Balmy Beach rugby players honoured at Hall of Fame dinner

Saturday Nov. 25 saw the Ontario Rugby Union host its annual Hall Of Fame Dinner where the Balmy Beach Club was honoured to have two recipients among those inducted into its ranks. Kyle Nichols, a longtime Beach resident, was inducted as part of the 2017 Provincial Hall of Famers. Nichols played rugby for Balmy Beach, […]

Pan Am gold for Balmy Beach paddlers

Members of the Balmy Beach Canoe Club took multiple medals home from the Pan American Championships in Ecuador. Palmer Lumb, 18, won gold medals in the four-man, 1,000-metre kayak event and solo 200-metre sprint and bronze medals in the two-man, 200-metre kayak sprint and solo 500-metre sprint. “It was pretty amazing. It was my first […]

Beach hockey rivals set to go head-to-head for charity

Hockey teams from Neil McNeil Catholic High School and Malvern Collegiate Institute are hitting the ice again for charity. Neil McNeil’s senior boys team and Malvern’s varsity team will face off at Ted Reeve Arena in the Upper Beach on Wednesday, Dec. 20, at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the game or from […]

Neil McNeil junior boys cross-country team grabs gold at OFSAA

Neil McNeil Catholic High School’s cross-country team thought they placed second in the junior boys’ race at the provincial championships in Petawawa, Ont., on Saturday. And why not? That’s what the score said. “We were presented with silver medals and we were told that we were second,” said Jason Wood, one of the team’s coaches. […]

In Photos: Toronto Waterfront Marathon hits the Beach

The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon crisscrossed the city Sunday, Oct. 22, boosting neighbourhoods and raising millions of dollars for charity. The annual race is the grand finale of the 7-race Canada Running Series, and the country’s flagship big-city running event. In the Beach, spectators lined up along Lakeshore and Queen East to cheer on the […]

Balmy Beach coach works to make paddling more inclusive

Some are shocked to learn they’ve won an award, others elated. Colleen Didur was hesitant to receive her Coaches Association of Ontario award. It’s not that the Balmy Beach Canoe Club coordinator wasn’t happy about the distinction. “I was a little bit hesitant to receive the award at first because I don’t necessarily think of […]

East Toronto dancers run with the Wolfpack

The Toronto Dance Company has been around for nearly 30 years offering dance lessons to children as young as three — but it was owner and artistic director Beth Gleeson who took it to the next level. Gleeson joined the Main and Danforth company, formerly known as Vital Precision Dance Company (VPDC), somewhat unexpectedly. Trained […]