Agassiz First Nation athlete Syvawn Paul, right, and her brother Cyrus George compete in the 6000m mixed doubles event at the North American Indigenous Games in Halifax, which Paul was able to attend with some financial help from the Archdiocese of Vancouver. (Contributed photos)

Agassiz canoeist brings home six medals at Indigenous Games

Sts’ailes First Nation athlete Syvawn Paul has been paddling a canoe since she first rode out in one at the age of six. But she wouldn’t even have competed in this year’s North American Indigenous Games in Halifax if it hadn’t been for some unexpected money from the Archdiocese of Vancouver. The Agassiz canoeist won...

Simona Mascitti, and her younger sister Sasha Mascitti are products of the elite Coquitlam soccer program and the Our Lady of Fatima community in Coquitlam. (Contributed photos)

Coquitlam parish is gaining reputation as hotbed of soccer

Soccer fans now know that Spain’s women’s team has been crowned the new Women’s World Cup champions, and congratulations to the players for a wonderful display of talent and teamwork. Sadly, we also are aware that Canada did not advance beyond the group stage. This is a huge disappointment based on expectations going into the...

Players and supporters of the Simon Fraser University football team at an April 13 rally at the Vancouver Law Courts to save the SFU football program. (Contributed photo)

Loss of SFU football program hits Vancouver Catholic schools hard

By Nicholas Elbers The April 4 announcement by Simon Fraser University to discontinue its football program effective immediately has Catholic school students, parents, and coaches upset that the decision will limit playing opportunities that past students have had. Since 2019 dozens of athletes from Notre Dame, Vancouver College, and St. Thomas More high schools have...

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