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CEBL has awarded the 2023 Championship Weekend to the Fraser Valley Bandits. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

2023 Championship Weekend will be hosted by the Bandits at LEC

‘Biggest party in Canadian basketball coming to B.C.’

  • Aug 11, 2022

 

Fraser Valley Bandits forward Thomas Kennedy (Photo Credit: Fraser Valley Bandits, Canadian Elite Basketball League)

Fraser Valley Bandits forward could be the next player of the year

Winner gets free flights for one whole year and more

 

Thunder defeated the visiting Coquitlam Adanacs by a 9-1 score at Langley Events Centre. (Photo courtesy of Langley Events Centre

Thunder defeat Adanacs 9-1

They currently sit in the fourth and final playoff spot

 

Organizer Keith Azak’s goal to continue building a large-scale open basketball tournament to Terrace. (Brittany Gervais/Terrace Standard)

‘Rockin’ to the final game’: High hopes for northern B.C. roundball tourney

The Riverboat Days Open Basketball Tournament tips off this August in Terrace

Organizer Keith Azak’s goal to continue building a large-scale open basketball tournament to Terrace. (Brittany Gervais/Terrace Standard)
Samuel Honzek appeared in 49 games last season in Slovakia.

Vancouver Giants pick two players in CHL Import draft

Slovak winger Samuel Honzek and Swedish winger Jonathan Lekkerimaki are selected

Samuel Honzek appeared in 49 games last season in Slovakia.
BC Panther’s Nora takes a shot at the North Langley U7/U9 year-end, wrap-up practice session. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley U7 softball players come together to hone skills

Year-end, wrap-up event includes ball play and food

BC Panther’s Nora takes a shot at the North Langley U7/U9 year-end, wrap-up practice session. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
More than 200 players from across B.C. participated in the Douglas Park Pickleball Charity Tournament, which took place from June 24 to 26. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Langley pickleball tourney attracts hundreds from across B.C.

More than 200 players compete in three-day tournament

More than 200 players from across B.C. participated in the Douglas Park Pickleball Charity Tournament, which took place from June 24 to 26. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Langley’s Prabhasha Wickranaarachchi is heading to the finals on Sunday, June 26. She competed in 400m hurdle race at Bell Canadian Track and Field Championships. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Langley youth heading to the finals, competing in 400m hurdle

She ran for her personal best in the semi-finals at the Track and Field Championships

Langley’s Prabhasha Wickranaarachchi is heading to the finals on Sunday, June 26. She competed in 400m hurdle race at Bell Canadian Track and Field Championships. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
A 2003-born forward/captain Zack Ostapchuk has been invited to attend Canada’s National Junior Team Summer Camp which runs from July 23 to 27. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Two young Giants player off to Calgary for Canada summer camp

A 2003-born forward/captain and 2005-born defenceman

A 2003-born forward/captain Zack Ostapchuk has been invited to attend Canada’s National Junior Team Summer Camp which runs from July 23 to 27. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
An estimated 1,000 cyclists took part in the return of the Valley Granfondo at Eagle Acres farm near Fort Langley on Saturday, June 4. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
An estimated 1,000 cyclists took part in the return of the Valley Granfondo at Eagle Acres farm near Fort Langley on Saturday, June 4. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Multiple family-friendly activities, including pony rides and facepainting, are incorporated into the 2022 Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup. And the existing playground and the returning food trucks are also family favourites at tbird’s many horse events throughout the spring and summer months. (Langley Advance Times files)

Longines FEI Nations Cup is fun for the family

Jumping competition at Langley show park also features live music, beer garden, pony rides, and more

Multiple family-friendly activities, including pony rides and facepainting, are incorporated into the 2022 Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup. And the existing playground and the returning food trucks are also family favourites at tbird’s many horse events throughout the spring and summer months. (Langley Advance Times files)
Nick Kollias in his backyard in Terrace. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)

‘Soccer is my religion’: Nick Kollias built up the game he loves in northern B.C.

