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Jul 2013 23

Swimming the English Channel

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Five athletes from Kelowna will cross a major event off their bucket list as they will team up to swim the 33km English Channel. Perhaps the best part of the swim, is they are raising money for the YMCA Strong Kids program that encourages kids to learn how to swim. A number of factors await the team, including tides, winds, water temperature, and the fact the Channel is one of the busiest ...

Jul 2013 22

WildPlay Element Parks Player of the Game

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Friday night the Kelowna Raiders captured the 2013 Shaw Cup in senior mens lacrosse.  The Raiders would sweep the Kamloops Rattlers 2-0 after a 9-5 win at Memorial Arena. Goaltender Graham Cousins was simply terrific in the game stopping shot after shot as the Rattlers were pressing trying to get back into striking distance. Thanks to his performance Cousins was named the WildPlay Element Parks Player of the Game.  Ryan caught ...

Jul 2013 22

Heat Heading to Canada Summer Games

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Five of the 14 athletes that have been selected for Team BC 20U Women’s volleyball team that is preparing for competition at the Canada Games are currently on the UBC Okanagan Heat roster. Ryan catches up with CIS all rookie team and Canada West all-star Emily Oxland and Kelowna’s own Kaitlynn Given who will join, Katy Klomps (Surrey) and Katie Wuttunee (North Vancouver), and outside hitter Brianna Beamish (Surrey). The Canada Games ...

Jul 2013 20

Kelowna Raiders Win Shaw Cup

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Friday night the Kelowna Raiders won back to back Shaw Cup Championships after a 9-5 victory over the Kamloops Rattlers, sweeping the finale. The Raiders defence was stifling as they kept the talented Rattlers offense on the outside looking in. After the Rattlers jumped out to a 2-0 lead early in the first period, the Raiders would finally respond on a tally from Braden Renner.  He would score on the short side ...

Jul 2013 18

Kelowna Jays Host Provincials

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The Kelowna Jays will host the 2013 BC Junior Baseball Championships at Elks Stadium starting Friday afternoon. The champion will win the right to represent BC at the 2014 Canadian Junior Championships. The 2013 honour is held by the Burnaby Collegiate Bulldogs, who beat the Jays in last year’s tournament.  The Jays were two time defending champions. The Bulldogs will look to defend their title as the team to beat as most of ...

Jul 2013 17

July Game of the Month

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The Kelowna Raiders lead the Shaw Cup championship series 1-0 and have an opportunity to reclaim their title on Friday night when they host the Kamloops Rattlers in Game 2. The game on Friday night is Ryan's July Game of the Month presented by Intersync Video Productions and Greystoke Photography WATCH JULY GAME OF THE MONTH The Raiders earned the right to defend their Shaw Cup title after sweeping the Armstrong ...

Jul 2013 16

Under the Helmet with Landon King

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The Okanagan Sun will kick off 2013 on July 27 when they host the Valley Huskers (formally Chilliwack) at the historic Apple Bowl. The Sun are trying to rebound from their worst season in team history.  In 2012 the Sun would finish 3-7 and just barely squeaked in the playoffs. This season the team has a new focus and new attitude with the addition of new head coach Shane Beatty.  He is ...

Jul 2013 11

Valley Of Champions Baseball Tournament

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The 12th Annual Valley of Champions minor baseball tournament is coming to Kelowna this weekend.  64 teams from across the Province will be represented in various levels. The tournament will use eight different ball parks across the City. Ryan talks with Tournament President Todd Russell ... Photo courtesy of Greystoke Photography ...

Jul 2013 11

Kierra Smith Swims Towards Rio 2016

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Kelowna may have the next Olympic swimmer in it's own backyard. 19 year old Kierra Smith has her eyes squarely set on making Team Canada for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Currently in her club season with the Liquid Lightening, she is coming off winning the Provincial championship and is preparing for the Nationals in early August.   She currently holds the Provincial record for the 100m and 200m.  She is ranked ...

Jul 2013 10

Kelowna Raiders Open Playoffs

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The Kelowna Raiders senior lacrosse team will open the 2013 best of three playoffs tonight against the Armstrong Shamrocks. The Raiders have home court advantage finishing with eight points on the season.  The Raiders would win the regular season series 3-2, but have lost two straight coming into Game One. All games have been relatively close this season except for the final game on June 19 when the Shamrocks scored a 12-6 ...

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