Sports

Through a confidential application process, KidSport provides grants to kids aged 18 and under (from families facing financial barriers) to help cover the cost of registration fees for a season of sport. Visit kidsport.ca to learn more.

Let’s play! Grants help Kelowna kids get off the sidelines

Every year, KidSport pays registration fees for low-income families, so ALL kids can play

  • Dec 6, 2021

 

Dillon Dubé (right) grew up in Golden, which he says helped develop him into the hockey player he is today. Dubé now plays for the Calgary Flames, and has previously captained Team Canada at the World Juniors Championships. (Calgary Flames photo)

‘To this day it still feels like home’: Calgary Flames’ Dillon Dubé recounts ‘Golden’ childhood

Dubé grew up in Golden B.C., and now plays for the team he grew up cheering for

 

Jim Hughson retired in September after a 42-year career in sports broadcasting. (Contributed)

NHL broadcasting legend has roots in South Okanagan

Jim Hughson spends his summers in Naramata and remains involved with the BC Hockey Hall of Fame in Penticton

 

Vernon’s Ken Holland (left) receives his Honoured Member blazer and Tissot watch from Hockey Hall of Fame Chair of the Board and Honoured Member Lanny McDonald Monday, Nov. 15, in Toronto. (Kevin Sousa/Hockey Hall of Fame)

NHL Hockey Hall of Fame welcomes Vernon’s Ken Holland

Edmonton Oilers president one of six people inducted in Class of 2020-21 Monday in Toronto

Vernon’s Ken Holland (left) receives his Honoured Member blazer and Tissot watch from Hockey Hall of Fame Chair of the Board and Honoured Member Lanny McDonald Monday, Nov. 15, in Toronto. (Kevin Sousa/Hockey Hall of Fame)
Rolli Cacchioni

Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame welcomes new inductees

Virtual induction ceremony held due to COVID-19 public gathering limitations

Rolli Cacchioni
Mission’s Arthur Barnsdale took home a speed skating bronze at the 2020 BC Winter Games. (file)

Proof of vaccinations required at 2022 BC Winter Games in Vernon

Everyone participating to show proof: no exceptions

Mission’s Arthur Barnsdale took home a speed skating bronze at the 2020 BC Winter Games. (file)
The UBCO Heat softball club became national champions after defeating the St. Clair Saints on Sunday (Oct. 10) at the Canadian College Softball Association (CCSA) Championship game. (Contributed)

UBCO Heat softball club crowned Canadian College Softball Association champions

Five members of the Heat team were named to the Championship All-Star team after the game

The UBCO Heat softball club became national champions after defeating the St. Clair Saints on Sunday (Oct. 10) at the Canadian College Softball Association (CCSA) Championship game. (Contributed)
UBCO Heat. (Contributed)

UBC Okanagan Heat set to host university softball national championship

The Heat will compete in their first-ever national championship in October against the nation’s best

UBCO Heat. (Contributed)
The team (from left to right) Jeff Wills, Cam McMillan, Kris Childe, Jason Lanki, Mike Romer, and their scorekeeper Samantha. (Contributed)

Kelowna golfers tee up for national championships

The team will compete on the Cabot Links Golf Course in Nova Scotia this October

The team (from left to right) Jeff Wills, Cam McMillan, Kris Childe, Jason Lanki, Mike Romer, and their scorekeeper Samantha. (Contributed)
Prospera Place, home of the Kelowna Rockets, hasn't hosted a game with fans since March of 2020.

Kelowna Rockets expect full house opening night despite new vax requirements

Kelowna Rockets owner Bruce Hamilton in full support of B.C.’s vaccine passport

Prospera Place, home of the Kelowna Rockets, hasn't hosted a game with fans since March of 2020.
Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in Calgary. (Contributed photo)

Canada Sports Hall of Fame launches Indigenous Heroes Exhibition

Featuring 14 Indigenous athletes, the digital book will be available for educators at no cost

Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in Calgary. (Contributed photo)
Dr. Rob Shaw will perform in the 2020 Summer Paralympics. (UBC Okanagan)

UBC Okanagan alum goes for gold at Paralympics

Dr. Rob Shaw will compete in the singles wheelchair tennis event

Dr. Rob Shaw will perform in the 2020 Summer Paralympics. (UBC Okanagan)
Eric Carter scrambling. (Contributed-Leif Godberson)

Two men, fourteen peaks and one day: new limits reached in Rogers Pass

Eric Carter and Leif Godberson completed the collosol Horse Shoe Traverse in one day

Eric Carter scrambling. (Contributed-Leif Godberson)
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)
The route will take runners around Kelowna (Photo/Motiv Running)

Kelowna Wine Country runs return for 8th year

There are options for half marathon, 10k and 5k runs

The route will take runners around Kelowna (Photo/Motiv Running)
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)
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)
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)
A group of students from Uruguay pose for a souvenir picture on the Olympic Rings set outside the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Saturday, March 21, 2020. The Olympic flame from Greece arrived in Japan Friday, even as the opening of the the Tokyo Games in four months is in doubt with more voices suggesting the games should to be postponed or canceled because of the worldwide virus pandemic. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Okanagan athletes, coach headed to Tokyo Olympics

Six athletes and one coach will represent the Okanagan at this year’s Olympics

A group of students from Uruguay pose for a souvenir picture on the Olympic Rings set outside the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Saturday, March 21, 2020. The Olympic flame from Greece arrived in Japan Friday, even as the opening of the the Tokyo Games in four months is in doubt with more voices suggesting the games should to be postponed or canceled because of the worldwide virus pandemic. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Sixty athletes selected as 2021 Save-On-Foods Fueling Sport ambassadors. (Black Press Media graphic)

60 Canadian athletes chosen as ambassadors in Save-On-Foods fueling sport initiative

‘We look forward to supporting them pursue their goals from their local hometowns to the international stage’

Sixty athletes selected as 2021 Save-On-Foods Fueling Sport ambassadors. (Black Press Media graphic)