On Deck: Upcoming sporting events in Chilliwack

Cascades Hall of Fame entry

Chilliwack’s Carolyne Lucy (now Rollins)—the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) Cascades’ first women’s basketball star—is among those to be honoured this January in the inaugural class of Cascades Hall of Fame inductees. Lucy led the program to a trio of BCCAA silver medals over its first three seasons of existence (1985-88), picking up conference first team all-star honours each of those three years. Lucy was the first Cascade to be named a CCAA All-Canadian, an accolade she earned on two occasions (1986 and 1987), and she owns the third-highest scoring average (13.6 points per game) in the Cascades’ BCCAA era (1985-2006). The UFV athletic department announced the list of inductees this week which also includes former UFV athletic director Jane Antil and basketball coach Pat Lee to be honoured as builders, the 1987-88 men’s basketball squad in the team category, and Tracy MacLeod who will join Lucy in the athletes section. Hall of Fame festivities will be held Jan. 6 in conjunction with the Cascades basketball home games versus the MacEwan Griffins at the Envision Athletic Centre in Abbotsford. Launched in June, the Hall of Fame will include plaques displayed in the Envision Athletic Centre mezzanine, along with an online component at


Huskers need head coach

The Valley Huskers organization is seeking a head coach to join returning coaches in leading the football team in the upcoming season. The club listed these requirements for the lead position: experience in coaching at the junior and/or university level, knowledge to formulate practice plans and administer a strong disciplined system, ability to create a two-year action plan with a sense of direction and purpose, strength and leadership for both staff and players, time and dedication towards player and coach recruitment from the Lower Mainland and Canada, passion and dedication to work towards building a competitive program, community mindedness and the willingness to keep building relationships, ability and willingness to work with the Huskers board of directors in developing the program. Interested applicants are encouraged to send resumes to: Moe Agagnier at or Jack Covey at or on (click on “Join our team”).


On the MEND

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 or call 604-701-4978 ext. 6043.


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. All pool sessions will be held at the Chilliwack YMCA. Visit for more details.


Cheers in Chilliwack

The Pacific All-Star Cheerleading Championships (PAC) come to Chilliwack Heritage Park in the new year, with a $1,500 program champion cash prize at stake. Doors open at 8 a.m. on Jan. 9 for the PAC event with admission $15 for adults, $13 for students/military/seniors and free for kids under three (admission is cash only).


Classic race registration coming

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 The Fraser Valley Mountain Bikers Association’s single track Vedder race takes place on May 6, 2017.


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