Sports

The Final Countdown

Olympians Kyle Hamilton and Hilary Stellingwerff did a lot of smiling at the Cowichan Valley Youth Athlete of the Year luncheon at Shawnigan Lake School.

Hamilton, a 2008 Beijing Olympics gold medalist in rowing, and Stellingwerff, a 2012 London Olympics 16th-place finisher in the 1,500 metres, posed for photos with the top 20 valley youth athletes in attendance after speaking to them about their careers in athletics and the trials and tribulations of reaching the ultimate sporting stage.

The young athletes, encompassing numerous different sports, were left with many things to think about as they move along in their own sporting pursuits toward the end of high school and into university or other higher-level athletics.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Anderson conquers hockey challenges
 
Curling playdowns a marathon affair
 
Football playoff not memorable
DCS girls will put it all on the line during the provincials
 
Crown defends conviction in ferry sinking
 
As snow ends, roof collapses, floods are concerns
Grizzlies go ‘below the belt’ for prostate cancer fundraiser day
 
Vancouver Canucks back on rise after down season
 
Preview: Vancouver Canucks face Brodeur - or Schneider - in New Jersey

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event




Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 21 edition online now. Browse the archives.