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Riding the waves

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Riding the waves

Jill Prenger thought skills she’s learned as a windsurfer would translate as she tried her hand at surfing, but she found herself taking a few dives in the water as she tried to ride Lake Erie’s waves. “It’s not as easy as it looks. Windsurfing didn’t help me at all,” said Prenger with a laugh. […]

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Hot night on the roller rink

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Hot night on the roller rink

It was hot in the stands of Bill Burgoyne Arena this past Saturday, but things were even hotter on the track as Niagara Roller Girls held their second double-header of the year. The ladies of the new roller derby league picked up the pace on the track as they battled it out in two different […]

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WAKE-UP Call in Port Colborne

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WAKE-UP Call in Port Colborne

Wakeboarders and wakeskaters were tearing up the water at Sugarloaf Harbour Marina as they pulled off trick after trick in the first-ever competition at Niagara Boarder Pass. More than 30 competitors from Ottawa, Quebec, Sarnia, Barrie, Erieau, and Niagara took part in the WAKE-UP Call, the first of a dual-event series. “For our first event […]

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Roller girls hit the track

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Roller girls hit the track

A Vineyard Vixens player jumps over a downed Maids of the Fist player.[/caption] Brenda DeKoe and Erika Tremp couldn’t keep smiles off their faces after Niagara Roller Girls first-ever roller derby. “That was awesome,” said DeKoe, a member of the Vineyard Vixens, as she headed to the locker room after her game. DeKoe, known as […]

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Making waves

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Making waves

Though it has yet to run a customer through its system, Niagara Boarder Pass is already making waves in Port Colborne. Niagara Boarder Pass’ owner Chris Smith and general manager Amanda Newhouse were testing the system recently at its home inside Sugarloaf Harbour Marina, drawing crowds of onlookers from a nearby parking lot. People were […]

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Surfers learn rescue techniques

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Surfers learn rescue techniques

As waves built at Pleasant Beach, surfboards sat unused atop vehicles sitting outside a lodge at the end of Pleasant Beach Rd. One could sense the 18 surfers sitting inside were itching to get out and take on the waves, but they waited patiently inside. The surfers, from across Niagara, Toronto and Western New York, […]

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