The Kamloops Vibe will be defending its South Coast Female Amateur Hockey League title and the B.C. ‘A’ championship this weekend in Logan Lake.
The top four teams from the SCFAHL – the Vibe, Richmond Devils, Victoria Phantoms and Simon Fraser University – will compete in the three-day tournament.
The Vibe will play Victoria today at 6 p.m., and then will play twice on Saturday, against Richmond at 9 a.m., and SFU at 6 p.m.
The championship final is scheduled for Sunday, 11 a.m.
All games are to be played in the Logan Lake Arena.
The top two teams will advance to the Western Shield tournament, April 4-7, in Surrey.
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Marco Toppmoller, who has extensive playing and coaching experience in Europe, will be the guest coach at the European Football School for two weeks over spring break.
Toppmoller played with Osnabruck in the German Bundesliga 2 (1996-98) and with FC Kaiserslautern in the Bundesliga 1 (2000-04). After retiring as a player, he turned to coaching and most recently has been a coach with FC Bayern Munich’s junior program.
The EFS camp runs March 22-24 at Hillside Stadium.
Ages eight to 12 will be on the field on March 22 (4-5:30 p.m.), March 23 (9-11 a.m., 2:30-4 p.m.) and March 24 (9:30-11:30 a.m.).
Ages 13 to 17 will be there on March 22 (5:30-7 p.m.), March 23 (11 a.m.-1 p.m., 4-5:30 p.m.) and March 23 (11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.).
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Future paralympians from across Canada be at Sun Peaks for the 39th annual Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing (CADS) National Festival, March 24-29.
More than 30 CADS athletes and 50 instructors will attend the festival, which offers skill improvement and race development to skiers and riders with a disability.
During the festival, the Canadian Para-Alpine Championships, featuring provincial racers competing alongside national and international athletes, will take place on OSV ski run on March 28 and 29.
The CADS Guestimation race, which is a good one for spectators, takes place on Sun Catcher ski run on March 28, 10 a.m. Participants race one timed run and then try to guess the time of their next two runs. Whichever racer finishes closest to their guessed time is the winner.
Sun Peaks Adaptive Sports, the host club, has more than tripled in participants since last season, encompassing more than 85 people in the roles of students, on-hill volunteers and board members.
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The BC Sport sector is bringing the Community Sport Hero Awards, presented by Teck, to Kamloops on May 30.
The awards honour long-standing community volunteers who have made significant contributions to sport.
Nominations are being accepted through sportbc.com until May 3.
To be eligible, nominees must meet the following criteria:
* Be an individual from the local community who makes a voluntary contribution to sport through coaching, officiating, boards, administration, special events, etc;
* Be an individual (not an organization or foundation); and,
* Has been, or continues to be, a dedicated sport volunteer for a minimum of eight years.