MVP of the Week

Zach Wesley spent six days aboard the tall ship Pacific Grace in March. Wesley has been a member of the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets Corp 7 Captain Cook sea cadets for the past 4 years. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

MVP of the Week: Life on the high seas

Prince Rupert Sea Cadet Zach Wesley set sail over spring break

Zach Wesley spent six days aboard the tall ship Pacific Grace in March. Wesley has been a member of the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets Corp 7 Captain Cook sea cadets for the past 4 years. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
John Paul is a lover of badminton, and has been schooling those half his age with drop shots for years. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

A killer drop shot

88-year-old Rupertite John Paul doesn’t plan to stop playing badminton any time soon

John Paul is a lover of badminton, and has been schooling those half his age with drop shots for years. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
Defenceman Samantha Wiley played in the Global Girls Game on March 11. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

MVP of the Week: Finding inspiration on the ice

Samantha Wiley met legends of the women’s game and played in the Global Girl’s Game on March 11

Defenceman Samantha Wiley played in the Global Girls Game on March 11. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
Tatum Acker won the Northwest wrestling zone championships after just four months in the sport. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

MVP of the Week: Leaving it on the mat

Tatum Acker turned her newfound passion for wrestling into a zone championship

Tatum Acker won the Northwest wrestling zone championships after just four months in the sport. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
Paul Bozman has taught taekwondo in Prince Rupert for more than 30 years. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

MVP Of The Week: Breaking boards and barriers

Prince Rupert taekwondo instructor Paul Bozman’s travels have deepened his love for his art

Paul Bozman has taught taekwondo in Prince Rupert for more than 30 years. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
Hans Hagan has been driving the zamboni in the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre Arena for nearly 10 years. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

MVP Of The Week: Prince Rupert’s maker of ice

Hans Hagan has been driving the Zamboni at the Prince Rupert Arena for nearly a decade

Hans Hagan has been driving the zamboni in the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre Arena for nearly 10 years. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
Prince Rupert athlete, Kobi Franes, warms up with the backstroke at the Earl Mah Aquatic Centre. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

MVP of the Week: Liberation in swimming and skiing

Prince Rupert’s 17-year-old Kobi Franes has a passion both in the pool and on the slopes

Prince Rupert athlete, Kobi Franes, warms up with the backstroke at the Earl Mah Aquatic Centre. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
Long Nguyen is a Prince Rupert gamer who competes in Canada and the United States. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

MVP Of The Week: Prince Rupert’s arcade guru

Long Nguyen will never stop playing the games he loves

Long Nguyen is a Prince Rupert gamer who competes in Canada and the United States. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
Dylon Cruz will compete as an archer at the BC Winter Games in February. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

MVP Of The Week: Dylon Cruz, a dead shot

Prince Rupert’s Dylon Cruz is taking his passion for archery to the BC Winter Games 2018

Dylon Cruz will compete as an archer at the BC Winter Games in February. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
Jerry Kurka has been officiating games in Prince Rupert at all levels for over 30 years. The 2017-2018 season will be his last in Prince Rupert. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

Kurka keeps thing official

The longtime hockey referee has been on the ice in Prince Rupert for more than 30 years

Jerry Kurka has been officiating games in Prince Rupert at all levels for over 30 years. The 2017-2018 season will be his last in Prince Rupert. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
Jessica Lindstrom ran in the 2017 Reggae Marathon event in Negril, Jamaica after raising more than $1,000 to raise awareness for men’s health issues (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

MVP of the Week: Running internationally for a cause

Jessica Lindstrom combines her two passions to raise men’s health awareness

Jessica Lindstrom ran in the 2017 Reggae Marathon event in Negril, Jamaica after raising more than $1,000 to raise awareness for men’s health issues (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
George “Sonny” Henry gets his students organized for a game of capture the pin during his after school program at Prince Rupert Middle School. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

Making students feel at home

George “Sonny” Henry has been a learning facilitator for eight years

George “Sonny” Henry gets his students organized for a game of capture the pin during his after school program at Prince Rupert Middle School. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
Troy O’Toole has been a coach in Prince Rupert for more than 20 years. In 1996, he began coaching the Prince Rupert Raiders who he led to a silver medal at the B.C. Winter Games. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

MVP Of The Week: Troy O’Toole

Prince Rupert Raiders coach Troy O’Toole still enjoys coaching hockey after twenty years

Troy O’Toole has been a coach in Prince Rupert for more than 20 years. In 1996, he began coaching the Prince Rupert Raiders who he led to a silver medal at the B.C. Winter Games. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
Eric Tubb has been a member of the Charles Hays Secondary School soccer team for his entire high school career and a member of the senior boys basketball team since he was 15 years old. He is currently out of action with an injury but hopes to be back to compete with the basketball team in the spring. (Submitted photo)

MVP Of The Week: Injured but never out

Prince Rupert’s Eric Tubb won’t stop working to return to soccer after his knee injury

Eric Tubb has been a member of the Charles Hays Secondary School soccer team for his entire high school career and a member of the senior boys basketball team since he was 15 years old. He is currently out of action with an injury but hopes to be back to compete with the basketball team in the spring. (Submitted photo)
Max Erwin at the top of Shames Mountain. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

MVP of the Week: Getting up after a fall

Max Erwin steps back into the climbing harness after a fall in California that nearly broke him

Max Erwin at the top of Shames Mountain. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Taking his love for soccer from South Africa to Prince Rupert

Taking his love for soccer from South Africa to Prince Rupert

Ezekiel Appollos learned about a new culture through new sports

Taking his love for soccer from South Africa to Prince Rupert
Amy Leighton won the 2017 Premier’s Award for Aboriginal Youth Excellence in sport. (Submitted photo)

MVP of the Week — Amy Leighton is making waves

Prince Rupert swimmer Amy Leighton won the Premier’s Award for Aboriginal Youth Excellence in sport

Amy Leighton won the 2017 Premier’s Award for Aboriginal Youth Excellence in sport. (Submitted photo)
Dionte Stephens recently worked out for the Canadian national rugby team, and was invited for a second tryout taking place in January, 2018. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

MVP of the Week: Going for team Canada

Dionte Stephens is trying out for the Canada Rugby team

Dionte Stephens recently worked out for the Canadian national rugby team, and was invited for a second tryout taking place in January, 2018. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
Robyn Grant wraps her hands ahead of an afternoon workout at the Red Shadow boxing club.  (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

VIDEO and story: MVP of the Week — The fighter’s life

Prince Rupert’s Robyn Grant has dreams of being a UFC champion

Robyn Grant wraps her hands ahead of an afternoon workout at the Red Shadow boxing club.  (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
Steve Weir reaches to make a playing during badminton night tat the Jim Ciccone civic centre (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

Racquet and spokes

Steve Weir uses two passions to honour the legacy of two dear friends

Steve Weir reaches to make a playing during badminton night tat the Jim Ciccone civic centre (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)