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Youth baseball returning to Coast for the summer

Youth baseball returning to Coast for the summer

As with most sports, it will look a little different, but the Sunshine Coast Baseball Association is gearing up for a late season start for its youth league.
Coasters launch ‘Soames 2 Everest Challenge’

Coasters launch ‘Soames 2 Everest Challenge’

For some, the stairway climb up Soames Hill presents a rewarding opportunity to soak in views of Gibsons’ harbour with minimal exertion.
Physically-distanced drag race events get green light

Physically-distanced drag race events get green light

Drag racing is one of the few sports given the green light to move ahead with an organized event on the Sunshine Coast this summer.
Gyms ease back into in-person sessions

Gyms ease back into in-person sessions

It’s been a 10-year goal to transition online. It took a pandemic to make it happen. COVID-19 “changed everything,” Colleen Preston told Coast Reporter from her gym, Oasis Training, outside Gibsons.
Online workouts keep athletes and business moving

Online workouts keep athletes and business moving

In January a two-year-old Gibsons-based gym had just expanded into its new, larger space on the Sunshine Coast Highway to fit its growing membership. Two months later, public health restrictions forced the gym to close its doors.
WHL’s Hitmen draft local prospect Oliver Tulk

WHL’s Hitmen draft local prospect Oliver Tulk

The Western Hockey League’s Calgary Hitmen have drafted 15-year-old Oliver Tulk of Gibsons. The team chose Tulk 12th overall in April’s 2020 WHL bantam draft and announced May 1 that he had agreed to sign with the club.
Coast athletic clubs feel weight of COVID-19 measures

Coast athletic clubs feel weight of COVID-19 measures

For the past week, recreation facilities have closed, as have municipal fields, school district playgrounds, gymnasiums, ice rinks and basketball courts, leaving most Sunshine Coast sports clubs with little choice but to take an indefinite timeout.
Tees open but limited on two of three Coast golf courses

Tees open but limited on two of three Coast golf courses

While open fairways may seem like an ideal place to practise social distancing as other sports and recreation areas close in the effort to contain COVID-19, the Sunshine Coast’s golf courses have been forced to severely curtail operations.
Blue Ocean Golf club welcomes 21 new junior members

Blue Ocean Golf club welcomes 21 new junior members

A new season of golf for junior members was launched on Monday, March 9 at Blue Ocean Golf Club, with Chris Lowe of Lowe Golf Scores hosting an orientation welcoming the 21 new members.
Skater of the Month

Skater of the Month

Skater of the Month for March is Teigan Turner. Teigan is a year-round skater. She is thrilled to be able to skate on the Sunshine Coast for April and May this year, which will mean only having to travel off-Coast for June and July.