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Goaltender Luca Di Pasquo has committed to play for the Penticton Vees during the 2022-2023 B.C. Hockey League season. (Photo- Mike Mastovich)

Penticton Vees find new goaltender

The move comes in response to the graduation of 2022 playoff-star Kaeden Lane

 

Premier John Horgan and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau were in Vancouver Tuesday (May 24) to announce the 2025 Invictus Games will be held in the city. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)

$30M pledged for Vancouver to host winter hybrid Invictus Games in 2025

Province, federal government each contributing $15 million to event

 

The Penticton Vees celebrate winning the BCHL championship after sweeping the Nanaimo Clippers, winning Game 4 at Nanaimo’s Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/Black Press Media)

City of Penticton declares May 24 ‘Vees Day,’ championship parade coming up

The team completed a sweep of the Nanaimo Clippers on May 18 to become BCHL Champions

 

The Penticton Vees returned to the South Okanagan Events Centre with the Fred Page Cup on Thursday, May 19. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: Penticton Vees return home as BCHL Champions

The team captured the Fred Page Cup on Wednesday night in Nanaimo

The Penticton Vees returned to the South Okanagan Events Centre with the Fred Page Cup on Thursday, May 19. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
The Penticton Vees captured victories in the first two games of the Fred Page Cup Finals on Friday and Saturday, respectively. (Photo- Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)

Penticton Vees look to take 3-0 series lead in BCHL Finals on Tuesday

Game No. 3 of the Fred Page Cup Finals goes tonight (May 17) in Nanaimo

The Penticton Vees captured victories in the first two games of the Fred Page Cup Finals on Friday and Saturday, respectively. (Photo- Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)
Luc Wilson’s three-point night helped the Penticton Vees win Game No. 1 of the Fred Page Cup Finals against the Nanaimo Clippers. (Photo- Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)

Penticton Vees’ Luc Wilson leads team to 4-1 victory in Fred Page Cup Finals

Game No. 2 of the championship series goes tonight (May 14) at the SOEC

Luc Wilson’s three-point night helped the Penticton Vees win Game No. 1 of the Fred Page Cup Finals against the Nanaimo Clippers. (Photo- Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)
The Penticton Vees cruised to a 6-1 victory on Wednesday night, May 4, to capture their 17th Interior Conference title in franchise history. (Photo: Tami Quan/Tami Quan Photography)

‘A rivalry renewed’: Coaches from Penticton Vees, Nanaimo Clippers preview BCHL Finals

The battle for the Fred Page Cup begins on Friday night, May 13, at the South Okanagan Events Centre

The Penticton Vees cruised to a 6-1 victory on Wednesday night, May 4, to capture their 17th Interior Conference title in franchise history. (Photo: Tami Quan/Tami Quan Photography)
The Penticton swept the West Kelowna Warriors in the Interior Conference Finals, booking their ticket to the Fred Page Cup Finals in the process. (Photo: Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)

Penticton Vees Fred Page Cup Finals schedule released, tickets on sale May 6

The Vees will battle the Nanaimo Clippers in Game No. 1 of the fourth-round hockey series on May 13

The Penticton swept the West Kelowna Warriors in the Interior Conference Finals, booking their ticket to the Fred Page Cup Finals in the process. (Photo: Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)
The Penticton Vees cruised to a 6-1 victory on Wednesday night, May 4, to capture their 17th Interior Conference title in franchise history. (Photo: Tami Quan/Tami Quan Photography)

Kaeden Lane leads Penticton Vees to 17th Interior Conference title in franchise history

The Vees will play the Nanaimo Clippers in the Fred Page Cup Finals

The Penticton Vees cruised to a 6-1 victory on Wednesday night, May 4, to capture their 17th Interior Conference title in franchise history. (Photo: Tami Quan/Tami Quan Photography)
After a three-year hiatus, the Vancouver Canucks Young Stars Classic will return to the South Okanagan Events Centre. (Mark Brett - Western News)

Vancouver Canucks bringing Young Stars Classic back to Penticton

The multi-day event ran in the Peach City from 2010 to 2018

After a three-year hiatus, the Vancouver Canucks Young Stars Classic will return to the South Okanagan Events Centre. (Mark Brett - Western News)
The Giant’s Head Run will return to Summerland on Saturday, June 4. The run will be part of the Summerland Action Festival. (Contributed)

