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Skip Sean Geall (from right) with third Jeff Richard, second Andrew Nerpin, lead Dave Harper and fifth-man Brad Wood, who are off to the Brier next month in Regina.                                -Image: Curl BC

Kelowna Curling Club foursome books ticket to Brier

Sean Geall and Kelowna teammates beat defending champ Jim Cotter in provincial final in Parksville

Skip Sean Geall (from right) with third Jeff Richard, second Andrew Nerpin, lead Dave Harper and fifth-man Brad Wood, who are off to the Brier next month in Regina.                                -Image: Curl BC
Kelownas Jeff Richard (front) who plays with Sean Geall will take on Jim Cotters rink, featuring Kelownas Rick Sawatsky and Tyrel Griffith, in todays BC mens curling final.                                -Image: Curl BC

All-Okanagan B.C. men’s curling final

Vernon-based Jim Cotter rink takes on Sean Geall’s Kelowna Curling Club crew for provincial title.

Kelownas Jeff Richard (front) who plays with Sean Geall will take on Jim Cotters rink, featuring Kelownas Rick Sawatsky and Tyrel Griffith, in todays BC mens curling final.                                -Image: Curl BC
Jacob Bos and the KSS Owls will host the 45th annual Interior Savings Western Canada Basketball Tournament beginning Thursday.                                -Image: Douglas Farrow/Contributor

Deep field for 45th edition of West Can tourney

The host Owls will play Vincent Massey from Winnipeg in their opening game.

Jacob Bos and the KSS Owls will host the 45th annual Interior Savings Western Canada Basketball Tournament beginning Thursday.                                -Image: Douglas Farrow/Contributor
Kelowna’s Bob Ursel, third from left, with South Korea’s national men’s curling rink.                                -Image: Contributed

Kelowna’s Ursel to coach host team at Olympics

Bob Ursel is headed to the Olympics with South Korea’s national men’s curling team

Kelowna’s Bob Ursel, third from left, with South Korea’s national men’s curling rink.                                -Image: Contributed
Larry Brunt/Spokane Chiefs                                Spokane head coach Dan Lambert spent six seasons on the Kelowna Rockets’ coaching staff.

Familiar territory for ex-Rockets’ coach

Dan Lambert and the Spokane Chiefs visit the Rockets in WHL action Wednesday

Larry Brunt/Spokane Chiefs                                Spokane head coach Dan Lambert spent six seasons on the Kelowna Rockets’ coaching staff.
Cal Foote and Team Canada defeated Sweden in Friday’s final in Buffalo                                -Image: Dan Hickling/Hickling Images

Foote felt support from Canadians on road to gold

Rockets’ teammates Cal Foote and Dillon Dube gold with Canada at world juniors in Buffalo

Cal Foote and Team Canada defeated Sweden in Friday’s final in Buffalo                                -Image: Dan Hickling/Hickling Images
Clara Forman and her daughters Karina and Yesenia Forman. -Image: Facebook

Clara Forman and daughters remembered during celebration of life

Family, friends and colleagues gather in Kelowna for ceremony to honour murdered mother and girls

Clara Forman and her daughters Karina and Yesenia Forman. -Image: Facebook
Douglas Farrow/Contributor                                Tyrel Griffith (right) has partnered with Sherry Just from Prince Albert, Sask., for the Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Trials next month in Portage la Prairie, Man.

Griffith’s Olympic dream still alive

Kelowna’s Tyrel Griffith will team up with Sherry Just for the Olympic mixed doubles qualifier

Douglas Farrow/Contributor                                Tyrel Griffith (right) has partnered with Sherry Just from Prince Albert, Sask., for the Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Trials next month in Portage la Prairie, Man.
Okanagan A’s teammates Keaton Mandryk (left) and Marcus Strother have both committed to the Southeastern Illinois College Falcons for the 2018-19 academic year.

Athletics’ duo signs on with Illinois college

Keaton Mandyrk and Marcus Strother move to Harrisburg, Illinois next year for baseball, education

Okanagan A’s teammates Keaton Mandryk (left) and Marcus Strother have both committed to the Southeastern Illinois College Falcons for the 2018-19 academic year.
Ashley Bourgeault and Dominic Neron, whose plane went missing a week ago Saturday in the Revelstoke area.

