Baseball teams bound for BCs

Come support your local athletes and sports organizations

In Premier Baseball League playoffs, the Victoria Mariners will continue to the Final Four this weekend in Abbotsford, playing the Okanagan Athletics Friday, July 29 before taking on the Abbotsford Cardinals and the North Shore Twins Saturday, July 30. Those who can’t make it to the Mainland can catch the action at

After finishing fourth in Bantam AAA, the Carnarvon-based Victoria Bantam Black Eagles look forward to provincials coming up  Thursday, Aug. 4 to Monday, Aug. 8 in Nanaimo.

The Victoria Shamrocks start their three-game week on Friday, July 29 when they host the Langley Thunder at the Q Centre at 7 p.m. Following an away game in Coquitlam July 30 the Shamrocks return home to play at the Q Centre on Friday Aug. 5, hosting the Nanaimo Timbermen at 7:45 p.m. in what’s sure to be a hard-fought battle.

The Victoria Harbourcats return home to start their three-game weekend series against the Yakima Valley Pippins. First pitch is at 6:35 p.m. at Royal Athletic Park on Friday, Aug. 5 and Saturday, Aug. 6. On Sunday, Aug. 7 play starts at 1 p.m.

Coming for soccer fans, the Turf Burn soccer tournament takes place at the Juan de Fuca Sports Fields Friday, Aug. 5 to Sunday, Aug. 7.

The tournament features recreational co-ed division, open co-ed division, and the men’s over-30 division. Proceeds support Saanich Fusion Football Club and Victoria Firefighters Charitable Foundation. For information and registration visit

Registration is also open for the 20th annual UVic Golf Classic, taking place at Uplands Golf Club,

Aug. 3. Learn more at

The Victoria Minor Ball Hockey Association wrapped up a thrilling 2016 season and is calling for photos.

The VMBHA’s contest seeks the photo that best captures the fun, friendship and sweat that ball hockey represents and the winning photographer will receive a 50 per cent discount on a player’s 2017 season registration fee. Email entries to by 9 p.m. Saturday, July 30. The winning photo will be announced on Monday, Aug. 1.

Action photos are preferred and must show players in VMBHA jerseys. Any visible player(s)’ faces must have parental permission for the image to be published. Please include this permission with your entry.

Colin Gall is a local athlete and Grade 12 student at Mt. Doug Secondary School. Send your coming sports events to