Variety Village Synchro Club flies high

Stroke by stroke, the Variety Village Synchro Club is flying higher than ever. Swimming to a jungle beat, Variety’s Tiger team of 13 to 15 year-olds roared to gold in a Montreal pool last month – the first national title in the club’s 24-year history. Variety swiped even more medals as Emily Armstrong and Teghyn […]

Malvern boys win city hockey title

After a season of squeakers, Malvern’s boys hockey team scored a roaring 4-1 victory over Silverthorn CI on March 4 to win the city championship. It was the Black Knights’ first banner win in boys hockey since 2005. “We’re peaking at the right time,” said head coach and Malvern teacher Doug Underwood, noting how well […]

Tough guys take a fall for Variety

[flagallery gid=29 name=”Squared Circle Wrestling”]. Nearly every ringside seat at Variety Village had a young fan squirming in it when The Fraternity swaggered into the building on Jan. 25. Sporting preppy clothes and Ivy League ‘tude, the three Squared Circle wrestlers got boos when they tried to haul away the referee and wipe out their […]

Runners wake up to 2014 Hair of the Dog

More than 100 brave souls met 2014 by powering through a -20 wind chill at the Balmy Beach Club’s 34th annual Hair of the Dog Fun Run and Walk on New Year’s Day. “It was awesome,” said Colin Campbell, who had the fastest time in the 9 km run along the beaches boardwalk and Martin […]

Mastering the art of Muay Thai

When Robin MacMillan felt her 40th birthday creep up on her, she resolved to hit it at a run. Rather than go party in Las Vegas as friends had done, the mother of three left her husband to hold the fort so she could fly to the outskirts of Chiang Mai, in northern Thailand, and […]

Bowmore boys take city pennant

Ball players at Bowmore Public School really hit it out of the park this fall, even before they won the city finals. “Our captain parked one over the fence at Christie Pits,” said coach Dale Davis, recalling the boys’ last game before playing in the Toronto softball championship on Oct. 28. “I mean, they can […]

ABYC sailor takes on 3,700 nautical mile challenge

Sailor Diane Reid is racing across the Atlantic solo, and in a boat you can fit in your living room. Just 6.5 metres long, but almost half as wide, Reid’s ‘Mini’ series sailboat is small but sturdy – a good thing as she races her first Mini Transat, which this year means sailing non-stop from […]