Faith Gage secured a sizable lead in the checkers competition.

King them checker champs

A victory by Faith Gage boosted Avalon Adventist Academy’s school lead in the annual Charlie Cup checkers championship

Gazette staff

PORT HARDY—A victory by Faith Gage during the recent Regional Science Fair boosted Avalon Adventist Academy’s school lead in the annual Charlie Cup checkers championship to 7-1 over several second-place challengers.

Another Avalon student, Stephanie Lacasse, was the other big winner, claiming the prize of a camera for correctly answering all 13 chances in a “guess that sound” contest run by host David Lyon of Sointula.

Lyon, who has hosted the checkers championship for North Island schoolchildren for 29 years, offers individuals and schools the chance for prizes and glory in checkers games played at events held throughout the school year.

To win a point for their school, students must sweep a five-game match against Lyon.

He also presented a display of antique clocks and other items during the science fair, held at the Civic Centre.

Lyon said the next chances for students to challenge him for school points will come at the Eagle View and Fort Rupert Elementary School fun fairs.

 

Just Posted

Suspicious fire in Alert Bay burns two homes, spreads to nearby bush

Police say underage suspects have been identified

VIDEO: North Island Bantam Eagles tie Dawson Creek Canucks in front of massive hometown crowd in Port Hardy

The Tier 3 Bantam Championships continued in style last night at the Don Cruickshank Memorial Arena.

Tri-Port Midget Wild finish season with gold medal performance

The other teams were no match for the Tri-Port girls.

Chief Administrative Officer officially appointed in Port McNeill

“Pete brings with him 17 years of municipal experience.”

Port Hardy RCMP’s 2018 fourth quarter crime stats are in

Port Hardy RCMP Staff Sgt. Wes Olsen spoke to Port Hardy council March 12.

VIDEO: Can you believe it? This B.C. hill pulls cars backwards up a slope

Sir Isaac Newton had clearly never been to this Vernon anomaly when he discovered gravity

Canucks hang on for 7-4 win over Senators

Horvat nets 2 for Vancouver

European, Canadian regulators to do own review of Boeing jet

Air Canada plans to remove the Boeing 737 Max from its schedule at least through July 1

Prime minister defends Liberal budget measures as sales effort gets underway

Conservatives under Andrew Scheer say it’s a spree funded by borrowing against the future

Mayor meets with B.C. health minister on homeless taxi transfers

Two homeless people were discharged from Surrey Memorial and sent to a Chilliwack shelter

B.C. lottery winner being sued by co-workers

They claim he owes them $200,000 each, in a lawsuit filed in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver

Teacher reprimanded for conduct towards special needs student

Alan Stephen Berry told vice principal he did not have time to use positive strategies

‘Full worm super moon’ to illuminate B.C. skies on first day of spring

Spring has sprung, a moon named in honour of thawing soil marks final super moon until 2020

Having phone within sight while driving does not violate law: B.C. judge

The mere presence of a cell phone within sight of a driver is not enough for a conviction, judge says

Most Read