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UPDATE: Outdoor and indoor adult team sports banned as B.C. battles surge in COVID cases

Youth sports will continue in a more restrictive phase

 

McLeod Athletic Park is open, but only to football, the Township confirmed Monday (BCHS Track and Field/Special to Langley Advance Times)

McLeod Athletic Park allows football to resume, but general public still not allowed

Langley Minor Football Association can hold training and some games, but with no spectators

 

Langley’s Ken Cormack (L) and Craig Brown won the B.C. Match Play Net Championship on Sunday, Oct. 18 in Richmond (Courtesy Ken Cormack)

Two ‘dads’ from Langley win B.C. Match Play Net Championship of golf

‘We were just doing it to have fun and have a laugh’

 

Langley’s Brian Morton and Cadillac won the $73,000 ATCO Cup Grand Prix at the Harvest Welcome event held at Thunderbird Show Park on October 18, 2020. (Rob Wilton/special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley rider Brian Morton wins ATCO Cup at Thunderbird Show Park

His first FEI win with Cadillac at the venue that jump-started his show jumping career

Langley’s Brian Morton and Cadillac won the $73,000 ATCO Cup Grand Prix at the Harvest Welcome event held at Thunderbird Show Park on October 18, 2020. (Rob Wilton/special to Langley Advance Times)
Thunderbird Show Park president Jane Tidball and COO Chris Pack with Volvo Canada’s Kendall Williams and her mother Lee Williams alongside winner Katie Laurie. (Totem Photographics/tbird)

VIDEO: Katie Laurie makes a perfect ride at Langley’s tbird

Laurie claimed her second international victory in just three days

Thunderbird Show Park president Jane Tidball and COO Chris Pack with Volvo Canada’s Kendall Williams and her mother Lee Williams alongside winner Katie Laurie. (Totem Photographics/tbird)
Jenna Lee Gottschlich (CAN) and Evita P won the $5,000 Trademark Stables and Friends U25 1.40m at Thunderbird Show Park’s 2020 Harvest Welcome on Friday, Oct. 16. (Photo by Totem Photographics/tbird)

VIDEO: A win for Gottschlich at Langley’s Thunderbird Show Park Harvest Welcome

FEI competition resumes for first time since COVID-19 pandemic brought competition to temporary halt

Jenna Lee Gottschlich (CAN) and Evita P won the $5,000 Trademark Stables and Friends U25 1.40m at Thunderbird Show Park’s 2020 Harvest Welcome on Friday, Oct. 16. (Photo by Totem Photographics/tbird)
Florence Pineo still bowls in a league at Lakeside Bowling making her one of the oldest bowlers in Western Canada. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm woman one of the oldest competitive bowlers in Western Canada

Florence Pineo is still keeping it between the gutters at almost 98 years old.

Florence Pineo still bowls in a league at Lakeside Bowling making her one of the oldest bowlers in Western Canada. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)
Six members of the BC Endurance Project start the Comox Valley half-marathon course, in an effort to qualify for the Half Marathon World Championships in Poland in October. Photo by Terry Farrell
Six members of the BC Endurance Project start the Comox Valley half-marathon course, in an effort to qualify for the Half Marathon World Championships in Poland in October. Photo by Terry Farrell
Cyclists checked out the 216th interchange crossing the night before it opened to motor vehicles. The overpass has separated bike lanes for riders. (Mitchell Nurse/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Cyclists applaud bike lanes on new Langley highway crossing

The 216th interchange in Langley is the first to have physically separated bike lanes

Cyclists checked out the 216th interchange crossing the night before it opened to motor vehicles. The overpass has separated bike lanes for riders. (Mitchell Nurse/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Langley’s Tiffany Foster and Brighton dominated the $40,000 VOLVO CANADA Cup 1.45m at the Fort Festival at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020. (Totem Photographics/tbird/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley’s Tiffany Foster and Brighton dominated the $40,000 VOLVO CANADA Cup 1.45m at the Fort Festival at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020. (Totem Photographics/tbird/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley’s Tiffany Foster and Brighton won the $5,000 Maui Jim Welcome 1.45m at Thunderbird Show Park in the Fort Classic held on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020 . Competitive riding has resumed at the Langley facility, without spectators. (Totem Photographics/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley’s Tiffany Foster and Brighton won the $5,000 Maui Jim Welcome 1.45m at Thunderbird Show Park in the Fort Classic held on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020 . Competitive riding has resumed at the Langley facility, without spectators. (Totem Photographics/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley City Mayor Val van den Broek officially opened the new pickleball courts at Douglas Park on Monday, Aug. 10. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

