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Thanks for the love, Promontory Heights Elementary!

In the 2015-2016 Chilliwack Chiefs season, the Chilliwack Sports Hall of Fame (CSHOF) provided game tickets to students at Promontory Heights Elementary School in Chilliwack through the Chilliwack Chiefs’ Adopt A School program. At a recent school assembly, CSHOF president Eric Welsh was on hand to receive this very cool surprise from the school. Thanks for the love, Promontory Elementary!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To learn more about the Chiefs’ Adopt A School program, visit: http://www.chilliwackchiefs.net/adopt-a-school-program

Stars Aligned for 3-Field Squadron

It’s the spring of 1968.

Carl Marsh and some of his 3-Field Squadron teammates are in the stands in a frigid rink in Petawawa, ON.

On the ice, another hockey team is doing line rushes.

Up and back

Up and back.

Up and back.

CFB Rockcliffe has the ice for two hours and they use every minute.

Their boys are winded grabbing water at the bench, and the Chilliwack boys just shake their heads.

When it’s their time to hit the ice, they only use 45 minutes.

Some casual line rushes. A little passing and shooting and off to relax.

They are watched from the stands by another opponent, […]

Klassen: From Sardis Secondary to BC Lions

If you didn’t know Rick Klassen’s history before meeting him, you could make a very reasoned guess based on the first five minutes.

First, the handshake, a crushing embrace of hands that you need to be ready for.

Then, the air of intensity that surrounds Klassen wherever he goes and whenever he speaks.

Sitting in a chair across the table, he gives the impression that everything he’s saying is hugely important and you’d better be listening.

If you didn’t know who he was, you’d guess the 55 year old was a former military man, probably special ops.

If not that, then a retired athlete […]

Class of 2014 Revealed

One team and one individual will go in this year, with the induction ceremony taking place Oct. 25.
Rick Klassen is being recognized for a 10 year Canadian Football League career that included a Grey Cup win in 1985.
Klassen was an outstanding athlete at Sardis secondary school in the late 1970s, and played collegiately at Simon Fraser University.
Klassen was an offensive lineman with the Clansmen, and for the first eight games of his CFL career.
Credit BC Lions coach Vic Rapp for switching Klassen to the defensive line, where he became a dominant force.
Klassen helped the Lions to the 1983 Grey Cup […]