Big Bam looking for volunteers to prep hill for upcoming season

first_imgFor more information on the hill, visit Big Bam’s official website. Big Bam needs volunteers to help with a variety of tasks necessary to prepare the hill for the upcoming ski and snowboard season. Although the positions are unpaid, Big Bam is offering other incentives for anyone who volunteers their time, expertise or equipment. Volunteers can earn free skiing for themselves and their family. Work has already begun on the hill, and volunteers are needed ASAP. The hill is in need of some skilled labourers, such as carpenters, electricians and painters. They are also looking for some help in general labour in order to help get the hill ready for opening day.- Advertisement -Big Bam is hoping to have the hill ready to ride by Dec. 15.The hill also requires volunteers for this year’s ski patrol. Anyone interested must to have their level one first aid ticket. Ski patrol will also receive free riding incentives in exchange for their time. If interested in volunteering for any of the positions, please email Stan at [email protected]last_img read more

Canada downs host Great Britain on the court

first_imgFor the second game in a row, Chris Anderson emerged as Team Canada’s leading scorer. He finished as the game’s top scorer with 29 points, the top distributor of the ball with 10 assists and the top rebounder with 14.Anderson also padded his stat line with one blocked shot, three steals and forcing a turnover, while playing 34:57 minutes of ball.As a team, Canada shot the ball 44 at per cent (27/61) for two-pointers, drained their only three point shot, and were 68 per cent from the free-throw line (13/19).The Canadians will continue to work their way through Group B’s Wheelchair Basketball preliminary round Saturday, September 1, when they take to the hardwood against Poland.Advertisement With today’s victory over Great Britain, Canada remains undefeated with a 2-0 record. Prior to the start of competition, Hedges said he was very excited for this match because of the intense atmosphere of playing in front of a home crowd.Well, the Canadians seemed to thrive in that environment, coming out and scoring 20 points in the opening quarter, ending the first quarter leading 20-11.It was all Canada following the opening quarter, as team red and white never surrendered the lead, with their most dominant quarter being the third where they outscored Great Britain 18-7.- Advertisement -The game showed the world that Canada is a force to be reckoned with. They displayed a strong transition game, making smart decisions with the ball and crisp passes to one another.It was the Canadians’ smart ball movement that helped them maintain the lead for the majority of the match.Fort St. John’s Bo Hedges saw 26:30 minutes of floor time during Canada’s second preliminary game, finishing with two points, three assists, an offensive rebound, and two defensive rebounds.Advertisementlast_img read more

Big Easy ready for showcase

first_imgBut he’d also like to see more done in areas of New Orleans where recovery hasn’t been so brisk. “We think it’s time to move past having this wonderful tourist ability, a great convention center, and a covered arena, and then you take your guests on tours of areas that have been devastated and where it seems like very, very little has been done,” Stern said. “We don’t understand it.” Hardaway apologizes again: Former NBA All-Star Tim Hardaway apologized again for his anti-gay remarks, telling a Miami television station that he “didn’t mean” to say what he said in a South Florida radio interview last week. “I don’t hate gay people,” Hardaway said. “I’m a goodhearted person. I interact with people all the time. … I respect people. For me to say `hate’ was a bad word, and I didn’t mean to use it.” The game will come in the midst of a hectic two-month run for the city, with Mardi Gras squeezed among the Sugar Bowl, college football’s national championship game and the NBA All-Star Game. And given the Saints’ recent success, the possibility of an NFL playoff game in that span exists as well. NBA commissioner David Stern said he has been paying attention to conventions held in the city, “and the reports have been very positive and upbeat.” From the blinding lights of the Las Vegas Strip, the NBA makes its next stop for the All-Star Game in another city with a long history of knowing how to party: NewOrleans. After going most of the past two seasons without pro basketball, the hurricane-damaged city finally gets its home team back next season and hosts the league’s All-Stars, too. center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img