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City arenas to be upgraded

By James Hopkin The City of Greater Sudbury will see improvements to 16 of its community arenas through a $1.2-million investment by the city in conjunction with the Canada-Ontario Infrastructure program.

Sports Briefs

Gymnastics championships The Sudbury Laurels are hosting the Ontario Provincial Level I Gymnastics Championships this weekend at the Tom Davies Centre in Walden. More than 1,000 athletes, coaches, officials and supporters will attend the event.

Sabrecats rally

A rally will be held Wednesday, May 15 to celebrate the amazing success of the Rayside-Balfour Sabrecats.

Wolves grab offensive talent

The Sudbury Wolves courted young offensive talent at last weekendÂ?s Ontario Hockey League priority draft.

Sports Briefs

Flyers make history Claiming its first ever title since its inception in 1946, the Chelmsford Flyers Senior Boys Hockey Team defeated the St. Charles Cardinals in the SDSSAA senior boys high school hockey division I city championship playoffs.

Elite basketball camp

The Bantam Development Basketball Program is open to all boys born in 1989 or 1990 (under 13 as of Jan. 1, 2002). The clinic and tryout camp will be held on Saturday, May 11 from 1 to 4 pm at Lasalle Secondary School.

Sun Run Sunday

The annual Sudbury Sun Run, the next event of the 2002 Sudbury Fitness Challenge series, is all set to go this Sunday. The event will once again be held at Laurentian University's stadium.

Powerlifting competition

For the first time since 1988, Sudbury will be hosting a Special Olympics powerlifting competition this weekend at Cambrian College.

Powerboat races continue

Molson Canada has signed on for another three years as title sponsor of the Molson Canadian National Powerboat Championships, now going into their 11th year at Whitewater Lake Park in Azilda.

Swimmers raising cash

Christie Smith, a third-year biomedical sciences student at Laurentian University, and Melissa Rydahl, a second-year physical education student, qualified for the World Lifeguarding Championships to be held in Daytona Beach, Florida, from May 14 to 1