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Former Vancouver Canucks player and coach Pat Quinn and his display box at the B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame now features a photo of him and NHL legend Gordie Howe. (Logan Lockhart — Western News)

Leafs broadcaster guest speaker at Hockey Hall of Fame ceremony in Penticton

Induction ceremony will be held at South Okanagan Events Centre July 22

Former Vancouver Canucks player and coach Pat Quinn and his display box at the B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame now features a photo of him and NHL legend Gordie Howe. (Logan Lockhart — Western News)
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Pickleballers converge on Kelowna this weekend

308 participants registered for the all ages event

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Lambert leading the show as PBR Canada Elite Cup comes to Kelowna

The event bucks into Prospera Place on Wednesday, July 20

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Salmon Arm’s Curtis Lazar is coming home. Lazar, who has played in Ottawa, Calgary, Buffalo and Boston, has signed a three-year NHL contract with the Vancouver Canucks. (File photo)

Shuswap hockey star signs with Vancouver Canucks

Salmon Arm’s Curtis Lazar, who also played minor hockey in Vernon, inks three-year deal

Salmon Arm’s Curtis Lazar is coming home. Lazar, who has played in Ottawa, Calgary, Buffalo and Boston, has signed a three-year NHL contract with the Vancouver Canucks. (File photo)
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Kelowna Falcons heating up like the weather

The Falcons return home to Elks Stadium this weekend

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Armstrong cowboy Jaret Cooper, 18, won the novice saddlebronc event at the legendary Calgary Stampede Rodeo July 11 and 12. (Facebook photo)

WATCH: North Okanagan cowboy wins event at Calgary Stampede

Jaret Cooper, 18, scores rides of 69 and 66 to win legendary Canadian pro rodeo’s novice saddle bronc

Armstrong cowboy Jaret Cooper, 18, won the novice saddlebronc event at the legendary Calgary Stampede Rodeo July 11 and 12. (Facebook photo)
Chicago Blackhawks center Henrik Borgstrom (13) chases Florida Panthers right wing Claude Giroux (28) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, in Sunrise, Fla., Thursday, March 31, 2022. NHL free agency opened with a bang Wednesday as the Senators signed veteran forward Giroux to a reported three-year, $19.5-million contract in another move that signals the franchise’s long, painful rebuild is over.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Reinhold Matay

Giroux joins Senators, Campbell Oilers, Mikheyev Canucks as NHL free agency opens

Goaltending carousel continues to turn in the first day of the NHL signing season

Chicago Blackhawks center Henrik Borgstrom (13) chases Florida Panthers right wing Claude Giroux (28) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, in Sunrise, Fla., Thursday, March 31, 2022. NHL free agency opened with a bang Wednesday as the Senators signed veteran forward Giroux to a reported three-year, $19.5-million contract in another move that signals the franchise’s long, painful rebuild is over.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Reinhold Matay
Toronto Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo walks with a trainer after Bradley Zimmer was hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game against the Seattle Mariners on July 7, 2022, in Seattle. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Ted S. Warren

Blue Jays fire Montoyo, name bench coach John Schneider interim manager

Toronto sits a half-game up on the Mariners for the third wild-card spot

Toronto Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo walks with a trainer after Bradley Zimmer was hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game against the Seattle Mariners on July 7, 2022, in Seattle. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Ted S. Warren
Canada’s Cyle Larin (17) celebrates his goal with Richie Laryea against Jamaica during first half CONCACAF World Cup soccer qualifying action in Toronto on Sunday, March 27, 2022. Canada will get a taste of World Cup opposition in September with games in Europe against Qatar and Uruguay ahead of the men’s soccer showcase in Qatar in November. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Canada’s Cyle Larin (17) celebrates his goal with Richie Laryea against Jamaica during first half CONCACAF World Cup soccer qualifying action in Toronto on Sunday, March 27, 2022. Canada will get a taste of World Cup opposition in September with games in Europe against Qatar and Uruguay ahead of the men’s soccer showcase in Qatar in November. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Organizer Keith Azak’s goal to continue building a large-scale open basketball tournament to Terrace. (Brittany Gervais/Terrace Standard)

