Paddlers bring home medals
The Chilliwack Centre of Excellence took a large crew of whitewater paddlers and their families down to the Cedar River Kayak Race near Seattle last weekend. The paddlers included National Team members Sam Fletcher and Jazmyne Denhollander, as well as Austin Atkins, Finley Capstick and Avery Wilkins.
Capstick took gold with Wilkins and Atkins in second and third position, respectively. In the two-person kayak event, CCE coach Jon Allen raced with each of the kids and finished in second with Atkins, third with Capstick and fourth with Wilkins. The only team to post a faster time was the American team known as Zimmberg.
Denhollander and Fletcher won their categories. The two paddlers are gearing up for the North West Cup race to be held here in Chilliwack on March 24 at Tamihi Rapids.
After winning only one of 20 regular season games, the Chilliwack A3 Atom Bruins charged through the Fraser Valley Championships and claimed the Flight 4 banner.
The eighth-seeded Bruins beat the first-seeded Cloverdale A3 team 7-4. After suffering a 4-1 loss, Chilliwack knocked the host team out of the tournament 5-3 to advance to the Final 4 Championship. There, they went undefeated, tying Port Moody A2 2-2, defeating Mission A2 1-0 , and winning their final game against Coquitlam A3.
Big event for curling club
The Chilliwack Curling Club has been selected as the host site for the 2014 Tim Hortons BC Junior Curling Championships.
The championship, which will take place from Dec. 26 to 31, 2014, is for Junior Men and Junior Women curlers aged 21 and under.
It will be the first Curl BC event to be televised on Sportsnet.
Wendi Prinse, the secretary of Chilliwack Curling Club, said she is excited for the event to come to Chilliwack.
"It's a great opportunity for our sport, our club and the City of Chilliwack. Our club has had teams competing at provincials for the last few years and they've had a lot of great experiences. So it's time to give back," she said.