Giant’s Head Run returns to Summerland

Event on evening of June 4 will be part of the Summerland Action Festival

The Giant’s Head Run will return to Summerland on Saturday, June 4. The run will be part of the Summerland Action Festival. (Contributed)
From left to right, Tony Gibb Joanne Rakers, Tania Brachmayer and Peter Brachmayer, play a game of pickleball at a court in the Central Park neighbourhood of Victoria, B.C., on Thursday, Apr. 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Pickleball’s growth raises a racket in Victoria, amid bans over noise complaints

“The noise is people having fun,” says Victoria Regional Pickleball Association president

From left to right, Tony Gibb Joanne Rakers, Tania Brachmayer and Peter Brachmayer, play a game of pickleball at a court in the Central Park neighbourhood of Victoria, B.C., on Thursday, Apr. 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
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Kelowna man cycling across B.C. for mental health charity

Sam Biffart will take off from Victoria on June 5

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Malindi Elmore set a new Canadian women course record (Jensen Edwards/Submitted)

Okanagan Olympians succeed at the Boston Marathon

Hofbauer and Elmore trained in the Okanagan for the Boston Marathon

Malindi Elmore set a new Canadian women course record (Jensen Edwards/Submitted)
The Vancouver Canucks have offered a West Kelowna man four free tickets to an April 9 game against the San Jose Sharks after an independent ticketing company denied him an almost $700 refund in January. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Vancouver Canucks offer West Kelowna man free tickets after refund debacle

The team reached out to Ben Orritt on Monday after he was denied a ticketing refund in January

The Vancouver Canucks have offered a West Kelowna man four free tickets to an April 9 game against the San Jose Sharks after an independent ticketing company denied him an almost $700 refund in January. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Adam Eisele’s two-goal output wasn’t enough to carry the Penticton Vees to victory on Friday night. (Photo: Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)

Penticton Vees unable to complete comeback, drop overtime thriller to West Kelowna

The Vees will welcome the Merritt Centennials on Sunday to wrap up the regular-season schedule

Adam Eisele’s two-goal output wasn’t enough to carry the Penticton Vees to victory on Friday night. (Photo: Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)
The Summerland Secondary School senior boys Rockets basketball team will head to the provincial 
championships in Langley. In the top row from left are Sam Plant, Noah Russill, Gavin Lodermeier, Logan Coulter, Holden Girard, Sheldon Biggley and Cylis Charlton. In front from left are coach Kevin Lodermeier, Kieran Wardley, Evyn Welsh, Quinn Devries, Andrei Panganiban, Joshua Colley, Nathan Dykstra, coach Matt Dykstra and coach Matthew Raimando. Not pictured is coach Huan Pham. (Contributed)

Summerland basketball team qualifies for provincials

Senior boys team placed second at Okanagan Valley Championships in Kamloops

The Summerland Secondary School senior boys Rockets basketball team will head to the provincial 
championships in Langley. In the top row from left are Sam Plant, Noah Russill, Gavin Lodermeier, Logan Coulter, Holden Girard, Sheldon Biggley and Cylis Charlton. In front from left are coach Kevin Lodermeier, Kieran Wardley, Evyn Welsh, Quinn Devries, Andrei Panganiban, Joshua Colley, Nathan Dykstra, coach Matt Dykstra and coach Matthew Raimando. Not pictured is coach Huan Pham. (Contributed)
A new track and field club will be held in Penticton beginning this spring. The club will meet at the Penticton Secondary School track. (Black Press file photo)

Penticton Track and Field Club to begin in April

New club will prepare participants for provincial championships

A new track and field club will be held in Penticton beginning this spring. The club will meet at the Penticton Secondary School track. (Black Press file photo)
Langley’s Tasha Willing set a new B.C. weightlifting record. Willing, a track and field star originally from Chilliwack, only started competing at weight lifting in November. ( Rob Wilton @RJMedia.tech/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley weightlifter breaks B.C. record

Track and field star Tasha Willing recently took up the sport

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Langley’s Tasha Willing set a new B.C. weightlifting record. Willing, a track and field star originally from Chilliwack, only started competing at weight lifting in November. ( Rob Wilton @RJMedia.tech/Special to Langley Advance Times)
The Funtastic slo-pitch tournament and music festival will make its return in 2022 on Canada Day weekend. (Funtastic Sports Society photo)

Vernon’s Funtastic tournament and music festival to return in 2022

Cancelled the last two years due to COVID-19, the city’s biggest summer event is back for Canada Day weekend

The Funtastic slo-pitch tournament and music festival will make its return in 2022 on Canada Day weekend. (Funtastic Sports Society photo)