Hockey tourney seeks help

North Okanagan Minor Hockey Association asks for fees to be waive for Norval Arena for the Tier 4 B.C. Provincial Championships

A lack of a decision doesn’t translate into a lack of support for a sports tournament. It just means that due process has to be followed.

Spallumcheen council has received a request from the North Okanagan Minor Hockey Association to waive the ice fees for Norval Arena for the Tier 4 B.C. Provincial Championships. Council did not vote on the matter.

“We can’t make a decision because we’re not parks and recreation,” said Mayor Janice Brown.

“The parks and recreation commission will make a decision.”

Parks and recreation facilities are a joint function of Spallumcheen and Armstrong.

The Pee Wee Tier 4 Knights will host the Tier 4 B.C. Provincial Championships March 13 to 16, 2016.

NOMHA has booked 60 hours of ice at the Norval Arena for the tournament.

“As ice cost will be the largest expense for the championships, NOMHA would like to ask the parks and recreation commission to waive the cost of the ice for the duration of the event,” said Paul Manske, provincials committee chairperson, in a letter.

The championships’ budget is $22,500 and the local Pee Wee Tier 4 team is responsible for raising the funds.

During the tournament, the arenas in Armstrong and Enderby will be used.

“As well, the newly constructed Splatsin community centre will be used for the banquet,” said Manske.

“Eight teams are expected to participate so it will be a wonderful chance to showcase our beautiful area.”

The Armstrong-Spallumcheen Parks and Recreation Commission is expected to consider the  request to waive arena fees at its next meeting.





Just Posted

First pot shop, more development coming to Lumby

Village growth includes bike park, plans for senior housing, hotel renos

Students call for climate change in the Okanagan and far beyond

Students from the Okanagan and around the world walked out of class in a call for climate action

Vernon Curling Club to kick off star-studded season

Talent, expertise and world champions will shine on local sheets

Shuswap elementary school suspends operations due to ‘musty odour’

Arrangements made for affected Sicamous students to attend class in three other schools

No injuries at car crash in front of Butcher Boys

It’s at least the second vehicle accident this September at the intersection

PHOTOS: Young protesters in B.C. and beyond demand climate change action

Many demonstaers were kids and teens who skipped school to take part

Walmart to quit selling e-cigarettes amid vaping backlash

U.S.’s largest retailer points to ‘growing’ complications in federal, state and local regulations

Climate protesters temporarily shut down road in downtown Kelowna

Protesters are demanding politicans take action to stop climate change

Security footage shows grab and go of cash in South Okanagan business break-in

Marla Black is asking for the public’s help in identifying the man who broke into Winemaster

Vehicle taken by gunpoint in South Okanagan carjacking recovered

Penticton RCMP said the criminal investigation remains very active and ongoing

Former B.C. lifeguard gets house arrest for possession of child porn

Cees Vanderniet of Grand Forks will serve six months of house arrest, then two years’ probation

Crown alleges resentment of ex-wife drove Oak Bay father to kill his daughters

Patrick Weir alleged in his closing arguments that Andrew Berry is responsible for the deaths of his daughters

How to react to Trudeau’s racist photos? With humility, B.C. prof says

‘We are now treating racism as a crime that you cannot recover from’

‘I’d do it again,’ says B.C. man who swam naked, drunk in Toronto shark tank

David Weaver, of Nelson, was drunk when he went to Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto on Oct. 12 2018

Most Read