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South Langley rider Nonie Hartvikson and Onyx set the pace for Canada in day one of the Team Test on Aug. 28, at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Japan. (Jon Stroud Media/special to Langley Advance Times)
South Langley rider Nonie Hartvikson and Onyx set the pace for Canada in day one of the Team Test on Aug. 28, at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Japan. (Jon Stroud Media/special to Langley Advance Times)
Season tickets are now on sale for Vancouver Giants action this fall at Langley Events Centre. (Giants illustration/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Season tickets on sale for Vancouver Giants games

As the WHL moves a step closer to play this fall, fans can start picking their seats

Season tickets are now on sale for Vancouver Giants action this fall at Langley Events Centre. (Giants illustration/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Captain Danielle Ellis of Langley and the Canadian sitting volleyball team fell to Brazil today in the Paralympics happening in Tokyo. They play next Sunday, at 2 p.m. – their time. (World ParaVolley/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Local putting big points on sitting volleyball scoreboard during Paralympic Games

Canada’s women’s team captain Danielle Ellis – who hails from Langley –is leading the team in Tokyo

Captain Danielle Ellis of Langley and the Canadian sitting volleyball team fell to Brazil today in the Paralympics happening in Tokyo. They play next Sunday, at 2 p.m. – their time. (World ParaVolley/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Pacific FC shined in a historic win over the Vancouver Whitecaps in Langford on Aug. 26. They’ll now advance to the Canadian Championship quarterfinals. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Pacific FC shine in Langford with historic win over Vancouver Whitecaps

They now advance to the Canadian Championship quarterfinals

Pacific FC shined in a historic win over the Vancouver Whitecaps in Langford on Aug. 26. They’ll now advance to the Canadian Championship quarterfinals. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Onyx trots with Courtney Palleson for Noni Hartvikson of South Langley at the para-dressage horse inspection, held Aug. 25, 2021, at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Japan. (Jon Stroud Media/special to Langley Advance Times)
Onyx trots with Courtney Palleson for Noni Hartvikson of South Langley at the para-dressage horse inspection, held Aug. 25, 2021, at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Japan. (Jon Stroud Media/special to Langley Advance Times)
The Abbotsford Canucks do not have a radio partner so far for the 2021-22 AHL season.

Radio silence for the Abbotsford Canucks (so far)

American Hockey League team does not have a radio home for 2021-22

The Abbotsford Canucks do not have a radio partner so far for the 2021-22 AHL season.
Brandon Gilbeck of the Abbotsford-based Fraser Valley Bandits was named the Canadian Elite Basketball League’s Defensive Player of the Year on Aug. 18. Rumours are swirling about a possible relocation of the pro team to Langley. (Black Press Media file)

Rumors are swirling that pro basketball could be coming to Langley

Langley Events Centre reportedly in the running for new home of Abbotsford’s Fraser Valley Bandits

Brandon Gilbeck of the Abbotsford-based Fraser Valley Bandits was named the Canadian Elite Basketball League’s Defensive Player of the Year on Aug. 18. Rumours are swirling about a possible relocation of the pro team to Langley. (Black Press Media file)
Nanaimo’s Matthew Wilson celebrates winning the B.C. Golf juvenile boys’ championship earlier this month in Pitt Meadows. (Bryan Outram/B.C. Golf)

Vancouver Island teen who played golf 130 straight days during pandemic wins B.C. title

Nanaimo’s Matthew Wilson wins B.C. Golf juvenile championship by five strokes

Nanaimo’s Matthew Wilson celebrates winning the B.C. Golf juvenile boys’ championship earlier this month in Pitt Meadows. (Bryan Outram/B.C. Golf)
Langley’s Brodie Hofer in action at the 2021 North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation (NORCECA) continental championship in Durango, Mexico. (NORCECA/special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley’s Brodie Hofer in action at the 2021 North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation (NORCECA) continental championship in Durango, Mexico. (NORCECA/special to Langley Advance Times)
Caleb Reimer, Ronin Sharma and Parker Magnuson (left to right) were killed in a vehicle collision Saturday morning. (file)

Fundraiser for families of hockey players who died in crash hits $50,000 target

Gofundme page, ‘Honouring Ronin, Caleb and Parker,’ set up after Saturday tragedy

Caleb Reimer, Ronin Sharma and Parker Magnuson (left to right) were killed in a vehicle collision Saturday morning. (file)
Calgary Stampeder Ka’Deen Carey celebrates a touch own against the Montreal Alouettes during second half CFL football action in Calgary on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Chidley

Vaccinations to be required for fans at Calgary Flames, Stampeders, Hitmen games

Rule will be in place for all live events at the Saddledome and McMahon Stadium.

