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ABYC hosts LYRA regatta

July 29, 2014

Watch the waters off Ashbridges Bay this weekend and you might see World Cup and Olympic-level boats under sail. For the fourth time since 1987, the Ashbridges Bay Yacht Club is hosting the LYRA regatta – a 130 year-old contest that brings sailors from across Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence River, and the east end […]

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Injury can’t keep gymnast down

Gymnast Megan Roberts started her first season on Canada’s junior team with an unlucky break. A fluke slip off the balance beam in October landed the 13 year-old in a  shoulder cast. Her six-week recovery pinched any chance to compete before Elite Canada, the January qualifier that determined where she would compete this season. Given […]

New team a hit for Balmy Beach rugby

When Rick Honeyford first started playing senior men’s rugby, he got schooled. “I went out there and tried to tackle the way I tackled in high school, and the guy probably outweighed me by 50 pounds,” Honeyford said with a laugh. “I separated my shoulder.” This spring, the Balmy Beach Rugby Club launched a new […]

Variety lifters prepare for Masters

No Speedos, no body oil, no Schwarzenegger arms. And no age limit. When more than 200 weightlifters from age 35 to 83 compete in the upcoming Pan Am Masters at Variety Village, they will all lift something other than weights and barbells: myths about their sport. “Even when I was 23, I thought it was […]

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