The Vancouver Whitecaps FC soccer team was in Nanaimo on Wednesday for the annual Vancouver Island Coast Salish Hope and Health event.
The senior B Nanaimo Timbermen took to the floor against the Ladner Pioneers and won 12-7 to start the WCSLA championship series.
The Nanaimo Pirates begin play Friday (July 31) at the B.C. Premier Baseball League championships in Victoria.
The V.I. Raiders visit the Westshore Rebels this Saturday (Aug. 1) in B.C. Football Conference action.
The Canadian men’s eight rowing team, including Nanaimo's Martin Barakso, won gold at the Pan American Games in Toronto.