The Prince George Track and Field Club is holding its Sub Zero Meet on Saturday at Masich Place Stadium.
Competition was scheduled to get underway at 11 a.m. with running and jumping events, discus and javelin being held. The meet is slated to continue until after the last event, which was scheduled for 4:15 p.m.
Since the infield has only been clear of snow for a couple of weeks, the PGTFC is limiting activity on it by not having a shot put competition in the meet. Due to event changes, there have also been adjustments made to short and middle distance running events.
The meet attracts several clubs from the northern B.C. region, and includes a variety of age categories. It’s the first of a dozen competitions on the PGTFC website. They include two other meets at Masich Place Stadium, the North Central District high school zone championships May 19 and 20, and the Spruce Capital Invitational on June 11 and 12.
Other significant meets include the B.C. high school championships June 3 and 4 in Burnaby, the B.C. junior development meet July 22 to 24 in Kamloops, the Legion National Championships Aug. 5 to 7 in Ottawa, the Western Canada Summer Games Aug. 5 to 9 in Kamloops, and the B.C. Senior Games for athletes 55 and older from Aug. 16 to 20 in Trail.
BC Cup Hockey
Prince George will be well represented in this weekend’s BC Hockey U16 BC Cup in Kamloops.
Each player will suit up for one of 10 teams in the event, which features a practice day Thursday, round robin games Friday and Saturday and placement games on Sunday. The championship game is scheduled for Sunday at 3 p.m.
Prince George players suiting up, with teams in parentheses, are: forwards Lucas Ens (Canucks), Gabe Mason (Predators), Braidon Epp (Sabres), Mathieu Longhurst (Flyers), Thane Anderson (Thrashers) and Donovon Law (Stars) and Liam Blackburn (Bruins); defencemen Zachary Schlitt (Canucks) and Scott Cullen (Wild); and goalie Jeremy Matte (Bruins).
The Leafs and the Avalanche are also entering the competition.
Two coaches from the city, Brad Crossan and Chris Rowland, are part of the Canucks coaching staff.
Fan the Flame
This year’s Fan the Flame Celebration Dinner has been scheduled for May 6 at the Coast Inn of the North.
The event begins with a reception at 6 p.m., with the dinner at 7 p.m.
The keynote speaker of the event is Maelle Ricker, who won gold in snowboard cross at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and Whistler.
Tickets are $55. For more information, visit pacificsport.com/nbc.