Beaches Jr ‘A’ Lacrosse kicks off season

The Toronto Beaches Junior A Lacrosse team drew the biggest crowd in years to the team’s home opener on May 13 at Ted Reeve Community Arena. About 300 fans crowded the arena to see the newly rebuilt team take on the St. Catharines Athletics. The arena and the team were looking fresh, with new banners […]

Beach synchro swimmer succeeds with Variety Village team

A group of 11- and 12-year-old swimmers from the East End will be competing at the 2012 ESPOIR, Canadian National Synchonized Swimming Championships, May 24 to 27 at the Etobicoke Olympium. But for the first time, organizers will allow girls in this particular age group to compete in a 12U (12 and under) age category. […]

Reminiscing on marathon of a lifetime

All runners have a marathon destination we want to run. I have run a 56km ultra marathon in Laugavegurin, Iceland, and the 56km Two Oceans ultra marathon in South Africa, and marathons in New York, Chicago, Boston and London, England, as well as Big Sur in California. Recently I was invited by the Israeli Tourism Ministry […]

Sports

Beaches Junior A Lacrosse ready for action While the Toronto Maple Leafs work on their golf game, a group of dedicated, hard-working athletes on another Toronto sports team is preparing to turn their own luck around on the concrete at Ted Reeve Community Arena. The Toronto Beaches Junior A Lacrosse team has had a change […]

Hockey fun for a worthy cause

Former Toronto Maple Leafs goalkeeper Mark Laforest, left, finds himself ‘slightly’ out of position as he goes across ice for a shot on goal. Right, Marlon Castro gets a pie in the face from Dan Aisthorpe. Hockey fans were treated to a fun match between the NHL Alumni team and TTC workers on Mar. 24 […]

Underdog curlers qualify for provincials

We have all heard the old saying ‘practice makes perfect’. But for the Malvern girls curling team determination and improvisation were likely the factors that led them to a spot in the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) championships from March 21-24 in Niagara. There were no practices. They could not afford them. Add […]

Beach Volleyball

Days are getting longer and the temperatures are climbing. That can only mean that beach volleyball season is just around the corner. Ashbridges Bay Beach Volleyball recreational league registration has already commenced, and you have until May 2, 2012 to register. Don’t have a partner? No worries, there are two planned free drop-in sessions for […]

25 years for Spring Sprint

This year will mark the silver anniversary of the Beaches Recreation Centre’s Spring Sprint, and organizers are hoping numbers will keep up with the success of recent years. “We’d like to get 600, and maybe 350 kids out of that 600,” said Roland Roushias of the rec centre. “ If it takes you 15 minutes […]

Danforth breaks through dry spell

It took them four years, but after some extremely hard work and great coaching, the Danforth CTI Hockey team have become Tier II City Champions. Danforth defeated Parkdale Collegiate 3-2 in the final match on Mar. 2 at North Toronto Arena in what was a nail-biter until the end. After going up by two goals […]