Families to see search through to conclusion

Six members of Ashley Bourgeault’s and Dominic Neron’s families have travelled to Revelstoke

Ashley Bourgeault and Dominic Neron, whose plane went missing a week ago Saturday in the Revelstoke area.
Former Rockets’ bench boss Dan Lambert, who spent eight years in Kelowna, is in his first season as head coach of the Spokane Chiefs.                                -Image: Larry Brunt

Lambert renews acquaintances with Rockets

Dan Lambert, who led the Rockets to a WHL title in 2015, will see his ex-team Wednesday in Spokane

Former Rockets’ bench boss Dan Lambert, who spent eight years in Kelowna, is in his first season as head coach of the Spokane Chiefs.                                -Image: Larry Brunt
Heather Wurtele (left) will compete this weekend in the ITU Multisport Championships in Penticton, while Trevor Wurtele heads to Austria for a race next week. -Image: Contributed

Kelowna couple thrives as pro triathletes

Spouses Trevor and Heather Wurtele have had success around the world in professional triathlons

Heather Wurtele (left) will compete this weekend in the ITU Multisport Championships in Penticton, while Trevor Wurtele heads to Austria for a race next week. -Image: Contributed
Oyama’s Matt Fortuna won a bronze medal at this year’s Fat Dog 120, completing the race in 29 hours.                                -Image: Brian McCurdy

Oyama runner top Canadian at Fat Dog

Matt Fortuna wins bronze medal at 120-mile ultra marathon

Oyama’s Matt Fortuna won a bronze medal at this year’s Fat Dog 120, completing the race in 29 hours.                                -Image: Brian McCurdy
Kelowna Chiefs’ player Myles Mattila won BC Hockey’s Chair of the Board Award this summer for his humanitarian work in the mental health field.                                -Image credit: Warren Henderson/Capital News

A champion of mental health awareness

Kelowna’s Myles Mattila is a strong advocate for promoting awareness of youth mental health.

Kelowna Chiefs’ player Myles Mattila won BC Hockey’s Chair of the Board Award this summer for his humanitarian work in the mental health field.                                -Image credit: Warren Henderson/Capital News
Kelowna’s Emily Epp plans to swim across the English Channel later this month. -Image: Erna Scrham

English Channel awaits Kelowna swimmer

Emily Epp, 17, will attempt the swim from Dover, England to Calais, France

Kelowna’s Emily Epp plans to swim across the English Channel later this month. -Image: Erna Scrham
One hundred and fifty-six players will chase $175,000 in prize money at next week’s GolfBC Championship in Kelowna.                                Douglas Farrow/Contributed

Golf’s future showcased on Mackenzie Tour

The GolfBC Championship in Kelowna next week will feature many of the game’s up-and-coming players

One hundred and fifty-six players will chase $175,000 in prize money at next week’s GolfBC Championship in Kelowna.                                Douglas Farrow/Contributed
UBC student athletes McKenna Lesiuk (left) and Lauren Siemers (right), together with golf community member Cheryl Stecko, were the driving forces in organizing Heat varsity golf fundraising.                                -Image: Heat Athletics

Heat golf survives to play another day

UBC Okanagan golf team raises necessary funds to compete next season in PACWEST

UBC student athletes McKenna Lesiuk (left) and Lauren Siemers (right), together with golf community member Cheryl Stecko, were the driving forces in organizing Heat varsity golf fundraising.                                -Image: Heat Athletics
Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze                                Captain Rodney Southam and the Kelowna Rockets bid farewell to their fans following Sunday night’s elimination from the WHL playoffs by the Seattle Thunderbirds.

Rockets brass reflects on WHL season

Kelowna’s season ends with six-game loss to Seattle in Western Conference final

Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze                                Captain Rodney Southam and the Kelowna Rockets bid farewell to their fans following Sunday night’s elimination from the WHL playoffs by the Seattle Thunderbirds.
Head coach Randy Carlyle and his Anaheim Ducks have made a stopover in Kelowna for two days during their Stanley Cup playoff series with Edmonton.                                 -Image credit: Warren Henderson/Capital News

Ducks get playoff respite with Kelowna backdrop

NHL’s Anaheim Ducks get away from hoopla of playoff series in Edmonton with a trip to Okanagan

Head coach Randy Carlyle and his Anaheim Ducks have made a stopover in Kelowna for two days during their Stanley Cup playoff series with Edmonton.                                 -Image credit: Warren Henderson/Capital News
Kelowna Rockets captain Rodney Southam congratulates Seattle captain Matthew Barzal on the Thunderbirds series win in the WHL’s Western Conference final.                                -Image credit: Warren Henderson/Capital News

Rockets’ season halted at hands of ‘Birds

Seattle scores 3-1 win over Kelowna Sunday to take Western Conference championship in six games

Kelowna Rockets captain Rodney Southam congratulates Seattle captain Matthew Barzal on the Thunderbirds series win in the WHL’s Western Conference final.                                -Image credit: Warren Henderson/Capital News