Ottawa’s Lucy Hempstead crushes indoor cycling world record and raises funds for mental health
Ottawa native Lucy Hempstead popped open a well-deserved bottle of sparkling wine just after 6 p.m. on March 13 to resounding cheers from family and friends after cycling 812 kilometres, breaking the Guinness World Record for the longest distance travelled on a stationary bike in 24 hours. Lucy smashed the…
Hope rekindled as skiing returns to recently reopened Ottawa-area hills
After what has been largely a lost year for many activities in the Ottawa region because of the pandemic, the recent return of downhill skiing has been an uplifting sign of hope being restored. The Ontario government allowed hills to re-open Feb.12, and the ski hills are hoping to make…
Third wave of COVID-19 on horizon on anniversary of Ottawa’s first case
Mar. 11 marks the one-year anniversary of the first COVID-19 case in Ottawa, now one year later residents are preparing for a possible third wave of cases.
For Esports, recognition is attracting players, viewers and more revenue to a growing and profitable industry
With the pandemic keeping many people at home, the world of video games and esports has conquered the attention of millions. Esports has not only become profitable for the entire industry but also for those wanting to pursue a career within the industry itself. Today video games are not just a networking activity but a regularly scheduled, profit-generating sport.
Stuck in football purgatory, CFL rookies have adapted to an off-season like no other
When the pandemic wiped out the 2020 CFL season, it left rookies in a tough spot. Since then, they’ve been preparing to return to the field.
Lookahead ’21: Pandemic has Toronto rugby group scrumming to keep building skills, knowledge virtually
The pandemic has forced a Toronto rugby organization to move online to continue its work with disadvantaged youth and to building community through sport.
COVID conflict: Skaters face bylaw scrutiny at Mississauga pond popular for pandemic exercise
Communities are wrestling with the conflict between pandemic protection and the public’s desire to get outdoors and skate, play hockey or slide down hills.
Skaters enjoy good conditions in canal’s opening weeks despite tightened COVID-19 rules
Ottawa residents have enjoyed more than two weeks of good skating since the National Capital Commission opened the Rideau Canal Skateway on Jan. 31 under modified rules because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The NCC opened a section of the skateway for the 51st skating season on the last day of…
Lookahead ’21: Ottawa Curling Club waiting for word the season can resume
The Ottawa Curling Club decided to melt its ice in mid-January after a province-wide stay-at-home order meant the playing season would be indefinitely delayed. The O’Connor Street club typically hosts about 500 members between the months of September and April. This year, however, club membership is down 40 per cent…
Three Carleton soccer players taken in 2021 CPL-U Sports Draft
The 2021 CPL-U Sports Draft saw three Ravens players selected, including centre-back Cris Malekos going second overall to Atlético Ottawa.