Merrython registration underway

Get ready to make merry with Oak Bay’s 36th annual fun run and walk

Lace your runners with jingle bells and get ready to make merry with Oak Bay’s 36th annual Merrython fun run and walk.

Featuring an 8km, 4km and one-kilometre kids’ event, the Merrython is hosted by Oak Bay Rotary at Henderson Rec Centre Sunday, Dec. 6.

For registration information call the recreation centre at 250-370-7200.

The University of Victoria men’s and women’s basketball teams start the week at home on Friday, Nov. 13 and Saturday, Nov. 14 when they take on the Saskatchewan Huskies back-to-back at CARSA.

The women start at 6 p.m. Friday, with the men following at 8 p.m. Saturday’s game tips off with the women at 5 p.m. and the men at 7 p.m.

The final games of the week come Friday, Nov. 20, when the Vikes face the University of Calgary, also at CARSA.

The women hit the hardwood at 6 p.m. with the men following at 8 p.m.

UVic’s men’s rugby team plays one game this week against, welcoming the Castaway Wanderers on Friday, Nov. 13. Kickoff is at 6:15 p.m. at Centennial Stadium.

On the women’s side, the Castaways Premier team welcomes Westshore to Windsor Park Saturday, Nov. 14, with play kicking off at 11:30 a.m.

In high school soccer, No. 1 seed Oak Bay was set to take on No. 8 seed Mt. Doug Thursday (Nov. 12) at Carnarvon, after the News went to press. The winner will head to the Colonist Cup semi-finals Tuesday, Nov. 17 at UVic. Kick-off is 3 p.m. The finals are at UVic Thursday, Nov. 19.

Also coming up for Oak Bay are the 2015 Senior Boys Volleyball Island Championships, with the AAA Island Championship hosted Nov. 20 and 21 at the new high school.

After away games during the week, on Friday, Nov. 20 the men’s and women’s Camosun Chargers basketball teams host the Quest Kermodes at PISE. The women’s game starts at 6 p.m. and the men’s game follows at 8 p.m.

The Camosun men’s volleyball team starts its week playing the University of Fraser Valley Cascades at PISE at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 13 and also at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14. The squad finished on the road playing against the Capilano Blues on Friday, Nov. 20.

Registration has opened for the Victoria Minor Ball Hockey Association, with divisions for players born between 1997 and 2011. For information and registration details, visit vmbh.ca.

Colin Gall is a Saanich athlete, an avid sports fan and a Grade 11 student at Mt. Douglas secondary. Email your coming sports events to jocktalk@telus.net.

 

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