July, 2020

sports

Sumeet Sharma: The Star power-lifter

We have all heard inspiring weight loss stories due to simple lifestyle changes. But the story of a lifestyle change that led to the making of an international sports star, is quite rare. Meet Sumeet Sharma, a 33-year-old Vancouver resident, who did not only lose weight but has become an international gold winning power lifter for Canada, after deciding to …

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Star power-lifter Sumeet Sharma honoured by Vancouver’s Ross Street Gurdwara for inspiring youth

By Surbhi Gogia CHAMPION powerlifter Sumeet Sharma was recently honoured by Khalsa Diwan Society’s Ross Street Gurdwara in Vancouver for being an inspirational role model for youth in schools across the Lower Mainland. We have all heard inspiring weight loss stories due to simple lifestyle changes. But story of a lifestyle change that led to making of an international sports star, …

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North Surrey Sport and Ice Complex hosts official grand opening

THE North Surrey Sport and Ice Complex marked its official grand opening on Saturday, January 18, with a community event attracting over 500 guests to the state-of-the-art facility in the Bridgeview community. The celebration included free skating and rentals, access to the fitness centre, family entertainment and an artist talk with Katzie Nation artist Trenton Pierre. “The North Surrey area of …

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Coach Jessie Dosanjh: Building BC’s Athletic Force

A Level 3 coach in sprinting and hurdling, Coach Jessie has a long list of awards and honours that he has received for his dedicated community work. In 2018 he was honoured as a BC Athletics “Coach of the Year”. It takes a village to raise a child and according to Head Coach of Universal Athletics Club Jessie Dosanjh, it takes …

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Dylan Kular: Promoting Basketball for All

Abbotsford Basketball Association co-founder Dylan Kular, W.J. Mouat Secondary alumnus and community leader takes on senior management role with British Columbia’s professional basketball team.  Desi Today News Desk  There are some who play, but there are some who dedicate their lives in promoting a sport. Dylan Kular is one of them. Kular, a basketball player himself, discovered that accessing quality …

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Sukhjot Bains: A star in making

By Surbhi Gogia Ever since Toronto Raptors won the historic NBA championship, basketball fever is running high in our hockey-dominant nation. It wasn’t unusual to spot Canadians playing basketball before, but Raptors’ tenacious play has inspired many new basketball players and followers. The emotions are running beyond just talking about the game. It is very much possible to achieve your …

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Pokémon-like card game can help teach ecology: UBC research

Playing a Pokémon-like card game about ecology and biodiversity can result in broader knowledge of species and a better understanding of ecosystems than traditional teaching methods, like slideshows, according to new research from the University of British Columbia. An open-source project launched in 2010 by UBC biologist David Ng and collaborators, the Phylo Trading Card Game works similarly to Pokémon trading cards, but uses real …

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UBC researchers bat for gold with new cricket bat design

Use of more economical materials could bring more players into the game YOUNG kids dreaming of becoming the next Steve Smith, Eoin Morgan or Virat Kohli rarely have access to cricket bats used by the stars of the game. Now a new bat designed at the University of British Columbia could put a high-performing bat into their hands and ultimately bring …

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Surrey to host 2019 Goalball Grand Slam

Tournament hosts athletes from around the world who are blind or visually impaired  SURREY, BC – Vancouver Goalball Club and the City of Surrey invite members of the media to the 2019 Vancouver Goalball Grand Slam presented by YVR, and Try-it series at Guildford Recreation Centre.  Goalball is a Paralympic team sport designed for athletes who are blind or visually impaired. …

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Witness Hockey with a difference

By Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra ‘We Are Hockey’ an interesting exhibit questioning singularly racial perspectives on the meaning of Hockey as Canada’s national sport kicks off in March, 2019 There is a unique Sikh place of worship on South Fraser Way in Abbotsford, BC called The Gur Sikh Gurdwara (temple), designated as a National Historic Site by Prime Minister Jean Chretien …

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