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and Steve McCarty of Grande Prairie finish their round on the new 18th green at the Sturgeon Valley Golf & Country Club on Wednesday. This weekend Sturgeon Valley hosts its club championships and the two-day ladies' and senior ladies' tournaments end Sunday and the three-day men's event wraps up Monday. The winners will have their names engraved on the club's Legacy Wall.

Sunday is the last day to sign up for the 28th annual St. Albert Triathlon on Aug. 13.

Visit www.zone4.ca to register for the sprint distance (750-metre swim, 20-kilometre bike and five-km run) or try-a-tri (250m swim, 10-km bike and 2.5-km run).

The sprint team relay event is full.

The triathlon starts 7 a.m. at Fountain Park Recreation Centre.

Last year’s triathlon featured 138 finishers (70 males and 68 females) in the sprint distance, 18 in the try-a-tri and the sprint team relay included six entries.

Two years ago, 192 triathletes completed the sprint triathlon.

The 2016 winner was Ian Elm, an Edmonton firefighter and former Sturgeon Composite High School teacher, in one hour, two minutes and 16 seconds and the runner-up was Adeline Maunder of St. Albert at 1:05:12.

The triathlon is hosted by St. Albert Road Runners and Triathlon Club and is sanctioned by the Alberta Triathlon Association.

The contact person for the triathlon is Harley Forer at harley.forer@gmail.com.

Volunteers can also register at www.starrt.com or contact Christina MacKinnon at cmackinnon@gsacrd.ab.ca for more information.

This year’s triathlon will be staged with heavy hearts after the death of Richard Roberts, a longtime St. Albert resident and athlete, on June 27 at the age of 74.

Roberts competed in every St. Albert Triathlon since its inception.

The St. Albert Tigers start the Sunburst Baseball League playoffs against the team they ended the regular season against.

The best-of-three semifinal begins Tuesday in Red Deer against the host Riggers and game two is Wednesday at Legion Memorial Park. Start times are 7:30 p.m.

The Riggers (13-5) finished first in the fourth-team senior AAA circuit and the Tigers (3-15) ended up last after Red Deer swept Thursday’s doubleheader in St. Albert by scores of 4-1 and 15-4.

The winner plays the defending champion Sherwood Park Athletes (12-6) or Confederation Park Cubs (8-10) in the final for the right to represent Alberta at the 2018 senior AAA nationals.

The St. Albert Heavenly Rollers are hosting a doubleheader roller derby bout Aug. 19 at Servus Credit Union Place.

Doors open at 5 p.m. and the inaugural Heavenly Havoc scrimmage starts at 6 p.m. for the new players, followed by the session featuring seasoned veterans.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. It’s also a kid friendly event.

Visit www.facebook.com/StAlbertRollerDerby/ for more information.

The Heavenly Angels are members of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association, consisting of full member leagues and apprentice leagues.

The team’s website is www.stahrderby.com.

The fourth annual Esso Female Hockey Fun Day in St. Albert is Aug. 27 at Servus Credit Union Place.

Registration for the free on-ice introduction for first-time female hockey players of all ages is 10 to 11 a.m. and the on-ice session is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Players from the St. Albert Slash, winners of the 2017 Esso Cup midget AAA national championship, will assist with the on-ice event.

Participants will receive a jersey through the Esso Fun Day Program.

For more information, contact Trudy at 780-458-8725 or tdkueber@gmail.com.

An equipment drop off and give away is scheduled the same day from 9 a.m. to noon at Servus Place. The equipment is to be clean and useable.

Leftover equipment will be donated to Sport Central.

The St. Albert Ringette Association hosts its annual Come Try Ringette on Aug. 26 at Servus Credit Union Place.

The free event from 11 a.m. to noon features qualified instructors and on-ice volunteers for new skaters five years and older.

Skates, gloves and a certified helmet are required but sticks and rings are provided.

Pre-registration is required. For more information, contact Sarah at vicepresident@stalbertringette.com.

An introduction to the fastest game on ice to potential new players nine to 14 years old is also scheduled Aug 26 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Servus Place.

To register or for more information, contact Jenn at fundraising@stalbertringette.com.

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