As a child in Greece, Kollias was gifted a soccer ball and the rest is history

Nick Kollias in his backyard in Terrace. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)
Skateboarder James Clarke will be participating in the Generations Skateboard Society’s first 7 Generations Cup being held in Langley next month. (Ryan Clark/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley welcomes world’s best skateboarders

Indigenous-hosted pro skateboarding event coming to region for the first time

Skateboarder James Clarke will be participating in the Generations Skateboard Society’s first 7 Generations Cup being held in Langley next month. (Ryan Clark/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley Xtreme, gold medal champions in Kelowna May 6-8. Front row: Izzy Tobler,Grace Kinch,Abby Hopson, Ashley Nugent, Hannah Hiebert, Celina Bhatti. Back Row: Shane Ford-Amendolagine, Kate Doney,Natalie Naylor, Sienna Ghuman, Kaeli Lamothe, Jordyn Denenfeld (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Another gold for champion Langley Xtreme softball team

Undefeated in eight games over two days in almost every kind of weather imaginable

Langley Xtreme, gold medal champions in Kelowna May 6-8. Front row: Izzy Tobler,Grace Kinch,Abby Hopson, Ashley Nugent, Hannah Hiebert, Celina Bhatti. Back Row: Shane Ford-Amendolagine, Kate Doney,Natalie Naylor, Sienna Ghuman, Kaeli Lamothe, Jordyn Denenfeld (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley's own Jakob Oreskovic will be playing for the Vancouver Giants. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

It’s lucky 13 for the Langley-based Giants in the WHL Prospects Draft

A dozen male players and one female player added to the organization

Langley's own Jakob Oreskovic will be playing for the Vancouver Giants. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Kamploops Blazers defeated the Vancouver Giants 4-2 in game four of the Western Hockey League semi-final best-of-seven series on Thursday night. (Gary Ahuja/Langley Advance Times)

Semifinals see Blazers defeated Vancouver Giants again – 4-2

The teams faceoff again Friday, May 13 in Kamloops

  • May 13, 2022
Kamploops Blazers defeated the Vancouver Giants 4-2 in game four of the Western Hockey League semi-final best-of-seven series on Thursday night. (Gary Ahuja/Langley Advance Times)
Langley’s Woo Kim master Gary McLaughlin, with Sidhaarth Vasdev who won bronze at the 2022 Canadian National Championships. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley’s Woo Kim master Gary McLaughlin, with Sidhaarth Vasdev who won bronze at the 2022 Canadian National Championships. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Nanaimo Clippers goalie Cooper Black made a save with help from teammate Andrew Noel as Langley Rivermen Riley Wallack and Max Bulawka go to the net during Game 2 of the B.C. Hockey League’s Coastal final playoff series Saturday, April 30, at Nanaimo’s Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Langley Rivermen eliminated from BCHL playoffs

Nanaimo Clippers defeat local team 6-1 on Wednesday at the George Preston Rec Centre

Nanaimo Clippers goalie Cooper Black made a save with help from teammate Andrew Noel as Langley Rivermen Riley Wallack and Max Bulawka go to the net during Game 2 of the B.C. Hockey League’s Coastal final playoff series Saturday, April 30, at Nanaimo’s Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Tigers was one of the Langley fastball teams present at the opening ceremony organized by Langley Fastball Association. The season was kicked off on April 9. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Langley fastball players back for a new season

Acting mayor, Steve Ferguson threw the first pitch on the opening day

Tigers was one of the Langley fastball teams present at the opening ceremony organized by Langley Fastball Association. The season was kicked off on April 9. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
More than 30 teams and about 400 girls will be participating in the 2022 Softball season that kicked off with an opening ceremony on Saturday, April 2. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/langley Advance Times)

Langley girls excited for new softball season

North Langley Soft Ball kicking off a new season after a three-years

More than 30 teams and about 400 girls will be participating in the 2022 Softball season that kicked off with an opening ceremony on Saturday, April 2. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/langley Advance Times)