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Rosedale’s Aynsley D’Ottavio is one of the top players in her age group in BC and the Yukon and has been invited to a BC Hockey camp in Pitt Meadows. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack’s Aynsley D’Ottavio invited to BC Hockey camp

The teenager has been identified as one of the top U18 females in BC and the Yukon

Rosedale’s Aynsley D’Ottavio is one of the top players in her age group in BC and the Yukon and has been invited to a BC Hockey camp in Pitt Meadows. (Submitted photo)
Herbert and Celia Rogers of Chilliwack with their granddaughter Madison Rogers-Mailey who won gold in the women’s eight rowing final in Tokyo, Japan in the 2020 Olympics. (Submitted)

Proud Chilliwack grandparents cheer gold-medal granddaughter at Olympics

Herbert and Celia Rogers got a visit from Madison Rogers-Mailey after she won in women’s rowing

Herbert and Celia Rogers of Chilliwack with their granddaughter Madison Rogers-Mailey who won gold in the women’s eight rowing final in Tokyo, Japan in the 2020 Olympics. (Submitted)
Canada’s Aurelie Rivard swims her way to a silver medal for the women’s SM10 (Para) 200m Individual Medley during the swimming finals at the Commonwealth Games on April 7, 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Para swim star Rivard buoyed by performance of Canadians at Tokyo Olympics

The crowdless Paralympics run from Aug. 24 to Sept. 5 to Tokyo

Canada’s Aurelie Rivard swims her way to a silver medal for the women’s SM10 (Para) 200m Individual Medley during the swimming finals at the Commonwealth Games on April 7, 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
The WHL is the second CHL league to mandate vaccines (FILE/WHL)

WHL announces vaccine mandate for players and staff this 2021/22 season

All WHL players and personnel are required to be vaccinated for the upcoming season

The WHL is the second CHL league to mandate vaccines (FILE/WHL)
BC Lions players practise at the football team’s Surrey facility on Monday (Aug. 16, 2021). The CFL squad will play a home game Thursday night (Aug. 19) at BC Place, for the first time in nearly two years. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

PHOTOS: BC Lions practise for their first home game in nearly two years

Thursday at BC Place, the band Chilliwack will perform at halftime

BC Lions players practise at the football team’s Surrey facility on Monday (Aug. 16, 2021). The CFL squad will play a home game Thursday night (Aug. 19) at BC Place, for the first time in nearly two years. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Chilliwack Chiefs

Chilliwack Chiefs open 2021-22 BCHL preseason on the road in Surrey

The rest of the five game exhibition slate is at home, including a game at the Sardis Sports Complex

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Chilliwack Chiefs

Kienan Draper returns as Chilliwack Chiefs prep for 2021-22 BCHL season

Frankie Carogioiello is also back in the building as the junior A team loads up for a title run

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BCHL

B.C. junior hockey leagues ‘weighing options’ about mandatory vaccinations for fans

Junior ‘B’ league will take cues from government, experts: PJHL commissioner

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FILE – A worker cleans a door handle at B.C. Place stadium, where Major League Soccer’s Vancouver Whitecaps play their home games, in Vancouver, on Thursday, March 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
FILE – A worker cleans a door handle at B.C. Place stadium, where Major League Soccer’s Vancouver Whitecaps play their home games, in Vancouver, on Thursday, March 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Kimberley Dynamiters vs Columbia Valley. Kimberley Bulletin file

KIJHL will require all players, bench staff, officials to be fully vaccinated

Full vaccinations required before start of season; one dose before any training camps

Kimberley Dynamiters vs Columbia Valley. Kimberley Bulletin file
Fraser Valley Bandits players Shaquille Keith (right) and Malcolm Duvivier celebrate after Keith scores the winning basket in Sunday's (Aug. 15) 104-84 win over the Guelph Nighthawks. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Fraser Valley Bandits win CEBL playoff quarter-final

Bandits defeat Guelph 104-84, will next take on Niagara at Championship Weekend on Friday

