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Salmon Arm

, horseshoe pitch, and the Salmon Arm campus of Okanagan College. The city's previous indoor ice arena, Memorial Arena, has been re-purposed as an indoor field sports facility, and is heavily used by such sports as soccer, rugby, and archery. Memorial Arena, with sponsorship from the Salmon Arm Savings & Credit Union has been re-branded as the SASCU Memorial Recreation Centre, while the main recreation centre is similarly sponsored and branded the SASCU Recreation Centre. Former NHL player Dave Scatchard was raised in Salmon Arm, playing his minor hockey there. Other notable athletes raised in or with ties to Salmon Arm are swimmer Rick Say and curler Sandra Jenkins. Transportation left thumb Waterfront (File:Quai Salmon Arm.jpg) Salmon Arm lies on the Trans-Canada Highway approximately halfway between Vancouver and Calgary. It is also at the top of Highway 97 (British Columbia Highway 97), which leads to Vernon (Vernon, British Columbia) and Kelowna. The economy benefits from through traffic; many brand-name hotels and restaurants have opened in the past few decades. The Canadian Pacific Railway also runs though Salmon Arm. No passenger service is available, though the Rocky Mountaineer trains pass through on occasion. Salmon Arm Airport mainly serves general aviation aircraft, though scheduled service to Vancouver and Calgary was available by Northern Hawk Aviation until it ceased operations. Salmon Arm is well served by Greyhound Bus Lines (Greyhound Canada) for travel to other cities in the region, province and across Canada. Salmon Arm has a minor, infrequent bus service to nearby suburbs, using small commuter minibuses, as well as handyDart (HandyDART) service for the disabled. Shuswap Transit System Wildfire Damage 1998 In 1998, an area of 13,500 acres (34 kmĀ² or just over 5000 hectares) immediately southwest of Salmon Arm was burnt to the extent of deforestation by a wildfire started by lightning. The fire came down from the Fly Hills in the west and embers carried by the wind jumped the valley and ignited Mount Ida (Mount Ida (British Columbia)). Flames raced down both sides of the valley, threatening many homes. An emergency evacuation was executed as the fire hotfooted it closer. Remarkably, just as the fire reached the valley floor, a sudden change of wind direction forced the fire back on itself, extinguishing it. The fire came so close that trees in many backyards were singed and barn paint was peeled. The media reported "20 homes and 15 barns" John Colebourn, Staff Reporter. The Province. Vancouver, B.C.: Nov 5, 1998. pg. A.29 were destroyed during the firestorm in the Silver Creek area to the south of Salmon Arm, which also produced Canada's largest civil evacuation up to that date when the "5,000-hectare forest fire that forced the removal of 7,000 residents of Salmon Arm was being blown toward the town." Camille Bains. The Vancouver Sun. Vancouver, B.C.: Aug 11, 1998. pg. A.1.FRO Sister city Salmon Arm's sister city is Inashiki, Ibaraki, Japan (Formerly Azuma, Ibaraki, Japan, until its recent amalgamation into Inashiki). There is a pavilion near McGuire Lake in honour of the friendship between Japan and Salmon Arm. Notable residents * Gail Anderson-Dargatz, author. * Calvin Ayre - billionaire, graduated from high school in Salmon Arm. Salmon Arm Observer news article, July 28, 2009 * E.V. Gordon, a well-known medieval philologist and colleague of J.R.R. Tolkien, was born in Salmon Arm in 1896. * Rick Say is a 3-time Olympic and National Record holding swimmer. * Dave Scatchard is a former NHL player. * Greg Sczebel is a two-time Juno Award-winning independent singer songwriter. * Bev Smith was a member and coach of the Canadian national women's basketball team. She was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2004. * Richard Underhill, Toronto jazz saxophonist, 2003 Juno Award winner. * Curtis Lazar, NHL Player, Captain of Team Canada at the World Junior 2015. * Cody Franson, NHL Player, Defenceman for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Salmon Arm in popular culture * The Punch-Out!! character Bear Hugger resides in Salmon Arm. Additionally, he even has an attack of the same name. References Wikipedia:Salmon Arm, British Columbia Dmoz:Regional North_America Canada British_Columbia Localities S Salmon_Arm


