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 […]

Young sailor wraps up golden season

Katherine McEwen topped off a stellar sailing season with a gold medal at the Canada Summer Games. McEwen, a Grade 12 student at Malvern Collegiate, sails out of Ashbridges Bay Yacht Club with partner Linor Berezin, a first-year student at Queen’s University. They’ve been partners for about four years now, though that’s “not long compared […]

Roller derby league wraps up season at Ted Reeve

Zombies on roller skates swept in and butchered the competition at the Ted Reeve Bubble last week during the GTA Rollergirls’ closing match of 2013. Dubbed ‘Nightmare on Main Street,’ the Sept. 7 double-header pitted the two GTAR teams against Windsor’s Border City Brawlers with a few special guests – undead skaters and fans promoting […]

Balmy Beach paddlers off to para worlds

Standing among the bright blue and yellow balloons flying at the Balmy Beach Canoe Club’s year-end rally, kayaker Draga Culjak said it’s easy to see why her club is fielding three of the six paracanoe athletes representing Canada this week at the World Championships in Duisburg, Germany. “You have to have a good coach, and […]

Balmy Beach paddlers reach World Cup podium

Paddlers at the Balmy Beach Canoe Club celebrated two of their own last week after kayakers Kathleen Fraser and Sam Roworth won second- and third-place finishes at recent World Cup races in Poland and the Czech Republic. In the two-person, 500-metre race – an Olympic event – Fraser and partner Genevieve Beauchesne-Sévigny took second in […]

Beach track club recruits new parasports athletes

When Justine Wilmot decided to take her first spin in a racing wheelchair at the Whitby Abilities Centre, she couldn’t have asked for more elite company. Sporting a red London 2012 Paralympics jacket and a haircut that looks just as fast as he does, Justine’s first guide around the oval was Josh Cassidy, winner of […]