Tag: Sports

  • Olympic Medal Standings: Rio 2016

    Olympic Medal Standings: Rio 2016

    Rank by Gold As of August 7, 2016 TOTAL 1 USA UNITED STATES 3 5 4 12 2 CHN CHINA 3 2 3 8 3 AUS AUSTRALIA 3 0 3 6 4 ITA ITALY 2 3 2 7 5 KOR REPUBLIC OF KOREA 2 2 1 5 6 HUN HUNGARY 2 0 0 2 7 […]

  • Oleksiak Wins Second Olympic Medal at Rio 2016

    Oleksiak Wins Second Olympic Medal at Rio 2016

    Penny Oleksiak has captured her second medal of the Olympic Games in as many days at Rio 2016, this time an individual silver in the 100 metre butterfly. On Sunday evening at the Olympic Aquatics Park, Oleksiak made her mark after anchoring Canada to a 4x100m freestyle relay bronze medal a night earlier. The 16-year-old had […]

  • Canada’s First Medal at Rio 2016 ~ Bronze

    Canada’s First Medal at Rio 2016 ~ Bronze

    Canada’s Women’s team won Bronze in the 4 x 100-metre Freestyle Relay on Saturday, August 6th, 2016. The team members were: Sandrine Mainville, Chantal van Landeghem, Taylor Ruck and Penny Oleksiak. The Canadian Women’s team have not won a medal in this event since the Montreal Olympics in 1976. Michelle Williams swam in the preliminary heat and will also receive a Bronze Medal. […]

  • Will Rio 2016 be the Worst Olympics Ever?

    Will Rio 2016 be the Worst Olympics Ever?

    For Brazil, a blown budget is the least of a litany of worst-case scenarios. Where do the Games go from here? By Michael Brown on August 4, 2016 The road to Rio is paved with good intentions. The Olympic narrative leading up to any games has traditionally been one of cost overruns and delays, but […]

  • Governor General to Attend the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

    Governor General to Attend the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

    OTTAWA /CNW/ – At the request of the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will attend the Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, in the Federative Republic of Brazil, from August 3 to 8, 2016. “Sharon and I are honoured […]

  • The Olympic Games in Rio: Statement from Culture and Tourism Minister

    The Olympic Games in Rio: Statement from Culture and Tourism Minister

    Ricardo Miranda, Alberta’s Culture and Tourism Minister responsible for sport, issued the following statement in advance of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro: “Congratulations to the 31 athletes from Alberta on making the Canadian Olympic Team. I am extremely proud to see our province so well represented. Over the next 16 days these athletes […]

  • Okotoks’ Pason Centennial Arena Expansion Project Open House

    Okotoks’ Pason Centennial Arena Expansion Project Open House

    Residents are invited to attend this open house for an opportunity to see the conceptual drawings and learn more about the Pason Centennial Arena expansion project. Expansion of the Pason Centennial Arena is set to begin this fall and will include one additional NHL-sized ice surface and one recreational ice surface. Members of the design team and Town staff will be on hand to […]

  • Equestrian Canada Nominates Para-Dressage Team for Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

    Equestrian Canada Nominates Para-Dressage Team for Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

    OTTAWA /CNW/ – Equestrian Canada and the Canadian Paralympic Committee are proud to announce the four athletes nominated to represent Team Canada in para-dressage at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games this September. Para-dressage is one of Canada’s most successful international equestrian disciplines and many of the athletes nominated for Rio have a long and accomplished competition […]

  • Rosie MacLennan named as Rio 2016 Team Canada Flag Bearer

    Rosie MacLennan named as Rio 2016 Team Canada Flag Bearer

    London 2012 gold medallist to lead Team Canada into Opening Ceremony TORONTO/CNW/ – On Thursday, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Prime Minister Justin Trudeauannounced that two-time Olympian and London 2012 gold medallist, Rosie MacLennan, would lead Team Canada into the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony. The announcement took place at an event in Ottawa […]

  • Tour of Alberta 2016: Stage by Stage Routes Announced

    Tour of Alberta 2016: Stage by Stage Routes Announced

    KEY TIME TRIAL LATE IN RACE Edmonton, Alberta – The Tour of Alberta presented by ATB Financial, set to hit Alberta roads September 1 through 5, 2016, announced the 606-kilometre stage by stage route today. A time trial contested late in the week is considered one of the unique features of this edition of the […]

  • Claresholm Cyclist Fundraising for Victims of Human Trafficking

    Claresholm Cyclist Fundraising for Victims of Human Trafficking

    By Curt Hanselmann I am once again riding in a 200km fundraising bike [yeah, as in bicycle!!] tour in support of Magdalene House Society *, a home for the recovery of victims of human trafficking. On July 23 and 24 I’ll attempt to make the ride from Sylvan Lake to Caroline and back again, just […]

  • 2016 Alberta Sports Hall of Fame Inductees

    2016 Alberta Sports Hall of Fame Inductees

    It was a memorable night for the 2016 Alberta Sports Hall of Fame Inductees. Family, friends and sports enthusiasts joined together at the gala event to witness the induction of these amazing Albertans. They have left their imprint on sports in Alberta and they will be an important part of sport history as they enter the Alberta Sports […]

  • Millarville Rodeo Celebrates 20 Years

    Millarville Rodeo Celebrates 20 Years

    July 22-24, 2016 Adults – $15 Children – $5 Help us celebrate 20 years of Rodeo at the Millarville Racetrack! Join us for an unforgettable weekend of western activities and rodeo action. 3 memorable days loaded with live music, dancing, rodeo action, family entertainment, beer garden, farmers’ market, local arts & culture, and good old […]

  • Foothills School Division: Potential Black Diamond Joint Use Agreement

    Foothills School Division: Potential Black Diamond Joint Use Agreement

    A meeting was held on June 15th to initiate the drafting of an agreement between the Town and FSD. The agreement is aimed at maximizing the usability of playfields, sports fields and facilities within the town by local organizations as part of FSD’s and the Town’s joint focus on encouraging healthy, active lifestyles.  

  • Town of High River: Swimming Lessons will Begin July 25

    Town of High River: Swimming Lessons will Begin July 25

    HIGH RIVER, AB: The Town of High River is pleased to announce that swimming lessons will once again be offered at the pool in the Bob Snodgrass Recreation Complex. “We are excited to be offering summer swimming lessons starting July 25, and registrations will open Tuesday, July 19 at 6 a.m.” says Guy Latour, manager […]