REAL COUNTRY SPORTS

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THURSDAY SPORTS (JUNE 22)

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NHL AWARDS

PLENTY OF HARDWARE WAS GIVEN OUT IN VEGAS AT THE NHL AWARDS - MANY OF THEM GOING TO CONNOR MCDAVID. 

HE WAS AWARDED THE HART TROPHY AS THE NHL’S MOST VALUABLE PLAYER. 

HE WAS ALSO GIVEN THE TED LINDSAY AWARD AS MOST OUTSTANDING PLAYER ACCORDING TO HIS PEERS. 

TO TOP IT OFF, IT WAS ANNOUNCED HE’LL BE ON THE COVER OF E-A SPORTS NHL ’18.

TORONTO’S AUSTON MATTHEWS WON THE CALDER TROPHY AS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR. 

SAN JOSE’S BRENT BURNS TOOK HOME THE NORRIS TROPHY AS DEFENCEMAN OF THE YEAR. 

COLUMBUS’ SERGEI BOBROVSKY WON HIS SECOND VEZINA TROPHY AS THE TOP GOALIE. 

NASHVILLE GM DAVID POILE HAS BEEN NAMED TOP EXECUTIVE, AND COLUMBUS COACH JOHN TORTORELLA WON THE JACK ADAMS AWARD AS THE TOP COACH.

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VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS – NHL

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS OWNER BILL FOLEY REVEALED HIS EXPANSION ROSTER LAST NIGHT AT THE NHL AWARDS. 

COLORADO GOALTENDER CALVIN PICKARD WAS THE FIRST PLAYER ANNOUNCED AS THE NEWEST MEMBER OF THE KNIGHTS. 

VEGAS LATER ADDED GOALIE MARC-ANDRE FLEURY FROM PITTSBURGH AND NASHVILLE FORWARD JAMES NEAL, AMONG OTHERS.

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CFL

ALOUETTES QUARTERBACK DARIAN DURANT WILL BE FACING HIS FORMER TEAM TONIGHT AS THE CFL REGULAR SEASON KICKS OFF WITH MONTREAL HOSTING SASKATCHEWAN. 

THE ROUGHRIDERS DEALT DURANT’S RIGHTS TO MONTREAL SIGNING HIM TO A MULTI-YEAR SEASON. 

DURANT SPENT HIS FIRST 11 CFL SEASONS IN REGINA.

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TORONTO BLUE JAYS

DARWIN BARNEY’S TWO-RUN HOMER CAPED A SIX-RUN FIRST INNING AND THE BLUE JAYS HELD ON FOR A 7-5 WIN OVER THE TEXAS RANGERS. 

RYAN GOINS DROVE IN THREE RUNS FOR TORONTO, INCLUDING A TWO-RUN DOUBLE AT FIRST. 

THE BLUE JAYS ARE BACK AT IT THIS AFTERNOON IN TEXAS TO WRAP UP THEIR FOUR-GAME SET. 

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RED DEER RIGGERS

THE RED DEER RIGGERS GAME LAST NIGHT WAS CANCELLED DUE TO HIGH WINDS. 

THEY’RE BACK IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND WHEN THEY HEAD TO ST. ALBERT FOR THE TIGERS TOURNAMENT. 

 

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WEDNESDAY SPORTS (JUNE 21)

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NHL

THE NHL POST-SEASON AWARDS ARE TONIGHT IN LAS VEGAS. 

ALL EYES WILL BE ON THE HART TROPHY FOR THE LEAGUE’S MOST VALUABLE PLAYER. 

CONNOR MCDAVID, SIDNEY CROSBY, AND SERGI BROBOVSKI ARE ALL UP FOR THE AWARD. 

 

ALSO IN NHL NEWS… 

THE VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS WILL REVEAL THEIR ROSTER TONIGHT AT THE AWARDS. 

THE LEAGUE’S 31ST TEAM WILL FILL THEIR LINEUP IN A DRAFT THAT COULD ALLOW LAS VEGAS’ FIRST MAJOR PRO SPORT FRANCHISE TO BUILD A COMPEITIVE TEAM QUICKLY. 

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BLUE JAYS

THE TORONTO BLUE JAYS ARE BACK IN ACTION TONIGT AS THEY CONTINUE A FOUR GAME SERIES AT THE TEXAS RANGERS. 

THE TEAMS SPLIT THE FIRST TWO GAMES. 

 

 

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TUESDAY SPORTS (JUNE 20)

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RED DEER RIGGERS

THE RED DEER RIGGERS ARE BACK IN ACTION TONIGHT. 

THEY’LL HOST THE ST. ALBERT TIGERS AT GREAT CHIEF PARK AT 7:30 PM. 

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CALGARY OLYMPICS 

THE PRICE TAG FOR CALGARY TO HOST THE 2026 WINTER OLYMPICS AND PARALYMPIC GAMES WILL BE ABOUT $4.6 BILLION. 

THE CALGARY BID EXPLORATION COMMITTEE TOLD CITY COUNCIL THAT REVENUE THE GAMES GENERATE WOULD COVER ALMOST HALF THE COST, BUT ANOTHER $2.4 BILLIOM WOULD BE NEEDED. 

THE 2010 WINTER GAMES IN VANCOUVER AND WHISTLER BC, COST $7.7 BILLION. 

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TIGER WOODS

TIGER WOODS IS RECEIVING HELP TO MANAGE HIS MEDICATIONS. 

HE WAS CHARGED WITH DRINKING AND DRIVING IN MAY. 

BREATH TESTS SHOWED NO PRESENCE OF ALCOHOL, BUT WOODS TOLD POLICE HE HAD A REACTION TO SEVERAL PRESCRIPTON DRUGS. 

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TORONTO BLUE JAYS

THE BLUE JAYS INCHED PAST THE TEXAS RANGERS 7-6 LAST NIGHT AFTER BLOWING A FOUR-RUN LEAD. 

TORONTO LET A 5-1 LEAD SLIP IN THE FOURTH INNING WHEN THE RANGERS SCORED FIVE RUNS. 

GAME TWO GOES TONIGHT (TUESDAY). 

 

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MON SPORTS (JUNE 19)

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U-S OPEN

BROOKS KOEPKA (KEP-KAH) IS A MAJOR CHAMPTION. 

THE 27 YEAR OLD TIED A TOURNAMENT RECORD WITH A 16-UNDER TO CAPTURE THE U-S OPEN IN WISCONSIN YESTERDAY (SUNDAY).

