While vacationing in Italy, Vanessa Gilles followed the FIFA Women’s World Cup match between Canada and Cameroon intently. Like many fans back in Canada, she shared in Kadeisha Buchanan’s excitement after the centre back headed home the winning goal of the team’s tournament opener on June 10 – the first electric moment in what is expected to be a deep run into the medal rounds.
Luca Nicoletti finished off his school year on a high note, as he became a double-medallist at this year’s Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) Championships for track and field.
The Gloucester Wolverines’ top men’s team won their second consecutive provincial title at this year’s Ontario Basketball Provincial Championships.
The Rideau Canoe Club hosted its members and more than 75 of its alumni for a reunion on June 8, where it also unveiled its new “Wall of Champions.” Seven of the club’s former commodores attended, where they received special recognition from current Commodore Tom Hoferek.
On the eve of her 30th birthday, Stittsville native Erica Wiebe was back in her hometown to lead an intro-to-wrestling clinic for youngsters from age 8-11.
Former high school coach Rick Desclouds was one of four individuals inducted into the Ottawa Sport Hall of Fame on May 31.
The Nepean Knights bested the Gloucester Griffins 18-10 when the teams squared off late in the Ontario Jr. B Lacrosse League season, in June.