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On Deck: Upcoming sporting events in Chilliwack

The UFV Cascades will be holding three-point shooting contests at halftime of their Canada West basketball games on Saturday, Nov. 26 vs. the UNBC Timberwolves. - UFV Cascades graphic
The UFV Cascades will be holding three-point shooting contests at halftime of their Canada West basketball games on Saturday, Nov. 26 vs. the UNBC Timberwolves.
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Three-point contest

The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) athletic department is inviting high school basketball players to compete for the title of B.C.’s Best Three-Point Shooter. The Cascades will be holding three-point shooting contests at halftime of their Canada West basketball games on Saturday, Nov. 26 vs. the UNBC Timberwolves. The contest is open to male and female high school basketball players, and the format will be similar to the NBA three-point shootout, in which players have one minute to shoot a total of 25 basketballs from five spots around the arc. The male and female contest winners will receive a package of prizes featuring a game basketball from Skyline Athletics. The event is free to enter, and athletes must pre-register by filling out an online form at ufvcascades.ca/3pt-contest by 12 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 25.

 

Arenacross in Chilliwack

Indoor arenacross racing is back in Chilliwack at the end of November and again in early December. The Future West Canadian Arenacross Championship comes to Chilliwack Heritage Park Nov. 25 and 26 and again for the finale weekend on Dec. 2 and 3. Admission is $50 for family (two adults and two children), $20 per adult, $15 per youth (12 to 18 years), $10 per child (four to 11 years) and free for kids three and under. The Canadian Arenacross Championships is the only series of motocross racing events held exclusively in the off season of the Canadian motorcycle racing season. For more information about the event, visit futurewestmoto.ca/racing/arenacross.

 

Learn to kayak indoors

The Chilliwack Centre of Excellence (CCE) offers pool sessions this winter for paddlers who want to keep in shape or practice their skills over the holidays. Beginner pool lessons are available this year for those who want to learn in water that is warmer than the winter rivers. CCE instructor Rhys Taylor is teaching basic to intermediate skills such as: boat control, wet exits, and introductory rolling. Gear will be provided if needed, but feel free to bring your own. There will be no dedicated coach at the Dec. 11 drop-in session, but gear will be provided if needed. All pool sessions will be held at the Chilliwack YMCA.

 

MEND program starts up in January

Spots are open for the next session of MEND, a free and fun program that empowers families with children aged seven to 13—who are above a healthy weight—to become healthier by participating in a twice-weekly sessions focused on healthy meal planning, goal setting and physical activity. Parents or caregivers join their children in each session to learn how to choose healthier foods. Families participate in practical demonstrations and games offering tips about healthy eating, label reading and portion size. In addition, physical activity sessions focus on having fun. MEND is offered at the Chilliwack Neighbourhood Learning Centre. The next session runs from Jan. 19 to March 11 every Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information please contact mend.chilliwack@gv.ymca.ca or call 604-701-4978 ext. 6043.

 

Vedder Mountain Classic sign up soon

Early bird registration opens for the 2017 Vedder Mountain Classic on Jan. 10. For more information on how to register and cost of entry as information becomes available, check fvmba.com. The Fraser Valley Mountain Bikers Association’s single track Vedder race takes place on May 6, 2017.

 

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