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Flight Corporal David Houde of Grand Forks runs the 20-metre shuttle run at the Cadet sports weekend held in January.                                (F/Sgt Michael Silva/                                Grand Fork Gazette)

Grand Forks cadet competes at West meets East sports weekend

David Houde of Grand Forks said he loves to compete.

  • Feb 14, 2019
Flight Corporal David Houde of Grand Forks runs the 20-metre shuttle run at the Cadet sports weekend held in January.                                (F/Sgt Michael Silva/                                Grand Fork Gazette)
The junior and senior Grand Forks Secondary School boys basketball teams took on Stanley Humphries Secondary School from Castlegar on Feb. 4 for two home-court games. The teams performed well against their Kootenay rivals, and the senior team especially brought some players off the bench to hit it home near the end of the game.  (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Wolves basketball take on Castlegar teams

The boys had a good showing against their Kootenay rivals.

The junior and senior Grand Forks Secondary School boys basketball teams took on Stanley Humphries Secondary School from Castlegar on Feb. 4 for two home-court games. The teams performed well against their Kootenay rivals, and the senior team especially brought some players off the bench to hit it home near the end of the game.  (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
Jamison Ladd penned a letter to his coaches announcing that he was quitting the team after he said bullying was not properly addressed.

13-year-old B.C. hockey player quits team over bullying

Jamison Ladd penned a letter alleging that coaches did not do enough to resolve harassment

Jamison Ladd penned a letter to his coaches announcing that he was quitting the team after he said bullying was not properly addressed.
Pictured, the Grand Forks Secondary School boys’ curling team (left to right) Devin Anderson, skip; Elliott Starchuk, third; Dawson Reid, second; Ryan Dorgelo, lead; Cody Olsen, Dave Bartlett, coach.  (Leigh Starchuk/Submitted)

GFSS boys’ curling team heads to provincials

The team had a successful home-ice match in January to secure the spot.

  • Feb 8, 2019
Pictured, the Grand Forks Secondary School boys’ curling team (left to right) Devin Anderson, skip; Elliott Starchuk, third; Dawson Reid, second; Ryan Dorgelo, lead; Cody Olsen, Dave Bartlett, coach.  (Leigh Starchuk/Submitted)
Langley Township Councillors Bob Long and Margaret Kunst flanked provincial, national, and global junior champion Tyler Tardi, who curls out of the Langley Curling Centre. The trio were on hand for Thursday’s announcement that Langley will be hosting the 2020 junior nationals. (Roxanne Hooper/Black Press)

VIDEO: 2020 New Holland Canadian Juniors will playout in the Lower Mainland

Three-time national champ Tyler Tardi on hand for annoucement – excited to possibly compete at home.

Langley Township Councillors Bob Long and Margaret Kunst flanked provincial, national, and global junior champion Tyler Tardi, who curls out of the Langley Curling Centre. The trio were on hand for Thursday’s announcement that Langley will be hosting the 2020 junior nationals. (Roxanne Hooper/Black Press)
It’s getting hot in here! The Grand Forks Aquatic Centre staff attempted to stave off the cold with a tropical paradise swim night at the pool on Jan. 24. Complete with some fun new pool floats, the event was a welcome respite from the snow outside! (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Grand Forks pool transformed into tropical paradise

The tropical swim was an escape from the snow.

It’s getting hot in here! The Grand Forks Aquatic Centre staff attempted to stave off the cold with a tropical paradise swim night at the pool on Jan. 24. Complete with some fun new pool floats, the event was a welcome respite from the snow outside! (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
At the New Holland Canadian Junior Curling Championships today (Sunday), Team BC – with Skip Tyler Tardi, third Sterling Middleton, second Matthew Hall, lead Alex Horvath, and coach Paul Tardi – earned the gold. It’s the third national triumph for Tardi and Middleton. (Michael Burns/Curling Canada)

BC junior curlers bring home third national gold

Team BC, headed by skip Tyler Tardi, emerged triumphant – again – from the Canadian juniors Sunday.

At the New Holland Canadian Junior Curling Championships today (Sunday), Team BC – with Skip Tyler Tardi, third Sterling Middleton, second Matthew Hall, lead Alex Horvath, and coach Paul Tardi – earned the gold. It’s the third national triumph for Tardi and Middleton. (Michael Burns/Curling Canada)
Grand Forks Senior Wolves hit court for first tournament

Grand Forks Senior Wolves hit court for first tournament

Both teams finished with a two and one record.

