Saskatchewan-based News Talk 980 has reported that the former head coach of the SFU Clan football team is bound for Regina.

The Saskatchewan radio station cited unnamed sources saying Jacques Chapdelaine, a former Canadian Football League slotback, will become the Roughriders new offensive coordinator.

Chapdelaine was offensive coordinator of the B.C. Lions before taking over as head coach of the SFU Clan earlier this year. The Clan posted a 2-9 record as the only non-American team in the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

It’s nearly Christmas, which means the Vancouver Canucks have released their annual Christmas video.

Last year, some of the team’s most popular players, including Henrik and Daniel Sedin, Roberto Luongo, Ryan Kesler, Kevin Bieksa, and Alex Burrows, starred in the video. They wore ugly Christmas sweaters and answered holiday-related questions on cameras, while a festive Michael Bublé tune played in the background.

This season’s Christmas video features newer and lesser-known Canucks: Zack Kassian, Luca Sbisa, Nick Bonino, Shawn Matthias, Derek Dorsett, Radim Vrbata, and Bieksa all make appearances in the three-minute clip.

When third baseman Brett Lawire was shipped off with some other Blue Jays to the Oakland Athletics last month, it seriously upset one of his younger fans.

A six-year-old Canadian girl named Amelia was devastated by the news. Her wailing cries were captured on the video above by her dad, Alex Lyttle, who posted it on YouTube.

When pops suggested that Lawrie might return to the Jays in a future trade, Amelia didn't believe him, saying he's too good to be dealt again.

All of this has prompted a sympathetic response from the Lawrie family.

And recently, Lawrie paid a surprise visit to Amelia at a Boston Pizza outlet in Langley, where he was born, to hand over a signed jersey, a stuffed animal, and a bobblehead doll.

Mayor Gregor Robertson will introduce a motion next week aimed at naming a public place after Pat Quinn.

Robertson's motion asks staff to identify "an appropriate place or civic asset to be named in recognition of Pat Quinn’s contributions to Vancouver".

The former Vancouver Canucks head coach died on November 23.

"The recent passing of Pat Quinn has inspired a national conversation regarding his lifetime of significant contributions to hockey and athletics across Canada," the motion reads. 

In the wake of the Sochi Olympics, the International Olympic Committee has voted to include sexual orientation in its non-discrimination principle.

At the 127th session of the IOC in Monaco, the IOC unveiled their Olympic Agenda 2020 on December 8.

Recommendation 14, "Strengthen the 6th Fundamental Principle of Olympism", states that the IOC will "include non-discrimination on sexual orientation in the 6th Fundamental Principle of Olympism".

IOC members voted unanimously to approve the principle to now read:

The 102nd annual Grey Cup has taken over Vancouver!

This year sees the Hamilton Tiger-Cats take on the Calgary Stampeders at B.C. Place Stadium on Sunday (November 30).

Photographer Andrew Chin is on hand for the weekend's festivities, which have included local favourites Hey Ocean! performing as part of the Red Truck Tailgate Concert Series.

Today’s announcement of the death of Pat Quinn—former Vancouver Canucks player, coach, president, and general manager—caused me to reflect a bit longer than I normally would at such news.

I have always respected Quinn, an imposing former NHL defenceman with the Maple Leafs, the Canucks, and the Atlanta Flames who was probably best known from his playing days for knocking out Bruins megastar Bobby Orr with a postseason blindside hit while a Leafs rookie. Wayne Gretzky has said repeatedly, through the years, that Quinn was the best bench boss in hockey.

This weekend, ski and snowboard season officially opened at Whistler Mountain.

Blackcomb will be ready on Thursday (November 27).

For those wondering about the conditions, check out the photos above and below.

Today, Whistler Mountain opened five days earlier than expected, with many runs operating from from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The company announced that the Upper and Lower Ego Bowl, Upper Whiskey Jack, Upper Franz's, Papoose, Orange Peel, and Pony Train are all available this weekend, as well as a terrain park that can be reached via the Emerald Express chair.

Blackcomb, however, isn't scheduled to begin operations until Thursday (November 27).

The only other B.C. resort to open this weekend is Sun Peaks, which is four hours from Vancouver and 45 minutes from Kamloops by car. There, outdoor enthusiasts could enjoy an additional 20 centimetres of fresh powder.

Two of the most noticeable fans at Rogers Arena during Vancouver Canucks games have announced their retirement. The Green Men, known for wearing head-to-toe spandex suits and sitting next to the visiting team’s penalty pox, said that the NHL’s 2014-15 season will be their last.

“This is a tough day, but it will lead to better ones,” Ryan Sullivan, who is known as Sully, stated in a Canucks video today (November 7). “We’d like to announce that this will be our final season as Green Men. After this year, we’re just going to be men—something we’ve both been looking forward to for quite some time.”

“It was tough decision,” Adam Forsyth, who is known as Force, continued. “After five years of being idiots in spandex, we want to be idiots in skin.”

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