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LPGA TOUR 

CANADA’S BROOKE HENDERSON CAPTURED HER FIRST L-P-G-A TOUR VICTORY OF THE SEASON. 

THE 19 YEAR OLD FROM ONTARIO EDGED AMERCIANS LEVI THOMPSON AND MICHELLE WIE BY TWO STOKES TO WIN THE MEIHER CLASSIC IN GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN. 

IT WAS HENDERSON’S FOURTH CAREER VICTORY. 

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NHL

THE NHL SALARY CAP HAS BEEN SET AT 75-MILLION FOR THIS SEASON – SLIGHT INCREASE OVER LAST YEAR.

THE LEAGUE AND NHL PLAYERS’ ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCED THE CAP AND THE SALARY FLOOR OF 55.4 MILLION IN A JOINT STATEMENT YESTERDAY. 

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BLUE JAYS 

BLUE JAYS BEAT THE CHIACAGO WHITE SOX 7-3 YESTERDAY. 

TORONTO FCAME BACK FROMA 3-NOTHING DEFICIT TO AVOID A SWEEP AT THE HANDS OF THE LAST PLACE WHITE SOX

TORONTO TAKES ON TEXAS TONIGHT. 

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OLYMPIC/MDONALDS NO LONGER

THE OLYMPICS AND MCDONALD’S USED TO GO TOGETHER LIKE A BURGER AND FRIES. 

THEY ARE NO LONGER A COMBO.

THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE ANNOUNCED FRIDAY IT WAS ENDING ITS OLYMPIC SPONSORSHIP DEAL – THREE YEARS BEFORE THE DEAL WAS SUPPOSED TO EXPIRE. 

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RED DEER RIGGERS 

RED DEER RIGGERS ARE BACK IN ACTION TOMORROW NIGHT AT GREAT CHIEF PARK.

THEY’LL HOST THE ST. ALBERT TIGERS AT 7:30 PM. 

 

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FRI SPORTS (JUNE 16)

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CFL

WEEK TWO OF THE PRESEASON KICKED OFF LAST NIGHT(THURS) WITH THE ESKIMOS COMING BACK TO TIE THE BOMBERS 38-38 IN WINNIPEG AND MONTREAL BEAT OTTAWA 38-5.

THE EXHIBITION SEASON WRAPS UP TONIGHT (FRI), AS THE RIDERS ARE IN B.C. AND THE ARGOS VISIT HAMILTON.

SASKATCHEWAN STARTS THE SEASON ON THURSDAY (JUNE 22ND) IN MONTREAL.

THE STAMPS ARE OFF THIS WEEK AHEAD OF A REMATCH OF LAST YEAR'S GREY CUP AGAINST OTTAWA TO START THE REGULAR SEASON ON FRIDAY, JUNE 23RD.   

THEN ON SATURDAY, JUNE 24TH, EDMONTON BEGINS THE REGULAR SEASON IN B.C. AND SUNDAY, JUNE 25TH TORONTO IS HOME TO HAMILTON.

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BLUE JAYS BASEBALL

THE TORONTO BLUE JAYS OPEN A THREE GAME SERIES AT HOME TONIGHT (FRI) AGAINS THE CHICAGO WHITE SOX.  THE JAYS ARE A ONE WIN FROM HAVING A 500 RECORD.

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RED DEER BALL

IN RED DEER LADIES FASTBALL ACTION THURSDAY NIGHT, THE RED DEER RAGE SETTERS AND SONS U-16-A BEAT THE STETTLER U-18   9-4.

THE BADGERS AND BANDITS SPLIT A DOUBLE HEADER WITH THE BADGERS WINNING THE OPENER 10-8 AND THE BANDITS TAKING THE NIGHTCAP 10-3.

AND IN RED DEER TWILIGHT BASEBALL THE BREAKAWAY HOTSHOT NIGHTHAWKS DEFEATED THE BREWHAUS BALLERS 10-6 AND NORTHSTAR GOT BY THE PRINTING PLACE PADRES 9-6.

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INNISFAIL RODEO

LOTS OF RODEO ACTION THIS FATHERS DAY WEEKEND.

THE 57TH ANNUAL INNISFAIL PRO RODEO GOES TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY AT THE DAINES RANCH (JUNE 16 -18).

PERFORMANCES FRIDYA NIGHT AT 7, SATURDAY AT 1:30 AND 7 PM, THEN THE FINAL PERFORMANCE SUNDAY AT 1:30 PM.

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DELBURNE RODEO

THE DELBURNE AG. SOCIETY HOST AN F.C.A. RODEO  TODAY AND TOMORROW (JUNE 16 - 17).

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HIGHLAND GAMES

RED DEER'S HIGHLAND GAMES WILL MARK IT'S 70TH ANNIVERSARY AT WESTERNER PARK ON SATURDAY.

ATHLETES WILL BE TOSSING CABERS AND HAMMERS, WITH TUG OF WAR TEAMS GOING HEAD TO HEAD AND THE RED STAGS MEDIEVAL BATTLE GROUP WILL ENTERTAIN.  THE 78TH FRASER HIGHLANDERS SENIOR REGIMENT WITH BLACK POWDER MUSKETS WILL ALSO SET UP A MOCK ARMY CAMP.

AND DANCERS WILL COMPETE IN THE HIGHLAND FLING, IRISH JIG, SWORD DANCE AND MORE. 

TICKETS ARE $15 FOR ADULTS AND $10 FOR SENIORS AND CHILDREN WITH A FAMILY PASS FOR $40.  GATES OPEN AT 8 AM.

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WHL COURT RULING

AN ALBERTA JUDGE HAS RULED THAT A CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST THE WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE MAY PROCEED, MAKING IT THE SECOND SUCH CASE AGAINST A MAJOR JUNIOR LEAGUE IN CANADA.

THE SUIT CONTENDS THAT W-H-L PLAYERS HAVE BEEN PAID LESS THAN THE MINIMUM WAGE REQUIRED BY LAW IN THEIR REGIONS AND ASKS FOR BACK WAGES, OVERTIME AND VACATION PAY.

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NHL NEWS

JONATHAN DROUIN HAS FOUND HIMSELF A NEW HOME, AND A NEW CONTRACT TO GO ALONG WITH IT. MONTREAL ACQUIRED THE 22-YEAR-OLD FORWARD FROM TAMPA BAY FOR 18-YEAR-OLD PROSPECT MIKHAIL SERGACHEV. SHORTLY AFTER DROUIN ARRIVED AT A BELL CENTRE NEWS CONFERENCE IT WAS ANNOUNCED HE HAD AGREED TO A SIX-YEAR CONTRACT EXTENSION, REPORTEDLY WORTH

$5-POINT-5 MILLION U-S DOLLARS PER SEASON.

