Sports

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’

 

The Abbotsford Centre will welcome fans back for a Bandits basketball game on July 14. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Fans returning to Abbotsford Centre next week

Fraser Valley Bandits becoming first pro sports team in B.C. to host fans since pandemic

 

Tamie Phillips and “Ecatino” take a bow after winning top honours on Sunday, July 4, 2021 at Thunderbird Show Park with the Maui Jim $20,000 Grand Prix. (Rob Wilton/RJMedia Photography)

Canadian riders take top prizes at Langley Thunderbird Show Park competition

West Coast Classic the first event to be held at facility since October 2020

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Junior A’s Connor Watson in play back in 2019. (Gary Ahuja/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley Thunders back to playing today

Seasons start this week for the Junior A and Junior Tier 1 lacrosse teams

Junior A’s Connor Watson in play back in 2019. (Gary Ahuja/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Eleven months after John and Deanna Reimer opened new, bigger, premises in Walnut Grove, COVID-19 struck. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

How a Langley gym owner is getting through the pandemic

Eleven months after John and Deanna Reimer opened new, bigger, premises, COVID-19 struck

Eleven months after John and Deanna Reimer opened new, bigger, premises in Walnut Grove, COVID-19 struck. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Soccer balls got a cleaning by Azad Palani at a Langley United Soccer Association training session at Willoughby park in July of 2020 (file)

Langley sports teams need safety plans before games can start again: Township

Local leagues are dealing with paperwork to get kids back on the fields

Soccer balls got a cleaning by Azad Palani at a Langley United Soccer Association training session at Willoughby park in July of 2020 (file)
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry updates B.C.'s COVID-19 situation at the B.C. legislature, April 29, 2021. (B.C. government)

Langley restaurants, businesses happy to see re-opening roadmap

A four-step re-opening was announced Tuesday by the B.C. government

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry updates B.C.'s COVID-19 situation at the B.C. legislature, April 29, 2021. (B.C. government)
A soccer game pictured in B.C. on Wednesday, April 21. (Black Press Media/Matt Simms)

50 people expected to be able to attend B.C. sports games this summer

By fall, people in B.C. could be back to watching sports in person with no limit to the number of spectators

A soccer game pictured in B.C. on Wednesday, April 21. (Black Press Media/Matt Simms)
Langley’s Drew Mechielsen returned to the track with the resumption of international-level BMX racing in Verona, Italy on May 8 and 9, aiming to qualify for the Olympics (Nico van Dartel/special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley’s Mechielsen top Canadian at Verona BMX competition

Sport has been on hold for more than a year due to pandemic

Langley’s Drew Mechielsen returned to the track with the resumption of international-level BMX racing in Verona, Italy on May 8 and 9, aiming to qualify for the Olympics (Nico van Dartel/special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley is home to a wide range of outstanding athletes, ranging from cycling champion Svein Tuft to MMA fighter Tristan Connelly and figure skating legend Karen Magnussen (files)

Making a list of Langley’s outstanding athletes

Website organizer is looking for suggestions

Langley is home to a wide range of outstanding athletes, ranging from cycling champion Svein Tuft to MMA fighter Tristan Connelly and figure skating legend Karen Magnussen (files)
Team Canada celebrated after winning the 2019 Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup at Thunderbird show park in Langley, which has just announced the 2021 version of the event will not proceed. (Langley Advance Times file)

No Nations Cup this year in Langley, host announces

COVID-19 forces cancellation of prestigious international horse jumping competition

Team Canada celebrated after winning the 2019 Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup at Thunderbird show park in Langley, which has just announced the 2021 version of the event will not proceed. (Langley Advance Times file)
Alex Kopacz says he’s never felt so close to the grave. The Olympic champion brakeman in men’s bobsled is in hospital with COVID-19. (Twitter/Alex Kopacz)

31-year-old Canadian Olympic bobsleigh champion hospitalized from COVID-19

Alex Kopacz entered London University Hospital on Wednesday and required oxygen to help him breathe

Alex Kopacz says he’s never felt so close to the grave. The Olympic champion brakeman in men’s bobsled is in hospital with COVID-19. (Twitter/Alex Kopacz)
The Chilliwack Chiefs and Coquitlam Express will finally play games in early April as the BCHL squeezes in a shortened 20 game season. Just-announced provincial funding may help the junior A league offset financial losses caused by the COVID pandemic. (Darren Francis photo)

Province provides relief funding for amateur sport

The government is directing $15 million to teams/leagues impacted by the COVID pandemic

The Chilliwack Chiefs and Coquitlam Express will finally play games in early April as the BCHL squeezes in a shortened 20 game season. Just-announced provincial funding may help the junior A league offset financial losses caused by the COVID pandemic. (Darren Francis photo)
Langley Cheer Athletics Gym Coach Axel Obame put athletes through their paces online in April of 2020. Practices are now allowed in person, but competitions are still virtual. (Sam Farrell/special to Langley Advance Times)

A change of direction for a Langley cheer fundraising committee

Langley Cheer and Athletics fundraising committee pivots to help outside groups

Langley Cheer Athletics Gym Coach Axel Obame put athletes through their paces online in April of 2020. Practices are now allowed in person, but competitions are still virtual. (Sam Farrell/special to Langley Advance Times)
It’s time to let kids play ball again, and to allow their parents to attend their games, Murrayville resident Brent Larsen argued in a petition to the provincial health officer (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley parent launches petition to ease COVID-19 restrictions on kids’ sports

‘Canadian parents, living in a free country, should be able to watch their children play’

It’s time to let kids play ball again, and to allow their parents to attend their games, Murrayville resident Brent Larsen argued in a petition to the provincial health officer (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Father and son, Ian and Ethan, toss discs at Aldergrove’s Raptors Knoll course. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

PHOTOS: Father and son fling frisbees on Friday

Aldergrove’s Raptors Knoll disc golf course is open to the public at 1111 272nd street

Father and son, Ian and Ethan, toss discs at Aldergrove’s Raptors Knoll course. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
This Oct. 3, 2019 file photo shows Ryan Reynolds at New York Comic Con. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo/Steve Luciano

VIDEO: Ryan Reynolds reveals he’s ‘Bruce’ from Ottawa Public Health’s viral tweet

The Vancouver-born actor claims responsibility for a seeming social media misfire during the game

This Oct. 3, 2019 file photo shows Ryan Reynolds at New York Comic Con. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo/Steve Luciano
At nine, Langley’s Grayson Talaba, seen here in a 2019 race, has several wins under his belt and is preparing to resume racing following a truncated 2020 season due to the pandemic. (Stephen Frye/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley’s Grayson Talaba is burning up the track

Nine-year-old go kart racer tends to end up on the podium

At nine, Langley’s Grayson Talaba, seen here in a 2019 race, has several wins under his belt and is preparing to resume racing following a truncated 2020 season due to the pandemic. (Stephen Frye/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Limited edition light weight starter disc frisbee golf sets from Raptor’s Knoll are for sale. (Special to The Star)

Construction begins on community pavilion at Aldergrove’s ‘booming” Frisbee golf course

Co-founder says Raptors Knoll gets so busy with players, a second course would get completely filled

Limited edition light weight starter disc frisbee golf sets from Raptor’s Knoll are for sale. (Special to The Star)
John Geddert in March 2012. (Kathy Willens/AP)

Olympics gymnastics coach with ties to Larry Nassar dies by suicide after charges

John Geddert was charged with turning his Michigan gym into a human trafficking hub to abuse girls

John Geddert in March 2012. (Kathy Willens/AP)