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The Best of BC 150: Greatest Sport Moment

August 26th, 2008 @ 8:13am (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

I admit, News1130 is probably my top source for up to the minute local news – and I’m talking about the RSS feed for their website, not their station on my AM dial. However, I still check various sources around the South Coast daily to simply get a rounded view of what’s making news, from Steveston to Hope.

Expo86CKNW currently has a “Best of BC 150” section on their website where they ask readers/listeners to leave a comment with their answer. (This is to continue the celebration of BC’s 150th birthday). The questions range from what was “BC’s Greatest Moments in Sports”, “BC’s Top News Events & Historical Moments”, to topics like “BC’s Top Power Brokers – Politicians & Business Leaders”.

A theme I am noticing among those who have left comments is that there’s a lot of love out there for Expo 86 from festival events to historical moments (and I have to say I have a lot of love for the classic Expo vid on this site). I’m curious as to what my readers would deem worthy for the history books or what events they will be telling their grand children about, especially when it comes to sport.

Our BC athletes did well in Beijing and they’ll probably shine even brighter in Vancouver for the 2010 games. Currently the greatest sports moments on the CKNW BC 150 list include the 1994 cup run by the Canucks and Rick Hansen’s Man in Motion tour. Both very worthy but I was wondering if perhaps there’s more. I know that when it comes to sport in BC it’s clear we’re a hockey province but don’t we also have more to celebrate than a cup run 14 years ago?

How about the Miracle Mile, Roger Nielson’s towel power, the 1915 Stanley Cup victory, and I haven’t even touched on the momentous day when the Grizzlies left town or the Lions brought home the cup.

I’d love to seek out new sporting feats, events and missions both big and small.

Who knows, maybe one day we’ll also be known for creating that new indoor event called “when Shaw’s internet services go down we resort to testing out the iPhone’s speedometer application to entertain ourselves”.

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6 comments

  1. raymi says:

    duane can run?

  2. sis604 says:

    We were sooo stylish. Boy I’m glad 80s fashion is back!
    How about canucks going to the cup final in ’94, the same year the lions won the grey cup. That was pretty cool.

  3. Miss604 says:

    There’s also Vancouver Giants Day in Vancouver, that was a good year for hockey in this town.

  4. fotoeins says:

    I find it somewhat curious that CKNW’s front page at the bottom lists CNN items. Listing CNN is fine, but why not also add other Canadian national items, or would that simply go “too far” in adding possible Toronto bias to the mix? :-)

    As for possible/additional candidates for Greatest BC Sport Moments:

    * Nancy Greene
    * Vancouver Whitecaps defeating Tampa Bay for the NASL championship

  5. Loved your insight!! For once someone got everything correct!! Would you mind if I put a blogroll link back to your post? :)

  6. Sport Picks says:

    Never knew about that section in CKNW until recently. Boy, was I behind the times…

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