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THE VANCOUVER CANUCKS HAVE SIGNED DEFENCEMAN ERIK GUDBRANSON TO A ONE-YEAR CONTRACT EXTENSION WORTH $3.5 MILLION.  THE 25-YEAR-OLD WAS SET TO BECOME A RESTRICTED FREE AGENT ON JULY 1.  ACQUIRED FROM THE FLORIDA PANTHERS IN THE DEAL THAT INCLUDED FORWARD JARED MCCANN GOING THE OTHER WAY LAST SPRING, GUDBRANSON MISSED MOST OF THE SEASON AFTER WRIST SURGERY IN DECEMBER .

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HALL OF FAME DEFENCEMAN PHIL HOUSLEY IS RETURNING TO BUFFALO AFTER BEING HIRED BY THE SABRES TO BE THEIR NEXT HEAD COACH. IT'S A HOMECOMING FOR HOUSLEY, WHO WAS SELECTED BY BUFFALO IN THE FIRST ROUND OF THE 1982 DRAFT AND SPENT HIS FIRST EIGHT SEASONS PLAYING FOR THE SABRES. HOUSLEY TAKES OVER FOR DAN BYLSMA (BIHLZ'-MUH), WHO WAS FIRED ALONG WITH GENERAL MANAGER TIM MURRAY IN APRIL.

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THE CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS HAVE HIRED FORMER N-H-L DEFENCEMAN ULF SAMUELSSON AND DON GRANATO AS ASSISTANT COACHES ON JOEL QUENNEVILLE'S STAFF. SAMUELSSON PLAYED WITH QUENNEVILLE WITH THE HARTFORD WHALERS. THE 53-YEAR SAMUELSSON WAS THE HEAD COACH OF THE CHARLOTTE CHECKERS OF THE AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE LAST SEASON.  GRANATO PENT LAST SEASON AS AN ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN MEN'S TEAM.

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NBA VICTORY PARADE

A PARADE TO CELEBRATE THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS' SECOND N-B-A TITLE IN THREE YEARS WAS HELD THURSDAY IN DOWNTOWN OAKLAND. WARRIORS GUARD KLAY THOMPSON WAS THROWING T-SHIRTS TO FANS AND WAVING FROM THE TOP OF AN OPEN, DOUBLE-DECKER BUS. GOLDEN STATE  WENT 15-1 IN THE POST-SEASON, WITH SWEEPS IN THE FIRST THREE ROUNDS BEFORE BEATING LEBRON JAMES AND THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS IN FIVE GAMES IN THE FINALS.

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GOLF

CANADIAN BROOKE HENDERSON IS THE CLUBHOUSE LEADER AT 8 UNDER HEADING INTO THE SECOND ROUND OF THE MEIJER L-P-G-A CLASSIC. THE 19-YEAR-OLD FROM SMITHS FALLS, ONTARIO EAGLED THE PAR-5 EIGHTH HOLE AND HAD SIX BIRDIES IN A BOGEY-FREE ROUND AT BLYTHEFIELD YESTERDAY. CALGARY'S JENNIFER HA IS JUST A STROKE BACK AFTER SHOOTING 64.

ELSEWHERE,  RICKIE FOWLER FINISHED THE FIRST DAY OF THE U-S OPEN AT ERIN HILLS IN WISCONSIN ATOP THE LEADERBOARD. HE SHOT A BOGEY-FREE 7-UNDER 65 YESTERDAY TO GRAB A ONE-SHOT LEAD HEADING INTO THE SECOND ROUND. DEFENDING CHAMPION DUSTIN JOHNSON OPENED WITH A 75. ADAM HADWIN OF ABBOTSFORD B-C BEGINS THE DAY THREE BACK OF FOWLER.

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WHEELCHAIR B-BALL

CANADA HAD TO SETTLE FOR SIXTH PLACE AT THE MEN'S UNDER-23 WORLD WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP AFTER A 76-68 LOSS TO GERMANY.

BEN MORONCHUK AND LIAM HICKEY EACH PRODUCED 24 POINTS FOR CANADA.

THE MEDAL GAMES GO TODAY AT TORONTO'S MATTAMY ATHLETIC CENTRE. JAPAN FACES AUSTRALIA FOR BRONZE BEFORE TURKEY GOES UP AGAINST BRITAIN FOR GOLD. 

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THURS SPORTS (JUNE 15)

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BLUE JAYS BASEBALL

THE TORONTO BLUE JAYS WRAPPED UP A SHORT TWO GAME SERIES AT HOME LAST NIGHT WITH A 7-6 WIN OVER TAMPA BAY. 

THE JAYS HAVE TODAY OFF (THURS) BEFORE HOSTING THE CHICAGO WHITE SOX ON FRIDAY, STARTING A THREE GAME SERIES.

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STANLEY CUP PARADE

THE STANLEY CUP VICTORY PARADE WAS HELD YESTERDAY (WED) IN DOWNTOWN PITTSBURGH.

AN ESTIMATED 650,000 PEOPLE TURNED OUT ON A SUNNY DAY IN PITTSBURGH FOR THE PENGUINS' STANLEY CUP VICTORY PARADE AND RALLY.

THAT'S MORE THAN DOUBLE THE CITY'S OFFICIAL POPULATION OF 305,000.

IT'S BY FAR THE LARGEST CROWD TO TURN OUT FOR ANY OF THE PARADES CELEBRATING THE PENGUINS' FIVE CHAMPIONSHIPS.

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NBA PARADE

THE NBA CHAMPION GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS WILL CELEBRATE AT A VICTORY PARADE THROUGH DOWNTOWN OAKLAND TODAY (THURS).

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CANADA GAMES FUNDING

RED DEER'S 2019 CANADA WINTER GAMES WILL RECEIVE A BIG CHEQUE TODAY (THURS).

THE GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA, THROUGH ALBERTA CULTURE AND TOURISM'S COMMUNITY INITIATIVES PROGRAM WILL PRESENT A CHEQUE THIS AFTERNOON AT 2 AT THE CANADA WINTER GAMES OFFICE (5205-48TH AVENUE).

