Posts Categorized: Sports | Lifestyle

“It’s our game; let’s grow it the Canadian way”

UVic’s lacrosse club has made some considerable strides in the last two years. The program has blossomed from a few players tossing the ball around every week to a full-force competitive squad. There are even rumblings of starting a competitive women’s team this year. Much of this growth can be attributed to Ian Paone. The… Read more »

Vikes soccer kicks off new season

It’s shaping up to be another big year for UVic Vikes soccer, as both the men’s and women’s teams are looking to build off of playoff appearances last season that left them hungry for more. Women’s team The women’s team provided a memorable run for UVic, playing in the national finals last November at Centennial… Read more »

Downtown boutique owners feel they offer more than Uptown box stores

When Forever 21 and H&M opened, roughly nine and 10 months ago, respectively, many were worried how Victoria’s diverse and unique downtown boutique scene would fare against these big box stores. Downtown boutiques draw a lot of tourists to Victoria and see their best business in the summer months, but in the off-season, downtown’s boutiques… Read more »

Vikes field hockey team off to a hot start


The University of Victoria women’s field hockey team kicked off their 2013 season with a bang last week. They won all three games of their pre-season tour of Boston. Last year’s similar tour was a split decision, losing to Yale and Dartmouth and defeating Harvard and Brown. This season, the Vikes had huge success on… Read more »

A not-so-carefree surfer


In a world where change is eminently necessary, activism can seem daunting. Not for documentarian Kyle Thiermann though. In fact, he says activism can be fun. At the age of 22, Thiermann’s pro-surfing career has allowed him to surf the waves of some of the most exotic places in the world. With the support of… Read more »