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Kelowna’s Cole Wilson finished tied for 36th spot at the Mackenzie Tour PGA of Canada’s Osprey Open event near Toronto. (Thos Caffrey/Golffile)

Okanagan golfers well behind winner at Canada pro tournament

Troy Bulmer of Vernon finished tied for 17th, 17 strokes off the pace; Kelowna’s Cole Wilson tied for 36th spot

  • Aug 23, 2021
Kelowna’s Cole Wilson finished tied for 36th spot at the Mackenzie Tour PGA of Canada’s Osprey Open event near Toronto. (Thos Caffrey/Golffile)
Vernon golf pro Troy Bulmer of Predator Ridge is in a five-way tie for the lead after the opening round Thursday, Aug. 18, of the Mackenzie Golf Tour's    (@bulwergolfphoto)

Okanagan golfers share first-round lead at pro tourney

Vernon’s Troy Bulmer and Kelowna’s Cole Wilson among quintet who shot 5-under-par on Mackenzie Tour’s Osprey Valley Open near Toronto

Vernon golf pro Troy Bulmer of Predator Ridge is in a five-way tie for the lead after the opening round Thursday, Aug. 18, of the Mackenzie Golf Tour's    (@bulwergolfphoto)
Kelowna’s Jerome Blake won two gold and one silver at the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg. (Contributed/Canada Games)

‘Bet on yourself, always’: Kelowna’s Jerome Blake reflects on Olympic bronze

Blake walked away from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with a bronze medal for the men’s 4x100m relay

Kelowna’s Jerome Blake won two gold and one silver at the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg. (Contributed/Canada Games)
Former Penticton Vees player and current Colorado Avalanche forward Tyson Jost hosted a shooting camp with Okanagan Hockey Camps this summer. (Colorado Avalanche/Twitter)

Okanagan-based NHLers return home to coach youth hockey camp

All three pros played youth hockey in the Okanagan before heading to the NHL

Former Penticton Vees player and current Colorado Avalanche forward Tyson Jost hosted a shooting camp with Okanagan Hockey Camps this summer. (Colorado Avalanche/Twitter)
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BCHL’s 60th anniversary plans include outdoor games, retro nights

Teams will wear retro jerseys throughout the season, junior ‘A’ hockey league announces

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The Spokane Braves (white jerseys) will not participate in the upcoming 2021-22 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season due to travel uncertainty between Canada and the United States. (File photo)

Spokane opts out of KIJHL season

American club cites travel uncertainty between Canada and the U.S. for dropping out

The Spokane Braves (white jerseys) will not participate in the upcoming 2021-22 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season due to travel uncertainty between Canada and the United States. (File photo)
Kimberley Dynamiters vs Columbia Valley. Kimberley Bulletin file

KIJHL will require all players, bench staff, officials to be fully vaccinated

Full vaccinations required before start of season; one dose before any training camps

Kimberley Dynamiters vs Columbia Valley. Kimberley Bulletin file
Kelowna’s Cooper Humphreys, who plays out of Vernon’s Predator Ridge Resort, won the Canadian Juvenile Boys Golf Championship in Quebec Thursday, Aug. 12, and finished one shot away from possibly capturing the Canadian Junior Boys Division at the same event. (Black Press - file photo)

Okanagan golfer oh-so-close to double national titles

Cooper Humphreys of Kelowna wins Canadian Juvenile Boys, ties for second in Canadian Junior Boys event

Kelowna’s Cooper Humphreys, who plays out of Vernon’s Predator Ridge Resort, won the Canadian Juvenile Boys Golf Championship in Quebec Thursday, Aug. 12, and finished one shot away from possibly capturing the Canadian Junior Boys Division at the same event. (Black Press - file photo)
Kelowna’s Cooper Humphreys , who plays out of Vernon’s Predator Ridge Resort, is in position to potentially win both the Canadian Juvenile and Junior Boys Golf Championships in Quebec on Thursday, Aug. 12. (Black Press - file photo)

Okanagan golfer in hunt for pair of Canadian titles

Cooper Humphreys of Kelowna/Vernon looks to become 11th golfer to win both Canadian Juvenile and Junior titles in same year

Kelowna’s Cooper Humphreys , who plays out of Vernon’s Predator Ridge Resort, is in position to potentially win both the Canadian Juvenile and Junior Boys Golf Championships in Quebec on Thursday, Aug. 12. (Black Press - file photo)
Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema (left in red jersey/shorts with purple pinnie) joins Canadian national women’s soccer squad teammates mobbing Jessie Fleming after her penalty kick goal lifted the team to a 1-0 semi-final win over the United States. (Canada Soccer photo)

