Jeremy Mountain achieves liftoff during the kids' races at the June Sports festival in Alert Bay Saturday.

Jeremy Mountain achieves liftoff during the kids' races at the June Sports festival in Alert Bay Saturday.

Having a ball

Alert Bay plays host to the annual June Sports Soccer Tournament and festival.

ALERT BAY—Soccer stars of today and tomorrow covered every pitch on Cormorant Island last weekend as the community threw its annual June Sports Soccer Tournament and festival.

In additional to hotly contested men’s and women’s soccer contests, the event featured an opening parade and ceremonies, culminating in the crowning of the June Sports royalty.

On Saturday, the kids were invited in to compete across several age groups in a one-day tourney. Also featured were the popular kids’ races, which offer prizes of ribbons and cash.