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Brittany Hudak, a three-time Paralympic Nordic skier who won bronze at the 2022 Winter Paralympics, said the new Jumpstart Multi-Sport Court at Panorama Recreation Centre will create more opportunities for differently-abled athletes. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

New accessible multi-sport court in North Saanich aims to jump-start play for all

Located at Panorama Recreation Centre, court also includes several accessible elements

 

Despite the day’s rainy weather, about 30 members of the Victoria Canoe and Kayak Club made their way to the Gorge for fun races on May 15. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Victoria Canoe and Kayak Club gets a restart on the Gorge

About 30 paddlers attend weekend event, big season anticipated for 400-member club

 

A new non-profit, Exploration Diving Society of B.C., has been formed, seeking to promote diving and exploration. (Eiko Jones photo)

Vancouver Island divers enter uncharted waters as part of new society

Exploration Diving Society of B.C. seeks to promote diving and exploration

 

The District of North Saanich would retain the right to purchase undeveloped portions of the Panorama Recreation Centre lands for $10 for a future library under a land transfer agreement with the CRD. (Black Press Media file photo)

CRD set to purchase Panorama Recreation Centre lands in North Saanich for $10

Municipality retains right to purchase undeveloped land for a library

The District of North Saanich would retain the right to purchase undeveloped portions of the Panorama Recreation Centre lands for $10 for a future library under a land transfer agreement with the CRD. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club hosts Saturday open houses throughout April. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Victoria team takes top trophy in interclub croquet play in Oak Bay

Potential new members welcome for Oak Bay Lawn Bowling club Saturday open houses

The Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club hosts Saturday open houses throughout April. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Pickleball courts at Tolmie Park in Saanich will be closed on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays as of April 4. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich finds compromise on pickleball court situation at Tolmie Park

Effective April 4, play will be reduced to four days a week

Pickleball courts at Tolmie Park in Saanich will be closed on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays as of April 4. (Black Press Media file photo)
High Voltage, design option C for the new Tripp Station Youth Park, includes a pump track, a sizeable jump area and a picnic space. (Concept plans courtesy the District of Saanich)

Bike track, skills park coming this summer to Saanich’s Tripp Station

Plans underway since 2015 coming to fruition, construction will take up to 12 weeks

High Voltage, design option C for the new Tripp Station Youth Park, includes a pump track, a sizeable jump area and a picnic space. (Concept plans courtesy the District of Saanich)
Lesley Cobus, coordinator for the Monterey Recreation Centre, says they’re in rebuilding mode with nearly 1,000 members now compared to the more than 2,000 pre-pandemic. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Monterey centre’s 50th anniversary party on hold in Oak Bay

Recreation facility celebrates small milestones as membership starts to return

Lesley Cobus, coordinator for the Monterey Recreation Centre, says they’re in rebuilding mode with nearly 1,000 members now compared to the more than 2,000 pre-pandemic. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
North Saanich council has asked staff to look into mitigating the sounds coming from the municipality’s public pickleball courts. This move could see addition of acoustical panels, fencing, earth berms or a combination thereof. (Black Press Media file photo)

Potential measures to muffle pickleball sound in North Saanich include acoustic panels

Public hears that district made a mistake in choosing current court location in Deep Cove

North Saanich council has asked staff to look into mitigating the sounds coming from the municipality’s public pickleball courts. This move could see addition of acoustical panels, fencing, earth berms or a combination thereof. (Black Press Media file photo)
Group commissioner, David Bratzer (left), and treasurer Grace Seabrook are excited to see the 1st Douglas Scout Hall in Saanich reopened for the first time since the pandemic began. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Scouting alive and well in Saanich; 1st Douglas Scout Hall celebrates 40th anniversary

Families invited to drop in Saturday, ask questions about the programs

Group commissioner, David Bratzer (left), and treasurer Grace Seabrook are excited to see the 1st Douglas Scout Hall in Saanich reopened for the first time since the pandemic began. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
The driving range at Cedar Hill Golf Course in Saanich. (Facebook/Cedar Hill Golf Course)

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The driving range at Cedar Hill Golf Course in Saanich. (Facebook/Cedar Hill Golf Course)
A free scholarship program sponsored by Nolan Riding and the City of Langford is geared to getting more kids involved in the sport of mountain biking. (Photo courtesy of Nolan Riding Mountain Bike Coaching)

Partnership provides introduction to mountain biking in Langford

Participants to learn at Jordie Lunn Memorial Bike Park, receive professional coaching

A free scholarship program sponsored by Nolan Riding and the City of Langford is geared to getting more kids involved in the sport of mountain biking. (Photo courtesy of Nolan Riding Mountain Bike Coaching)
The Gold arena at Pearkes reopens with many exciting improvements in place. (Photo courtesy of Saanich Media Relations)

Gold arena reopens at Pearkes after closure for upgrades

Ice slab replaced with many more upgrades to Saanich facility

The Gold arena at Pearkes reopens with many exciting improvements in place. (Photo courtesy of Saanich Media Relations)
Member Sandy Cotton is greeted by Monterey Recreation Centre staff Lesley Cobus and Joanne Donohue. (Linda Foubister photo)

Oak Bay recreation centre hosts week-long welcome back party

COVID-19 protocols remain, as Monterey centre welcomes guests

Member Sandy Cotton is greeted by Monterey Recreation Centre staff Lesley Cobus and Joanne Donohue. (Linda Foubister photo)
This physical literacy exercise is free for the public to try in Colwood’s Meadow Park. (Photo courtesy of Gordie Logan)

Come out and play: Adults doing duck walks outside Victoria workplace

Physical literacy promotes laughter, levity in the workplace and beyond

This physical literacy exercise is free for the public to try in Colwood’s Meadow Park. (Photo courtesy of Gordie Logan)
Sooke district council eyes a development plan for John Phillips Memorial Park. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

John Phillips park lease goes to negative vote

Sooke Lions Club community centre proposal moves ahead unless 10% of residents oppose

Sooke district council eyes a development plan for John Phillips Memorial Park. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
A permanent good quality public disc golf course is currently nonexistent in Greater Victoria, advocates say, despite various courses being accessible elsewhere on the south Island. (Photo by Michael Kiesz)

Greater Victoria disc golf enthusiasts keen to create quality public course

Region lacks publicly accessible facility suitable for all levels: disc golf society president

A permanent good quality public disc golf course is currently nonexistent in Greater Victoria, advocates say, despite various courses being accessible elsewhere on the south Island. (Photo by Michael Kiesz)
Sooke district council eyes a development plan for John Phillips Memorial Park. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Lions eye community centre at John Phillips Park in Sooke

Council cannot OK a lease without the approval of electors

Sooke district council eyes a development plan for John Phillips Memorial Park. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Drawing of the proposed multi-purpose sports box development plan. (Courtesy of the Capital Regional District)

Lacrosse box moving forward in Sooke at long last

The multi-purpose sports box should be ready for games early 2022

Drawing of the proposed multi-purpose sports box development plan. (Courtesy of the Capital Regional District)
Croquet carts crafted by club member John Doman at the Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club introduces its members to croquet

Players fundraise for equipment to introduce new sport

Croquet carts crafted by club member John Doman at the Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)