VIDEO: Game time changed for Olympic women’s soccer final between Canada and Sweden

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema and Abbotsford’s Sophie Schmidt are on the Canadian team, gunning for gold

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema (left in red jersey/shorts with purple pinnie) joins Canadian national women’s soccer squad teammates mobbing Jessie Fleming after her penalty kick goal lifted the team to a 1-0 semi-final win over the United States. (Canada Soccer photo)
Picture of a similar event located in Lake Tahoe, this is the first event of its kind in Kelowna(CBST Adventures/Web)

Adaptive Amazing Race comes to the Okanagan

On August 20 and 25, CRIS will host the race, a spin on the hit TV show

Picture of a similar event located in Lake Tahoe, this is the first event of its kind in Kelowna(CBST Adventures/Web)
Andrew Poje and his ice dancing partener Kaitlyn Weaver were part of the Stars on Ice tour (Stars On Ice/Web)

Former Olympian set to coach at the Kelowna Skating Club

Andrew Poje competed in Sochi and Pyeongchang, now skates professionally

Andrew Poje and his ice dancing partener Kaitlyn Weaver were part of the Stars on Ice tour (Stars On Ice/Web)
Roman Basran of the Kelowna Rockets defends the net against the Everett Silvertips (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)

Kelowna Rockets say goodbye to goalie Roman Basran

The goaltender cleared WHL waivers earlier this week and is now a free agent

Roman Basran of the Kelowna Rockets defends the net against the Everett Silvertips (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)
Kimberley's Patrick Humenny, owner of Purcell Outdoors, seen here at the first transition zone in the inaugural Black Spur Ultra in 2015, shared some thoughts of what motivates someone to run up and down a mountain for 14+ hours. Photo courtesy of Louise Jackson.

Ultra Marathon running: the highs, the lows, the pain

Kootenay man describes what motivates someone to run 108 km in one shot

Kimberley's Patrick Humenny, owner of Purcell Outdoors, seen here at the first transition zone in the inaugural Black Spur Ultra in 2015, shared some thoughts of what motivates someone to run up and down a mountain for 14+ hours. Photo courtesy of Louise Jackson.
BC Games logo. (File photo)

Quesnel to host 2024 BC Winter Games

The announcement was made during zoom confrence call on July 28 with local and provincial

BC Games logo. (File photo)
Kris Mallette at Prospera Place on Feb. 28, 2020, in Kelowna. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)

Kelowna Rockets coach headed to Calgary for Hockey Canada camp

Kris Mallette joins coaching staff for Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team summer camp

Kris Mallette at Prospera Place on Feb. 28, 2020, in Kelowna. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)
Vernon’s Conner Kozak (left), pro at Kelowna’s Okanagan Golf Club, and Rob Anderson, head pro of the Kelowna Golf and Country Club, were winners of the PGA of BC’s Assistants’ and Seniors’ Championships July 19 and 20 at the Kamloops Golf and Country Club. (PGA of BC photo)

Okanagan golfers collect PGA of BC wins

Conner Kozak and Rob Anderson take home top honours at Assistants’/Seniors’ championships, respectively

Vernon’s Conner Kozak (left), pro at Kelowna’s Okanagan Golf Club, and Rob Anderson, head pro of the Kelowna Golf and Country Club, were winners of the PGA of BC’s Assistants’ and Seniors’ Championships July 19 and 20 at the Kamloops Golf and Country Club. (PGA of BC photo)
Carsen Twarynski of the Kelowna Rockets skates against the Spokane Chiefs on March 3, 2018 at Prospera Place in Kelowna. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)

Seattle Kraken pick two former Kelowna Rockets in NHL Expansion Draft

Former linemates Kole Lind and Carsen Twarynski are headed to the NHL’s newest team

Carsen Twarynski of the Kelowna Rockets skates against the Spokane Chiefs on March 3, 2018 at Prospera Place in Kelowna. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)
The new Rockets coach hopes to bring his Alberta success to the Kelowna arena (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)

Kelowna Rockets bring on new coach

The Kelowna Rockets have hired Josh MacNevin as assistant coach for the 2021/22 season

The new Rockets coach hopes to bring his Alberta success to the Kelowna arena (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)
The Abbotsford Canucks are going with Johnny Canuck as the team’s primary logo.

With logo reveal complete, Abbotsford Canucks GM Ryan Johnson turns attention to hockey

Johnson said it’s been a busy summer relocating from New York, but he’s ready to build the roster

The Abbotsford Canucks are going with Johnny Canuck as the team’s primary logo.