Kelowna competitors (with coach Richard Gauthier) who landed a spot on Team B.C. for the upcoming Canadian racquetball championships in Kelowna. Clockwise

Kelowna racquetball players to represent B.C. at nationals

Canadian championships to be held at Global Fitness beginning April 20

The host city of Kelowna will be well represented next week at the Canadian junior racquetball championships.

Six members of the local club will compete with Team B.C. at the national tournament, April 20 to 23 at Global Fitness and Racquet Centre.

The Kelowna athletes earned spots at nationals thanks to their performances earlier this month at the B.C. junior championships in Langley.

The the following Kelowna juniors placed first, second or third in their age divisions:

• Spencer Bell—1st in the boys 16U division.

• JoeyCosmo Lee—1st in the boys 12U division.

• Kevin Lee—1st in the boys 8U division.

• Malaya Galigan—2nd in the girls 14U division

• Mitchell Bell—2nd in the boys 12U division.

• Cadan Klassen—3rd in the boys 8U division.

The Kelowna players are coached by Richard Gauthier, who will also serve as Team B.C.’s head coach.

The team has been training hard all year in preparation to try and win a national championship in their home city,” Gauthier said.

The Kelowna junior racquetball team plays out of Global Fitness and Racquet Centre in Kelowna, where Gauthier is the club racquetball professional.


Just Posted

Cherry season has arrived in the Okanagan

Dust off those cherry pie recipes

Sun-Rype Products Ltd. and Mamas for Mamas announce partnership

The partnership will help support mothers in crisis

Foundry Kelowna makes health care impact

More than 1,000 people ages 12 to 24 in the past year have come seeking help

Canadian pet boutique expands to Ontario

The Bone & Biscuit Company looks to leave it’s paw print

Two artists put on divine feminine art show in Kelowna

The show will be on for the month of July

Homeless people living on ‘Surrey Strip’ move into modular housing

BC Housing says 160 homeless people are being moved into temporary Whalley suites from June 19 to 21

Port of Prince Rupert names Shaun Stevenson as new CEO

Stevenson has worked for the port for 21 years as vice president of trade development

Senate officially passes Canada’s marijuana legalization bill

Bill C-45 now moves to royal assent, which is the final step in the legislative process

Fake attempted abduction not funny to B.C. neighbourhood residents

Two teenage boys won’t face criminal charges after scaring girl

New craft brewery location chosen in Kelowna

Rustic Reel Brewing says it will produce beer at new location on Vaughan Avenue

Mosquitoes out in full force already? Blame the weather

But a B.C. mosquito expert says the heat wave will help keep the pests at bay

Man pleads not guilty in 1987 slayings of B.C. couple

William Talbott of SeaTac was arraigned Tuesday in Snohomish County Superior Court

New GOP plan: Hold kids longer at border – but with parents

Move would ease rules that limit how much time minors can be held with their parents

Without a big data strategy, Canadians at risk of being ‘data cows’

Presentation said artificial intelligence could give Facebook and Amazon even more power

Most Read