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The sixth annual Goddess Run on June 4 in Langford will mark a triumphant milestone in Julie Power’s battle with leukemia. Rick Stiebel/News Gazette staff

Victoria Goddess Run participant encourages women to care for their inner Goddess

Julie Power eager to share her cautionary tale as a cancer survivor

  • May 21, 2017
The sixth annual Goddess Run on June 4 in Langford will mark a triumphant milestone in Julie Power’s battle with leukemia. Rick Stiebel/News Gazette staff
Riders watch for the gate to drop at the start line at the Juan de Fuca BMX track in Colwood, during the School Bike League races. Don Descoteau/News Gazette staff

Greater Victoria’s School Bike League attracts enthusiastic riders

Series to wrap up with slalom and freestyle event May 31 at Bear Mountain

Riders watch for the gate to drop at the start line at the Juan de Fuca BMX track in Colwood, during the School Bike League races. Don Descoteau/News Gazette staff
Rugby Canada women’s sevens national team player Megan Lukan and Langford Mayor Stew Young share a smile on Thursday during the annoucement that May 27 will be declared as Rugby Day in the city. Rick Stiebel/News Gazette staff

Rugby Day in Langford proclaimed as part of Canada Womens Sevens

Rugby Canada anticipating another successful tournament

  • May 19, 2017
Rugby Canada women’s sevens national team player Megan Lukan and Langford Mayor Stew Young share a smile on Thursday during the annoucement that May 27 will be declared as Rugby Day in the city. Rick Stiebel/News Gazette staff
Victoria Shamrocks goaltender Cody Hagedorn stops a shot with teammates all around him during practice at The Q Centre in Colwood. The team opens the 2017 Western Lacrosse Association season there tonight (May 19) against the Langley Thunder at 7:30 p.m.                                 Don Descoteau/
News Gazette staff

2017 Shamrocks look to bring Mann Cup back to Colwood

Role players counted on more, unlike 2015 Mann Cup champions

Victoria Shamrocks goaltender Cody Hagedorn stops a shot with teammates all around him during practice at The Q Centre in Colwood. The team opens the 2017 Western Lacrosse Association season there tonight (May 19) against the Langley Thunder at 7:30 p.m.                                 Don Descoteau/
News Gazette staff
Jordan Reilly with her silver medal from the vault event at the 2017 Artistic Gymnastics BC Championships held in Port Coquitlam.                                Falcon Gymnastics photo

Saanich gymnasts set to host Garden City Invitational at Pearkes

Falcon Gymnasts pick up three medals at Artistic Gymnastics Provincials

Jordan Reilly with her silver medal from the vault event at the 2017 Artistic Gymnastics BC Championships held in Port Coquitlam.                                Falcon Gymnastics photo
Victoria Marathon named as official Canada 150 event

Victoria Marathon named as official Canada 150 event

The 39th annual GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon is expected to bring 9,000 athletes to Victoria

Victoria Marathon named as official Canada 150 event
Oak Bay Barbarian Dave Carson (green) leaps during a lineout to compete for the ball against Saint Michaels Blue Jag Euan Hannigan, right, during the 2017 Boot Game at Saint Michaels University School. The Blue Jags won 17-7 for the bronzed Gareth Rees boot.                                Kyle Slavin/SMUS

Saint Michaels hosts five championship rugby matches Thursday

Saint Michaels University School is hosting five Lower Island high school boys…

Oak Bay Barbarian Dave Carson (green) leaps during a lineout to compete for the ball against Saint Michaels Blue Jag Euan Hannigan, right, during the 2017 Boot Game at Saint Michaels University School. The Blue Jags won 17-7 for the bronzed Gareth Rees boot.                                Kyle Slavin/SMUS
Rebels head coach Charly Cardilicchia speaks to the players following an on-field session during last weekend’s spring camp at Westhills Stadium. Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff

Defending B.C. champs Westshore Rebels optimistic as spring camp opens

Despite star players moving on conference champs look to build on last year’s momentum

Rebels head coach Charly Cardilicchia speaks to the players following an on-field session during last weekend’s spring camp at Westhills Stadium. Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff
Rosie Forrest, 9, and dad, Neil, of Victoria do a test ride on the track during an open house hosted in Colwood by the Greater Victoria Velodrome Association. The day offered a casual way for people unfamiliar with the track bikes – no brakes and one gear – to try them out on a quality facility. Don Descoteau/News Gazette staff

Westshore Velodrome facility thriving in Colwood

Former Commonwealth Games track home to casual riders, competitive racers

Rosie Forrest, 9, and dad, Neil, of Victoria do a test ride on the track during an open house hosted in Colwood by the Greater Victoria Velodrome Association. The day offered a casual way for people unfamiliar with the track bikes – no brakes and one gear – to try them out on a quality facility. Don Descoteau/News Gazette staff
Kiana Higuchi gets the soccer ball right up there in a game against Stelly’s Secondary School. The Oak Bay Junior Girls won 3-1. Pirjo Raits photo

The Oak Bay defeats Stelly’s 3-1

Junior girls soccer hits the pitch in Oak Bay

  • Apr 28, 2017
Kiana Higuchi gets the soccer ball right up there in a game against Stelly’s Secondary School. The Oak Bay Junior Girls won 3-1. Pirjo Raits photo
Swimmers prepare to start the Beginner Tri for MS at Saanich Comonwealth Place. The non-timed, preparatory triathlon is May 7 with the swim at Saanich Commonwealth Place and run and bike courses through the the West Saanich Neighbourhood.                                Submitted

