Take a moment this spring, on a quiet afternoon if you can, and stroll in to Queen’s Park Arena once the glossy, green wooden floor is in. Take in the sights—the banners, the displays, the retired jerseys, the sounds, and yes, even the smells. This is what history feels like: the living, breathing history of the New Westminster Salmonbellies. Founded in 1889, the … [Read more...] about Paint It Red!
Photography by Alan Wardle For Head Coach Farhan Lalji and the rest of the Hyacks Nation, the looks on the faces of the kids as they come charging out of the tunnel onto Mercer Stadium field on Homecoming Night says it all. With that short run, the young men taking high fives and having their names announced under the Friday Night Lights have undergone a rite … [Read more...] about We Bleed Orange in New West
What happens when you cross a bike race with a mud bog? Queens Cross, that's what. Saturday’s driving rainstorm may have deterred all but the hardiest spectators, but dozens of riders from beginners to elite men and women relished the chance to battle each other and the elements at New Westminster’s Queen’s Park in the fifth race of the eight-race Vancouver Cyclocross … [Read more...] about Queens Cross
Brennan Williams believes boxing gyms belong under bridges. So that’s where he put his new Sugarrays Boxing and Fitness Club. Well, not quite a bridge. But the east end of Front Street where the remaining bulk of the old concrete parkade blocks out the sun and locks in the noise of passing trucks. There’s no place Williams, who grew up in Burnaby but has deep family … [Read more...] about In This Corner…