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Dual wins for East End Toronto Catholic schools

It’s an event over 30 years in the making. Neil McNeil Catholic School’s Junior Boys hockey team claimed the Toronto District AA City Championships late last month – a title they haven’t held since 1983. The team was 10-2 in the regular season, finishing in first place. They faced off against Bishop Allen in the […]

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Balmy Beach Rugby Club players boost Team Canada

Two Balmy Beach Rugby Club players are giving the international stage a try, playing for Team Canada in the Americas Rugby Championship now underway. The five-game tournament began earlier this month in Langford, B.C. and sees the six highest ranked teams from the Americas – Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, United States, and Uruguay –compete through […]

The Ted Reeve Thunder are the 2015-2016 Peewee AA Silver Stick champions.

Ted Reeve Peewees win Silver Stick

The Ted Reeve Thunder AA Peewee’s already banner year received a major boost last month when they walked away from the Peewee AA Silver Stick Finals as tournament champions. The team entered the International Silver Stick tournament Jan. 21 to 24 in Port Huron, Michigan, after qualifying at the regional tournament in Stratford in December, […]

Cheru Mechessa crosses the finish of the Tannenbaum 10 k run on Dec. 6 with a winning time of 32:14.
The 10th annual benefit run, which supports Community Centre 55’s Share-A-Christmas program, drew a record 984 participants who ran or walked the return course from Kew Beach to Tommy Thompson Park.
PHOTO: Andrew Hudson

Record runner roster at Tannenbaum 10 k

A record 984 runners and walkers raced the 10th annual Tannenbaum 10 k run on a relatively balmy Sunday, Dec. 6. Hosted by the Toronto Beaches Runners Club, all proceeds from the charity run support Community Centre 55’s Share-A-Christmas campaign. For a full list of results, visit the Tannenbaum 10 k website.  

A runner flies over the finish at the 2013 Tannenbaum 10 k race.

Tannenbaum 10k hits 10 year mark

It grows every winter, and so do the gifts that surround it. As the Tannenbaum 10k nears its 10th anniversary on Dec. 6, local volunteers are thrilled that over 800 runners have warmed to the December race, and that the benefit run raises some $15,000 a year for Community Centre 55’s Share A Christmas campaign. […]

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Training pays off for Neil McNeil runners

Trained on grassy slopes by the R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant and “hill repeats” up Glen Stewart Ravine, cross-country runners from Neil McNeil High School have no end of learning curves. But after winning their eighth straight city final in October, Neil runners say there’s more to their success than elevation gains. “You push each […]

Balmy Beach kayakers Conrad Hopp, left, and Eric Ellery train at Ashbridges Bay on Oct. 23. This year, the Balmy Beach Canoe Club won more medals than any other competing at the national Canoe/Kayak championships in Ottawa.
PHOTO: Andrew Hudson

Balmy Beach paddlers clean up

Someone had better shore up the medals table when Balmy Beach Canoe Club celebrates its season on Nov. 8. The local canoe and kayak club won more medals than any other competing club at the national championships in Ottawa this August, a haul that included 11 gold, 18 silver and 25 bronze. Balmy Beach also […]

Balmy Beach firsts won the McCormick Cup for the second year in a row after defeating the Toronto Scottish 27-15 at Fletcher's Fields on Oct. 24. PHOTO: PHIL LAMEIRA

Balmy Beach wins second in a row

The intermittent downpours at Fletcher’s Fields in Markham could not put a damper on what was a hard-fought battle for the McCormick Cup, Ontario’s highest rugby reward, between Balmy Beach and the Toronto Scottish on Oct. 24. The Sottish were first to put a mark on the scoreboard after a penalty-kick by Dan Gordon just […]

Surfing at ‘A-Bay’

On surfboards, kiteboards and windsurfers, all kinds of people were out braving the waves at Ashbridges Bay on Saturday, Oct. 3, where the winds clocked in at a steady 55 km/h and gusted up to 70 km/h. [flagallery gid=63]

From Balmy Beach to the World Cup

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 […]