A28 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2017
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n One hundred and fifty of the world’s top fencers squared off during the Peter Bakonyi World Cup event at the Richmond Oval Feb. 17 - 19. This was the only fencing World Cup for the Épée weapon held in North America, and one of five Épée World Cups held annually around the world. On hand was Richmond’s Natasha Kis-Toth (below, centre) who is ranked number one in Canada for the U17 women’s category. Photos by Gord Goble/Special to the News
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n Players and families connected to the Seafair H4C4 Predators team recently collected 123 items, plus $1,550 for the Richmond Food Bank. In return, the food bank provided the group of eight-year-old players with an eye-opening tour of its facility, which left the entire team inspired to do more for the organization that helps Richmond’s needy families and individuals. Photo submitted
n Fourteen-year-old Richmond resident Valerie Mok won a National Gold Medal for scoring the top mark in Canada on the The Royal Conservatory’s Licentiate examination in piano. Valerie received the medal last Nov. 6 at the Royal Conservatory’s annual Convocation and Gold Medals Ceremony, held at Vancouver’s Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. Photo submitted
n The Richmond Sunset Rotary club raised $2,700 to help defeat polio at an auction attended by Mayor Malcolm Brodie (right) last Dec. 14. Photo submitted