Parkland rowers pull ahead to semifinals

Grant Shapka, Edward Gawne head to semis with doubles performance

By Lorne Chan

Parkland rowers Grant Shapka and Edward Gawne made the semifinals in their double at the Canadian High School Rowing Championships in St. Catharines, Ont., last week. Shapka also made the semifinals in the singles as well.

The Parkland track and field team had a stellar performance at the B.C. provincial championships. Spencer Gaby captured the gold medal in the race walk in a dramatic close finish. Kim Neville-Rutherford captured the provincial silver medal in high jump. Kim’s sister Courtenay captured the silver medal in women’s hammer throw. Jennifer Lui won the bronze medal in the girl’s shotput. Ross Haskett finished fourth with a personal best in the javelin. Jacqueline Gaby finished in fifth place in the women’s race walk.

In basketball news, Maddie Geary, Kate Service and Kristy Gallagher were selected to play on the South Vancouver Island Basketball Association select team for this summer. The season will be highlighted with a nine-day tour to Washington and Oregon. On the boys side, Russell Bennett and Harrison Arhdeacon were selected for the junior Vikes program with the University of Victoria for the summer and will also be part of a tour in Las Vegas.

Just Posted

UPDATED: Kelly Ellard gets day parole extended for six more months, overnight leave

Ellard was convicted of killing 14-year-old Reena Virk in 1997

New construction, housing prices down British Columbia

New housing prices dropped 0.4 per cent in Victoria in June 2019

Ten bikes reported stolen in 24 hours in Victoria

VicPD asking residents to check their bikes after spike in thefts

Tours showcase sculptures, art demos in final week of Oak Bay’s Arts and Culture Days

Arts and Culture Days ends with community picnic at Carnarvon Park on Aug. 29

Relative of man found dead in Saanich says he was missing for years

RCMP and a private detective had been searching for him since 2012

Trudeau vows to stand firm against ‘increasingly assertive’ China

China has accused Canada of meddling in its affairs

POLL: Should there be a ban on gas-powered leaf blowers?

We’ve all heard them, and most likely cursed them under our breath.… Continue reading

Greater Victoria wanted list for the week of Aug. 23

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Police watchdog investigating two officers after Langley teen’s suspected overdose

According to IIO, two officers were deployed to help Carson Crimeni but did not locate him before he died

New study suggests autism overdiagnosed: Canadian expert

Laurent Mottron: ‘Autistic people we test now are less and less different than typical people’

B.C. hockey player excited to join Humboldt Broncos

Defenceman Sebastien Archambault played last two seasons with Junior B Sicamous Eagles.

Huawei executive’s defence team alleges Canadians were ‘agents’ of the FBI

eng’s arrest at Vancouver’s airport has sparked a diplomatic crisis between Canada and China

Trans Mountain gives contractors 30 days to get workers, supplies ready for pipeline

Crown corporation believes the expansion project could be in service by mid-2022

On vaccines, abortion, Goop, doctor Jen Gunter says: ‘I have a duty to speak up’

She speaks out on menstruation, the wellness industry and vaccines

Most Read