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From left to right Mary Wigen, Gilbert Guindon, Besette Piorecky, & Clayton Dunham.

Creston Valley Tennis Club mixed doubles tournament attracts East Kootenay tennis players

The Creston Valley Tennis Club hosted a mixed doubles tournament Sept. 7.…

From left to right Mary Wigen, Gilbert Guindon, Besette Piorecky, & Clayton Dunham.
Cyclist Merv Hutchinson (right) receives a medal from Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce manager Vern Gorham following the 151-kilometre gran fondo segment of the Kootenay Lake Gran Fondo. Hutchinson, also a member the organizing committee, was the oldest participant in the gran fondo, and completed the 70-plus age category with a time of 6:58:35. (Brian Lawrence photo)

Kootenay Lake Gran Fondo exciting event for cyclists

Cyclists chose from 151-, 98- and 56-km courses around Creston Valley and Kootenay Lake East Shore

Cyclist Merv Hutchinson (right) receives a medal from Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce manager Vern Gorham following the 151-kilometre gran fondo segment of the Kootenay Lake Gran Fondo. Hutchinson, also a member the organizing committee, was the oldest participant in the gran fondo, and completed the 70-plus age category with a time of 6:58:35. (Brian Lawrence photo)
Fernie’s Jennifer McHugh has been crowned North American Enduro Champion. This weekend, she competes on Team Canada at the Trophy of Nations in Italy.  Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Fernie cyclist crowned North American Enduro Champion

Jennifer McHugh selected to compete in Italy for Team Canada at Trophy of Nations

Fernie’s Jennifer McHugh has been crowned North American Enduro Champion. This weekend, she competes on Team Canada at the Trophy of Nations in Italy.  Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
Rhona Davies and Bob Ewashen won gold in the men and women’s 80+ mixed tennis doubles. (Photo submitted)

That’s a wrap: 55+ BC Games conclude

The ending ceremonies to the week-long games were Saturday at the Rotary Centre for the Arts

Rhona Davies and Bob Ewashen won gold in the men and women’s 80+ mixed tennis doubles. (Photo submitted)
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Creston Valley Youth Soccer Association celebrates with $1,000 donation from Mondelēz Canada and Christie Biscuits

As part of the Christie “Good Cookies Doing Great Things” program, Creston…

  • Aug 30, 2019
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Cloverdale’s Holly Speers opened up the scoring for Team Canada. (WBSC video screengrab)

Team Canada step closer to Olympics after beating Puerto Rico

‘Super Round’ games to be played tomorrow at South Surrey’s Softball City

Cloverdale’s Holly Speers opened up the scoring for Team Canada. (WBSC video screengrab)
Creston golfer hosts three blind golf tournaments in East Kootenay

Creston golfer hosts three blind golf tournaments in East Kootenay

Creston golfer Darren Douma hosted B.C., Canadian and Western Canadian blind golf championships.

Creston golfer hosts three blind golf tournaments in East Kootenay
Callum Ziefflie earned a silver medal in Creston. (Photo credit Katelyn Wiens)

Creston Wave place second at home meet

Submitted by Creston Wave The Creston Wave competed at their first home…

  • Jul 4, 2019
Callum Ziefflie earned a silver medal in Creston. (Photo credit Katelyn Wiens)
Shown in picture Dlyar Mohammed, Michael Short and Connie Kryzanowski. (Photo submitted)

Creston Combat Fitness brings home four silver medals

Submitted Over 400 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitors gathered in Burnaby June 15-2019 for…

  • Jun 28, 2019
Shown in picture Dlyar Mohammed, Michael Short and Connie Kryzanowski. (Photo submitted)
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Creston Judo Club wraps season

Online registration for the 2019/2020 season will begin the first week of September.

  • Jun 24, 2019
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Kiffy Thompson earned the bronze medal in the division 4 girls and set a swim meet record in the 50m butterfly (Photo credit Katelyn Wiens)

Creston Wave find success at the first swim meets of the season

At their first swim meet of the season in Nelson, on May…

  • Jun 4, 2019
Kiffy Thompson earned the bronze medal in the division 4 girls and set a swim meet record in the 50m butterfly (Photo credit Katelyn Wiens)
Left to right: Sensei Leelen Samuelson, Lawson Banbury, Finn (of Victoria), Evan Felitsyn, Brody Archambault, Grace (of Kamloops), Sensei Joel Mann (photo submitted by Creston Judo Club)

Medals and more in May

Submitted by Creston Judo Club This past month saw much activity both…

  • May 23, 2019
Left to right: Sensei Leelen Samuelson, Lawson Banbury, Finn (of Victoria), Evan Felitsyn, Brody Archambault, Grace (of Kamloops), Sensei Joel Mann (photo submitted by Creston Judo Club)
Kaeden Rendek went to his first judo class as a six-year-old he had no idea if it would interest him. (Photo submitted)

Rendek earns black belts in judo

When Kaeden Rendek went to his first judo class as a six-year-old…

Kaeden Rendek went to his first judo class as a six-year-old he had no idea if it would interest him. (Photo submitted)
Fishing derby to support Shriner’s Children’s Hospital

Fishing derby to support Shriner’s Children’s Hospital

A small test run for a fishing derby at Mawson Lake has…

Fishing derby to support Shriner’s Children’s Hospital
(A Event) The Interior Brewery Workers Union trophy, included Kevin Hedlund (third), Doug Thompson (second) and Bryan Smithson (lead). (Photo credit Dave Dyck)

Peete rink wins Butterfly Bonspiel

For the second consecutive year, a team skipped by Creston’s Scott Peete…

(A Event) The Interior Brewery Workers Union trophy, included Kevin Hedlund (third), Doug Thompson (second) and Bryan Smithson (lead). (Photo credit Dave Dyck)
Prior to Tuesday’s game, Kathy Merkel, KIJHL VP, handed out Eddie Mountain Division awards. rookie of the year went to Keegan McDowell

Dynamiters take first two games against Golden

Series moves to Golden for next two games

Prior to Tuesday’s game, Kathy Merkel, KIJHL VP, handed out Eddie Mountain Division awards. rookie of the year went to Keegan McDowell
Thunder Cats end season on a losing note

Thunder Cats end season on a losing note

The 2018-2019 KIJHL season came to a merciful end for the Creston…

Thunder Cats end season on a losing note
Canada defeat Switzerland to retain world junior men’s title Saturday morning in Nova Scotia. (Richard Gray/WCF)

B.C.-based ‘Team Tardi’ brings home gold in junior curling worlds

In a 9-4 victory over Switzerland, a Langley-based curling team earned its 2nd straight world title

Canada defeat Switzerland to retain world junior men’s title Saturday morning in Nova Scotia. (Richard Gray/WCF)
Thunder Cats take close losses

Thunder Cats take close losses

A pair of good efforts in front of a hometown crowd didn’t…

Thunder Cats take close losses
Purchase a pink whistle from your local basketball referees for cancer research. Web photo

Call a foul on cancer with the Pink Whistle Campaign

Local basketball referees are raising money for cancer research

  • Feb 15, 2019
Purchase a pink whistle from your local basketball referees for cancer research. Web photo