Jock Talk: Get active with Recreation Oak Bay this Family Day

Send your sports news to editor@oakbaynews.com

Get active this Family Day weekend with a variety of activities through Recreation Oak Bay. Don pink or red Sunday, Feb. 11 for the Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Family Skate from 12 to 2:45 p.m. followed by an Everyone Welcome Skate from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 12 brings the Family Fun Tennis Day from 10 a.m. to noon in the tennis bubble, with free 15-minute private lessons.

In the afternoon, enjoy a free Family Day Skate from 1:30 to 3 p.m. with family-friendly music and games, and a pre-school coned-off corner. Head to the pool Monday for a free Everyone Welcome swim from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The UVic Vikes swimmers make a splash when they host Simon Fraser in an annual dual meet Feb. 10 and 11 at Saanich Commonwealth Place. The event is an important preparation meet for those aiming to peak for the coming U Sports Swimming National Championship later this month.

Hoops action also continues at the UVic tonight (Friday, Feb. 9) when the Vikes women’s basketball team hosts Fraser Valley. The action tips off at 7 p.m. in the CARSA gym.

In high school basketball play, Oak Bay’s senior boys head into playoffs take Tuesday, Feb. 13 to Saturday, Feb. 17. Look for the schedule at lowerislandschoolsports.ca. The Senior Girls’ AAA Islands hit the court at Claremont secondary Thursday, Feb. 15 to Saturday, Feb. 17.

In community sports, the Div. 1 Castaways FC women take on the Div. 1 Bays United team tonight (Friday, Feb. 9) Action kicks off at 7:30 p.m. at Oak Bay High turf in what’s sure to be an intense playoff game between Oak Bay rivals.

Oak Bay men’s soccer continues this weekend with the Div. 3B Castaways FC taking on the Zgoda Juniors FC at 6 p.m, Saturday, Feb. 10 at Finlayson Turf.

Colin Gall writes Fridays about coming sports events.

 

Just Posted

Crown asks for more time in Oak Bay murder of young sisters

They will reconvene in three weeks to set a date for Andrew Berry’s murder trial to begin

GALLERY: Snow Day in Oak Bay

Giant snowmen, tobogganing, and a quiet golf course

School’s on today, more snow expected across Greater Victoria

Environment Canada says more snow could fall Friday

Nitwits, Touts and Oak Bay Council

Oak Bay Heritage hosts lecture on Memoirs of George Murdoch

Snow cancels, alters transit routes across Greater Victoria

Buses will not be stopping on steep hills, says BC Transit

GALLERY: Snow Day in Oak Bay

Giant snowmen, tobogganing, and a quiet golf course

BCHL Today: Merritt’s Buckley nets scholarship and Vees slam Salmon Arm

BCHL Today is a (near) daily look at what’s going on around the league and the junior A world.

B.C. MP invites convicted terrorist to Trudeau reception in India

Jaspal Atwal was convicted of trying to assassinate an Indian cabinet minister

OLYMPIC ROUNDUP: Women’s ice hockey team loses first Olympic game in 20 years

Team Canada added two silvers and a bronze to their total

‘You just don’t know when someone has a challenge’

Wounded Warriors Run BC spreads awareness of mental health, hopes to raise $100,000

Canadian support split on Trans Mountain pipeline debate: Poll

Angus Reid poll surveying Canadians on pipeline stance finds no clear winner

Tired of ‘big city life’? One-stoplight town hosts contest to lure in city slickers

Contest by BC Rural Centre hopes to attract city folks to a small town in the Kootenays

Student protest outside White House a snapshot of American gun debate

Demonstrators take part in a student protest for gun control legislation in front of the White House

Feds can’t do much to fight fake news in Canada

Federal government can’t do much to fight fake news: Canadian Heritage documents

Most Read