Schools, communities… even countries have a lot of reasons to feel good when their sporting teams do well. A championship in any kind of athletic pursuit can put a bounce in the step and a smile on the face of anyone even remotely connected with institution, city, province, state or nation doing the winning.
Think back to the 2010 Olympics, did Canada’s strong showing affect you in any way? What about the Canadian women’s soccer team at the the London Olympics in 2012… any patriotic palpitation beneath your ribcage?
Right now we’re looking at a great time for athletics in the City of Castlegar, so we’re taking the opportunity to offer many congratulations to the Selkirk Saints and Castlegar Rebels. They’re representing themselves plus their school and community in a most positive way, and the Rebels may not be done for a while yet.
Watching the kids lined up for high-fives along the wall leading to the Rebels dressing room after the second round was a great thing to see.
A bit of success goes a long, long way and getting a chance to put together a front page like this week’s doesn’t come along often.
So let’s revel in the glory while the revelling’s good, and salute the young men and their coaches, managers, parents, trainers, billets and bus drivers for jobs very well done.