By Rideau Sports Centre There is 100+ years of sporting history at 1 Donald Street (formerly the members-only Rideau Tennis Club). This summer will mark the second year that this property is open to the public with 10 weeks of Summer Camps across many sports offered by the new Rideau Sports Centre (RSC). “We’re really…
Welcome to the first-ever Unsung Hometown Heroes column! We’re very excited to kick off this new initiative to spotlight some of the amazing figures who help make our Ottawa sports community special.
Ottawa rolled out the red carpet for the Reds as the leadership team of the Toronto FC Major League Soccer franchise came to town to officially launch its newest regional satellite club on Feb. 25 at the University of Ottawa’s Lees Dome.
Dans la ville où il a grandi, Charlotte, en Caroline du Nord, aux États-Unis, Jason Coker pouvait jouer au baseball dehors pendant 11,5 mois. Or, la réalité n’est pas tout à fait la même dans sa ville d’adoption. Malgré tout, cet ancien joueur professionnel a su trouver à Ottawa une foule de gens qui raffolent du baseball et il a hâte de transmettre son amour de ce sport en sa qualité de nouveau directeur du volet baseball du programme Sports-Études de l’école secondaire Louis-Riel – un volet qui devrait débuter dès l’automne 2019.
Growing up in Charlotte, NC, Jason Coker could play baseball outdoors 11.5 months out of 12 each year. The reality is a bit different in his new home, but the former pro player is finding plenty of people who are passionate about America’s game in Canada’s capital nonetheless, and he’s eager to further spread his love for the sport as the newly-minted director of the sports-study baseball program at Louis-Riel high school – set to launch in fall 2019.
Moving back to the home front, the OSU Force are getting set to kick off their third season of play in the League1 Ontario men’s division in 2019.
By Gloucester Lacrosse Association Anyone serious about hockey should be playing lacrosse. From Gretzky to Tavares, Shanahan to Stamkos, Canadian-born NHLers recommend playing lacrosse in the summer to improve hockey skills. Take their word for it: “It’s lacrosse that helped teach me to spin off checks, take shots and protect the puck under pressure. My…