Posts By: Cormac O’Brien

Vikes double-header ends in defeat, optimism

The Vikes women’s and men’s soccer teams both hit the pitch Saturday, Sept. 5, though the outcomes couldn’t be more different. The women’s team lost a tight home game against UBC by a score of 1-0, while Vikes winger Craig Gorman scored his first goal of the season for an impressive draw at UBC. At… Read more »

Canada hits the podium at Pan Am Games

It’s been a busy summer of sport in Canada. Athletic marvels started with an exciting Women’s World Cup held across the provinces, and continued this month with the Pan American Games based in Toronto. Athletes competed in a myriad of competitions throughout July, with Canada finishing second — their best finish since the 1967 Pan Am games,… Read more »

Women’s soccer in for the long ball

The 2015 Women’s World Cup, held in multiple cities across Canada, is setting records —in attendance, ratings, and quality of play. Ask any women’s player, however, and they will tell you that there are still many problems that plague the sport. Whether it’s player salaries, level of competition, or even lack of interest from the majority… Read more »

Island Run organizers support local hospital

With spring weather coming slowly but surely to Vancouver Island, several Royal Roads University students have seized the opportunity and organized a fundraising run in support of Mount St. Mary hospital. Set for June 20, the Great Island Run will include a 10 km race, a 5 km walk/run, and a 1 km run for… Read more »

A-Team thwarted by Anarchy Angels

Thrilling action. Dazzling skill. Lightning speed. Two teams battering each other black and blue, leaving it all out on the rink. No, it’s not the NHL playoffs — it’s roller derby. When I arrived at the Archie Browning Arena in Esquimalt for the Eves of Destruction home opener, I was greeted by a large crowd cheering as… Read more »

CFUV raises funds with Fundrive

With its 30th birthday just around the corner, CFUV 101.9 FM is turning to its listeners at UVic and in the Greater Victoria region for donations to the radio station as part of its Fundrive fundraiser. Starting on March 13, CFUV will be holding a week-long fundraising effort featuring a concert at the Copper Owl… Read more »

My introduction to ultimate frisbee at UVic

Ultimate frisbee, known simply as “ultimate,” is growing in popularity throughout North America, with USAultimate.org reporting that there has been a 49.2 per cent increase in memberships from 2009 to 2013. It’s one of the most popular activities at universities across Canada as well, and UVic is no exception.