Cannon appointed as new Fire Chief

Colin Cannon

Colin Cannon, a long-time member of Sun Peaks Fire and Rescue (SPFR) and the former fire prevention officer, will take on the role of Fire Chief for Sun Peaks. Cannon said he was honored, humbled, and excited to take on the new role. “I’m extremely proud of the progression Sun Peaks Fire and Rescue has taken over the past 10 years. We’ve pushed ourselves to become such a professional department in all aspects … [Read more...]

Para-skiers put on a top performance at Nationals

Promo Quebec

Sun Peaks para-ski racers Pramod “Promo” Thapa and Mel Pemble put on a determined performance at the Canadian National Championships in Mont Sainte-Anne, Quebec on March 26 to 29. Coach Jim Knowles said the event was a “nice turnout for both of them,” with Pemble returning home with two medals, and Promo cracking into the top four. “It was pretty intense,” Knowles said. “There was some good competition. It was a … [Read more...]

Whistler Cup win icing on the cake for Sun Peaks Racers

Photo by Catherine Applegath

The Sun Peaks Alpine Club returned from a commanding performance at the Whistler Cup on April 1 to 3. The club sent nine young racers to participate, including Liam Applegath, who finished the event as the overall U14 champion. In a ski race often decided by milliseconds, Applegath blitzed the competition to finish first in the U14 slalom. His run time across the first run (37.39) and the second run (39.29) … [Read more...]

Great turnout for first ever Party in the Park

Party in the Park

More than 60 locals and visitors took to the Rockstar Energy Terrain Park to show their skills, get their stoke on and nail some sweet lines in the first ever Party in the Park event, hosted by Oronge Boardshop on Easter Sunday. Dave Kuan, co-owner of Oronge Boardshop, said the event was a big success. “It was a great event, a beautiful day, and all the riders were stoked,” Kuan said. “It was a new set up … [Read more...]

Kals on top at Bottoms

Top to Bottoms

Bill Kals may not have been the first person across the finish line, but after photo-examination and a judge’s ruling, he was declared the winner in the prestigious season-ending Top to Bottoms race on Sunday, April 12. Ross “Rosco” Thompson was close behind as the first male snowboarder, Angie Seely was the first female snowboarder, and Sonya Trevisi was the first female skier across the line. Young competitor … [Read more...]