‘Rockin’ to the final game’: High hopes for northern B.C. roundball tourney

The Riverboat Days Open Basketball Tournament tips off this August in Terrace

Organizer Keith Azak’s goal to continue building a large-scale open basketball tournament to Terrace. (Brittany Gervais/Terrace Standard)
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Kelowna Crows looking to recruit in return to rugby pitch

Women’s rugby returns after three-year hiatus

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Vancouver Canucks 15th pick Jonathan Lekkerimaki gets a hand with his jersey from Gary Bettman during the first round of the 2022 NHL Draft on July 7, 2022 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Vancouver Canucks 15th pick Jonathan Lekkerimaki gets a hand with his jersey from Gary Bettman during the first round of the 2022 NHL Draft on July 7, 2022 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Bryce Barker from the Vernon Golf and Country Club celebrates his victory at the 69th annual Ogopogo Invitational Men’s Golf Tournament July 7-9 at the Kelowna Golf and Country Club. (Instagram screen shot)

Vernon golfers sweep top three placings at Kelowna tourney

Bryce Barker of Vernon Golf Club wins 69th annual Ogopogo Invitational at Kelowna Golf and Country Club

Bryce Barker from the Vernon Golf and Country Club celebrates his victory at the 69th annual Ogopogo Invitational Men’s Golf Tournament July 7-9 at the Kelowna Golf and Country Club. (Instagram screen shot)
Vernon’s Austin Armanini has earned a spot in the B.C. Men’s Amateur Golf Championship in Christina Lake by placing fifth in a qualifying tournament. (Black Press file photo)

Vernon golfer joins B.C. Men’s Amateur field

Austin Armanini earns spot at Christina Lake with top-five qualifying event finish

Vernon’s Austin Armanini has earned a spot in the B.C. Men’s Amateur Golf Championship in Christina Lake by placing fifth in a qualifying tournament. (Black Press file photo)
The Dirty Mutter is coming to Kelowna on Aug. 20 (Rescue Ranch/Submitted)
The Dirty Mutter is coming to Kelowna on Aug. 20 (Rescue Ranch/Submitted)
(L-R): Charles Alexis Legault, Connor Joyce, and Carter Wilkie have all been invited to NHL development camps. (Tami Quan Photography)

Warriors skate into NHL camps

Undrafted defenceman, two alums to get looks in the big leagues

(L-R): Charles Alexis Legault, Connor Joyce, and Carter Wilkie have all been invited to NHL development camps. (Tami Quan Photography)
B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) is sacked by Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Willie Jefferson (5) during the first half of CFL football game in Vancouver, on Saturday, July 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Blue Bombers blitz B.C. Lions 43-22 in battle of CFL unbeatens

Winnipeg QB Zach Collaros tosses for 288 yards, 3 TDs

B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) is sacked by Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Willie Jefferson (5) during the first half of CFL football game in Vancouver, on Saturday, July 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Victor Cui, speaks to media, in Edmonton, Alta., on Tuesday January 25, 2022. For the first time in league history, a CFL game will be broadcast in an Indigenous language. The Edmonton Elks president and chief executive officer announced Friday the franchise’s July 22 home game against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers will be broadcast live in Cree.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

For first time ever, CFL game set to be broadcast in an Indigenous language

Edmonton Elks vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers will be broadcast live in Cree

Victor Cui, speaks to media, in Edmonton, Alta., on Tuesday January 25, 2022. For the first time in league history, a CFL game will be broadcast in an Indigenous language. The Edmonton Elks president and chief executive officer announced Friday the franchise’s July 22 home game against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers will be broadcast live in Cree.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
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PETEY 2.0: Canucks draft a second Elias Pettersson

It was deja vu for Canucks fans on July 8 during the NHL draft in Montreal

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