Sport Shorts

Short sports items from around the Shuswap. Sports stories


Residents run for cause

Three Salmon Arm residents recently took part in the Okanagan Marathon, a 10-kilometre run/walk to raise funds for the Canadian Diabetes Association. Amy Witt, accompanied by daughter Rachel and Nel Peach, formed Team Diabetes, sporting a banner at the event. Witt, who lives with type-one diabetes, and Rachel crossed the finish line with a time of 1:17:17 and smiles on their faces, with Peach, who also lives with type 1 diabetes, crossing the line at 1:35:24,  44 seconds faster than her previous race in Calgary. Witt and Peach are both Team Diabetes alumni members.




Get active with volleyball

If you are looking for a fun way to exercise, Shuswap Rec Volleyball may be for you.

Meeting every Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. at Bastion Elementary, registration is $30 per season (September to December and January to May) or $3 to drop in.

To learn more, visit the league’s facebook page at

Warren Miller for ski team

Help support the Larch Hills Race Team at a Skookum community event: Warren Miller’s Like There’s No Tommorrow at the Salmar Classic, Oct. 28, 7 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m. The Race Team makes enough money at this event to subsidize their pre-season Silver Star training weekend. Come down to Skookum and buy tickets, 11 and younger $10, 12 and over $15 plus HST.

Ski Swap Saturday

Larch Hills Nordic Ski Swap, Saturday, Oct. 22, starting at 11 a.m. at Kings Christian School. Equipment drop off at Skookum Cycle beforehand, or onsite between 8:30 and10:30 a.m.




Winning bridge


Oct. 2: 1. Edie and Jack Swanson, 2. Vicki Coe and Peter Grout, 3. Ona Bouchard and Carol Jeffery, 4. Ella Hoskins and Peggy Petersen. Oct. 5: 1. Orville Cooper, 2. Georgina Marshall, 3. Gisela Bondar, 4. Isa Ellis. Oct. 6: 1. Norm Hannett, 2. Carolyn Cartmell, 3. Orville Cooper, 4. June Harper. Oct. 11: 1. Tom McNiie and Judy Harris, 2. Chuck and Shirley Buckler, 3. Ruth Embree and Jim McLean