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Quest basketball teams host Douglas College

Quest University in Squamish is hosting the men’s and women’s basketball teams from Douglas College this weekend, and inviting spectators to come out and cheer on the home team.

The women’s home game gets underway at 6 p.m., followed by the men’s home game at 8 p.m.

This is a demonstration year for Quest University in basketball, and as a result Quest is not included in the rankings. Quest is hoping to add other varsity sports, including soccer, and would play in the B.C. Colleges Athletic Association next year.

More than 150 fans turned out to Quest’s first home game against Capliano College earlier this month.


Luge Association hosting officials course

The Canadian Luge Association is offering a two-day advanced course for officials Dec. 1-2, inviting residents wishing to play a part in test events and the 2010 Olympics to learn the rules of the sport. This is the last opportunity to become a nationally certified official in the Sea to Sky corridor, prior to the FIL International Course this spring.

The cost is $25. E-mail to sign up or call 403-247-9884, ext. 29. No experience is necessary.


Skicross hosting final selection camp

The Canadian Ski Cross team is hosting its final selection camp for the national team from Nov. 23-30 at PowderKing Mountain Resorts in Prince George.

Most of the team has already been selected, and includes Whistler skiers Ashleigh McIvor, Davey Barr and Brian Bennett. The team will travel to pro events around North America, as well as World Cup events in Europe this season before returning to Canada for nationals.

The team also announced that Willi Wiltz has signed on as the team’s ski technician. Wiltz has been tuning skis for top skiers for more than 25 years, and includes Daron Rahlves and Shaun Palmer on his resume. His athletes have won three Olympic medals, a world championship gold, 10 World Cup wins, over 20 World Cup podiums, and podiums in snowboard cross and X-Games.


Skateboard Association hosting meeting

The Whistler Skateboard Association (WSA) is hosting a meeting at the Franz’s Trail skatepark on Nov. 28 to discuss everything that has happened in recent months, and the work that was done to prevent the underground park from being closed due to vandalism and general disrespect.

Everyone is invited to attend the meeting and discuss plans for the winter, and the future of the underground skatepark. The WSA has more than $4,000 banked to build new street features for next spring.


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