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Transparency, dedication sum up B.C.’s most inspirational sports stories of 2019

Transparency, dedication sum up B.C.’s most inspirational sports stories of 2019

B.C. athletes proved to be leaders on the national and international stage despite current and past physical, mental challenges

Transparency, dedication sum up B.C.’s most inspirational sports stories of 2019
Angeline Haslett’s winning 2018 London Drugs Amateur Photographer of the Year photo of singer Shakura S’Aida at the Memorial Hall in Harrison last summer during the Harrison Festival of the Arts. (Photo by Angeline Haslett).

London Drugs Amateur Photographer of the Year contest is back for 2019

The Black Press Media-partnered contest will feature two new categories

Angeline Haslett’s winning 2018 London Drugs Amateur Photographer of the Year photo of singer Shakura S’Aida at the Memorial Hall in Harrison last summer during the Harrison Festival of the Arts. (Photo by Angeline Haslett).
Photo via @botchford / Twitter.

VIDEO: The best of Canucks sports reporter Jason Botchford

Remembering the work of longtime Vancouver Canucks reporter

Photo via @botchford / Twitter.
English bulldogs and even a pony were dressed up for the dog fashion show at the Here for Kids Expo inside the Cloverdale Agriplex (Photos by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media).

VIDEO: English bulldogs and a pony headline dog fashion show in Cloverdale

The Here For Kids Expo returned after a 10-year hiatus to the Cloverdale Agriplex this weekend

English bulldogs and even a pony were dressed up for the dog fashion show at the Here for Kids Expo inside the Cloverdale Agriplex (Photos by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media).
From left to right: Trenton, Caleb, Jason and Ryan from Big Brothers Big Sisters Langley enjoyed themselves at the Langley Curling Centre open house (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media).

VIDEO: Learning to curl at Langley Curling Centre

Langley Curling Centre held an open house to introduce the public to the sport

From left to right: Trenton, Caleb, Jason and Ryan from Big Brothers Big Sisters Langley enjoyed themselves at the Langley Curling Centre open house (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media).
Stop by the Greg Moore Youth Centre from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to find your dream job (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media).

VIDEO: Get hired at Black Press Media’s extreme education and career fair

Over 65 employees looking for job applications at the Greg Moore Youth Centre in Maple Ridge

Stop by the Greg Moore Youth Centre from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to find your dream job (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media).
The Proto Ototo, a demonstration of capacitance with musical fruit was on display at the Science World booth at the 2019 #BCTECHSummit. By touching the assortment of fruits and vegetables, a signal is sent to play a different musical note (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media).

VIDEO: Check out the latest gadgets at the 2019 BC Tech Summit

Musical fruit, advanced vending machines and holographic assembly instructions on display

The Proto Ototo, a demonstration of capacitance with musical fruit was on display at the Science World booth at the 2019 #BCTECHSummit. By touching the assortment of fruits and vegetables, a signal is sent to play a different musical note (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media).
It was a seed celebration at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (Langley campus) that featured seeds for direct sale from small British Columbian seed-growers (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media).

VIDEO: Seed swap on hand at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Langley

Seed sales to help fundraise for Langley Environmental Partnership Society and KPU Student Horticulture Club

It was a seed celebration at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (Langley campus) that featured seeds for direct sale from small British Columbian seed-growers (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media).
Black Press Extreme Education Career Fair returns to Maple Ridge at the Greg Moore Youth Centre from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media).

TODAY: Maple Ridge career fair matches the right opportunities with the right people

Black Press Extreme Education and Career Fair takes place at Greg Moore Youth Centre

Black Press Extreme Education Career Fair returns to Maple Ridge at the Greg Moore Youth Centre from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media).
The rainbow grilled cheese special will be featured during the Vancouver Whitecaps’ Pride match in May. (Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Rainbow grilled cheese, hot-dog burger on the menu at BC Place

Vancouver Whitecaps kick off their home opener on Saturday against Minnesota United

The rainbow grilled cheese special will be featured during the Vancouver Whitecaps’ Pride match in May. (Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media)
Children enjoyed a day learning and hanging out with owls at Campbell Valley Regional Park on Saturday (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Owl hoot-enanny at Campbell Valley Regional Park

Children of all ages gathered to learn about owls along with activities and crafts

Children enjoyed a day learning and hanging out with owls at Campbell Valley Regional Park on Saturday (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media)
The Langley Fastball Association held an open house try-it session to allow children to enjoy the game of softball for the first time (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media).

VIDEO: Langley athletes see what softball is all about

Children of all ages were invited to Yorkson Creek Middle School to play softball for the first time

The Langley Fastball Association held an open house try-it session to allow children to enjoy the game of softball for the first time (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media).
Swimmers from the Langley & Abbotsford Olympians Swim Club lined up at the start line before a race (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Langley Olympians Swim Club Novice Meet

Young swimmers competed against the best from Langley and Abbotsford at Walnut Grove Community Centre

Swimmers from the Langley & Abbotsford Olympians Swim Club lined up at the start line before a race (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media)
VIDEO: Thousands drawn to industry day at Vancouver cannabis expo

VIDEO: Thousands drawn to industry day at Vancouver cannabis expo

The 2019 Lift Co. Cannabis Expo is this weekend at the Vancouver Convention Centre

VIDEO: Thousands drawn to industry day at Vancouver cannabis expo
Canucks deal Nilsson and Archibald to Senators for McKenna, Pyatt, draft pick

Canucks deal Nilsson and Archibald to Senators for McKenna, Pyatt, draft pick

Nilsson and McKenna will exchange locker rooms as Canucks set to face Ottawa tonight

Canucks deal Nilsson and Archibald to Senators for McKenna, Pyatt, draft pick
Langley Lightning (white) celebrate after scoring a goal in the Angels on Ice Hockey Tournament at the Langley Sportsplex (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Angels on Ice returns to Langley

The annual ice hockey tournament features young woman ages 13 to 17

Langley Lightning (white) celebrate after scoring a goal in the Angels on Ice Hockey Tournament at the Langley Sportsplex (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media)
Top boys and girls basketball players laced up for Basketball BC’s Futures Program at the Langley Events Centre (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Basketball BC hosts futures program

The futures program is for recommended boys and girls hosted at the Langley Events Centre

Top boys and girls basketball players laced up for Basketball BC’s Futures Program at the Langley Events Centre (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media)
Angeline Haslett (right) poses with store manager Lillian Fast at a London Drugs store in Chilliwack after she was named the Amateur Photographer of the Year. (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media)

PHOTOS: Meet the winners of the London Drugs 2018 Amateur Photographer of the Year contest

Angeline Haslett has been crowned the London Drugs 2018 Amateur Photographer of the Year Contest in partnership with Black Press Media

Angeline Haslett (right) poses with store manager Lillian Fast at a London Drugs store in Chilliwack after she was named the Amateur Photographer of the Year. (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media)
Triumph and devotion drive B.C.’s most inspirational sports stories of 2018

Triumph and devotion drive B.C.’s most inspirational sports stories of 2018

Athletes surmounted immigration, mental health challenges and more, to prove dedication to their sport

Triumph and devotion drive B.C.’s most inspirational sports stories of 2018
Former Vancouver Whitecap midfielder, Alphonso Davies wins Canadian Men’s Soccer Player of the Year. File/THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Teenager Alphonso Davies wins Canadian Men’s Soccer Player for the Year Award

Derek Cornelius and Chilliwack native, Jordyn Huitema were named Canadian Youth International Players of the Year

Former Vancouver Whitecap midfielder, Alphonso Davies wins Canadian Men’s Soccer Player of the Year. File/THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck