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Engage Sport North to host ‘Try-It’ Ladies Hockey

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Engage Sport North will be hosting a series of 'Try-It' Ladies Hockey on August 19 & 26. According to Chantiel Drschiwiski, of Engage Sport North, this is an opportunity for ladies to try their hand at playing hockey as the North Peace Eagles and Taylor Falcons ladies hockey teams will be teaching the basics of...

Peace Region riders perform well at Dawson Creek Stampede and Rodeo

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. - A number of Peace Region riders had outstanding performances at the 2019 Dawson Creek Stampede and Rodeo. One rider to had taken on the home stage was Jake Gardner in bull riding. Gardner managed to get 84 points in bull riding, placing him in third and winning a total of over $1,500 for his efforts. Other local riders...

Runners take on the challenge of Babcock Mountain in Emperor’s Challenge

TUMBLER RIDGE, B.C. - The 21st Annual Emperor’s Challenge took place on Saturday, August 10. Many participants from all over took on the Challenge in a half marathon on Babcock Mountain, located in the Tumbler Ridge UNESCO Global Geopark. The Challenge featured a starting elevation of over 4,000 feet, with the summit at over 6,100 feet. The total distance of the Challenge...

Kevin Stinson wins Mighty Peace Brewing Company Charity Pro-Am for third year

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Mighty Peace Brewing Company Charity Pro-Am took place over the weekend at Lake Point Golf & Country Club. This invitational event saw teams of four amateurs with one golf professional play 36 holes of golf. Winning this year's tournament, to become the tournament champion for the third year in a row, was Kevin Stinson of Abbotsford. In...

Mower Mayhem holds round four of Ford Maintenance Race Series on August 10

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Mower Mayhem held round four of the Ford Maintenance Race Series on Saturday, August 10, at the Mower Mayhem Oval. The race series featured classes such as stock improved, pro stock, and powder puff. The series also featured the outlaw tractor pull. So far, after four rounds in the series, many competitors are showing strong standings when...

Registration now open for Predators hockey tryouts

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Northeast B.C. Female Predators organization has announced that they will be holding tryout camps for their Peewee, Bantam and Midget levels. Following a great season of hockey, the Predators are looking to add to their rosters for the 2019-2020 season for another great year of hockey. The Predators tryouts will be taking place at the...

Lots of rodeo action for this weekend at the 97th Dawson Creek Exhibition and Stampede

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. - The rodeo action continues this weekend at the 97th Dawson Creek Exhibition and Stampede. Taking place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday will be Heavy Horse Pulls, Light Horse Shows, and Kids Wild Horse Racing. Chuckwagon Racing was rescheduled due to poor weather conditions on Thursday and will be taking place Friday through to Monday. Monday's races will start...

Thursday night Chuckwagon races and Kiddie Parade cancelled at Dawson Creek Exhibition

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. - Organizers of the Dawson Creek Exhibition and Stampede have made the decision to cancel tonight's, Thursday August 8, Chuckwagon races and Kiddie Parade. According to a post on their Facebook page, they say the Western Chuckwagon Association have cancelled the chuckwagon races for Thursday due to poor track conditions from excessive rain fall. They also have cancelled...

Nate Bouchard with Canadian Cowboys for European Tour

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - 11-year-old Nate Bouchard, of Fort St. John, is currently in Europe with the Canadian Cowboys for the European Tour. Bouchard, a member of the Fort St. John Minor Hockey Association, is touring Europe and representing Canada in the Czech Challenge Cup Tournament. Bouchard is travelling to the Czech Republic, Austria, and Italy in an all-exclusive 12-day...

21st Annual Emperor’s Challenge this Saturday at Tumbler Ridge

TUMBLER RIDGE, B.C. - The 21st Annual Emperor’s Challenge is taking place this Saturday, August 10. The Emperor’s Challenge is a half marathon on Babcock Mountain, located in the Tumbler Ridge UNESCO Global Geopark and features a starting elevation of over 4,000 feet, with the summit at over 6,100 feet. The total distance of the Challenge is 20 kilometres with a...

Fort St John runners take on challenge of Canadian Death Race

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - A number of runners from Fort St. John took part in the Canadian Death Race on August 3 and 4 in Grande Cache, Alberta. One of the runners to represent Fort St. John was Laurie Cardinal. Cardinal says this year's race was a bit more challenging as she faced a "mixed bag" of weather such as...

Craig-Steele competes at 115th Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Local golfer Aiden Craig-Steele, of Fort St. John, was in Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia for the 115th Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship. After having a solid play previously at the 117th B.C. Amateur Championship in July, Craig-Steele qualified to play at the Canadian Men’s Amateur. In round one of the Men’s Amateur Championship, Craig-Steele was able to...

Taylor Motor Speedway hosts Caps Transport IMCA Invitational over weekend

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Caps Transport IMCA Invitational took place over the long weekend at the Taylor Motor Speedway. The Invitational was the Speedway's season finale and featured three days of racing under the lights with IMCA Modifieds, minis, stock and bomber classes. Winning the IMCA Invitational and the most seasonal points was John Stokes. Other season winners include Jamie...

Round four of Ford Maintenance Series this Saturday at Mower Mayhem Oval

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Mower Mayhem Racing is gearing up for the fourth round of the Ford Maintenance Race Series taking place this Saturday, August 10. Classes include stock, junior stock, stock improved, pro-stock, and modified. The event will feature tractor pulls and an oval race. The previous race of the series took place on July 20. Round four of the Ford...

Free Swimming & Skating passes available to local not-for-profit groups

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - As part of the Site C agreement with the City of Fort St. John, free passes for swimming and skating are being given out to not-for-profit groups in the community. According to Recreation Manager, Kylah Bryde, there is a large amount of unused swimming and skating passes that are up for grabs that were not...

Tim Zimmer and U18 Boys win gold at 2019 Western Canadian Rugby Championships

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - On Sunday, Tim Zimmer, of Fort St. John, along with the B.C. U18 Boys managed to win the gold medal at the 2019 Western Canadian Rugby Championships in Regina. After three successful wins, the B.C. U18 Boys moved on to the finals where they took on Alberta. After having a tough start, being down by five...

Tim Zimmer & BC U18 Boys to play Sunday in Gold Medal Finals at 2019 WCRC

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - After having a great start on Thursday, Tim Zimmer, of Fort St. John, along with the B.C. U18 Boys continued their winning streak on Saturday at the 2019 Western Canadian Rugby Championships in Regina. On day two of play, the B.C. U18 Boys took on the B.C. U17 Boys. In this game, the U18's were...

Inconnu Swim Club to hold Assessment Days August 7 & 8

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Inconnu Swim Club will be hosting Assesment Days on August 7 and 8. Assessment Days is an opportunity for swimmers to find out what the Inconnu Swim Club is all about. This is also an opportunity for swimmers to discover what swimming level is best for them. All participants will be assessed, for free, by highly...

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