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(Left to right) Jim Kipp with Kara Harrington and Tianna Smith
(Left to right) Jim Kipp with Kara Harrington and Tianna Smith

Four new members added at Nanaimo Sports Hall of Fame ceremony

By Dan Marshall
June 17, 2017 - 3:01pm Updated: June 18, 2017 - 1:47pm

NANAIMO — The Sports Hall of Fame officially added its four newest members on Saturday.
 
Baseball player Aaron Guiel, basketball standout Richie Nichol, mountain biker Steve Smith and the 2009 VI Raiders went into the hall at the Nanaimo Museum.
 

Left to right: Umesh Thillaivasan, Simar Kaur, Shane Malone, Rob Biernacki, Jamie Gow and Chace Rosychuk
Left to right: Umesh Thillaivasan, Simar Kaur, Shane Malone, Rob Biernacki, Jamie Gow and Chace Rosychuk Rob Biernacki

Ten Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gold medals for Island Top Team at Western Canadians

By Dan Marshall
June 13, 2017 - 10:36am

PENTICTON — Island Top Team is back from the Okanagan with ten gold medals in the Western Canadian Championships for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
 
Nanaimo's BJJ academy won the nogi team title at the South Okanagan Events Centre with five gold medals and two silvers. 
 

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