Fraser Valley Bandits players Shaquille Keith (right) and Malcolm Duvivier celebrate after Keith scores the winning basket in Sunday's (Aug. 15) 104-84 win over the Guelph Nighthawks. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Drew Mechielsen, seen here signing autographs at the Langley BMX track at a welcome home event on her return from the Olympics on Sunday, Aug. 1, discovered three days later that she’d been competing with a broken foot. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Drew Mechielsen, seen here signing autographs at the Langley BMX track at a welcome home event on her return from the Olympics on Sunday, Aug. 1, discovered three days later that she’d been competing with a broken foot. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
BC Lions’ quarterback Michael Reilly, right, runs the ball as Calgary Stampeders’ Mike Rose closes in during first half CFL football action in Calgary, Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
BC Lions’ quarterback Michael Reilly, right, runs the ball as Calgary Stampeders’ Mike Rose closes in during first half CFL football action in Calgary, Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Rogers Arena, home to the Vancouver Canucks NHL hockey team, is seen in Vancouver, on Monday, June 22, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Canucks may require proof of vaccination to attend games this season

The Canucks look to avoid another season with a COVID-19 shutdown

Rogers Arena, home to the Vancouver Canucks NHL hockey team, is seen in Vancouver, on Monday, June 22, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Langley volleyball champion Brie King has always had a musical side, and now she has released an album of original songs, published on all music streaming platforms Friday, Aug. 13. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley volleyball champion releases album of original music

While she was winning volleyball honours, Brie King was also writing songs

Langley volleyball champion Brie King has always had a musical side, and now she has released an album of original songs, published on all music streaming platforms Friday, Aug. 13. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
FOOTBALL

Schedules out for Sardis and G.W. Graham high school football teams

After missing 2020 entirely, both Chilliwack-based squads will be competing at the AAA level in 2021

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Jordyn Huitema signs the soccer jersey of a young fan Wednesday night, Aug. 11, following the Red, White and Gold celebration of her Olympic gold medal win at Chilliwack’s Exhibition Field. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack celebrates Jordyn Huitema’s Olympic win at Red, White and Gold celebration

Hundreds filled the stands at Exhibition Field and lined up to meet the soccer superstar afterwards

Jordyn Huitema signs the soccer jersey of a young fan Wednesday night, Aug. 11, following the Red, White and Gold celebration of her Olympic gold medal win at Chilliwack’s Exhibition Field. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
FILE - Persons portraying ghost player characters, similar to those in the film “Field of Dreams,” emerge from the cornfield at the “Field of Dreams” movie site in Dyersville, Iowa, in this undated file photo. Three decades after Kevin Costner’s character built a ballpark in a cornfield in the movie “Field of Dreams,” the iconic site in Dyersville, Iowa, prepares to host the state’s first Major League Baseball game at a built-for-the-moment stadium for the Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Field of Dreams: Inspired by 1989 film, Major League Baseball makes Iowa debut

White Sox and Yankees play at a temporary venue built for about 8,000 fans in tiny Dyersville

FILE - Persons portraying ghost player characters, similar to those in the film “Field of Dreams,” emerge from the cornfield at the “Field of Dreams” movie site in Dyersville, Iowa, in this undated file photo. Three decades after Kevin Costner’s character built a ballpark in a cornfield in the movie “Field of Dreams,” the iconic site in Dyersville, Iowa, prepares to host the state’s first Major League Baseball game at a built-for-the-moment stadium for the Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
Equipment manager Maeve Glass (top right) and head coach Bev Priestman (bottom right) – both Semiahmoo Peninsula residents – won Olympic gold with Canada’s national women’s soccer team in Tokyo last week. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld photo)

Being part of Canada’s Olympic-champion soccer team an ‘out-of-body experience’ for B.C. woman

South Surrey’s Maeve Glass has been equipment manager for national women’s team since 2008 Games

Equipment manager Maeve Glass (top right) and head coach Bev Priestman (bottom right) – both Semiahmoo Peninsula residents – won Olympic gold with Canada’s national women’s soccer team in Tokyo last week. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld photo)
Former Canadian Football League star Cory Philpot is the new head coach of the BC Football Conference Langley Rams.

Langley Rams hire ex-BC Lions star Cory Philpot as new head coach

A Grey Cup champion with the Leos in 1994, Philpot takes over for Howie Zaron

Former Canadian Football League star Cory Philpot is the new head coach of the BC Football Conference Langley Rams.