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BLACKFALDS NEW BIKE PARK

BLACKFALDS IS BUILDING A NEW BIKE SKILLS PARK.

THE UNIQUE FACILITY WILL BE AT ALL-STAR PARK AND HAS JUMPS FOR ALL SKILL LEVELS, A PUMP TRACK, SKILLS AREA AND A PERIMETER TRAIL.

BLACKFALDS COUNCIL SAYS THE PROJECT IS ON TIME AND THE NEW PARKING LOT IS UNDER BUDGET.

THE TOTAL COST IS AROUND HALF A MILLION DOLLARS, INCLUDING A 150 THOUSAND DOLLAR PARKING LOT.

IT'S EXPECTED TO BE DONE THE END OF AUGUST.

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DON MATTHEWS PASSES AWAY

THE C-F-L HAS LOST ONE ITS MOST PROLIFIC COACHES IN HISTORY. 

DON MATTHEWS, A LARGER-THAN-LIFE CHARACTER KNOWN FOR HIS ABRASIVE STYLE, DIED WEDNESDAY IN OREGON AT THE AGE OF 77.

THE NATIVE OF AMESBURY, MASSACHUSETTS, ANNOUNCED IN 2012 THAT HE WAS BATTLING CANCER. HE HAD 231 WINS AND 10 GREY CUP TITLES ON HIS RESUME, INCLUDING FIVE WON AS A HEAD COACH.

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CFL PRE-SEASON CONTINUES

WEEK TWO OF THE PRESEASON WILL KICK OFF TONIGHT (THURS) WITH A PAIR OF GAMES AS THE ESKIMOS VISIT WINNIPEG AND OTTAWA IS IN MONTREAL.

TOMORROW (FRI), THE RIDERS ARE IN B.C. AND THE ARGOS VISIT HAMILTON.

SASKATCHEWAN STARTS THE SEASON ON THURSDAY (JUNE 22ND) IN MONTREAL.

THE STAMPS ARE OFF THIS WEEK AHEAD OF A REMATCH OF LAST YEAR'S GREY CUP AGAINST OTTAWA TO START THE REGULAR SEASON ON FRIDAY, JUNE 23RD.   

THEN ON SATURDAY, JUNE 24TH, EDMONTON BEGINS THE REGULAR SEASON IN B.C. AND SUNDAY, JUNE 25TH TORONTO IS HOME TO HAMILTON.

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PENNY SETS ANOTHER RECORD

ANOTHER RECORD FOR PENNY OLEKSIAK. CANADA'S OLYMPIC SWIMMING STAR RACED TO A NATIONAL RECORD TODAY AT THE MARE NOSTRUM IN BARCELONA.

THE 17-YEAR-OLD FROM TORONTO WON SILVER IN THE WOMEN'S 50-METRE BUTTERFLY IN 25-POINT-7-6 SECONDS, LOWERING THE PREVIOUS MARK OF 25-POINT-9-2 SET LAST YEAR BY KATERINE SAVARD.

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MCMORRIS RECOVERY

OLYMPIC BRONZE MEDALLIST MARK MCMORRIS HAS BEGUN HIS COMEBACK FROM A LIFE-THREATENING SNOWBOARDING ACCIDENT EARLIER THIS YEAR.

SNOWBOARD CANADA SAYS THE REGINA NATIVE IS WORKING AT A REHAB CENTRE IN BURNABY, B-C, WITH THE GOAL OF RECOVERING IN TIME FOR THE PYEONGCHANG OLYMPICS IN FEBRUARY.

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CHARITY BALL GAME

THE ANNUAL CONGRESSIONAL BASEBALL GAME WILL STILL BE PLAYED TODAY AT NATIONALS PARK IN WASHINGTON DESPITE YESTERDAY'S SHOOTING AT THE REPUBLICAN TEAM'S PRACTICE IN ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA.

HOUSE SPEAKER PAUL RYAN ASSURED LAWMAKERS ASSEMBLED AT A MEMBERS' BRIEFING THAT THE GAME WILL GO ON.

THE GAME DATES TO 1909 AND IS A SUMMERTIME TRADITION ON CAPITOL HILL, BENEFITING SEVERAL CHARITIES.

 

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WED SPORTS (June 14)

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BLUE JAYS BASEBALL

THE TORONTO BLUE JAYS HOST TAMPA BAY AGAIN TONIGHT (WED) AFTER THE JAYS LOST 8-1 TO THE RAYS IN THE OPENING GAME OF THEIR SHORT TWO GAME SERIES LAST NIGHT (TUES).

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MAJOR LEAGUE DRAFT

THE BASEBALL DRAFT WRAPS UP TODAY IN NEW JERSEY WITH ROUNDS 11 TO 40. A HANDFUL OF CANADIANS ARE STILL UP FOR GRABS. ONLY FOUR HAVE BEEN PICKED SO FAR, INCLUDING TWO IN THE FIRST DAY OF THE DRAFT.

ANOTHER CLEMENS COULD SOON JOIN THE BLUE JAYS ORGANIZATION.  TORONTO DRAFTED FIRST BASEMAN KACY CLEMENS, SON OF SEVEN-TIME CY YOUNG WINNER ROGER CLEMENS, IN THE EIGHTH ROUND OF THE M-L-B DRAFT TODAY. THE YOUNGER CLEMENS IS A SENIOR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS. HE WAS CHOSEN 249TH OVERALL.

ALSO YESTERDAY, RIGHT-HANDED KENTUCKY PITCHER ZACH POP OF BRAMPTON, ONTARIO WENT TO THE DODGERS IN THE SEVENTH ROUND AND RIGHTY DANIEL PROCOPIO OF TORONTO WENT TO THE ANGELS IN THE 10TH ROUND.

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RIGGERS BASEBALL

THE RED DEER RIGGERS PUT THEIR  7-2 SUNBURST BASEBALL LEAGUE RECORD ON THE LINE TONIGHT WITH A ROAD GAME IN SHERWOOD PARK (WED).  RED DEER PLAYS AT HOME AGAIN ON JUNE 20TH AGAINST ST. ALBERT.

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AHL FINAL

THE GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS BEAT THE SYRACUSE CRUNCH 4-3 TO WIN THE AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE'S CALDER CUP IN SIX GAMES.

 IT'S THE SECOND TIME IN FIVE YEARS THAT DETROIT AND TAMPA BAY'S MINOR-LEAGUE AFFILIATES FACED EACH OTHER IN THE A-H-L FINAL, WITH THE RED WINGS' FARM CLUB TAKING BOTH.

