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Cleve Dheensaw

Cleve Dheensaw

Cleve Dheensaw has been covering sports for the Times Colonist since 1981. His more than 40 years of stories on Island athletes and events earned him induction into the British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame in 2020 as first inductee into the media category who spent his entire career outside the Vancouver market.

Cleve has followed Island athletes around the world. His range of stories — from Island players in the soccer and rugby World Cups to Silken Laumann, Steve Nash, Simon Whitfield in the Olympics and the legendary Gait twins in lacrosse — have captured an era in Island sport.

Cleve is also the author of six books about the Olympics, Commonwealth Games, B.C. lacrosse history and the history of sport on Vancouver Island.

A native of Vancouver Island, Cleve is a graduate of Victoria High School and the University of Victoria.

Email
cdheensaw@timescolonist.com

Recent Work by Cleve

UVic, UBC rowing eights crews battle windy conditions on Gorge waterway in Brown Cup

UVic, UBC rowing eights crews battle windy conditions on Gorge waterway in Brown Cup

Competing for the Brown Cup on the Gorge.
Men's and women's rugby sevens teams have mercurial day at B.C. Place

Men's and women's rugby sevens teams have mercurial day at B.C. Place

The Canadian men lost 19-14 to Spain on Saturday and will play South Africa for 13th place Sunday, while the Canadian women lost 10-5 to New Zealand.
Former Olympic rower explores power of imagination in second kids' book

Former Olympic rower explores power of imagination in second kids' book

Canadian Olympic rower Douglas Vandor's interest in writing for children began when he was training on Elk Lake from 2001 to 2013.
Canada's Invictus Games team trains at CFB Esquimalt

Canada's Invictus Games team trains at CFB Esquimalt

Canada’s 24-member team is at a training camp at CFB Esquimalt this week, getting ready for the 2023 Invictus Games from Sept. 9-16 in Dusseldorf, Germany
'Just let this all end': Former NHLer speaks about battle with mental illness

'Just let this all end': Former NHLer speaks about battle with mental illness

Former NHL goaltender Corey Hirsch chronicles his struggles with obsessive compulsive disorder in a new book, and will speak about it and sign copies of his book Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Bolen Books
Raptors open NBA training camp Tuesday at University of Victoria

Raptors open NBA training camp Tuesday at University of Victoria

The training camp at UVic's CARSA Gym is closed to the public — except for the intra-squad game Friday night at the 7,000-seat Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre.
After 68-year run, last lap Saturday for venerable West Shore speedway

After 68-year run, last lap Saturday for venerable West Shore speedway

Canadian men's basketball team hoping to follow soccer team in grabbing nation's attention

Canadian men's basketball team hoping to follow soccer team in grabbing nation's attention

Canada rolls over Panama
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