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Beachers voice their support for Bob Acton Park

Bob Acton Park is one step closer to becoming a reality following a unanimous vote of support by the Toronto East York Community Council yesterday. A request was put forward last year to name the park on William Hancox Avenue in the Upper Beach Bob Acton Park, in memory of the man who contributed much […]

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Upper Beacher breaks records

Riverdale Grade 9 student Graysen Bernard succeeded in breaking not one, but two Canadian age group records over the holidays at the Ontario Junior International meet in Toronto. Bernard, who lives in the Upper Beach and swims with the Toronto Swim Club and the Ontario Swim Academy, was able to beat the 100 metre back […]

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Charity hockey game a hit

On December 21, Neil McNeil C.H.S. took on Malvern C.I. at Ted Reeve Arena in their third annual charity hockey game. The two teams battled it out on the ice, showing their speed and agility as they sailed past the cheering crowds. Ultimately, Malvern C.I. came out on top with a final score of 5-3, […]

East End swimmer Penny Oleksiak became Canada’s youngest Olympic champion at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics.

Money end to 2016 for Penny

2016 was a big year for Beach athlete, Penny Oleksiak. The 16-year-old took home four medals at the Rio Olympics in Brazil this summer, securing her place as Canada’s youngest Olympic champion to win a gold medal and it didn’t stop there. In December, Oleksiak won the Lou Marsh trophy for Canada’s athlete of the […]

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BBRC honours players

The annual Balmy Beach Rugby banquet took place on November 18 with over 80 players and guests in attendance including club president, Jake Lipsett and alumni director, Gerry Allen. The event celebrated the involvement and achievements of alumni and current players, some of whom were inducted into the Rugby Ontario Hall of Fame. Speaking about […]

Alexander set for world juniors

On November 26, Neil McNeil student Andrew Alexander competed at the Canadian junior cross country nationals in Kingston, Ontario, capturing fifth place in the race. The placing means Alexander has now secured a spot on the Canadian world junior team and is set to compete in Uganda in March 2017.

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Monarch Park spikes competition

The Monarch Park Collegiate senior boys volleyball team has ended their season on a high note after taking home the TDSSAA “AA” championship on November 16. The team managed to defeat Forest Hill, North Toronto Collegiate Institute and Lawrence Park C.I. in the south region championships before conquering Stephen Leacock in the city semi-final with […]

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Neil McNeil in the fast lane

On November 5 cross country athletes from Neil McNeil attended OFSAA in high spirits, hoping to head home from Trinity College with more wins under their belts. The athletes were confident after walking away with multiple championship titles during the TDCAA cross country championships at the end of October. There, Grade 9 student Liam McKelvey […]

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Women lift for a good cause

On October 29 Fortis Fitness held their first ever CPF (Canadian Powerlifting Federation) Women’s Halloween Pro/AM with 15 percent of all entry fees going to the Red Door Family Shelter. The competitors were encouraged to get festive and dress up in Halloween costumes while fighting for the Best Singlet and best costume awards. The event […]