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STANLEY CUP PARADE

THE STANLEY CUP VICTORY PARADE IS SET FOR THIS MORNING THROUGH THE STREETS OF DOWNTOWN PITTSBURGH (WED 9 AM ALBERTA TIME).

IT WILL FOLLOW A SIMILAR ROUTE TO THE 2009 AND 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP PARADES.

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NBA VICTORY PARADE

THE NBA CHAMPION GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS WILL CELEBRATE THEIR LATEST TITLE WITH A VICTORY PARADE THROUGH DOWNTOWN OAKLAND TOMORROW (THURS).

IT WILL FOLLOW THE SAME ROUTE AS THE ONE IN 2015.

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NBA RATINGS

GOLDEN STATE'S CHAMPIONSHIP-CLINCHING VICTORY OVER CLEVELAND IN GAME 5 OF THE N-B-A FINALS WAS WATCHED BY MORE THAN 25 MILLION VIEWERS ON A-B-C.

IT'S THE MOST-VIEWED SERIES SINCE MICHAEL JORDAN'S LAST TITLE IN 1998.

THE WARRIORS' VICTORY ON MONDAY NIGHT PEAKED WITH 29-POINT-5 MILLION VIEWERS AND WAS AN INCREASE OF 20 PER CENT GAME 5 LAST YEAR.

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SOCCER

A LATE GOAL GAVE NEW CANADIAN MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM COACH OCTAVIO ZAMBRANO A WIN IN HIS DEBUT.

SUBSTITUTE ANTHONY JACKSON-HAMEL SCORED IN THE 87TH MINUTE TO LIFT CANADA 2-1 OVER CURACAO AT MONTREAL'S SAPUTO STADIUM. CANADA IS RANKED 109TH IN THE WORLD. CURACAO'S 70TH.

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PENNY BACK IN THE POOL

OLYMPIC SWIMMING SENSATION PENNY OLEKSIAK WILL LOOK TO ADD TO HER MEDAL TALLY AT THE MARE NORSTRUM IN BARCELONA AS THE MEET CONTINUES TODAY.

THE TORONTO NATIVE WON BRONZE IN THE 100-METRE BUTTERFLY YESTERDAY. TWO OTHER CANADIANS WON MEDALS YESTERDAY -- TAYLOR RUCK OF KELOWNA, B-C TOOK BRONZE IN THE WOMEN'S 100 BACKSTROKE WHILE MARKUS THORMEYER WON SILVER IN THE MEN'S 200 BACKSTROKE.

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SPECIAL OLYMPICS FUNDRAISER

THERE WAS A PACKED WESTERNER HARVEST CENTRE IN RED DEER TUESDAY MORNING FOR THE 11TH ANNUAL SPECIAL OLYMPICS CELEBRITY BREAKFAST.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER, LOCAL PARALYMPIAN TAMMY CUNNINGTON BROUGHT HER MESSAGE "TO KEEP FIGHTING" TO THE CROWD, WITH 300 MEMBERS STRONG.

ALMOST 15 THOUSAND DOLLARS WAS RAISED IN THE LARGEST FUNDRAISER FOR LOCAL ATHLETES TO PARTICIPATE IN SPECIAL OLYMPIC SPORTS.

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NOTRE DAME ATHLETIC AWARDS

NOTRE DAME COUGAR ATHLETES AND COACHES GATHERED TUESDAY NIGHT FOR THE ANNUAL ATHLETIC AWARDS.

THE MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR IS PAYTON LAGRANGE, A MEMBER OF THE RUGBY, HANDBALL AND TRACK AND FIELD TEAMS.

THE FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR FOR THE THIRD STRAIGHT YEAR IS KAMRYN HENDERSON WHO PLAYED ON THE BASKETBALL, VOLLEYBALL, CROSS COUNTRY AND HANDBALL TEAMS.

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TUES SPORTS  (JUNE 13)

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NBA FINAL

THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS WON THEIR SECOND NBA TITLE IN THE PAST THREE YEARS AT HOME LAST NIGHT (MON), WITH A 129-120 VICTORY IN GAME FIVE OVER CLEVELAND.

KEVIN DURANT WAS NAMED MVP OF THE FINALS.

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RODMAN HEADS BACK TO KOREA

N-B-A HALL OF FAMER DENNIS RODMAN IS HEADING BACK TO NORTH KOREA FOR HIS FIRST VISIT SINCE PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP TOOK OFFICE.

RODMAN HAS RECEIVED THE RED-CARPET TREATMENT ON FOUR PAST TRIPS SINCE 2013, BUT HAS BEEN ROUNDLY CRITICIZED FOR VISITING DURING A TIME OF HIGH TENSIONS BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND NORTH KOREA OVER ITS WEAPONS PROGRAMS.

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WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL

LIAM HICKEY HAD A DOUBLE-DOUBLE WITH 24 POINTS AND 11 REBOUNDS TO LEAD CANADA PAST BRAZIL 62-37 AT THE MEN'S UNDER-23 WORLD WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP. 

THE CANADIANS IMPROVED TO 3-2 IN PRELIMINARY PLAY AND WILL FACE JAPAN IN THE TOURNAMENT'S QUARTER-FINALS ON WEDNESDAY.

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BLUE JAYS BASEBALL

AFTER HAVING MONDAY OFF, THE TORONTO BLUE JAYS ARE BACK HOME TONIGHT (TUES) TO BEGIN A QUICK TWO GAME SERIES AGAINST TAMPA BAY.

THE JAYS ARE STILL LAST IN THE A-L EAST WITH A RECORD OF 31-AND-32, TAMPA IS THIRD WITH A 34-AND-32 RECORD.

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BASEBALL DRAFT

THE M-L-B DRAFT CONTINUES TONIGHT IN NEW JERSEY WITH THE THIRD TO 10TH ROUNDS.

A HANDFUL OF CANADIANS ARE EXPECTED TO BE PICKED TODAY, INCLUDING RIGHT-HANDED KENTUCKY WILDCATS PITCHER ZACH POP OF BRAMPTON, ONTARIO.

CALIFORNIA HIGH SCHOOL SHORTSTOP ROYCE LEWIS WAS SELECTED FIRST OVERALL BY THE MINNESOTA TWINS IN THIS YEAR'S MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL DRAFT.

THE MINNESOTA TWINS MADE PICKERING, ONTARIO RIGHT-HANDER LANDON LEACH THE FIRST CANADIAN PICKED LAST NIGHT -- SELECTING HIM IN THE SECOND ROUND, 37TH OVERALL.

