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Crescent Valley man studies for sixth Dan Black Belt

Dean Seminoff . . . looking to crack the 130 club

Master Dean Seminoff, who has been studying martial arts for more than 20 years, was in Florida to study for his sixth Dan Black Belt in the martial art of Taekwondo.

Seminoff, of Crescent Valley an operator of a school in Nelson and Slocan Valley, is currently a fifth Dan WTF black belt as a member of the USCDKA.

During the past 15 years his own TKD schools (KCMA) have positively affected hundreds of students and families in the Nelson and Castlegar area and now he is leading a global fight for justice for the poor as founder of  

Nelson's Cam Keith picked to lead BCHL Trail Smokies

Nelson native Cam Keith is back in the area as coach of the Trail Smoke Eaters of the BCHL. — Submitted photo

The Trail Smoke Eaters dipped into the professional leagues to hire Cam Keith as the new coach of the BC Hockey League franchise.

Tom Gawryletz, president of the Trail Smoke Eaters, made the announcement Friday.

“I am deeply honored to be selected as the Head Coach for the Trail Smoke Eaters and look forward to giving back to a community that gave me so much,” the former Nelson native said on the Smokies website.

Selkirk College Saints Add Pair of Former Junior Champions

New Saints recruits Jordan Rauser and Russell Sanderson were members of the Campbell River Storm team that won the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League championship, the Cyclone Taylor Cup (BC Junior B champion) and the Keystone Cup (Western Canadian Junior B champion) in the spring of 2015. The two will join fellow Storm alumni Dane Feeney and Nathan Browne on a Saints team shooting for its fifth straight BCIHL championship. (photo courtesy Jim Hockley/Campbell River Storm)

The Selkirk College Saints have signed a pair of proven defensive specialists with championship pedigree as the team continues to build towards a fifth straight British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) title.

Defenceman Jordan Rauser and goaltender Russell Sanderson have committed to the Saints for the upcoming 2016-2017 season. The pair are transferring from the University of Central Oklahoma where they played last season with the Bronchos in the American Collegiate Hockey Association.

Glacier rings out gymnastics season with Year End Show

These are just a few of the Glacier athletes expected to perform Tuesday and Wednesday at the Civic Centre facility. — Submitted photo

The Glacier Gymnastics Club is hosting its annual Year End Show on Tuesday and Wednesday (June 14-15) at  6 p.m., at the club's facility located downstairs in the Civic Centre on Vernon Street in Nelson.

Everyone is invited to come out and watch this popular event that consists of group and solo performances by the Glacier Gymnastics Club’s Pre-Competitive and Competitive Boys and Girls Teams and the club's Acro/Dance Display Team. Don’t miss the excitement of the tumbling finale, with the never ending flips by the competitive team.

Gerick Sports WASA TRIATHLON popular with TriKids

Nearly one quarter being young triathletes aged between four to 15 years old. — Photo courtesy Raven Eye Photography

From an elite event of standard distance the Wasa Triathlon, in the Kootenays of B.C., has transformed into one of the most family friendly festival weekends in Western Canada. 

The event has grown over the last 20 years from 90 competitors to over 1000 participants with nearly one quarter being young triathletes aged between four to 15 years old.

Race director, Charlie Cooper says “the event attracts families from all over B.C., Alberta and North West USA." 

LVR Bombers need shootout to capture BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championship

Smiling from ear to ear with the Provincial High School banner, the LVR Bombers pose for the team picture following a victory in the BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer Final. — Photo courtesy Abby Bouchier-Willans

Maya Ida scored the winning goal in shootout to spark the L.V. Rogers Bombers to a 2-1 victory over St. Thomas Moore of Vancouver in the final of the 2016 BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships Friday in Campbell River.

Ida was the seventh shooter in the thrilling tie-breaker that decided the AA Girl’s Soccer title, the first for LVR since the 1997 and 1998 when the Bombers won back to back provincial titles under the guidance of coach Dave Simpson.

Perkins scores five times to power LVR into final of BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships

Bomber senior striker Naomi Perkins had the game of her life, scoring five times en route to sparking LVR past Okanagan Mission of Kelowna 6-1. - Submitted photo

It was the Naomi Perkins show at the 2016 BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships Friday in Campbell River.

The Bomber striker scored five times to power L.V. Rogers past Okanagan Mission of Kelowna 6-1 in semi final action.

The win gives LVR a spot in the tournament final Saturday against St. Thomas Moore of Vancouver.

The Lower Mainland squad needed overtime and shootout to edge St. Michael’s University of Vancouver Island 1-0.