Andre De Grasse cheered at Markham parade

Olympic medallist Andre De Grasse wasn’t participating in the city’s Terry Fox Run Sunday. The sprinter passed by the route of the run at noon, which was when the annual event ended. De Grasse was heading to the Markham Pan Am Centre for a ceremony to honour local Olympians. The city will name a street in De Grasse’s honour. The mayor, Frank Scarpitti, rode along in the convertible.

Oshawa’s Lysyk takes high school success to Saint Leo

ST. LEO, Fla. – Canadian Zach Lysyk is working on taking the success he found in high school into his career playing NCAA Division II lacrosse at Saint Leo University. Lysyk, from Oshawa, Ont., who has two goals and one assist in six games this season, attended Monsignor Paul Dwyer Catholic High School where the […]

Charlie Kurtenbach plans to extend family legacy

ST. LEO, Fla – For Saint Leo University freshman lacrosse player Charlie Kurtenbach, athletics is in his DNA. The young Lion’s player is the son of Adam Kurtenbach, a former college lacrosse player at California’s Whittier College, while his grandfather, Orland Kurtenbach, played 20 years in the NHL and was the first captain of the […]

Good to be lucky: Golfer Rodgers stars as rookie

PALM HARBOR, Fla. – Stanford graduate Patrick Rodgers has had a great start to his first full PGA Tour season, kind of like fellow alumni Andrew Luck did in his rookie year with the Indianapolis Colts. Rodgers has had two top-10 finishes this year as well as five top-25 results while playing in nine events […]

Team Homan takes home third Grand Slam of Curling trophy

Rachel Homan led her team to a 6-4 victory over Team Sweeting in the women’s finals of the 2015 Masters curling in Truro, N.S. on Sunday. Team Homan was led by its skip, who made 99 per cent of her shots in the match, as opposed to her counterpart who only curled 81 per cent. […]

Curler Owen Ross inspired by Vancouver Olympics

Curler Owen Ross didn’t just watch the 2010 Olympics, he became inspired. Canada was able to take home 14 gold medals on home soil in Vancouver, including one in the men’s curling event. It was that latter one that sent the then-10-year-old into a new sport. “It was watching that,” the 16-year-old said. “I watched […]

Team Middaugh moving forward after European curling trip

Curler Sherry Middaugh now has her sights set on the future after a quarter-final defeat in Europe. The Victoria Harbour, Ont., native’s next competition will be the second event of the Grand Slam of Curling, the Masters, held in Truro, N.S. Her team will look to make it through the quarters for the first time […]

Glenn Howard living his dream of curling with son Scott

Glenn Howard made his dream a reality this curling season. He is looking to compete in the 16th Brier of his illustrious career, alongside a new teammate, his son Scott. The Midland, Ont., native shared how special it has been to have this once in a lifetime opportunity. “It’s a cliché, but it really is […]