THE TORONTO BLUE JAYS HAD A PAIR OF FIRST-ROUND PICKS, TAKING SHORTSTOP LOGAN WARMOTH FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AND THEN RIGHT-HANDED PITCHER NATE PEARSON FROM THE COLLEGE OF CENTRAL FLORIDA.

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RED DEER RIGGERS

THE RED DEER RIGGERS SUFFERED THEIR FIRST TWO LOSSES OF THE SUNBURST BASEBALL LEAGUE SEASON ON THE WEEKEND.  

RED DEER DROPPED AN 8-7 DECISION TO THE SHERWOOD PARK ATHLETICS AND A 7-1 LOSS TO THE EDMONTON CONFEDERATION CUBS.

THE RIGGERS ARE 7-2 THIS SEASON AND ARE BACK IN ACTION TOMORROW (WED) ON THE ROAD IN SHERWOOD PARK.  RED DEER PLAYS AT HOME AGAIN ON JUNE 20TH AGAINST ST. ALBERT.

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RED DEER TWILIGHT BASEBALL

IN RED DEER TWILIGHT BASEBALL LAST NIGHT (MON) THE LACOMBE REDS SPORTS EDGED THE BREAKAWAY HOTSHOT NIGHTHAWKS 9-8 AND NORTHSTAR SHUTOUT THE GARY MOE MAZDA LEGENDS 7-0.

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BUCS FOOTBALL

 

THE CENTRAL ALBERTA BUCCANEERS FOOTBALL CLUB SUFFERED THEIR FIRST LOSS OF THE SEASON ON THE WEEKEND, A 28-7 LOSS TO THE CALGARY GATORS.

THE BUCS ARE NOW 2-1 ON THE THE SEASON AND HAVE A BYE THIS WEEK.  THE BUCS PLAY AGAIN JUNE 24TH WHEN THEY TAKE ON THE DEFENDING LEAGUE CHAMPION FORT MCMURRAY MONARCHS. 

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RED DEER SPECIAL OLYMPICS BREAKFAST

RED DEER'S 11TH ANNUAL SPECIAL OLYMPICS BREAKFAST IS SET FOR THIS MORNING AT 7:30 AT WESTERNER PARK (TUES JUNE 13TH - HARVEST CENTRE).

PARALYMPIAN SWIMMER AND LOCAL ATHLETE TAMMY CUNNINGTON WILL HEADLINE THE FUNDRAISER THATSUPPORTS MORE THAN 300 PEOPLE WHO TAKE PART IN 12 SPORTS OFFERED BY SPECIAL OLYMPICS RED DEER.

TAMMY WON THREE MEDALS AT THE PARA-PAN AMERICAN GAMES IN 2015 AND HOLDS THE WORLD RECORD IN THE S-4 50 METRE BUTTERFLY.

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NOTRE DAME ATHLETIC BANQUET

RED DEER'S NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL HOLDS ITS ANNUAL ATHLETIC BANQUET TONIGHT (TUES).

THE EVENT TO HONOUR THIS YEARS ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENTS BEGINS AT IN THE NOTRE DAME GYM AT 6 PM.

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RUGBY

CENTRE GEORGE BARTON WILL CAPTAIN THE CANADIAN UNDER-20 TEAM IN THE FIRST LEG OF ITS JUNIOR WORLD RUGBY TROPHY QUALIFIER AGAINST THE UNITED STATES TONIGHT IN EDMONTON.

THE WINNER OF THE TWO-GAME SERIES ADVANCES TO THE EIGHT-TEAM WORLD RUGBY TROPHY, WHICH SERVES AS THE SECOND-TIER UNDER-20 CHAMPIONSHIP, IN URUGUAY IN AUGUST.

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SOCCER

TEEN SOCCER PRODIGY ALPHONSO DAVIES WILL PLAY IN HIS FIRST SENIOR NATIONAL TEAM MATCH AS CANADA FACES CURACAO TONIGHT AT SAPUTO STADIUM IN MONTREAL.

DAVIES WAS BORN IN GHANA BUT WAS ADDED TO THE SQUAD WHEN HE GOT HIS CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP LAST WEEK. CURACAO IS RANKED BY 70TH IN THE WORLD BY FIFA (FEE'-FAH), 39 PLACES HIGHER THAN CANADA.

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STANLEY CUP RATINGS

ROGERS SPORTSNET SAYS AN AVERAGE OF 2.67 MILLION CANADIAN VIEWERS TUNED IN TO SEE THE STANLEY CUP FINAL BETWEEN THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS AND NASHVILLE PREDATORS.

THE SPORTS BROADCAST NETWORK SAYS THAT NUMBER IS 18 PER CENT HIGHER THAN THE 2016 FINAL BETWEEN PITTSBURGH AND THE SAN JOSE SHARKS.

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STANLEY CUP PARADE

THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS' STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONSHIP VICTORY PARADE IS SET FOR WEDNESDAY MORNING.

IT WILL FOLLOW A SIMILAR ROUTE TO THE 2009 AND 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP PARADES, BUT THIS ONE WILL CONCLUDE IN POINT STATE PARK, WHERE THE ALLEGHENY AND MONONGAHELA (MUH-NAHN-GUH-HAYL'-UH) RIVERS CONVERGE TO FORM THE OHIO.

THE PENGUINS BEAT THE NASHVILLE PREDATORS 2-0 IN GAME 6 OF THE FINAL LAST NIGHT, BECOMING THE FIRST TEAM TO REPEAT AS STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS IN NEARLY TWO DECADES.

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NEW FLORIDA COACH

THE FLORIDA PANTHERS HAVE HIRED BOB BOUGHNER (BOOG'-NUR) AS THEIR NEW HEAD COACH.

BOUGHNER SPENT THE LAST TWO SEASONS AS AN ASSISTANT COACH IN SAN JOSE UNDER FORMER PANTHERS COACH PETER DEBOER. THE FORMER NHL DEFENCEMAN'S LONE EXPERIENCE AS A HEAD COACH CAME WITH THE WINDSOR SPITFIRES OF THE ONTARIO HOCKEY LEAGUE, WHERE HE WON TWO MEMORIAL CUPS.

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ARIZONA BUYOUT

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS IS REPORTING THAT  ANDREW BARROWAY HAS BOUGHT OUT THE MINORITY OWNERS OF THE ARIZONA COYOTES AND IS NOW THE TEAM'S SOLE OWNER.

