach Brad Hudson led the UBCO Heat in a record-breaking season

This is Coach Hudson (Conan Shing Photography)
The Giant’s Head Run will return to Summerland on Saturday, June 4. The run will be part of the Summerland Action Festival. (Contributed)

Giant’s Head Run returns to Summerland

Event on evening of June 4 will be part of the Summerland Action Festival

The Giant’s Head Run will return to Summerland on Saturday, June 4. The run will be part of the Summerland Action Festival. (Contributed)
From left to right, Tony Gibb Joanne Rakers, Tania Brachmayer and Peter Brachmayer, play a game of pickleball at a court in the Central Park neighbourhood of Victoria, B.C., on Thursday, Apr. 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Pickleball’s growth raises a racket in Victoria, amid bans over noise complaints

“The noise is people having fun,” says Victoria Regional Pickleball Association president

From left to right, Tony Gibb Joanne Rakers, Tania Brachmayer and Peter Brachmayer, play a game of pickleball at a court in the Central Park neighbourhood of Victoria, B.C., on Thursday, Apr. 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
(Brittany Webster - Capital News)

PHOTOS: Kelowna’s Cherry Blossom Triathlon sees sunshine for returning race

The race was a success after two years of pandemic cancellations

(Brittany Webster - Capital News)
Lake Country Judo won two gold and one silver at the Pacific International in Richmond, B.C. April 15-17, 2022 (Contributed/Lake Country Judo)

Lake Country Judo athletes find success at recent competitions

Edmonton International Judo Championships hosted over 950 athletes

Lake Country Judo won two gold and one silver at the Pacific International in Richmond, B.C. April 15-17, 2022 (Contributed/Lake Country Judo)
Malindi Elmore set a new Canadian women course record (Jensen Edwards/Submitted)
Malindi Elmore set a new Canadian women course record (Jensen Edwards/Submitted)

Okanagan Olympians succeed at the Boston Marathon

Hofbauer and Elmore trained in the Okanagan for the Boston Marathon

Malindi Elmore set a new Canadian women course record (Jensen Edwards/Submitted)
Malindi Elmore set a new Canadian women course record (Jensen Edwards/Submitted)
Olympian Elena Gaskell. (Canadian Olympic Committee/Submitted)

Olympic Committee searching for talent in Okanagan

Free event for ages 14-24 in front of scouts

Olympian Elena Gaskell. (Canadian Olympic Committee/Submitted)
The Vancouver Canucks have offered a West Kelowna man four free tickets to an April 9 game against the San Jose Sharks after an independent ticketing company denied him an almost $700 refund in January. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Vancouver Canucks offer B.C. man free tickets after refund debacle

The team reached out to Ben Orritt on Monday after he was denied a ticketing refund in January

The Vancouver Canucks have offered a West Kelowna man four free tickets to an April 9 game against the San Jose Sharks after an independent ticketing company denied him an almost $700 refund in January. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Kelowna’s Parkinson Recreation Centre (Photo/City of Kelowna)

City of Kelowna looking for input on indoor recreation strategy

Feedback will help guide investment in sports and recreation facilities for next 10 to 20 years

Kelowna’s Parkinson Recreation Centre (Photo/City of Kelowna)
(BC Interior Sportsman Show/Facebook)

Interior Sportsman Show cancelled in Kelowna

Show was scheduled for April 2022

(BC Interior Sportsman Show/Facebook)
Langley’s Tasha Willing set a new B.C. weightlifting record. Willing, a track and field star originally from Chilliwack, only started competing at weight lifting in November. ( Rob Wilton @RJMedia.tech/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley weightlifter breaks B.C. record

Track and field star Tasha Willing recently took up the sport

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Langley’s Tasha Willing set a new B.C. weightlifting record. Willing, a track and field star originally from Chilliwack, only started competing at weight lifting in November. ( Rob Wilton @RJMedia.tech/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Brianna Falk (middle) is greeted by teammate Tessa Burton during introductions ahead of Saturday’s game against UBC (Photo Credit: Conan Shing Photography)

Weekend sports recap in Kelowna

Rockets, Warriors, Chiefs, UBCO Heat women’s teams with wins

Brianna Falk (middle) is greeted by teammate Tessa Burton during introductions ahead of Saturday’s game against UBC (Photo Credit: Conan Shing Photography)
The Funtastic slo-pitch tournament and music festival will make its return in 2022 on Canada Day weekend. (Funtastic Sports Society photo)

Vernon’s Funtastic tournament and music festival to return in 2022

Cancelled the last two years due to COVID-19, the city’s biggest summer event is back for Canada Day weekend

The Funtastic slo-pitch tournament and music festival will make its return in 2022 on Canada Day weekend. (Funtastic Sports Society photo)
Team Canada’s Marie-Philip Poulin, centre, celebrates defeating the United States to win gold at the IIHF Women’s World Championship hockey action in Calgary, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

QUIZ: How much do you know about women’s hockey?

The 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing will feature some thrilling action on the ice

Team Canada’s Marie-Philip Poulin, centre, celebrates defeating the United States to win gold at the IIHF Women’s World Championship hockey action in Calgary, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Canada’s Sidney Crosby celebrates his game-winning goal with Scott Niedermayer and Drew Doughty during overtime period men’s ice hockey gold medal final at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver on February 28, 2010.The NHL has officially announced that its players won’t be going to the 2022 Beijing Olympics.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

QUIZ: Are you ready for the Winter Olympics?

Athletes from Canada and around the world are competing in Beijing, Chin

Canada’s Sidney Crosby celebrates his game-winning goal with Scott Niedermayer and Drew Doughty during overtime period men’s ice hockey gold medal final at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver on February 28, 2010.The NHL has officially announced that its players won’t be going to the 2022 Beijing Olympics.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
(Photo Credit: Julie Pringle/Snap Commercial Photography)
(Photo Credit: Julie Pringle/Snap Commercial Photography)
Penticton Vees’ Luc Wilson completed his three-point night, adding a goal on the powerplay to extend the Vees lead to 5-3 in the third in home ice hockey action against the Victoria Grizzlies in a game in November, 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

QUIZ: How much do you know about hockey?

During the winter months, hockey dominates winter sports in Canada

Penticton Vees’ Luc Wilson completed his three-point night, adding a goal on the powerplay to extend the Vees lead to 5-3 in the third in home ice hockey action against the Victoria Grizzlies in a game in November, 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)