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For the second week the team played its best football in the fourth quarter with Nolan Welsh scoring late in the fourth quarter to put the Titans on the board. Nolan Robinson stripped a ball on the next defensive stand, which he returned for a touchdown. Luka Morssette, a newcomer to the team, led the defense with four sacks of the Colts' quarterback.

Whistler invited to 'Brazilian Encounter'

This Sunday, Sept. 30, the new Awesome Arts Academy is hosting a free day of workshops and demos, inviting everyone to attend and learn Capoiera, Juijitsu and Sasla Dancing at an event they're calling the "Brazilian Encounter."

The event gets underway at 1 p.m. with a meet-and-greet, with 45-minute workshops on Capoiera and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu running at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., running beside each other. At 4 p.m. there will be a Capoiera demonstration with workshop leader Eclilson de Jesus of Vancouver-based Ache Brasil. At 5 p.m. there's a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu demonstration with Professor Rodrigo Cavalho of Gracie Barra.

There will be a free barbecue and potluck at 6 p.m., and at 8 p.m. the Awesome Arts Academy will offer a free Samba dance workshop.

Awesome Arts Academy is located on Millar Creek Road, next door to the Wild Wood Café.

Silver medal bobsleigh team retires

The duo of Helen Upperton and Shelley-Ann Brown announced last week that the would be retiring, and would not be defending their silver medal at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

"Today marks the end of an incredible journey and amazing chapter in my life," said Upperton. "I am leaving the sport with great memories, friendships and experiences I will hold close forever. I have had the privilege of competing with amazing teammates, most importantly shelley-Ann and Jenny Ciochetti, who have pushed me to a be a better person and athlete both on and off the ice."

As well as an Olympic medal, Upperton's career highlights include the first win posted by a Canadian team in a World Cup race, the first of six victories and 20 podium finishes.

For Brown, who competes and coaches track in Ontario, it's a kind of second retirement. She came out of retirement last year to race with Upperton one more time in the World Championship.

"It was an honour to stand beside Helen, who is nothing short of a trailblazer in Canadian sport, to sing 'O Canada' with the rest of my nation," she said. "I will leave the sport of bobsleigh with so many cherished memories and life lessons that I will take into the next chapters of my life."