A SOURCE TELLS THE A-P THAT BARROWAY IS COMMITTED TO KEEPING THE COYOTES IN ARIZONA. BARROWAY BOUGHT A CONTROLLING INTEREST IN TEAM FROM THE ICEARIZONA GROUP OF CANADIAN BUSINESSMEN IN 2014.

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CFL NEWS

SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS QUARTERBACK VINCE YOUNG HAS A TORN HAMSTRING AND WILL LIKELY BE OUT OF ACTION FOR ABOUT FOUR TO SIX WEEKS.

ROUGHRIDERS HEAD COACH AND GENERAL MANAGER CHRIS JONES UPDATED REPORTERS ON YOUNG'S STATUS TODAY, ALMOST A WEEK AFTER THE FORMER N-F-L QUARTERBACK WAS INJURED AT THE TEAM'S TRAINING CAMP.

THE 34-YEAR-OLD YOUNG IS ATTEMPTING A COMEBACK WITH THE RIDERS AND HAD BEEN OUT OF FOOTBALL SINCE 2014.

 

 

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MON SPORTS (JUNE 12)
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PITTSBURGH WINS THE STANLEY

THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS ARE STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS -- AGAIN.

THE PENGUINS BEAT THE NASHVILLE PREDATORS 2-0 IN GAME 6.   PITTSBURGH IS THE N-H-L'S FIRST TEAM IN NEARLY TWO DECADES TO REPEAT AS CHAMPIONS.

PENGUINS CAPTAIN SIDNEY CROSBY WAS GIVEN THE CONN SMYTHE TROPHY AS THE STANLEY CUP M-V-P FOR A SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR.  HE FINISHED SECOND ON THE TEAM WITH 27 POINTS (EIGHT GOALS AND 19 ASSISTS) IN THE POST-SEASON.
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NBA PLAYOFFS

IN THE NBA FINAL..... GOLDEN STATE HAS A 3-1 SERIES LEAD OVER CLEVELAND HEADING INTO GAME FIVE TONIGHT AT HOME IN OAKLAND.

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BLUE JAYS BASEBALL

 THE TORONTO BLUE JAYS WON TWO OUT OF THREE GAMES IN SEATTLE, INCLUDING A 4-0 WIN ON SUNDAY.  THE JAYS HAVE TODAY OFF BEFORE HOSTING TAMPA BAY TOMORROW.
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CFL PRE-SEASON

IN CFL EXHIBITION PLAY, AN EXCITING GAME IN EDMONTON LAST NIGHT AS THE CALGARY STAMPEDERS EDGED THE EDMONTON ESKIMOS 36-35. 

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RED DEER SPECIAL OLYMPICS BREAKFAST

THE 11TH ANNUAL SPECIAL OLYMPICS BREAKFAST IS SET FOR THIS WEEK.

JUNE 13TH AT THE WESTERNER PARK HARVEST CENTRE, PARALYMPIAN SWIMMER AND LOCAL ATHLETE TAMMY CUNNINGTON WILL HEADLINE THE EVENT.

TAMMY WON THREE MEDALS AT THE PARA-PAN AMERICAN GAMES IN 2015 AND HOLDS THE WORLD RECORD IN THE S-4 50 METRE BUTTERFLY.

THE FUNDRAISER SUPPORTS MORE THAN 300 PEOPLE WHO TAKE PART IN 12 SPORTS OFFERED BY SPECIAL OLYMPICS RED DEER.

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RED DEER GAMES APPLICATIONS

The Red Deer Games Foundation is now accepting applications for financial assistance for Red Deer and area athletes.

The Red Deer Games Foundation (RDGF) provides financial assistance to individuals demonstrating a high level of ability and strong devotion to their sport.  Information brochures and application forms outlining the guidelines and criteria of the program are available at the Alberta Sport Development Centre, which acts as a clearinghouse for RDGF, or online at http://asdccentral.ca/rdgf

Previous recipients of RDGF financial assistance include local sport luminaries such as Jeremy Wotherspoon (Olympian – Speedskating), Danielle Wotherspoon (Olympian – Speedskating), Regan Lauscher (Olympian – Luge), Drew Goldsack (Olympian – X-Country Skiing), Deirdre Dionne (Olympian – Freestyle Skiing), Elliott Moskowy (3x World Champion) as well as many others, who were supported by the RDGF during their years as emerging athletes.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, May 24, 2017.
For further information on Red Deer Games Foundation grants contact Miles Kydd at 403-342-3231 or miles.kydd@rdc.ab.ca.

For more information on the Red Deer Games Foundation, please check the Alberta Sport Development Centre’s website www.asdccentral.ca. 

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CANADA GAMES MASCOT

THE 2019 CANADA WINTER GAMES IS SEARCHING FOR A MASCOT AND IS ENLISTING THE HELP OF KIDS IN CENTRAL ALBERTA THROUGH THE 2019 GAMES MASCOT CHALLENGE.

“IN ORDER TO FIND THE PERFECT MASCOT FOR THE 2019 CANADA WINTER GAMES WE ARE ASKING KIDS AGED 5 TO 12 TO SUBMIT THEIR IDEAS,” SAID LYN RADFORD, CHAIR OF THE 2019 CANADA WINTER GAMES. “WE ARE CONFIDENT THAT THE IMAGINATION OF YOUTH THROUGHOUT CENTRAL ALBERTA WILL CREATE A TRULY SPECIAL MASCOT AND ARE EXCITED TO SEE THE SUBMISSIONS.”

THE 2019 CANADA WINTER GAMES MASCOT, PRESENTED BY RIVERSIDE DENTAL CENTRE, WILL REPRESENT THE BOLD SPIRIT, RICH HISTORY AND ENERGY OF THE REGION. RIVERSIDE DENTAL CENTRE JOINS THE 2019 CANADA WINTER GAMES SPONSOR ROSTER AS A BRONZE SPONSOR. 

