This weekend the Whistler Secondary Storm senior girls soccer team will host the Provincial A Championships, with an eye on the overall title.
In B.C. high school sports, the ‘A’ division is for small schools, the 16 teams qualified for the provincials had to finish on top of their region.
Teams taking part include Whistler Secondary, Langley Christian, St. John Brebeuf, Hazelton, Southridge, St. Ann’s Academy, Mount Sentinel, Pacific Christian, Osoyoos Secondary, Pemberton Secondary, Kelowna Christian, Nakusp Secondary, Glenlyon Norfolk Secondary, North Island Secondary, Immaculata, and Fort St. James.
The weekend will progress as a tournament, with teams playing three games in their pool to determine who advances to the next round.
Whistler’s first game is today, Thursday, May 29 against Glenlyon at 9 a.m., taking place at Whistler Secondary. Pemberton’s first game is at 10:30 a.m. against Mt. Sentinel at Myrtle Philip.
Whistler’s second game is at 3 p.m. against Langley at Myrtle Philip. Pemberton’s second game is at 3 p.m. against Southridge, also at Myrtle Philip.
Whistler also plays on Friday at 11:20 a.m. against Pacific Christian, at Myrtle Philip. Pemberton’s final pool game is at 8:20 a.m. that morning against St. Ann’s.
The playoffs start Friday afternoon, and the tournament will wrap up on Saturday with the final game at 12:30 p.m. at Myrtle Philip.
Spectators are welcome to come out and cheer on the home team.
Comfortably Numb almost open for training
According to reports, the trail is almost clear of snow for people looking to train for the Comfortably Numb Trail Run on June 22.
This is the fifth year for the run, which follows a 25 km mountain bike trail from Wedgemont parking lot to Spruce Grove. Times range from under two hours for the top athletes, to around four hours.
Registration is capped at 200 participants, and spots are available up to the morning of the race. Pre-registration is available online at www.comfortablynumb.ca.
Ultimate still looking for players
The Whistler Ultimate League is inviting anyone and everyone to take part in their next drop-in night on Tuesday, June 3 at Whistler Secondary. No experience is necessary, as members of the league will be on hand to teach players the rules of the game and some of the skills required, like throwing and catching disks, covering players, and executing plays. The only equipment required is turf cleats.
The drop-in nights run from 6 p.m. onwards on Tuesday nights, and memberships in the club through the summer and fall are $20. It’s informal, and teams will change each week, but organizers do plan to bring back a full league in the future. In the meantime, the league will recruit the strongest players from drop-in to play for Whistler at tournaments through the summer.
This is the 10 th season for Whistler Ultimate.
Outdoor volleyball team registration next week
The Whistler Outdoor Volleyball Association is getting ready to host its league registration night and social on Monday, June 2, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Longhorn Saloon. There are three options this year — a three-on-three competitive category, a co-ed four-on-four intermediate category, and a co-ed four-on-four recreation category, which play on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights respectively at Rainbow Park.
The cost of registering for about 12 weeks of volleyball is $200 per team, which includes a high performance volleyball donated by league sponsor Sport Stop.
For more information visit www.wova.com.
Still time to register for Every Woman In the World
There’s still time to register for the fifth annual Every Woman in the World conference in Whistler from May 30 to June 1, which includes two days of workshops and activities with expert instructors as well as social events. Some of the workshops planned this year include gymnastics, pilates, mountain biking, nia, African dance, yoga, running, qigong and personal goal setting. For more information visit www.everywomanintheworld.com.
More trail days planned
Close to 40 riders turned out on Saturday to buff up Whistler’s trails on WORCA’s annual trail maintenance day, cutting low hanging branches, removing deadfall, and generally getting things ready to ride for the season. Riverside Junction Café cooked up breakfast for the volunteers.
Other trail events planned include a walk of Green Lake Loop on Saturday at 9 a.m., again meeting at Riverside Junction Café. The following week, June 7, WORCA is recruiting volunteers to help restore Cat Scratch Fever.
For more information, visit www.worca.com.