  • Dec 12, 2018
Grand Forks Senior Wolves hit court for first tournament
Marilyn DeWynter (pictured left, shown with Carol Large) was presented Ringer board low gross. (Linda McGrath/Submitted)

Christina Lake Ladies’ Golf finishes successful year

The team starts back up again in April – new members welcome!

  • Dec 12, 2018
Marilyn DeWynter (pictured left, shown with Carol Large) was presented Ringer board low gross. (Linda McGrath/Submitted)
Recreation Report: Give the gift of fitness this season

Recreation Report: Give the gift of fitness this season

Old Fashioned Skate, Frosty the Snowman skate coming up

  • Dec 12, 2018
Recreation Report: Give the gift of fitness this season
The Grand Forks Bantam Bruins were Nelson tournament champions last weekend.  (Michael Tollis/Submitted)

Grand Forks bantam team takes Nelson tournament

The team dominated the competition with some outstanding displays of skill and technique.

  • Dec 6, 2018
The Grand Forks Bantam Bruins were Nelson tournament champions last weekend.  (Michael Tollis/Submitted)
The Grand Forks Aquatic Centre hosted a “bubble bonanza” night last Thursday. The pool was packed with kids enjoying the suds, and lifeguards and kids alike were equipped with fun bubble machines to make it a bonanza for all!  (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Bubble-bursting fun at the pool

The “Bubble Bonanza” was a big hit.

The Grand Forks Aquatic Centre hosted a “bubble bonanza” night last Thursday. The pool was packed with kids enjoying the suds, and lifeguards and kids alike were equipped with fun bubble machines to make it a bonanza for all!  (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
Santa to make a stop in Grand Forks

Santa to make a stop in Grand Forks

The annual Christmas community skate is coming up.

  • Dec 1, 2018
Santa to make a stop in Grand Forks
Bruins drop two weekend games

Bruins drop two weekend games

But you can cheer them on Friday night.

Bruins drop two weekend games
Despite this year’s devastating floods which resulted in the closure of the bowling alley, Grand Forks Special Olympics athletes competed in the recent Special Olympics B.C. bowling tournament in Castlegar. Even though the team has been unable to practice since last spring, they had a stellar showing at the tournament, finishing in first place ahead of five other teams in Region 1.                                Claire Yallits led the team, scoring four consecutive strikes in her third game. Amy Heaton was close behind and contributed big numbers to the score card. The Special Olympics team is so proud of the Grand Forks athletes for their continued hard work and dedication. Pictured, from left: Jayson Pappas, Noah Trainer, Allan Sandner, Coach Andrea Yallits, Amy Heaton, Claire Yallits.
Despite this year’s devastating floods which resulted in the closure of the bowling alley, Grand Forks Special Olympics athletes competed in the recent Special Olympics B.C. bowling tournament in Castlegar. Even though the team has been unable to practice since last spring, they had a stellar showing at the tournament, finishing in first place ahead of five other teams in Region 1.                                Claire Yallits led the team, scoring four consecutive strikes in her third game. Amy Heaton was close behind and contributed big numbers to the score card. The Special Olympics team is so proud of the Grand Forks athletes for their continued hard work and dedication. Pictured, from left: Jayson Pappas, Noah Trainer, Allan Sandner, Coach Andrea Yallits, Amy Heaton, Claire Yallits.
Road trip comes to end with split for Grand Forks Border Bruins

Road trip comes to end with split for Grand Forks Border Bruins

The team is coming off its longest road trip this season.

  • Nov 18, 2018
Road trip comes to end with split for Grand Forks Border Bruins
Community hits the ice with the Bruins

Community hits the ice with the Bruins

The community skate was on Remembrance Day.

Community hits the ice with the Bruins
The new owners of the Waterline bluffs area are Mirek Hladik and June Ray. (Submitted photo)

Castlegar’s Waterline property purchased; owners to protect it for rock climbers

New owners plan to subdivide, sell bluffs to recreational climbing group

The new owners of the Waterline bluffs area are Mirek Hladik and June Ray. (Submitted photo)

Grand Forks Border Bruins split road games in 100 Mile House, Kamloops

It was a promising weekend for the Bruins.

  • Oct 26, 2018
Twenty-one kids took part in the recent Youth Polish Shine and Show at the Trail riding grounds last weekend. Photo submitted

Kootenay youth shine at riding show

Kids from Grand Forks took part in a clinic recently.

  • Oct 11, 2018
Twenty-one kids took part in the recent Youth Polish Shine and Show at the Trail riding grounds last weekend. Photo submitted