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Ben Jeffery of the Sproat Lake Watersports Association gets some air during competition at the BC Summer Games in Prince George. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

B.C. wakeboard, wakeskate championships return to Sproat Lake Aug. 12-14

Wakesurf competition happening at the same time at Sproat Lake Watersports Association

Port Alberni’s Grant Coulthart had a gold medal performance at the BC Summer Games in Prince George last month. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Port Alberni athletes return from BC Summer Games with medals

BC Games took place in Prince George from July 21 to 24

Port Alberni taekwondo black belt master, Warren Lee, right, receives his black belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in Miami from Royce Gracie, making Lee one of only four black belts in Canada under Royce Gracie. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Royce Gracie returns to Dragon Martial Arts in Port Alberni for weekend workshop

Gracie is a retired professional mixed martial artist who teaches jiu-jitsu

Port Alberni taekwondo black belt master, Warren Lee, right, receives his black belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in Miami from Royce Gracie, making Lee one of only four black belts in Canada under Royce Gracie. SUBMITTED PHOTO
A big screen has been installed by the Alberni Valley Bulldogs at Weyerhaeuser Arena in the Alberni Valley Multiplex. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs add new LED screen to Dawg Pound arsenal

Screen will enhance viewer experience with player stats, video, says club president

A big screen has been installed by the Alberni Valley Bulldogs at Weyerhaeuser Arena in the Alberni Valley Multiplex. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Alberni Valley Hill Climbers ATV Club is one of five to sign an access agreement with Mosaic Forest Management to access the backcountry. (AV HILL CLIMBERS CLUB PHOTO)

Vancouver Island ATV clubs reach back-country agreement with Mosaic

Forest management company grants access with certain restrictions; ATV clubs agree

  • Aug 2, 2022
Alberni Valley Hill Climbers ATV Club is one of five to sign an access agreement with Mosaic Forest Management to access the backcountry. (AV HILL CLIMBERS CLUB PHOTO)
David Symington of the Port Alberni Black Sheep leads young rugby players in a drill during a BC Grassroots Rugby camp on July 13. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Port Alberni rugby summer camps grow in popularity

Grassroots Rugby Foundation returns for a second year

David Symington of the Port Alberni Black Sheep leads young rugby players in a drill during a BC Grassroots Rugby camp on July 13. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Next Sunday is the first sponsored event of the season at the Alberni Golf Club. FILE PHOTO

Freshette, Sketch top two-man scramble at Alberni Golf Club

Sunday Men’s club is taking registrations for annual Red, White and Blue event

  • Jul 27, 2022
Next Sunday is the first sponsored event of the season at the Alberni Golf Club. FILE PHOTO
Brianna Miller kicks the conversion against Italy at Starlight Stadium on July 24. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Canadian women’s rugby team wins 34-24 versus Italy

First time women’s 15’s have played at home in 7 years

Brianna Miller kicks the conversion against Italy at Starlight Stadium on July 24. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
The Alberni Golf Club is located on Cherry Creek Road. FILE PHOTO

Mike Savard wins Sunday men’s golf championship at Alberni Golf Club

Savard also topped the two-day Alberni Golf Club championship

The Alberni Golf Club is located on Cherry Creek Road. FILE PHOTO
Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Ethan Bono will play in a pair of games in his hometown of Port McNeill in September 2022. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)
Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Ethan Bono will play in a pair of games in his hometown of Port McNeill in September 2022. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)
Galen Rupp, of the United States, and Cam Levins of Canada (right) compete during the men’s marathon at the World Athletics Championships Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Patrick Smith/Pool Photo via AP

B.C. marathoner Cam Levins finishes historic 4th at world championships

Black Creek-born runner beat his previous Canadian record by about 2 minutes

Galen Rupp, of the United States, and Cam Levins of Canada (right) compete during the men’s marathon at the World Athletics Championships Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Patrick Smith/Pool Photo via AP
A Port Alberni pitcher attempts to strike out a batter for the Ladysmith Lightning on Sunday, July 10. Ladysmith ended up winning the game 11-1. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Port Alberni hosts U15 softball provincials

Abbotsford Outlaws named provincial champions

A Port Alberni pitcher attempts to strike out a batter for the Ladysmith Lightning on Sunday, July 10. Ladysmith ended up winning the game 11-1. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Declan Fines and Rhys Galloway have been selected to represent Vancouver Island at the BC Summer Games later this year. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Port Alberni lacrosse players headed to BC Summer Games

Games will take place from July 21-24 in Prince George

Declan Fines and Rhys Galloway have been selected to represent Vancouver Island at the BC Summer Games later this year. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
The Alberni Golf Club is located on Cherry Creek Road. FILE PHOTO

ALBERNI GOLF: Wutke and Argotow come through with win at men’s club

Next Sunday, July 17 we will be having the one-day Men’s Club Championship

The Alberni Golf Club is located on Cherry Creek Road. FILE PHOTO
Chernomaz team members Ryland Chernomaz, from left, Scott Low, Rich Chernomaz and Kaitlyn Schievink watch as Brendin Schievink putts during the Alberni Golf Classic, July 9, 2022 at Port Alberni Golf Club. (SONJA DRINKWATER/ Special to the AV News)

Alberni Charity Golf Classic draws full house after two-year pause for COVID-19

Alberni Valley charities will benefit from this year’s golf fundraiser

  • Jul 12, 2022
Chernomaz team members Ryland Chernomaz, from left, Scott Low, Rich Chernomaz and Kaitlyn Schievink watch as Brendin Schievink putts during the Alberni Golf Classic, July 9, 2022 at Port Alberni Golf Club. (SONJA DRINKWATER/ Special to the AV News)
A racer takes a lap around Sproat Lake during the regatta on Sunday, July 10. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

‘Lightning on the Lake’ regatta returns to Sproat Lake

Event was dedicated to Joe Van Bergen and Peter Sevigny

A racer takes a lap around Sproat Lake during the regatta on Sunday, July 10. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
The Alberni Golf Club is located on Cherry Creek Road. FILE PHOTO

ALBERNI GOLF: Jim Proteau has game of the day at men’s club

Two-man alternate shot event will take place Sunday, July 10

  • Jul 7, 2022
The Alberni Golf Club is located on Cherry Creek Road. FILE PHOTO
An infielder for the Renegades throws out a runner during the Okee-Dokee slo-pitch tournament in Port Alberni on Friday, July 1. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Port Alberni’s Canada Day slo-pitch tournament a success

More than 70 teams took part, from Vancouver Island and Lower Mainland

An infielder for the Renegades throws out a runner during the Okee-Dokee slo-pitch tournament in Port Alberni on Friday, July 1. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Members of the Alberni Golf Club’s charity golf classic committee gather with recipients from local charities to celebrate $60,000 in donations from the 2019 tournament. (Sept. 4, 2019) SUSAN QUINN/Alberni Valley News

Charity Golf Classic returns to Port Alberni with sold-out tournament

Tournament began in 1994, created by hometown NHL referee Rob Shick

Members of the Alberni Golf Club’s charity golf classic committee gather with recipients from local charities to celebrate $60,000 in donations from the 2019 tournament. (Sept. 4, 2019) SUSAN QUINN/Alberni Valley News