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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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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. ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

Prabhnoor Grewal: The skating star

By Surbhi Gogia Prabhhnoor Kaur Grewal, a Grade 6 student of Khalsa School Surrey (Old Yale Road Campus), has recently achieved a rare milestone by winning a silver medal in the BC long track speed skating championship (under 12 years) event in Fort St. John. A rare achievement by an Indo-Canadian kids, since there are not many from who pursue speed ... Read More »

Jasneet Nijjar: Canada’s own Usain Bolt in making

By Surbhi Gogia The world of track and field may lose a legend once sprinter Usain Bolt decides to join soccer, but Canada has already got its female version of the sprinting star. Meet Jasneet Nijjar, the 17-year-old Queen Elizabeth Secondary school student,  who has already taken the world of Canadian junior sprinting by a storm. Jasneet last spring achieved ... Read More »

Surrey BC Tigers Hurricanes win 2018 Canada Soccer Toyota National Championships

SURREY BC Tigers Hurricanes defeated Ontario’s Caledon SC 7:3 in the Gold Medal Final to win the 2018 Canada Soccer Toyota National Championships Challenge Trophy in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Saskatoon Revolution won the Bronze Medal match 7-6 on kicks after a 1:1 draw with Holy Cross FC. BC’s Nick Soolsma was named Most Valuable Player of the Challenge Trophy Finals as well ... Read More »

Saje Brar: In a league of her own

The young Vancouver Whitecaps REX soccer player was recently picked by the prestigious Yale University to play for its soccer team while pursuing academics By Surbhi Gogia While there are still few days before Saje Brar turns 18 years old, she has achievements that are ahead of her age. Be it playing in teams above her age group, or setting ... Read More »

For a very special cause

Special Olympics BC Seeks to Engage South-Asian Community through ‘Try-It Days’ at Khalsa School, Newton By Scott Howe Individuals with an intellectual disability around the world face societal stigma, poor health outcomes, and frequently report feelings of social isolation.  Here in BC, individuals with an intellectual disability don’t often meet recommended guidelines for physical activities and nutrition, leading to reduced ... Read More »

KidsPlay Foundation to organize soccer tournament for downtown Eastside youth

KidsPlay foundation will be organizing its annual sports tournament at BC stadium on May 28 for the youth. The tournament aims to involve youth from Eastside Vancouver and those who are financially unequipped to pursue sports. KidsPlay Foundation is the non profit organization working towards keeping kids away from the lifestyle of drugs, gangs, and violence. Kids Play holds sports tournaments, ... Read More »