Sports Shorts

Paddlers from the Balmy Beach Canoe Club helped maintain the club’s lead in Ontario Cup point standings with solid performances at the Ontario Championship Regatta in Ottawa on Aug. 9 and 10. Paddlers finishing in first place included Nick Matveev in men’s U17 K-1 1000m and men’s U17 K-1 200m; Lucas Turnbull in men’s U15 […]

Beach swimmer medals at indigenous games

Beacher Emma Kinsella was one of around 4,000 young athletes who travelled to the North American Indigenous Games in Regina in late July. She was invited to swim for Team Ontario, which won the swimming competition. She won six medals at the event, two as part of relay teams, and four individual races, including silver […]

Big water rowers race at Balmy Beach

Most rowers like their water flat, but not Samuel Lavoie. Watching half-metre waves plow up Balmy Beach after the opening heat of Ontario’s first coastal rowing regatta, Lavoie was all smiles. Steady wind promised even bigger surf for the 6 km final. “I came today because they said it would be really windy this afternoon, […]

ABYC hosts LYRA regatta

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 […]

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 […]

Danforth volleyball team looking for fifth city title

Danforth’s co-ed volleyball team had to dig extra deep for their May 1 win over North Toronto. The game went a full five sets after Danforth, facing a loss, pushed back with a series of deep-court spikes. “We started off slow, but we managed to pull through,” said Limay Hu, a Grade 11 student and […]

Beaches Jr. A prepare for home opener

No matter what the temperature is outside, the ice will melt at Ted Reeve Arena this week and clear the floor for lacrosse. It’s Canada’s summer sport, and on this side of town no one plays it better than the Toronto Beaches. The Junior A team signs players from all over the city and Ontario. […]

Sports Shorts

The Ted Reeve Thunder Minor Atom AA team won their City Championship against the Mississauga Terriers. The team had an incredible season, winning 73 games, while losing only five and tying in four. The team also used their dedication and respect for each other, their opponents and the game itself to win three major tournaments […]