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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

'It's Rocky IV' as Cavalry faces MLS side Orlando City

'It's Rocky IV' as Cavalry faces MLS side Orlando City

CONCACAF Champions Cup match goes Wednesday night in Langford
Zanatta returns home to continue pro career with Pacific FC

Zanatta returns home to continue pro career with Pacific FC

CPL season begins April 13
Islander Montgomery returns home for CONCACAF Cup

Islander Montgomery returns home for CONCACAF Cup

“It’s a dream … on a field I know well … in the biggest tournament in North America,” says the Nanaimo product.
Lowly Blazers blunt Victoria Royals' momentum

Lowly Blazers blunt Victoria Royals' momentum

The Kamloops Blazers tripped up Victoria with a 3-1 WHL victory.
Royals coach Patrick on 40th anniversary of Sarajevo Olympics: 'Important in my life'

Royals coach Patrick on 40th anniversary of Sarajevo Olympics: 'Important in my life'

Canada’s 2-0 loss to Sweden in the 1984 bronze-medal game still haunts Victoria Royals head coach James Patrick.
Norwegian import Evensen comes into his own with Royals

Norwegian import Evensen comes into his own with Royals

Norwegian import’s more impactful play comes after he returned from world junior championship
Dawson Pasternak leads Victoria Royals past Rockets

Dawson Pasternak leads Victoria Royals past Rockets

The Victoria Royals took a 3-0 lead en route to a 3-2 WHL victory over the Kelowna Rockets on Friday.
Royal Colwood to host Canadian Women's Amateur Golf Championship

Royal Colwood to host Canadian Women's Amateur Golf Championship

The winner of the event, which runs July 29 to Aug. 2, will join starry list of past Canadian Women’s Amateur champions.
Vikes conclude business at CARSA by sweeping WolfPack

Vikes conclude business at CARSA by sweeping WolfPack

UVic teams now get set for Canada West championship tournaments
Royals Lunar New Year jerseys have special meaning for Spizawka

Royals Lunar New Year jerseys have special meaning for Spizawka

Victoria hosts Kelowna on Friday and Saturday
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