There were no medals, trophies or championships, but the smiles and cheers of youngsters from Ste.-Anne elementary school celebrating a simple relay race win underlined the magic of sport.
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There aren’t many prizes in the wrestling world that Erica Wiebe hasn’t already captured, but one exception is a gold medal at the World Wrestling Championships, which in late October she’ll take her shot to claim.
Just three years into her ultimate frisbee career, Ottawa’s Emily Scott is already competing on the world stage. Scott wouldn’t be playing at the world junior championships for ultimate, let alone playing the sport if it weren’t for a devastating injury that derailed her soccer career.
It was a Grade ‘A’ year for the Gloucester Griffins, as the local lacrosse club enjoyed a continued climb in the quality of its minor lacrosse programs during the 2018 season.
Seven years ago, Louise Munro and Alex Bernst arrived separately at the Ottawa Rowing Club as novices in the sport. Now close friends at 21 years old, they cheered each other on at the 2018 Under-23 World Rowing Championships in Poznan, Poland.
Karen Sparks wasn’t sure she would return to competitive horse riding after having three children. But when legendary equestrian Ian Miller offered her his former horse, it was an opportunity she couldn’t pass up.