Kings player remembered

A former Red Deer College Kings volleyball player will be remembered this weekend in Sylvan Lake.

Some of the best AA and AAA volleyball players from Alberta and Western Canada will be in Sylvan to help kick off the Western swing of the Canadian Pro Beach volleyball tour with the Jonathon Walsh Memorial Tournament.

Walsh, who spent three years playing for the Kings and also played for the University of Calgary and overseas in Germany, Portugal, Belgium and the Netherlands, passed away suddenly in April of 2010 in Lausanne, Switzerland at the age of 32.

The Fort McMurray native also worked with Bring It Promotions as a player agent, and spent countless hours working to provide Canadian athletes with professional playing opportunities around the world.

The total prize pool for the tournament, which includes a Saturday night social at the Lakewood Golf Resort, is $5,000 and all proceeds raised will go towards providing scholarships and funding for RDC student athletes.

In a post on facebook, current Kings head coach Aaron Schulha encouraged former and current Kings and Queens players alike to come out and “Show Jon how much he meant to all of us and to the sport of volleyball within the Central Alberta community.”

A ‘Grass 3’ recreational tournament will also be held at the same time as the pro tournament at the Sylvan Lake Recreation Centre.

The ‘Grass 3’ will be split up into men’s, women’s and co-ed divisions and is open to all competitors over the age of 18.

For more information on the tournament, or to register for the recreational tournament, visit or

Just Posted

FCC host forum featuring sportscaster Brian Williams

The forum is part hopes to educate, reenergerize, inspire and inform producers

Country star Brett Kissel releases new album

Kissel excited to make a stop in Red Deer

Westerner Park takes home international prize for Urban Farm Project

Organizer said she wanted to create an urban farm that would connect urban dwellers to agriculture

Glamorous Red Deer clothing on display

Red Deer MAG showcases stylish dresses worn through the City’s history

Santa launches holiday blood drive at Red Deer clinic

The Berry Family was on site to encourage others to give blood

CP Holiday Train steams into Lacombe

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train delighted residents of Lacombe on Dec. 6

VIDEO: ‘Last Jedi’ premiere kicks off with droids, Daisy Ridley

Latests Star Wars film premiered in style ahead of Dec. 15 theatre debut

Higher winds could complicate California wildfire fight

The expected strength of the winds have reached uncharted territory

North Korea says war is inevitable

North Korea says war is inevitable as allies continue war games

UPDATE: Al Franken resigns from Senate amid allegations

Announcement coming from Sen. Franken amid fresh accusations

Australian Parliament allows same-sex marriages

The Australian Bureau of Statistics said 62 per cent of registered voters favoured reform.

YouTube Canada Reveals the top videos of 2017

From a sea lion that got a bit too frisky to a toddler stealing popcorn from Prince Harry - we watched it all

Canadians urged to exercise caution in Middle East ahead of protests

Protests are in reaction to Trump’s announcement that the U.S. will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel

Feds planning to push back delivery date for new fighter jets: sources

The Liberals had planned to buy 18 Super Hornets

Most Read