(Photo contributed) VCS basketball helped out with SOBC volunteer orientation Tuesday. (Photo contributed)

Athletes helping athletes

While the Vernon Christian basketball team have their own games to play this weekend, they took time out of practice Tuesday to volunteer.

Vernon Christian School senior boys team took some time from basketball practice to help out at the 2019 Vernon Special Olympics BC Winter Games volunteers orientation night at Seaton gym on Tuesday. They aided the hundreds of volunteers who helped out at this weekend’s Special Olympic B.C. Winter Games in Vernon.

After people finish cheering on the athletes from the 2019 Special Olympics, which concluded Saturday afternoon, they can spend Sunday cheering on another set of athletes, as they compete in games of their own.

Vernon Christian School Royals are hosting Basketball Valley’s in Armstrong this weekend (Feb. 21st-23rd). Royals are one of the top teams going into this championship and have a strong chance to earn a spot in this year’s 1A Basketball Provincials, which are being held in Langley this year on March 6 – 9.

For more information on Vernon Christian School or to view a schedule for this weekend’s games visit VCS.CA.

Related: Athletes hit the slopes for the final day of SOBC

Related: Get ready to fill the stands at the Special Olympics Winter Games in Vernon

To report a typo, email:


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Oil recycling made easier in Vernon

A new, upgraded facility has arrived to the Interior Freight and Bottle Depot

Vernon Vipers add to den for home opener

Snakes add one, lose one in time for double weekend hockey play

Falkland senior still missing

RCMP are worried about Bjorn Collnes after his van was recovered in Westwold

Public feedback given at well-attended Okanagan Rail Trail event

Residents gave their feedback on design concepts for the trail’s northern expansion on Tuesday

Vernon’s two cents on Trudeau’s problematic photographs

73% of Vernon residents polled say Trudeau’s brownface photo bombshell was ‘in the past’

VIDEO: Police interview with Sagmoen made public

Defence lawyer says statements made by accused Curtis Sagmoen should be deemed inadmissible

Fire at Kelowna home sends three to hospital

The fire which was located on the second floor of the townhouse complex is now out

Reports of chaos in Penticton, involving police cruiser and possible shots fired

Residents also reported hearing shots fired at the same time as the crash

Horvat paces Canucks to 6-1 pre-season win over Oilers

Vancouver improves to 3-1 in NHL exhibition action

Legislature gifts, clothing, travel need better control, B.C. auditor says

Audit follows suspensions of managers by Speaker Darryl Plecas

‘Really disturbing:’ Trudeau’s racist photos worry B.C. First Nation chief

Wet’suwet’en Chief concerned the photos will sow fear in Indigenous communities

‘Unacceptable’: What politicians have to say about Trudeau in blackface

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi: ‘When I saw that picture last night, certainly it was a sucker-punch’

‘He’s trying to kill me’: Victoria police commandeer boats to reach screaming woman

No charges laid and civilians to be awarded honours after incident on Gorge Waterway

South Okanagan driver held at gunpoint, car-jacked near Penticton

Penticton RCMP are asking for the public to keep an eye out for the suspect, stolen vehicle

Most Read