Donetsk

the different track and field sports, Donetsk especially has a big name in pole vaulting. Sergey Bubka, regarded by many as the greatest pole vaulter in history, grew up in the city, and also started in 1992 an annual pole vaulting event in Donetsk, called Pole Vault Stars. Bubka himself set the world indoor record (Men's pole vault indoor world record progression) at the event three times (1990, 1991, 1993). His indoor world pole vault record of 6.15m, set in the Donetsk


Lethbridge

20070927024139 http: www.lethbridge.ca home City+Hall Departments Parks+-+Pathways+-+Trails Whats+New What+New.htm archivedate 27 September 2007 accessdate 2007-04-28 It has facilities for field sports and baseball (Spitz Stadium), a disc golf course (Nicholas Sheran Park), a skate park (Skatepark), a BMX track, a climbing wall, a dozen tennis courts, and seven pools. It is home to five golf courses, including the award-winning Paradise Canyon Golf Resort


New Westminster

in 1937.) The Royal City Musical Theatre, a long-established New Westminster tradition, uses the Massey, while comedy and mystery theatricals use the stages in Queens Park. Also in Queens Park is the Queens Park Arena, longtime home to the legendary New Westminster Salmonbellies professional lacrosse team, as well as an open-air stadium used for baseball and field sports. The Burr Theatre (originally the Columbia Theatre), named for New Westminster native Raymond Burr, was operated


Saskatoon

is one of the most successful on field sports in Saskatoon. The University of Saskatchewan Huskies (Saskatchewan Huskies) are one of the top University football programs in Canada, with three Vanier Cup national championships and 19 Hardy Trophy Canada West championships. The Huskies have made nine Vanier Cup appearances since 1990, and were the first team from outside of Ontario to host the Vanier Cup, hosting the game in 2006. As well, the Saskatoon Hilltops


Derby

, moderately addicted to field sports and more than either, to reading in which he passed many hours; firm in his principles which were those of the old Whig; amiable in his disposition mild in his manners, he was beloved of his friends". Martins (2009) p.10 The family's prospects improved significantly when Coke was five, when his uncle, Thomas Coke, 1st Earl of Leicester (Thomas Coke, 1st Earl of Leicester (fifth creation)), died. The cause of Thomas's death is not certain


Northern Ireland

Ireland and the Republic of Ireland often field a single team. How do other sports in the island cope with the situation? The Herald, 3 April 2008 The most notable exception is association football, which has separate governing bodies for each jurisdiction. Field sports Football File:George


Iraq

as a substitute for the fox hunting of their native England. Unlike foxes, golden jackals were documented to be ferociously protective of their pack mates, and could seriously injure dogs. ''An Encyclopaedia of Rural Sports: Or a Complete Account, Historical, Practical, and Descriptive, of Hunting, Shooting, Fishing, Racing, and Other Field Sports and Athletic Amusements of the Present Day, Delabere Pritchett Blaine'' by Delabere Pritchett Blaine, published by Longman, Orme, Brown, Green


South Africa

football football player playing for Supersport United in the Premier Soccer League. He was a leader of the post-Hungerford (Hungerford massacre) and post-Dunblane (Dunblane massacre) "gun lobby" and a supporter of field sports. He was also a somewhat secretive former propagandist for apartheid South Africa and a friend of other lobbyists such as Ian Greer, Neil Hamilton (Neil Hamilton (politician)), who would later be disgraced in the cash for questions scandal, and Derek Laud. But he was not monochromatic. He was liberal on abortion, favoured free eye and dental treatment, and would have preferred the whites he backed in southern Africa to be more reformist. WikiPedia:South Africa Dmoz:Regional Africa South Africa Commons:Category:South Africa


India

. Unlike foxes, golden jackals were documented to be ferociously protective of their pack mates, and could seriously injure dogs. ''An Encyclopaedia of Rural Sports: Or a Complete Account, Historical, Practical, and Descriptive, of Hunting, Shooting, Fishing, Racing, and Other Field Sports and Athletic Amusements of the Present Day, Delabere Pritchett Blaine'' by Delabere Pritchett Blaine, published by Longman, Orme, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1840 ''A monograph


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