Prior to officiating a senior boys basketball between host Byrne Creek and St. Patrick's on Feb. 3, 2022, veteran officials Dindo Cobarrubias (left) and Karn Dhillon take a moment to remind everyone of the Pink Whistle Campaign. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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In tough times, BCBOA’s Pink Whistle Campaign hits its all-time high! “Little by little, one whistle at a time, one donation at a time, we’re all making a difference…” says founder Karn Dhillon!

LANGLEY — In the B.C. basketball community, pink whistles attached to the ends of pink lanyards have become the ties that bind… even in the toughest of times.And if you ask Karn Dhillon, the longtime, respected basketball referee, about the Pink Whistle/Call A Foul on Cancer campaign that he launched as an annual February initiative […]

Karn Dhillon (left) who has reffed in parts of the last six decades posed at KitsFest with the late Felix Gonzales. Dhillon eulogizes his friend, who passed suddenly this week, remembering him for his huge heart and his love for his family. (Photo by Tim Braund property of Tim Braund Photography 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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VL Podcast 02.24.21: Veteran referee Karn Dhillon, who reflects on the sudden passing of friend Felix Gonzalez, speaks to the tight-knit bond of BC’s hoops community

Welcome to the latest edition of the Varsity Letters podcast. Today we chat with longtime basketball referee Karn Dhillon on a variety of topics spanning a career that began not too soon after he graduated from Vancouver’s Sir Winston Churchill in the late 1970s. Dhillon also eulogizes his friend, longtime and well-loved referee Felix Gonzalez […]