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Van Ryswyk track and field event takes over TCC on Friday

Van Ryswyk track and field event takes over TCC on Friday

The Van Ryswyk Indoor Track and Field Invitational begins on Friday and wraps up on Sunday at the Tournament Capital Centre. Hosted by the Kamloops Track and Field Club, the indoor provincial meet will feature athletes age nine and up. On Saturday, there will be a Fun Run for younger children. Events get underway at 5 p.m. on Friday and ...

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Sun Peaks earns praise from Ski Canada Magazine

Sun Peaks earns praise from Ski Canada Magazine

Sun Peaks Resort received multiple accolades earlier this week Ski Canada Magazine. The magazine released its annual Best of Skiing in Canada Awards issue and Sun Peaks was recognized in multiple categories, including Best Family Resort, Best Grooming and Best Sun. To learn more about the resort, go online to sunpeaksresort.com.

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Local cycling club crowns roller-racing champ for good cause

Local cycling club crowns roller-racing champ for good cause

The Interior Grasslands Cycling Club (IGCC) set up its roller-racing equipment at the Kamloops Indoor GranFondo in support of the MS Society last weekend at the Tournament Capital Centre. A roller-racing derby challenged participants to compete for the fastest time. The winners were Tami Newman, who won the women’s 500-metre sprint in 26.33 seconds, and Gordon McKay, the fastest man ...

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Kamloops trampoline athletes jump into competitive season

Kamloops trampoline athletes jump into competitive season

The Kamloops Gymnastics and Trampoline Centre sent athletes to the Aaron Johnson Memorial Cup, the second Provincial Trampoline Cup of the season, in Burnaby on the weekend. Mario Bruno was first in double-mini trampoline and second in trampoline in senior men’s action. Emily Schmidt won gold in double-mini in the junior women’s division, silver in Level 6 trampoline in the ...

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Rivershore to open on Friday

Rivershore to open on Friday

Rivershore Estates and Golf Links is opening on Friday, with the first available tee-time slated for 10 a.m. Power carts will be permitted. The Driving Range will be open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact the golf shop at 250-573-4622 to book a time.

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Pivotal time for Nabata as Olympics selection approaches

Pivotal time for Nabata as Olympics selection approaches

Scott Nabata of the Kamloops Gymnastics and Trampoline Centre would like to crack the list of gymnasts named to Team Canada for the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. Scott Nabata was the first to admit his performance at the 2016 Elite Canada Artistic Gymnastics Championships wasn’t his best. But leaving Halifax with gold and bronze medals hanging ...

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Hoops first in Loops — three-on-three tourney set for spring

Hoops first in Loops — three-on-three tourney set for spring

There aren’t too many opportunities to ball out in the Tournament Capital during the spring and summer, but a first-of-its-kind event will help change that. The KamHoops Three-on-Three Basketball Tournament will run from May 13 to May 15 at the Tournament Capital Centre. “As far as I know, there hasn’t been a three-on-three tournament in Kamloops before,” said Shane Sobus, ...

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Contract extension for WHL commish

Contract extension for WHL commish

Western Hockey League (WHL) chairman of the board Bruce Hamilton announced on Tuesday the WHL board of governors has agreed to a new five-year contract extension with WHL commissioner Ron Robison. Robison, who joined the WHL prior to the 2000-2001 season, is in his 16th season as commissioner and CEO of the WHL. The new contract will extend Robison through ...

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Kamloops Skating Club to host regionals

Kamloops Skating Club to host regionals

The Kamloops Skating Club is set to play host to the Okanagan Region Championships on the weekend, an event that will bring 179 athletes from 16 clubs to the Tournament Capital on the weekend. The event runs from Feb. 12 to Feb. 14 and will be hosted at the McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre. Brittany Boyd, Molly Egli, Mikaili ...

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