Greg Harnett

Jock Talk: Football, lacrosse lead sports parade on the West Shore

The Shamrocks, Rebels and the Thunder Bowl will make this a busy sports weekend on the West Shore.

  • Aug. 26, 2016 12:00 p.m.

Senior lacrosse action is heating up with the Victoria Shamrocks taking on the Maple Ridge Burrards in the Western Lacrosse Association best-of-seven final. Play continues with Game 2 in Maple Ridge tonight (Aug. 26) and Game 3 at The Q Centre on Sunday at 6 p.m. If necessary, Game 5 will be played Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 7:45 p.m. in Colwood and Game 7 here Sunday, Sept. 4 at 6 p.m.

See CIS football Vanier Cup-winning University of British Columbia Thunderbirds take on the University of Manitoba Bisons tonight (Aug. 26) at Westhills Stadium. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with kick-off at 7 p.m. All proceeds benefit Greater Victoria Minor Football, Westshore Rebels and the UBC Football Island Scholarship Fund. Visit for tickets.

The Westshore Rebels aim to extend their winning streak this Saturday, when they take on the Valley Huskers at 4 p.m. at Westhills Stadium.

Community youth basketball returns to the hardwood this fall and Westshore Basketball is accepting registration for its Tuesday night beginner camps, running Oct. 4 to Nov. 29. The first group is for children aged five to seven with limited experience and takes place from 6 to 7 p.m. The second group, for more experienced players aged 7 to 9, takes place from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.  For registration or other details email or visit

Woman2Warrior, the women’s 5k obstacle adventure race, hits the track, trails and grass at West Shore Parks & Recreation this Sunday. A dozen obstacles are designed to challenge strength, agility, balance and endurance. Event-day registration is available; visit for details.

The Langford Legion is planning its third Mighty 91 Golf Tournament and dinner. The 18-hole scramble includes lunch and dinner at the Legion, transportation, 18 holes at Olympic View Golf Club, including cart and practice balls, and other prizes. For details visit or phone 250-478-1828.

Victoria Eagles Baseball, a regional high-performance club, opens its instructional fall ball session Sept. 6. The program, running eight weeks to Oct. 28, is open to all players born between 1998 and 2004, no matter where they played in 2016 or where they intend to play in 2017. Visit for details and registration information.

Colin Gall is a local athlete and Grade 12 student at Mt. Douglas Secondary. Send your coming sports events to

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