Sports

McBeath named 2011 Hometown Hero

Paddler Sean McBeath was named Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows’ latest hometown hero at the annual Rotary Club sports banquet last week

McBeath, a long-time member of the Ridge Canoe and Kayak Club, picked up one silver and two bronze medals at the Pan-Am Canoe Championships in 2007, and hopes to qualify for Team Canada for the 2012 Olympic Games in London next year. When he’s not on the water, McBeath studies at the University of B.C., where he is a full-time biological engineering student, and plans to become a doctor after graduating.

More than 180 attended the annual fundraiser, which raised more than $25,000 for local sports facilities.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Reader photo: Cloverdale lilacs bloom in mid-October
 
Trick-or-treaters to take to the streets for Halloween Costume Parade
 
Surrey Museum, Archives open on Remembrance Day
Cops for Cancer: beauty salon edition
 
A relationship set in stone
 
Inclusive Diwali attracts huge crowds to White Rock
AROUND TOWN: Cars on show
 
A Frightful Good Time
 
Abbotsford Heat Host Aldergrove Hockey Families

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event




Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 17 edition online now. Browse the archives.