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This year Chilliwack
This year Chilliwack's Terry Fox Run will be dedicated to Rolly Fox.
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Run dedicated to Rolly Fox

Chilliwack’s 2016 Terry Fox run is dedicated to the life and legacy of Terry’s father and local resident, Rolly, who died this year.

The event takes place on Sept. 18 this year, at the Landing Sports Complex, with registration at 7:30 a.m. the day of the event and a start time of 9 a.m.

The routes (2 km, 5 km, and 10 km) are suitable for bikes, wheelchairs, strollers, rollerblades and are dog friendly (leashed). Go to www.terryfox.ca/terryfoxrun/chilliwack to register as a participant or make a t.

The Mount Cheam Lions Club will be providing a pancake breakfast by donation and the Chilliwack Community Band will be providing entertainment.

Mayor Sharon Gaetz and MLA John Martin will be in attendance, and Carolyn Pinsent of the Chilliwack Family YMCA will lead the pre-race warm-up.


Triathlon this weekend

Area triathletes celebrate a decade at Cultus Lake this weekend. The 10th annual Cultus Lake Triathlon is expecting 450 to 500 athletes to participate in the event on Sept. 18 including Chilliwack and Fraser Valley names like Anthony Toth, Scott Street, Brittany Dunbar, Mikey Ross. The race has been an annual season finale for many triathletes in the Lower Mainland, and will see three distances of racing in one day this year: sprint, standard and half iron. To see a complete list of participants, visit www.raceonline.ca/events/participants/?id=969.

 

CSS needs coaches

The Chilliwack secondary school (CSS) Storm are looking for senior boys volleyball and senior boys soccer coaches. Interested candidates should contact Joe Mauro at 604-795-7295 or joe_mauro@sd33.bc.ca.

 

Cheam Centre closed

The Cheam Leisure Centre is under a partial closure until Sept. 19 at 6 a.m. The facility’s weight room, gym, multi-purpose room and squash courts are closed because of floor finishing vapours. All fitness programs are cancelled until Monday. Contact Shawn Bourgoin, general manager with questions: sbourgoin@recreationexcellence.com.

 

Uni ball in Chilliwack

University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) Cascades basketball is coming to Chilliwack for a night this season. The UFV men’s team will play Capilano University in exhibition action on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. at Sardis secondary school.

 

Local minor hockey tourney draws many teams

The Chilliwack Minor Hockey Association (CMHA) announced last week the 20 teams that will be attending its International Challenge Cup Bantam AAA Tournament this year. Chilliwack’s AAA Bruins will host teams from western Canada and the US for the 31st annual event to take place from Oct. 7 to 10. Clubs from Calgary, Juan de Fuca, San Diego, Prince George and other locations will converge on Chilliwack ice to compete for the CMHA international cup.

 

Tennis Society seeks players

The Chilliwack Tennis Society is looking for tennis players for the upcoming indoor season, which starts in October. The club is organizing tennis (doubles) for tennis enthusiasts, adults and seniors during the winter season and for youth (intermediate/advanced level) every Friday after school. If you would like to participate, contact the Chilliwack Tennis Society at 604-794-7515.

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