The Oceanside Generals and Peninsula Panthers (based in North Saanich) will compete for the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (VIJHL) championship starting March 23 at Oceanside Place Arena.
B.C. contributions to Team Canada include Meryeta O’Dine, a snowboarder from Prince George and Sofiane Gagnon, a freestyle skier (moguls) from Whistler.
The Oceanside Community Track Committee is past the halfway point to its $1.5 million funding goal and has planned a silent auction to bring it even closer to the finish line.
Eligible events include sport, arts and culture events, community celebrations, agricultural fairs, rodeos and exhibitions, according to the B.C. government.
Washrooms, tennis courts and off-field areas will remain accessible while the Springwood Park fields are closed Aug. 17–18, the city said.
The province said the games will result in significant economic benefits to the host regions and will bring together athletes, coaches, officials, spectators and volunteers over the four days of competition.

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