City sports courts converted for pickleball

As of Monday, Langley dinkers have eight new dedicated courts to play on at Douglas Park

Langley City Mayor Val van den Broek officially opened the new pickleball courts at Douglas Park on Monday, Aug. 10. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Skaters and hockey players like these Langley Girls Ice Hockey Association players might return to Langley Township arenas this year, but it won’t be like pre-COVID. (Langley Advance Times files)

Skating, swimming return to Langley Township rec centres

Reduced capacities and shorter times are expected under a phased reopening

Skaters and hockey players like these Langley Girls Ice Hockey Association players might return to Langley Township arenas this year, but it won’t be like pre-COVID. (Langley Advance Times files)
A server pulls a pint of beer at Station Sports bar in Montreal, Saturday, July 25, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Return of baseball, basketball brings customers back to sports bars

Sergakis said bars will need government help to get through the coming months to avoid major closures in Montreal

A server pulls a pint of beer at Station Sports bar in Montreal, Saturday, July 25, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Canada’s Rosie MacLennan celebrates after winning the gold medal in the trampoline gymnastics competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics Friday, August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Two-time Olympic gold medallist Rosie MacLennan battled body-image issues as a teenager. But the 31-year-old from Toronto stuck with her sport of trampoline, beating odds that, according to a recent report by Canadian Women & Sport, see one in three Canadian girls drop out of sports during adolescence. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Canada participation rates of girls in sport still lag behind boys

Just 24 per cent of head coaches of women’s teams in Canadian universities and colleges are women

Canada’s Rosie MacLennan celebrates after winning the gold medal in the trampoline gymnastics competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics Friday, August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Two-time Olympic gold medallist Rosie MacLennan battled body-image issues as a teenager. But the 31-year-old from Toronto stuck with her sport of trampoline, beating odds that, according to a recent report by Canadian Women & Sport, see one in three Canadian girls drop out of sports during adolescence. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Langley’s Daniel Larsen was surprised and pleased that his letter to the Langley Advance Times drew a response from Baseball B.C.(file)

Langley 10-year-old’s call for baseball to resume gets positive response from Baseball B.C.

Amateur ball authority takes to social media to say it is working on a return to the playing fields

Langley’s Daniel Larsen was surprised and pleased that his letter to the Langley Advance Times drew a response from Baseball B.C.(file)
Runners compete in the 2018 Giant’s Head Grind, an uphill race held each year in Summerland. (Photo courtesy of Kim Lawton)

QUIZ: Test your knowledge of the world of summer sports

In a typical year, there are plenty of summer sporting events and tournaments held across Canada

Runners compete in the 2018 Giant’s Head Grind, an uphill race held each year in Summerland. (Photo courtesy of Kim Lawton)
Walnut Grove’s Shawn and Paula Murphy won won both the Men’s Top Gun and Women’s Top Gun awards at the World Fast Draw Association Buckle awards and ratings. (photo courtesy Shawn and Paula Murphy )

Langley couple are the fastest guns in the world

Walnut Grove’s Shawn and Paula Murphy won both the Men’s Top Gun and Women’s Top Gun awards

Walnut Grove’s Shawn and Paula Murphy won won both the Men’s Top Gun and Women’s Top Gun awards at the World Fast Draw Association Buckle awards and ratings. (photo courtesy Shawn and Paula Murphy )
Langley’s Alex Cotton led all defencemen in scoring this season (Lethbridge Hurricanes/Erica Perreaux)

VIDEO: Langley’s Alex Cotton is hearing from the NHL

After great season with WHL Hurricanes, player has been fielding phone calls from almost every team

Langley’s Alex Cotton led all defencemen in scoring this season (Lethbridge Hurricanes/Erica Perreaux)
Aldergrove’s Sarah Potomak, a former Team Canada forward, is coming home to coach at Trinity Western University (Hockey Canada photo)

Aldergrove’s Sarah Potomak to coach at Trinity Western University

Star forward hired as an assistant coach of women’s hockey team

Aldergrove’s Sarah Potomak, a former Team Canada forward, is coming home to coach at Trinity Western University (Hockey Canada photo)