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From July 19-22, over 2300 British Columbian athletes, averaging 14 years of age, will compete in 20 sports at venues located all across Surrey.
The Peace Region is well represented at the weekend competition. There are 6 athletes from Fort St. John, 3 representatives from Dawson Creek and 6 from Tumbler Ridge.
Competing from Fort St. John are a group of local swimmers, looking to make an impression in the pool. Those competing in the swimming events are Destiny Laboucane, Emma Murdock, Spencer Pengelly, Victoria Sadownik, Steve Sadownik and Kassidy Wood.
Representing Dawson Creek are athletes Brandon Lyshom and Leighton Wolf, along with assistant coach Eric Wolf.
Competing from Tumbler Ridge are athletes Allison Frenette, Kelly Fry, Elliot Ried, Duncan Render, Joey Watt, along with assistant coach Birgit Sharman.
Also representing the north, being classified by the games as the Cariboo-North East is one athlete from Quesnel and another from Valemount, as well as 14 from Prince George.
Minister Ida Chong, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development opened the games with words of encouragement for the athletes.
Minister Chong said, “For young athletes in B.C., the Games serve as an important developmental milestone. Athletes, you are the up and comers of sport in this province and you are here because you’re good.”
The competitive program was designed as an important stepping stone for athletes looking to compete in provincial and national team programs.
To follow the results of all the Cariboo-North East athletes competing, visit the Game’s results page.
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