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Pemberton’s Kai Riess, 15, was selected to represent Zone 5 in the upcoming B.C. Summer Games in Kelowna.

Riess has won three triathlons in a row this year, including the recent Kids of Steel race hosted by the Whistler Triathlon Club. He also competed in the North Shore Triathlon and the Squamish Kids of Steel.

Riess will compete in three events: a duathlon (1 km run, 5 km bike, 1 km run), an aquathlon (300 metre swim, 1 km run), and a triathlon (400 metre swim, 15 km bike, and 3 km run).


Squamish BMX hosts three-race series

The newly created Squamish BMX Racing Club is hosting a series of three races, on June 7, 14 and 29, at the new track next to the Brennan Park Recreation Centre. Daily registration is at 10 a.m.

Gate practices take place every Monday through the summer, and an additional race is planned for Aug. 31.

The June 7 race is also part of the provincial championship series, and double points are awarded to participants that can be used to enter provincial and national level competitions. With the inclusion of BMX in the upcoming 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, there has been a resurgence of interest in BMX racing.

For more information on Squamish BMX, visit


Hotels tee off in Beds and Balls Invitational

Local hotels are invited to Big Sky Golf and Country Club on June 12 to take part in the upcoming Beds and Balls tournament. The goal of the tournament is to give hotel employees a chance to play the local course, and engage each other in a friendly competitions. Some 130 participants are expected, with a shotgun start and scramble format. Registration starts at 2:30 p.m. and the shotgun start is at 3:30 p.m.

There will be a prize for the best retro golf outfit, and for the best costume, as well as draw prizes and hole prizes donated by sponsors. For more information visit


Immaculata tops girls soccer tournament

Whistler Secondary got off to a late start this year with the snow, and it showed against teams from the Lower Mainland in the Provincial A Senior Girls Soccer Championships this past weekend.

Whistler lost all three games to finish last, while Pemberton finished ninth out of 16 teams.

Immaculata won the tournament after beating Southridge 2-1 in the final game, and scored 28 goals during the tournament. Glenlyon Norfolk beat Osoyoos 2-0 to take third place.