Tuesday, March 10, 2020



First time in a nightclub - partied with the Canucks...


Taila's basketball team wins the Championship...

Dominant Season for Manoah Steves Cyclones Girls Basketball team

Manoah Steves Elementary School girls basketball team - The Cyclones just wrapped up a spectacular season with a dominating playoff and championship tournament. Winning the Hugh Boyd
Feeder Title Tuesday night.

Using a highly potent offence and swarming defence the girls put together everything Coach Debora Boshell and Tia Yeung taught them. The girls early morning before school practices paid off - when it mattered the most.

“These are a great bunch of girls who worked really hard the whole season”, said Coach Debora.

Steves beat Quichena 40 to 4 in the opening round, Diefenbaker 48 to 12 in the semi final and Gilmore 48 to 14 in the final to clinch the title and end the season.

The team included: Taila Cranston, Amy Zhang, Sena Garner,Thea Hamberger
Sophie Iannoneleblanc, Mila Bursańá, Mirella Boshell, Ellie chi, Natalie Cheung
Tamsin and Samatha Lagan.


Back on set for a reoccurring part on the upcoming TV series SNOWPIERCER...

Snowpiercer is set seven years after the world becomes a frozen wasteland and follows the remnants of humanity who inhabit a gigantic, perpetually moving train that circles the globe. The show questions class warfare, social injustice, and the politics of survival.

( Taila / Busy kid ).
( Jody / Exhausted Dad ).

Saturday, February 1, 2020


Arriving at work

Waiting to rehearse - costume on and ready

About to go on set

Changed and leaving - work is done - great day at work!

Looking forward to the next time!

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

HALLOWEEN 2019 recap

( Halloween / 2019 ).
( Taila / Halloween ).

Tuesday, October 29, 2019


( Taila / Costume ).
( Halloween / 2019 ).

Tuesday, June 25, 2019


Girls Under 12 North Vancouver June 14th to 16th

Final Score:Richmond 12 Mission 11

Team Roster: Amaya, Ashley, Asia, Camryn, Cora, Kamiya, Taila, Erica, Julia, Shayla, Cailey, Rebecca A, Kate, Jasmine, Rebecca F, Maylin. 

Coaches: Rick, Murray and Jody

Wednesday, June 12, 2019



From The Richmond Sentinel, May 29th, 2019...

Don Fennell
Published: May 29th, 2019 2;37 PM

Taila Cranston is displaying her pitching prowess for two Richmond softball teams this season.

Photo by Chung Chow

Taila Cranston loves hanging out with friends, lounging around during the summer, and listening to the current wave of pop music. Oh, and she’s still stoked about having just attended her first-ever concert—starring one of the world’s top contemporary recording artists, Ariana Grande—with her dad.

In most respects then, a typical pre-teen. Except on the ball diamond.

Pitching for two teams this season, Cranston is like a hired gun from the days of the Old West or Jonah Hex from the DC Universe. And she relishes the opportunity to make her way to the pitching mound with the game on the line.

“I go where I am needed the most,” explains the 11-year-old, who is throwing this season for both the Tigers and Lions in the Richmond Girls Softball Association.

Already a five-year veteran in Richmond Girls Softball, Cranston is pitching perfect innings and winning games for both under-12 teams. At Richmond’s annual season-opening invitational tournament played at Steveston-London field, she was unanimously awarded MVP honours as a Tiger, after throwing a multi-strikeout shutout inning during a victory over the Vancouver Griffins. Then in the first post-tournament league game, she closed out a win over the Delta Dragons with three strikeouts on nine pitches for the Lions.

A multi-sport athlete, the Manoah Steves Elementary student also plays spring basketball and competes in track and field. It all makes for a busy, but enjoyable athletic schedule.

“I love pitching, and base running,” Cranston says. “I also like the team atmosphere and having a great time with the other girls.”

She doesn’t remember exactly why she began playing six years ago, except that her dad signed her up “thinking I would be good at a skilled sport like softball.”

“I like being really busy in the spring, and then taking the summer off,” Cranton says. “My main team is the Tigers, but sometimes both teams need a player or a pitcher. When you pitch, all you think about is getting the batter out no matter which team it is for.”

Her becoming a pitcher was a result of wanting to keep playing softball over the winter. She began attending the association’s winter pitching clinics taught by Rob Scott.

Reflective of her philosophy to “Play for your team, play for yourself, play for parents, but most of all for the little girl in the stands that wants to be just like you,” Cranston’s goals over the next couple of seasons are to become more consistent, and to play U14 softball.

“Also, to coach younger players just starting out with my dad.”

Explains her dad, Jody Cranston: “Both the Tigers and Lions are very enthusiastic and both practice quite a bit together. The girls are all really good friends and each have about four or five girls who want to pitch, which is quite unusual.”

While the teams play at the house level, Jody says he has seen teams at this level capable of playing rep ball. But many times the girls are playing multiple sports and can’t commit to the rep schedule.

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( Taila Cranston / Softball ).
( Taila Cranston / RGSA ).