Honouring Htoo’s memory

Players come out to remember young Langley girl

Rayner Htoo sends the ball across the net during the second annual Htoo Htoo Friendly Sepak Takraw Tournament of Champions on Saturday at Trinity Western University.

Rayner Htoo sends the ball across the net during the second annual Htoo Htoo Friendly Sepak Takraw Tournament of Champions on Saturday at Trinity Western University.

A tournament honouring the memory of a young girl who passed away last year drew 35 players to Trinity Western University on Saturday.

The second annual Htoo Htoo Friendly Sepak Takraw Tournament of Champions honours the memory of Htoo K’Bru Paw, who died after an eight-month battle with complications surrounding a bone marrow transplant.

Sepak Takraw, also known as caneball, combines soccer and volleyball and is popular among the local Karen communities of Surrey and Langley.

The event was hosted with help from the Trinity Western Spartans men’s and women’s sports teams, and the PuCKS (Promoting Community through Kids in Sport) program.

As part of this year’s event, the games featured play-by-play announcers, as well as being filmed and broadcast.

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