“THE RIVERSIDE DENTAL TEAM IS VERY EXCITED TO BE INVOLVED WITH THE 2019 CANADA WINTER GAMES," SAID DR. TRACY DAWES OF RIVERSIDE DENTAL CENTRE. "WE ARE STRONG BELIEVERS IN GIVING BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY SO THE OPPORTUNITY TO PARTNER ON THE MASCOT PROGRAM IS A GREAT FIT. WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO BEING  ABLE TO HELP SHARE THE MAGIC OF THE 2019 CANADA WINTER GAMES WITH KIDS AND THEIR FAMILIES LEADING UP TO AND DURING THE 2019 GAMES"   

KIDS WILL BE ASKED TO CHOOSE FROM ONE OF FOUR ANIMALS THAT HAVE LOCAL SIGNIFICANCE: THE DEER, THE SNOWSHOE HARE, THE MOOSE AND ALBERTA’S PROVINCIAL BIRD, THE GREAT HORNED OWL. YOUTH ARE ASKED TO SUBMIT A DRAWING OF THE ANIMAL, A NAME AND A BACKSTORY THAT MAKES THEIR MASCOT A UNIQUE SYMBOL OF CENTRAL ALBERTA THE CHALLENGE IS OPEN TO CENTRAL ALBERTA YOUTH AGED 5 TO 12.

THE SUBMISSIONS WILL BE REVIEWED BY A PANEL OF JUDGES MADE UP OF CANADA GAMES STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS, ATHLETE APPROVED ADVISORY GROUP MEMBERS AND A RIVERSIDE DENTAL CENTRE REPRESENTATIVE.

THE CONTEST WINNER WILL BE AWARDED A CANADA GAMES PRIZE PACK AND A PIZZA LUNCH FOR THEIR CLASS. THE CONTEST WINNER WILL ALSO BE A TORCHBEARER DURING THE 2019 CANADA WINTER GAMES TORCH RELAY.

THE WINNING MASCOT DESIGN WILL BE UNVEILED IN FALL 2017.

CHALLENGE ENTRY FORMS, OFFICIAL RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT CANADAGAMES.CA/2019 AND COMPLETED ENTRIES CAN EITHER BE SUBMITTED ONLINE OR MAILED TO THE 2019 CANADA WINTER GAMES OFFICE. SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS MAY 12, 2017.

FOR MORE DETAILS ON THE 2019 CANADA WINTER GAMES MASCOT CHALLENGE, PLEASE VISIT CANADAGAMES.CA/2019.

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WESTERNER TARP AUCTION

WESTERNER PARK IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL RED DEER MOTORS NORTH AMERICAN PONY CHUCKWAGON CHAMPIONSHIPS TARP AUCTION WAS HELD ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5TH AT BELLINIS SONIC LOUNGE IN THE SHERATON RED DEER HOTEL.

BUSINESSES WERE VYING FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO DISPLAY THEIR BUSINESS NAME AND LOGO ON ONE OF THE 48 WAGONS SLATED TO PARTICIPATE DURING THE 2017 WESTERNER DAYS FAIR & EXPOSITION. THE RED DEER MOTORS NORTH AMERICAN PONY CHUCKWAGON CHAMPIONSHIPS ARE AN ANTICIPATED ANNUAL EVENT AND ARE VIEWED BY NEARLY 4,000 SPECTATORS EACH NIGHT OF THE FAIR.

THE HIGHEST SELLING TARP FOR THE EVENING WENT TO URBAN UNDERGROUND/KNIGHT CAPP INDUSTRIES FROM SHERWOOD PARK WHO PURCHASED GARRY THIEL FOR $8,200. THE TOTAL OF THE AUCTION WAS $130,175 FOR AN AVERAGE OF $2,325 PER TARP.

BEN ANTIFAIFF, CEO AND GENERAL MANAGER FOR WESTERNER PARK CLOSED THE EVENING THANKING EVERYONE FOR COMING TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY TO BE A PART OF SUCH AN EXCITING EVENT. HE EXTENDED THANKS TO ALL THE TARP PURCHASERS FOR THEIR SUPPORT OF WESTERNER DAYS AND THE DRIVERS WHO ENTERTAIN US FOR 5 DAYS, NOTING THAT "EACH AND EVERY YEAR WE CELEBRATE THE FOUNDATIONAL ROLE THE COMMUNITY, AND SPONSORS LIKE YOU, PLAY IN OUR SUCCESS. YOU ARE AN INTEGRAL COMPONENT OF WESTERNER PARK AND YOUR SUPPORT IN OUR CONTINUING SUCCESS AS CENTRAL ALBERTA’S ‘DESTINATION FOR CELEBRATION’."

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR 5 DAYS OF EXCITEMENT FOR THE RED DEER MOTORS NORTH AMERICAN PONY CHUCKWAGON CHAMPIONSHIPS DURING THE 2017 WESTERNER DAYS FAIR AND EXPOSITION FROM WEDNESDAY, JULY 19 TO SUNDAY, JULY 23. 

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ALBERTA HOCKEY HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

FIVE OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUALS, AND PERHAPS ONE OF THE MOST CELEBRATED FAMILIES IN ALL OF HOCKEY COMPRISE THE 2017 INDUCTION CLASS FOR THE ALBERTA HOCKEY HALL OF FAME (AHHF).

   HOCKEY ALBERTA AND THE HOCKEY ALBERTA FOUNDATION ANNOUNCED ON WEDNESDAY THE 2017 INDUCTEES WHO WILL BE RECOGNIZED AT THE AHHF AWARDS GALA IN CANMORE:

MEL DAVIDSON, THREE-TIME OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST (HEAD COACH, CANADIAN WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM).

BILL HAY, STANLEY CUP CHAMPION, AND FORMER HEAD OF THE HOCKEY HALL OF FAME

TONY KOLLMAN, ONE OF THE MOST NOTEABLE SENIOR HOCKEY PLAYERS OF THE 1960S

PERRY PEARN, SECOND-WINNINGEST COACH IN ACAC HISTORY, INCLUDING SIX ACAC CHAMPIONSHIPS.

GLEN SATHER, FORMER COACH, GENERAL MANAGER AND PRESIDENT OF THE 5-TIME STANLEY CUP CHAMPION EDMONTON OILERS

THE SUTTER FAMILY – BRENT, BRIAN, DARRYL, DUANE, GARY, RICH, RON, GRACE AND LOUIS.

THE LEGACY OF THESE ALBERTA HOCKEY LEGENDS WILL BE HONOURED ON SUNDAY, JULY 23 AT THE COAST HOTEL IN CANMORE.

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RDC BIDDING FOR VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

RED DEER COLLEGE HAS ANNOUNCED ITS SUBMITTING A BID TO HOST THE 2019 CANADIAN MEN'S VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP.

RDC WILL PREPARE THE BID OVER THE COMING MONTHS FOR THE MARCH 2019 EVENT. 

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