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 […]

Launch day a true community effort

On launch day at the Ashbridges Bay Yacht Club, club member Graeme Jannaway was lining up to grab a rope and help pull a yacht weighing thousands of pounds across a pair of greased wood planks. “This is the way the ancient Egyptians used to do it,” he said cheerfully. “Except we’re not slaves, and […]

Jr. A to build local lacrosse talent

As the Toronto Beaches gear up for game one of the 2013 lacrosse season, coach Bruce Codd says he’s excited by how hard his team is working on and off the floor. After a mini-tournament and a solid month of training, Codd says this year’s Beaches squad is shaping up to be a fast, athletic […]

Jammer Classic honours local lacrosse lover

Five years ago, the Jammer Classic started as a small, two-day tournament for midget field lacrosse. Today, says Mark Kuhlmann, the Jammer has become the spring kick-off for Ontario’s minor field season, now joined by varsity teams from as far as Detroit. Then and now, everyone who runs the pitches at the Cherry Beach tournament […]