NEWS BULLETIN file photo

V.I. Raiders taking to their home field for the first time this summer

Raiders play the Kamloops Broncos on Saturday, Aug. 17, at Caledonia Park

Two teams will be playing hard to try for their first win of the season this weekend.

The V.I. Raiders (0-2) host the Kamloops Broncos (0-2) in B.C. Football Conference action Saturday, Aug. 17, in the first action of the season at Caledonia Park.

The Raiders will be looking to rebound from a loss to their rival Westshore Rebels this past weekend. The V.I. Raiders lost 39-30 to the Westshore Rebels in B.C. Football Conference action on Saturday in Victoria.

The Raiders led 23-10 at halftime and 30-26 after three quarters, but couldn’t stay on top in the fourth quarter.

Quarterback Jake Laberge scored two rushing touchdowns and passed 5-for-20 for 156 yards with two TDs and two interceptions. Jared Braun and Mike West caught TD passes and Eli Nelms-Horton had 98 receiving yards.

On defence, Zach Taylor had five tackles and Ethan Moran, Nathan Cayouette and Jérémie Cheng had interceptions. Matt Hill had a sack.

GAME ON … The Raiders host the Kamloops Broncos on Saturday, Aug. 17, at 2 p.m. at Caledonia Park. Tickets cost $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for students.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Province announces more childcare spaces created in Nanaimo

Government says 20 new spaces will bring provincially funded spaces to 120 since 2018

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Ratepayers can’t afford tax increases every year

City council cannot keep going to the same well, says letter writer

Lantzville approves 23-per cent property tax increase

District facing millions in upcoming infrastructure costs

Proposed Ladysmith brewpub passes public hearing stage

Shoot the Moon pub is one step closer after a packed public hearing this week

Check out a new future at career and education fair in Comox

Event today features booths from more than 40 employers and educational institutions

VIDEO: Rare ‘ice circle’ spotted on Kamloops river

An ice circle or ice pan, has formed in the chilly waters just east of the Yellowhead Bridge

Beefs & Bouquets, Jan. 23

To submit a beef or a bouquet to the Nanaimo News Bulletin, e-mail

Uber, Lyft approved for ride-hailing in Lower Mainland

Kater Technologies Inc.’s application was rejected

B.C. man rescued after getting trapped headfirst in well as water level rose

The rescue involved crews from Oak Bay and Saanich

Investigators in wildfire-torn Australia head to site of B.C. airtanker crash

The B.C. government sends condolences to Port Alberni-owned Coulson Aviation

UPDATED: Child struck by vehicle outside school spent night in hospital

Six-year-old girl sustained non-life-threatening injuries in incident on Dunbar Road

RCMP investigating sexual allegation against Lower Mainland police officer

Delta officer suspended while the alleged off-duty incident involving a co-worker is investigated

Former Mountie, sports coach convicted of sex abuse in B.C. granted day parole

Alan Davidson was sentenced to almost six years for abusing seven boys in the late 1970s and early 1990s

Most Read