Calgary Stampeder Ka’Deen Carey celebrates a touch own against the Montreal Alouettes during second half CFL football action in Calgary on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Chidley
An empty parking lot is seen outside Rogers Arena prior to the start of the Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canucks Sports & Entertainment in support of B.C.’s vaccination program

Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination prior to entry to Rogers Arena and Abbotsford Centre

An empty parking lot is seen outside Rogers Arena prior to the start of the Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The new name and logo of the Edmonton Elks is seen on the field at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Tuesday, June 1, 2021. In an update a day after the CFL postponed Thursday’s game between the Argonauts and Elks, the Edmonton Elks say nine players have tested positive for COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Elks say nine players have tested positive for COVID-19, team in isolation

CFL has postponed Thursday’s game between the Argonauts and Elks at Toronto

The new name and logo of the Edmonton Elks is seen on the field at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Tuesday, June 1, 2021. In an update a day after the CFL postponed Thursday’s game between the Argonauts and Elks, the Edmonton Elks say nine players have tested positive for COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Langley’s Brodie Hofer in action at the 2021 North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation (NORCECA) continental championship in Durango, Mexico. (NORCECA/special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley’s Brodie Hofer in action at the 2021 North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation (NORCECA) continental championship in Durango, Mexico. (NORCECA/special to Langley Advance Times)
Vanessa Mannix and Catinka 25 won the $100,000 ATCO Cup 1.50m at Thunderbird Show Park’s Summer Fort Classic on Sunday, Aug. 22. (Quinn Saunders/tbird)
Vanessa Mannix and Catinka 25 won the $100,000 ATCO Cup 1.50m at Thunderbird Show Park’s Summer Fort Classic on Sunday, Aug. 22. (Quinn Saunders/tbird)
Athletes from around the province competed at the provincials in Burnaby recently and several locals qualified to go to the nationals at the end of August. (Fort Langley Canoe Kayak Club/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley paddlers headed to nationals in Ottawa

Local athlete showings at provincials recently qualified several for higher competition

Athletes from around the province competed at the provincials in Burnaby recently and several locals qualified to go to the nationals at the end of August. (Fort Langley Canoe Kayak Club/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
The Fraser Valley Bandits may be looking for a new home arena for 2022 after a deal with the Canucks has not yet been finalized. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

No deal in place for Fraser Valley Bandits to return to Abbotsford Centre in 2022

Professional basketball team has not yet secured lease for next year, looking at all options

The Fraser Valley Bandits may be looking for a new home arena for 2022 after a deal with the Canucks has not yet been finalized. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Brian Morton (CAN) and Chili Pepper SM won the $15,000 Kubota Canada Winning Round. (tbird/Quinn Saunders)

Brian Morton and Chili Pepper, Kassidy Keith and Havana win events at tbird

Morton celebrates win on ‘home turf,’ Keith calls Havana ‘sweetest horse in the barn’

Brian Morton (CAN) and Chili Pepper SM won the $15,000 Kubota Canada Winning Round. (tbird/Quinn Saunders)
Toronto Raptors executive Masai Ujiri attends a press conference in Toronto on Wednesday August 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Raptors to open season Oct. 20 vs. Wizards – hopefully at Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena

Masai Ujiri said that playing last season out of Tampa set the team back two years

Toronto Raptors executive Masai Ujiri attends a press conference in Toronto on Wednesday August 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Langley’s Rose Chen took top honours and punched her ticket to the national championship as Canada’s major finale for 12U golfers crowned six Maple Leaf Junior (MJT) Mini Tour National Champions at the Tsawwassen Springs course in Delta. (MJT)

Langley’s Chen takes top title at MJT Mini Tour in Delta

Golfer, 12, punches ticket to national championship

Langley’s Rose Chen took top honours and punched her ticket to the national championship as Canada’s major finale for 12U golfers crowned six Maple Leaf Junior (MJT) Mini Tour National Champions at the Tsawwassen Springs course in Delta. (MJT)