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Stories and photos from Powell River, BC.

Ever wonder what all those women are doing paddling a dragon boat? The answer might inspire you.

Posted by on May 10, 2015

Ever wonder what all those women are doing paddling a dragon boat? The answer might inspire you.

Share this!Have you ever seen a large boat with scales painted on the sides with about 20 women paddling in time (hopefully) and a steersman yelling at them from the back of the boat on Powell Lake? This is the Paddling for Life Dragon Boat team, and we have been paddling on the lake since 2003. The team started by purchasing a second hand boat and was comprised mostly of breast cancer...

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Cheering for your Powell River Villa could help win a BC title

Posted by on Apr 16, 2015

Cheering for your Powell River Villa could help win a BC title

Share this!What: Second Round of BC Provincials  When: Sunday, April 19th @ 1:30pm Where: Cranberry Field  Hey Powell River, Villa Captain Kye Taylor wrote the story below. What he didn’t say was that Villa has won their League, and were chosen by the other teams as the top team as well. They’re in the second round of the Provincials, and could use your cheers and support on Sunday....

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The toughest golf hole at Myrtle Point Golf Club

Posted by on Apr 4, 2015

The toughest golf hole at Myrtle Point Golf Club

Share this!Golf has taught me many things. Respect, honesty, integrity, patience, competitiveness, and it has also introduced me to some of my best friends. I was blessed to play at such a great golf course growing up with some of the best mentors a guy could ask for–Ian McMurray, Rob Bryce, and Dave Court to name a few. These guys would take time to chaperone us on our golf trips and put up...

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3 of the best Powell River soccer players of the last half century

Posted by on Apr 1, 2015

3 of the best Powell River soccer players of the last half century

Share this!In honour of the 100th anniversary of the Jackson Cup, we invited a former player from the Powell River Villa Soccer Club to write a story honouring of some of his former teammates. Mark Cristante was born and raised in Powell River, then moved to Victoria where he attended the University of Victoria, to receive his teaching degree. He now resides in Victoria with his wife Lindsay,...

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How to prepare for battle, as told by the Captain of the Powell River Villa Soccer Club

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015

How to prepare for battle, as told by the Captain of the Powell River Villa Soccer Club

Share this!Kye Taylor is the Kinesiologist and Health and Fitness Supervisor for the Sunshine Coast Health Centre in Powell River, BC. He grew up in Powell River before heading south to attend Coastal Carolina University and Seattle Pacific University respectively to play soccer and pursue his bachelor of science in Kinesiology (BSc. Kin). Kye returned home in 2007 and is committed to helping...

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Gary Lupul: The Pride of Powell River

Posted by on Mar 16, 2015

Gary Lupul: The Pride of Powell River

Share this!When I was six years old, the Vancouver Canucks went all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals. That alone was a remarkable thing, though they would lose in that series to the New York Islanders. But even more remarkable, was the fact that my next door neighbour was one of the most exciting players on the team. Yes, I grew up next door to the childhood home of Gary Lupul, “The Pride...

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