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From Balmy Beach to the World Cup

September 22, 2015

In his wildest dreams, nine-year-old Liam Underwood couldn’t see where rugby would land him: a sold-out stadium in Cardiff, Wales roaring with 74,000 fans. A field where Ireland, the back-to-back Six Nations rugby champions, gather on the other side. That was the scene Liam stepped into Sept. 19, when the 24-year-old Beach native took the […]

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Swimmer makes mark on world stage

Beach swimmer Penny Oleksiak won three solo and three team medals at the World Juniors last month – not bad for someone who only learned to swim six years ago. “I’ve never ever done anything like this really,” said Oleksiak, who just turned 15. “I didn’t even think I was going to finals when I […]

Sports in Brief

Beach gymnast Megan Roberts has hit another milestone on the way to an anticipated run at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Roberts was too young to compete in this year’s Pan Am Games, but will move up to senior next year. In June, Roberts earned the 2015 Canadian Junior Championship at the National […]

Chess on grass hits Kew Beach green

When Pippa Middleton plays croquet, she enjoys the sound of ice clinking in a cup of Pimm’s. Writing in Vanity Fair last month, the madly-hatted sister of the Duchess of Cambridge made the 1850s English pastime sound every bit as refined as its nickname: “chess on grass.” But here in the Beach is another kind […]

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