The world’s top-ranked women’s ski cross racer will be at Big White this weekend for a public appearance.
Kelowna’s Kelsey Serwa will be at the Village Centre Mall on Saturday at 3 p.m. to sign autographs and give away free posters.
The 21-year-old Serwa will be supported by the Big White Junior Racers.
“Our young racers are all very excited about meeting her and can’t wait for training to end on Saturday,” said Blair Ireland, guest services director at Big White.
Serwa, the granddaughter of Big White co-founder Cliff Serwa, grew up in the Big White Junior Racers program. She advanced through the ranks of the Canadian alpine skiing team before switching to ski cross racing in 2008.
Serwa has three podium finishes on the World Cup freestyle circuit this season and leads the overall ski cross standings.
She won gold at a World Cup race last week in Alpe d’Huez, France last week and has added silvers at two other events this season.
Serwa is preparing for the upcoming X-Games which kick off in Aspen, Colorado next week.
Medal for Jackson…
West Kelowna’s Beau Jackson fought his way to a silver medal at the Western Canada Age Class Wrestling Tournament.
Last weekend in Kamloops, the Grade 8 student from Constable Neil Bruce was second in the school boys 75 kg division. Jackson represented the Central Okanagan Wrestling Association.
The Rutland Bowling Association will host the 65th annual Inter-City 5 Pin Bowling Championships March 18 and 19 at Capri Valley Lanes in Kelowna and Lincoln Lanes in Vernon. This is a 24-city competition with mens, ladies and mixed events.
Rutland’s team trials were held Jan. 16 at Capri Valley Lanes with the top six men and top six ladies forming the team.
The qualifiers are: Amanda Menta, Jo-Ann Bosch, Charmaine Loff, Lori Faasse, Ashley Fowler, Carol Secca, Michael Courier, Ken Blacke, Matt Schultz, Randy Blaschuk, Dustin Issel and Shayne Davy.
The coach is Ray Baillie and the manager is Sharron Koffler.
Capri Valley Bowling Lanes Classic League scores:
Matt Schultz of Security Paving four-game high for men 1,116; Security Paving’s Lori Faasse ladies four-game best 1,062; Randy Blaschuk of Aquabase Carpet Cleaning men’s high single 312; Faasse 309.
Cookson Motors best team single 973; Security Paving rolled the best team series score with 3,190.
More bowling scores…
The following are the high scoes for the Capri Valley Lanes YBC Bowling Leagues for the week ending Jan. 9:
• Smurf division
Hi Single Girls: Bridey Littlejohn 117
Boys: Dillon Morningbird 150
Hi Double Girls: Bridey Littlejohn 225
Boys: Tanner Homen 256
Hi Average Girls: Danica Wilson 107
Boys: Dane Shumay 113
Bowler of the week – Tanner Homen +40
• Bantam division
Hi Single Girls: Brie-Lynn Sargeant 188
Boys: James Morningbird 172
Hi Triple Girls: Ashlie Wurst 298
Boys: Dylan Cournoyer 403
Hi Average Girls: Kassidy Mitchell 115
Boys: James Morningbird 118
Bowler of the week – Brie-Lynn Sargeant +67
• Junior division
Hi Single Girls: Kelsie Zinger 208
Boys: Devin Wapen 246
Hi Triple Girls: Harli Loff 480
Boys: Devin Wapen 622
Hi Average Girls: Harli Loff 172
Brandon Belbin 180
Bowler of the week – Matthew Greer +98
• Senior division
Hi Single Matt Maday 235
Hi Triple Ricky MacMillan 599
Hi Average Matt Maday 189