MVP of the Week

Hoff currently serves as vice-president of the Eagle Eye Archery Club. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

MVP of the Week: Rink, range and lanes, Cory Hoff has done it all

Hoff has dabbled in many sports during his life, now settling on a few he is proud to be a part of

 

Kai Leighton feeds a pass to a waiting Brendan Eshom during first half action in the Rainmakers home opener against Caledonia. Charles Hays took full advantage of their boisterous home crowd, coming away with a 95-62 victory. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

MVP of the Week: Leighton’s Heights

Kai Leighton has plenty left to achieve in his final season as a Rainmaker — and beyond

 

Karlie Fudger has been dancing for 12 years, during which time she has won numerous awards and competitions. She is now taking part in the renowned IDO competition in Poland.

MVP of the Week | To Poland and beyond: Fudger hits the global stage

Karlie Fudger is living up to the family name, and taking her dancing talents to the global stage

 

Jim Lessard hit a low point when his hockey career ended and he turned to drugs and alcohol. He is now on a positive road to recovery though, and even playing hockey again. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

MVP of the Week | Positive transitions: Jim Lessard recovering on and off the ice

Former hockey pro is once again fostering a positive relationship with life and the game he loves

Jim Lessard hit a low point when his hockey career ended and he turned to drugs and alcohol. He is now on a positive road to recovery though, and even playing hockey again. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)
Alison Sherman teaches jazz, acrobatic dance, and her favourite style - ballet - at the Spectrum City Dance studio. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

MVP of the Week: Alison Sherman lands her first position

Dance instructor and master of ballet is working her dream job at Rupert dance studio

Alison Sherman teaches jazz, acrobatic dance, and her favourite style - ballet - at the Spectrum City Dance studio. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)
Duncan Ryan is a reliable member of the Prince Rupert community, whether he’s using his driving skills to haul freight, or the Rainmakers rugby team. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

MVP of the Week: Once a Rainmaker, always a Rainmaker

Duncan Ryan was one of the founding members of the rugby squad — now he’s securing the team’s future

Duncan Ryan is a reliable member of the Prince Rupert community, whether he’s using his driving skills to haul freight, or the Rainmakers rugby team. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)
David Armstrong was a founding member of the Charles Hays Debate Club. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

MVP of the Week: Soccer to Socratic

David Armstrong is showing his skills on the soccer field, debate team, and beyond

David Armstrong was a founding member of the Charles Hays Debate Club. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)
Hughes has taught at PRMS for 15 years, during which time he has had the chance to mould countless kids with his philosophy focusing on active living being a pathway to a successful life. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

MVP of the Week: Barton Hughes

It would be hard to find a youth sport this volunteer is not involved with

Hughes has taught at PRMS for 15 years, during which time he has had the chance to mould countless kids with his philosophy focusing on active living being a pathway to a successful life. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)
McArthur’s relationship with hockey has been an important one throughout his life. He wasn’t ready for it to end simply because he had grown older, so he founded the Old Chums hockey league. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

MVP of the Week: Hockey and McArthur are like a pair of old chums

Gary McArthur founded a league for those who aren’t quite ready to hang up their skates

McArthur’s relationship with hockey has been an important one throughout his life. He wasn’t ready for it to end simply because he had grown older, so he founded the Old Chums hockey league. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)
George Kuntz still found a little time to putt this year, despite spending many of his hours at the course helping things flow smoothly.

MVP of the Week: Retirement? Not in George Kuntz’s vocabulary

Kuntz’s newest role saw him make sure golfers hit the greens all season long

George Kuntz still found a little time to putt this year, despite spending many of his hours at the course helping things flow smoothly.
MVP of the Week: Engineering a successful career on and off the field

MVP of the Week: Engineering a successful career on and off the field

Jon Phelan may be retired from national play, but is still plenty involved with the sport he loves

MVP of the Week: Engineering a successful career on and off the field
Doreen McKay proudly sports the ‘Wow’ emblazoned medal she received for her efforts in The Northern View Cannery Road Race. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

Run to Win: Doreen McKay refuses to be kept down

A fighting spirit keeps McKay going through difficult times and beyond

Doreen McKay proudly sports the ‘Wow’ emblazoned medal she received for her efforts in The Northern View Cannery Road Race. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)
Martin Schouw powers to the finish line in the Northern View Cannery Road Race just ahead of his target time of 1:45:00. (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)

MVP of the Week: Runner ready for his biggest challenge yet

Martin Schouw has found new meaning in life thanks to running, and now hopes to use it to give back

Martin Schouw powers to the finish line in the Northern View Cannery Road Race just ahead of his target time of 1:45:00. (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)
MVP of the Week: All-around the apparatus —and the province

MVP of the Week: All-around the apparatus —and the province

New head coach Erin Hipkiss looks to build upon medal winning Prince Rupert Gymnastics Club

MVP of the Week: All-around the apparatus —and the province
Jacqueline, along with her sons Theo and Troy, took part in the first ever Kaien Trails TrailBlazer run at the end of August. The boys just edged out their mother, although she didn’t seem to mind much. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

MVP of the Week: Home, home on the road

Jacqueline Bromley finds her peace on the road — albeit in very different mediums

Jacqueline, along with her sons Theo and Troy, took part in the first ever Kaien Trails TrailBlazer run at the end of August. The boys just edged out their mother, although she didn’t seem to mind much. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)
Despite dealing with a depleted grounds crew this summer, Slocombe and the rest of the greenskeepers have kept the Prince Rupert golf course in quality order. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

MVP: The grass is always greener — thanks to golf course grounds crew

Grant Slocombe helps maintain —and even finds some time to play — the Prince Rupert Golf Course

Despite dealing with a depleted grounds crew this summer, Slocombe and the rest of the greenskeepers have kept the Prince Rupert golf course in quality order. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)
Captain, all-star, MVP, and all about the team

Captain, all-star, MVP, and all about the team

Brittanne O’Connor’s drive to create Prince Rupert’s own women’s team has led to success and inspiration

Captain, all-star, MVP, and all about the team
Vern Barker was instrumental in bringing organized soccer back to Prince Rupert in 2011. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

MVP of the Week: Soccer saves: Vern Barker sees the sport as a way to better lives

Revitalization of soccer and more in Prince Rupert helped by Barker’s efforts

Vern Barker was instrumental in bringing organized soccer back to Prince Rupert in 2011. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)
Iain Cullen has been president of the Prince Rupert Golf Club for the past three years. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

MVP of the Week: Iain Cullen

For Cullen, shooting your age is just a number

Iain Cullen has been president of the Prince Rupert Golf Club for the past three years. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)
Ashleigh Lockhart ran her first full marathon at the Totem to Totem Marathon in Skidegate on July 20, 2019. (Submitted photo)

MVP of the Week: Ashleigh Lockhart

Rupert runner completes her first marathon at Totem to Totem race

Ashleigh Lockhart ran her first full marathon at the Totem to Totem Marathon in Skidegate on July 20, 2019. (Submitted photo)