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Cricket tournament in Chilliwack to support Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation

New event open to those who are not familiar with the sport but would love to learn

 

Former Chilliwack Giants volunteer treasurer Josh Cahoon pleaded guilty to fraud on June 29, 2021 for stealing $29,000 from the Chilliwack Giants youth football organization. (Facebook)

Chilliwack youth football volunteer pleads guilty to fraud for stealing $29,000

Josh Cahoon stole from Chilliwack Giants while acting as treasurer

 

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil has advanced into the second round of men’s singles at the Wimbledon Championships in London Tuesday, June 29, scoring a straight sets win over a Spanish opponent. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Rick Rycroft)

Okanagan tennis star sweeps into Round 2 at Wimbledon

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil scores straight sets win over Spanish opponent Tuesday, June 29, in London

 

Chilliwack FC’s soccer players have been limited in what they could do over the last few months, but the easing of provincial health orders paves the way for a short three-week spring soccer season. (Chilliwack FC photo)

Chilliwack youth sports cleared for re-start while school sports remain shut down

Chilliwack FC is planning to finally launch a spring soccer season which will run through mid-June

Chilliwack FC’s soccer players have been limited in what they could do over the last few months, but the easing of provincial health orders paves the way for a short three-week spring soccer season. (Chilliwack FC photo)
Former Vernon Panthers football standout Ben Hladik of the UBC Thunderbirds (top, in a game against the Manitoba Bisons, <ins>making one of his 38 Canada West solo tackles in 2019</ins>), was chosen in Tuesday’s 2021 Canadian Football League draft. (Rich Lam - UBC Thunderbirds photo)

B.C. Lions call on Vernon standout in CFL draft

Canadian Football League club selects former VSS Panthers star Ben Hladik in third round of league draft

Former Vernon Panthers football standout Ben Hladik of the UBC Thunderbirds (top, in a game against the Manitoba Bisons, <ins>making one of his 38 Canada West solo tackles in 2019</ins>), was chosen in Tuesday’s 2021 Canadian Football League draft. (Rich Lam - UBC Thunderbirds photo)
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Updated weekly, the bulletin board has the latest news and notes from youth and school sports

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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)
The Chilliwack Curling Club has been empty since December due to provincial health orders, but the CCC is getting financial aid from the provincial government’s ‘Local Sports Relief Fund.’

Chilliwack sports organizations impacted by COVID get financial help from B.C. government

The ‘Local Sports Relief Fund’ will help offset fundraising and programs lost to the pandemic

The Chilliwack Curling Club has been empty since December due to provincial health orders, but the CCC is getting financial aid from the provincial government’s ‘Local Sports Relief Fund.’
Chilliwack’s Jason Beck wrote a book about the 1954 Commonwealth Games, and he’ll talk about that in an online presentation preceding this year’s Chilliwack Sports Hall of Fame AGM. (BC Sports Hall of Fame photo)

Miracle Mile author Jason Beck to speak at Chilliwack Sports Hall of Fame AGM

The Chilliwackian will make an online presentation about the 1954 Commonwealth Games

Chilliwack’s Jason Beck wrote a book about the 1954 Commonwealth Games, and he’ll talk about that in an online presentation preceding this year’s Chilliwack Sports Hall of Fame AGM. (BC Sports Hall of Fame photo)
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‘Modified’ games, limited competitive play return as B.C.’s local sports enter Phase 3

Phase 3 will see sports divided into four categories based on the number and intensity of contact

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B.C. pledges $1.5M to help local groups return to sport; no date for competitive play

Feds will also provide $3.4M in funding for youth sports

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Townsend Park

City of Chilliwack re-opening grass and turf sports venues

Local user groups will be able to book fields and ball diamonds starting June 11

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B.C. Paralympian named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

B.C. Paralympian named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Three-time world and Paralympic gold medalist Sonja Gaudet is part of 11-member class

B.C. Paralympian named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
Alexandra Schneider is a forward with a rocket shot, playing for Chilliwack’s 18-plus team alongside her grandma, Yvonne Schneider. Yvonne is the longest continuously playing ringette player in the province. (Eric J. Welsh/ The Progress)

Grandma and grandaughter suit up for Chilliwack Ringette Association team

Members of the CRA 18-plus team, Alexandra Schneider and Yvonne Johnson treasure time spent together

Alexandra Schneider is a forward with a rocket shot, playing for Chilliwack’s 18-plus team alongside her grandma, Yvonne Schneider. Yvonne is the longest continuously playing ringette player in the province. (Eric J. Welsh/ The Progress)
Colten Russell (yellow shirt) plays against Jack Webber during the semi-finals of the 2020 Chilliwack Squash Championship tournament at Cheam Leisure Centre on Saturday, March 7, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Third squash championship title in a row for Jack Webber of Chilliwack

A total of 45 Chilliwack squash players competed in the week-long tournament at Cheam Leisure Centre

Colten Russell (yellow shirt) plays against Jack Webber during the semi-finals of the 2020 Chilliwack Squash Championship tournament at Cheam Leisure Centre on Saturday, March 7, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Avery Langbroek of the Chilliwack Warriors goes up against a Richmond Ravens player during peewee championship action at Sardis Sports Complex on Saturday, March 7, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

PHOTOS: Chilliwack Warriors all-female hockey team wins championship

Peewee team beat Richmond 4-3 in a shootout while atom girls fall 6-3 to Sunshine Coast

Avery Langbroek of the Chilliwack Warriors goes up against a Richmond Ravens player during peewee championship action at Sardis Sports Complex on Saturday, March 7, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Team TNT (black) with Chilliwack’s NWO Junior Roller Derby league played against the InterStellas of the Seattle Derby Brats at the Landing Sports Centre on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

PHOTOS: Chilliwack junior roller derby team celebrates long-awaited win over Seattle

NWO Junior Roller Derby hosted two games on the weekend against the Seattle Derby Brats

Team TNT (black) with Chilliwack’s NWO Junior Roller Derby league played against the InterStellas of the Seattle Derby Brats at the Landing Sports Centre on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Former Chilliwack Giants volunteer treasurer Josh Cahoon is charged with one count of theft over $5,000 from his time with the youth football organization. He has also served federal time for false pretence under $5,000, and 12 months jail for stealing from two organizations in Kamloops. (Facebook)

Chilliwack youth football volunteer accused of stealing has a history of theft

Josh Cahoon stole from Kamloops Wildlife Park Society and a Kamloops real estate developer

Former Chilliwack Giants volunteer treasurer Josh Cahoon is charged with one count of theft over $5,000 from his time with the youth football organization. He has also served federal time for false pretence under $5,000, and 12 months jail for stealing from two organizations in Kamloops. (Facebook)