Byrne Creek's Felix Chong (left) and Alex Flores (right) help steady videographer Sampson Fang as the trio captures images of multi-sport athlete Jas Sidhu for its Athlete of the Month feature. (Photo property Byrne Creek athletics 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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At Burnaby’s Byrne Creek, Athletic Council class gives students an empowered ‘voice of community’ in a time of disconnect!

BURNABY — This past September, on what was the first day of a freshly-minted class in the curriculum at Byrne Creek Community School, the teacher posed a defining question to his students.“I had the kids write down what they thought the athletic climate was at Byrne Creek, and how they would perceive us if they […]

Burnaby South forward Eric Li (left) was one of several Rebels seniors denied a Grade 12 season due to the pandemic. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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A season without high school sports: Says Burnaby South AD Robbie Puni: “…when you don’t have it, you gain the valuable element of what you are missing out on”

BURNABY — Finding a way to most accurately describe the loss of the entire 2020-21 high school sports season in B.C. is at once an impossible challenge.Instead, Robbie Puni offered his observations.“We’re seeing a lot of kids without a team walking through the hallways, and some are carrying a basketball or a volleyball,” the longtime […]

Burnaby South's Jiordano Khan, pictured in the 2017 B.C. junior boys championship game, gets his chance in front of the home crowd this season when the Rod Thompson Memorial runs Dec. 19-21, one of eight invitationals being hosted at the school this season. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. high school basketball’s miracle marathon! Burnaby South to host eight consecutive tourneys from now until the end of January

BURNABY — Maybe it’s not the basketball event of the high school year. Yet when the home team takes on Surrey’s Frank Hurt Hornets at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the opening round of the Grade 8 boys Rebels Classic at Burnaby South Secondary, one of the most ambitious single-school undertakings in B.C. high school sports history […]