Emanuel Sequeira

The Penticton Dragon Boat Festival will feature 84 teams competing in the women’s, mixed and breast cancer divisions on the waters of Skaha Lake, Sept. 9 to 10. Steve Kidd/Western News                                The Penticton Dragon Boat Festival will feature 84 teams competing in the women’s, mixed and breast cancer divisions on the waters of Skaha Lake, Sept. 9 to 10.                                Steve Kidd/Western News

Dragon Boat Festival paddlers ready to make a splash in Penticton

Visitors like ending their season with the Penticton Dragon Boat Festival

The Penticton Dragon Boat Festival will feature 84 teams competing in the women’s, mixed and breast cancer divisions on the waters of Skaha Lake, Sept. 9 to 10. Steve Kidd/Western News                                The Penticton Dragon Boat Festival will feature 84 teams competing in the women’s, mixed and breast cancer divisions on the waters of Skaha Lake, Sept. 9 to 10.                                Steve Kidd/Western News
The Penticton Speedway hosted the Drift Union Matsuri event during the Labour Day weekend. The event attracted nearly 50 drivers.                                Douglas Farrow/Special to the Western News

Drift Union Matsuri hit Penticton Speedway

Drift car racing entertained crowds at the Penticton Speedway

The Penticton Speedway hosted the Drift Union Matsuri event during the Labour Day weekend. The event attracted nearly 50 drivers.                                Douglas Farrow/Special to the Western News
Demko looking to impress at Young Stars

Demko looking to impress at Young Stars

Top Vancouver Canucks goaltending prospect Thatcher Demko aims to be at his best

Demko looking to impress at Young Stars
High hockey IQ helps Vees adapt quick

High hockey IQ helps Vees adapt quick

The Penticton Vees sign Henry Enebak, adding depth to their forward group before season starts

High hockey IQ helps Vees adapt quick
VANCOUVER, BC - NOVEMBER 17: The Arizona Coyotes play the Vancouver Canucks during their NHL game at Rogers Arena November 17, 2016 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

Good start for Garteig begins at Young Stars

Former Penticton Vee Michael Garteig motivated to prove himself starting at Young Stars Classic

VANCOUVER, BC - NOVEMBER 17: The Arizona Coyotes play the Vancouver Canucks during their NHL game at Rogers Arena November 17, 2016 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)
Comets GM pumped about Canucks prospects

Comets GM pumped about Canucks prospects

Comets GM Ryan Johnson talks about Canucks prospects that will impress at Young Stars Classic

Comets GM pumped about Canucks prospects
Tragic death brings helmet discussion to forefront for slo-pitch leagues

Tragic death brings helmet discussion to forefront for slo-pitch leagues

Comox Valley tragedy leads to mandatory helmets, discussion on player safety

Tragic death brings helmet discussion to forefront for slo-pitch leagues
Ezra Cremers has stepped down from his position as executive director and head coach of Pinnacles FC.                                Western News file photo

Pinnacles FC head coach has resigned from position

Pinnacles FC head coach Ezra Cremers stepping down from position

Ezra Cremers has stepped down from his position as executive director and head coach of Pinnacles FC.                                Western News file photo
Anders Say of the Penticton Pikes earned a silver and bronze medal at the B.C. Summer Swimming Association provincial championships in Kamloops the weekend of Aug. 19.                                Mark Brett/Western News

Pikes win provincial medals

Penticton Pikes swimmers earn medals and best times at provincial championships in Kamloops

Anders Say of the Penticton Pikes earned a silver and bronze medal at the B.C. Summer Swimming Association provincial championships in Kamloops the weekend of Aug. 19.                                Mark Brett/Western News
Penticton’s Carl Peterson celebrates across the main finish line after he had taken third overall in his 65 to 69 age group in the International Triathlon Union Aquabike World Championship race. Peterson started the Multisport World Championship Festival by winning his age group championship in Cross Triathlon. Mark Brett/Western News

Penticton Multisport Festival was spectacular

ITU board member said Penticton setting will be “hard to match”

Penticton’s Carl Peterson celebrates across the main finish line after he had taken third overall in his 65 to 69 age group in the International Triathlon Union Aquabike World Championship race. Peterson started the Multisport World Championship Festival by winning his age group championship in Cross Triathlon. Mark Brett/Western News
BMX riders race Munson Mountain for first time

BMX riders race Munson Mountain for first time

New Penticton BMX track at Munson Mountain impresses riders

BMX riders race Munson Mountain for first time
Rookie Lukas Sillinger is excited to be part of the Penticton Vees, but also to get the chance to play on a team with older brother Owen for the first time. Growing up, the Sillinger brothers had many mini sticks and street hockey battles.                                Emanuel Sequeira/Western News

Sillinger Bros. go from street to BCHL

Sillinger brothers Owen and Lukas team up for first time with the Penticton Vees

Rookie Lukas Sillinger is excited to be part of the Penticton Vees, but also to get the chance to play on a team with older brother Owen for the first time. Growing up, the Sillinger brothers had many mini sticks and street hockey battles.                                Emanuel Sequeira/Western News
Penticton BMX rider Brody McLean, who competed in the 2017 World Championship in Rock Hill, U.S.A., earned a bronze medal at the Canadian BMX Championship in Calgary last weekend. Lee Cejalvo photo

Osoyoos BMX rider earns bronze in championship

Osoyoos’ Brody McLean takes bronze at Canadian Championship

Penticton BMX rider Brody McLean, who competed in the 2017 World Championship in Rock Hill, U.S.A., earned a bronze medal at the Canadian BMX Championship in Calgary last weekend. Lee Cejalvo photo
Vees players prove quick learners

Vees players prove quick learners

Penticton Vees coach happy with players after first week of B.C. Hockey League training camp

Vees players prove quick learners
OHA finds its newest female coach

OHA finds its newest female coach

Courtney Tougas becomes new head coach for OHA Female Varsity team

OHA finds its newest female coach
Penticton pros earn top-10 finish in Long Course world championship

Penticton pros earn top-10 finish in Long Course world championship

Jeff Symonds and Jen Annett earned matching eight-place finish in ITU Long Course World Championship

Penticton pros earn top-10 finish in Long Course world championship
UPDATED-Canadian, Aussie take Long Course World Championships

UPDATED-Canadian, Aussie take Long Course World Championships

Canada’s Lionel Sanders, Australia’s Sarah Crowley capture their first world championships

UPDATED-Canadian, Aussie take Long Course World Championships
Joshua Amberger had a big lead coming out onto the run course in the men’s elite.                                Mark Brett/Western News

UPDATE: Lionel Sanders wins men’s Elite Long Course

The Windsor athlete finished with a time of 5:20

Joshua Amberger had a big lead coming out onto the run course in the men’s elite.                                Mark Brett/Western News
Pro triathletes know Long Course field is deep

Pro triathletes know Long Course field is deep

ITU Long Course world championship field is deep

Pro triathletes know Long Course field is deep
A documentary on professional triathletes, The Last Mile, will feature Penticton athletes Jeffrey Symonds (left) and Jen Annett (right) winners of last year’s Challenge Penticton. Western News file photo

Long distance triathletes ready to battle the world

Jeff Symonds and Jen Annett are ready to race in Penticton on Sunday

A documentary on professional triathletes, The Last Mile, will feature Penticton athletes Jeffrey Symonds (left) and Jen Annett (right) winners of last year’s Challenge Penticton. Western News file photo