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Jul 2013 07

Okanagan Sun Main Camp – Day 1

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The Okanagan Sun officially kicked off their 2013 season with day one of Main Camp on July 6. Head Coach Shane Beatty and the rest of the coaching staff are excited to see what they have recruited after a difficult 2012 season. The Sun will open the season on July 27 at home against the Valley Huskers (formerly the Chilliwack Huskers). Prior to day one of Main Camp, Ryan talked with Coach Beatty ...

Jun 2013 28

Fastest Man in the Okanagan

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At just 19 he's been running all his life and it might just take him some where special.  KSS grad Keefer Joye is the fastest man in the Okanagan and has his eyes set on the 2016 Olympic Games. Keefer has ran against some stiff Canadian competition and has a very good possibility of representing Canada sooner than later. Keefer slowed down just enough to chat with Ryan ... Homepage photo courtesy of ...

Jun 2013 21

Wayne North – Hall of Fame

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Wayne North was the driving force in helping Junior A hockey succeed in Kelowna.  He was owner, GM and coach of the Kelowna Buckaroos of the BC Junior Hockey League between 1970-1981.  Under his guidance 15 Buckaroo players graduated to the NHL ranks and many others were able to obtain US college scholarships. Following his induction into the Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame, he talked with Ryan... ...

Jun 2013 19

Brock Aynsley – Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame

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The Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame inducted four more into the Hall on Tuesday.  One of which was track star turned Grey Cup Champion Brock Aynsley. He was a high school track star who later competed in the 1991 Pan American Games and attended the 1972 Olympic Games trials. He then turned his attention to catching the football as receiver.  He would play eight CFL seasons, winning the Grey Cup ...

Jun 2013 14

Mike Bencsik – Olympic Weightlifting

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You don't find many weightlifters in the Okanagan, at least not many with the Olympics a REAL possibility in the next 2 years. Mike Bencsik was a terrific junior weightlifter from age 14-19.  However life events forced him to the sidelines for a couple of years.  He's been back for a year and a half, and is bigger and stronger and has a clear vision of the steps he needs to ...

Jun 2013 06

High School Coach Of The Year

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Just when you thought you were busy with one job…meet the RyanWatters.ca High School Coach of the Year! This past year Dino Gini took on the role of head coach for both the senior boys and senior girls basketball teams at Immaculata High School.  Both teams responded to the style and tempo that Dino wanted to run.  He would lead them to a successful regular season in the Single A division ...

Jun 2013 01

Kelowna Falcons Preview

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The Kelowna Falcons will open their 13th season next week with a series in Victoria, before their home opener on Saturday June 8 at 6:35pm. The Falcons' players have started arriving this weekend in preparation for the first practice on Monday. Ryan talks with head coach Geoff White ...

May 2013 13

Okanagan Sun Spring Camp Recap

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The Okanagan Sun held their Spring Camp over the Mother's Day weekend.  Players from across the country were impressed with the speed and intensity of camp. Head Coach Shane Beatty brings a new outlook, attitude and America style to the Sun. Ryan talks with Beatty following spring camp ...

May 2013 03

Bobby Davis BC Lions Rookie Camp

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Okanagan Sun alum Bobby Davis will attend his first BC Lions Rookie and Main Camp in Kamloops beginning on May 29th at Hillside Stadium. During the final few weeks of the Sun 2012 season, Davis was invited on the Lions practice roster giving him a taste of professional football.  Following the playoff loss in Nanaimo and the Lions Western Conference loss to Calgary, Davis would sign a contract with the Lions, ...

Apr 2013 27

Okanagan Sun Scholarship Fund Donation

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JDS Energy and Mining continued their wonderful support of the Okanagan Sun Scholarship Fund by donation $25,000. This is the fourth consecutive year JDS Energy and Mining has donated to the Scholarship Fund, which helps current players better their education at UBC Okanagan or Okanagan College. Ryan was at the cheque presentation and talked with Jeff Stibbard and Jeff Lawson of JDS. ...

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