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Courtenay woman has lifetime of memories from one tournament

A ball can change the world. This sentiment, which appears on the Street Soccer Canada website, certainly rings true for Joan Mathias, the Courtenay resident who was among thousands of players from dozens of countries competing at the 10th Homeless World Cup which wound up Sunday in Mexico City. Joan… Keep reading »

Strangers press money into hand of Mexico-bound ‘soccer star’ in Courtenay

Joan Mathias leans on a picnic table, stretching her calves before taking to the soccer pitch at Maple Pool Campsite in Courtenay. It’s a precautionary measure to prevent injury during her final practice before departing for the Homeless World Cup of Soccer in Mexico City. She ferried to Vancouver on… Keep reading »


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