Saanich hosts beginner triathlon May 7

It doesn’t matter if it’s your first triathlon or your 101st, the…

Swimmers prepare to start the Beginner Tri for MS at Saanich Comonwealth Place. The non-timed, preparatory triathlon is May 7 with the swim at Saanich Commonwealth Place and run and bike courses through the the West Saanich Neighbourhood.                                Submitted
Left to right: Coach Lister Farrar, Megan Barnes, Casey Garrison, Erin Attwell, Riley Pickrell, Adam Attwell, Jessica Maitland, Sarah Van Dam and coach Kurt Innes. (Joel Tansey/Black Press)

Claremont teen storms track nationals with seven golds

Velodrome youth go big at track cycling nationals

Left to right: Coach Lister Farrar, Megan Barnes, Casey Garrison, Erin Attwell, Riley Pickrell, Adam Attwell, Jessica Maitland, Sarah Van Dam and coach Kurt Innes. (Joel Tansey/Black Press)
Members of the Victoria Volleyball Association Black 17-under women’s team, many of who attend Belmont secondary, are all smiles after reaching the final of the B.C. club championships on Saturday in Richmond. They took silver after losing 2-0 to No. 1-ranked Team Academy from Vancouver. Photo by Dean Purdy

West Shore-flavoured side captures B.C. club volleyball silver

Belmont players dominate Victoria Volleyball Association 17U women’s roster

Members of the Victoria Volleyball Association Black 17-under women’s team, many of who attend Belmont secondary, are all smiles after reaching the final of the B.C. club championships on Saturday in Richmond. They took silver after losing 2-0 to No. 1-ranked Team Academy from Vancouver. Photo by Dean Purdy
Grade 11 Lambrick Park baseball players Carmen Eilertsen, Ruby Ortlieb and Rachael Bobroske (also from the Victoria Fastball Club) have verbally committed a year early to play for the Galveston College Whitecaps in Texas. (Submitted)

Lambrick trio hip to Texas baseball

Saanich fastballers commit to Gavelston College

Grade 11 Lambrick Park baseball players Carmen Eilertsen, Ruby Ortlieb and Rachael Bobroske (also from the Victoria Fastball Club) have verbally committed a year early to play for the Galveston College Whitecaps in Texas. (Submitted)
Claremont Scrumfest rugby tournament in photos

Claremont Scrumfest rugby tournament in photos

Scenes from last week’s Claremont Scrumfest

Claremont Scrumfest rugby tournament in photos
Andrew Adams, left, of Nanaimo United with VISL president Vince Greco and Nanaimo player Paddy Greig. Adams was named MVP of the the Jackson Cup. (Submitted)

Nanaimo, Prospect Lake win Island soccer titles

Extra time needed in three of four men’s cup finals

Andrew Adams, left, of Nanaimo United with VISL president Vince Greco and Nanaimo player Paddy Greig. Adams was named MVP of the the Jackson Cup. (Submitted)
Former international karting star and 2017 Victoria Auto Racing Hall of Fame and Museum inductee Johnny Sutton of Langford spent two decades driving these open wheel cars. He got a shot at driving an Indy Lights car later in his career, but he achieved his greatest successes in karting. Photo courtesy Johnny Sutton

Victoria auto racing hall of fame welcomes new members

2017 induction class includes sprint car driver Scott “the tire fryer” Aumen

Former international karting star and 2017 Victoria Auto Racing Hall of Fame and Museum inductee Johnny Sutton of Langford spent two decades driving these open wheel cars. He got a shot at driving an Indy Lights car later in his career, but he achieved his greatest successes in karting. Photo courtesy Johnny Sutton
Travis Paterson/News Staff                                Lt. (N) Krista Seguin prepares for a training session at PISE. Seguin will compete for Canada in the power lifting and sitting volleyball events at the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto. The national team is in Greater Victoria for the week of April 3 to train at PISE, Saanich Commonwealth Place, CFB Esquimalt and the Bowmen Archery Centre.

Invictus athletes hit Saanich for training block

Saanich Commonwealth Place and PISE among host training sites

Travis Paterson/News Staff                                Lt. (N) Krista Seguin prepares for a training session at PISE. Seguin will compete for Canada in the power lifting and sitting volleyball events at the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto. The national team is in Greater Victoria for the week of April 3 to train at PISE, Saanich Commonwealth Place, CFB Esquimalt and the Bowmen Archery Centre.
APShutter.com/UVic Vikes   UVic Vikes guard Amira Giannattasio leaps to rescue a loose ball headed out of bounds against the Carleton Ravens in the opening round of the U Sports Final 8 women’s national basketball championship at CARSA. The Vikes nearly upset of the No. 1 seed Ravens

Vikes put scare into Ravens before being eliminated from nationals

Host UVic Vikes show big spirit with near-upset of No. 1 seed in opening round

APShutter.com/UVic Vikes   UVic Vikes guard Amira Giannattasio leaps to rescue a loose ball headed out of bounds against the Carleton Ravens in the opening round of the U Sports Final 8 women’s national basketball championship at CARSA. The Vikes nearly upset of the No. 1 seed Ravens

WATCH: A look at Canadian basketball history as Vikes set to host women’s nationals

Vikes host U SPORTS Women's Basketball Final 8 at CARSA, Mar. 9 to 12

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