In the last Canada Summer Games in 2009, Team B.C. came away with a very strong showing with 144 medals. Of that amount, 57 were gold, 43 were silver and 44 were bronze. The 57 golds were also a 20 percent increase over the gold medal count from the 2005 games.
Locally, Fiona Benson will be representing the North Peace. The Dawson Creek product will be taking part in athletics, and will be looking to improve on her best time of four minutes, 22 seconds in the 1,500 metre run.
The games in Sherbrooke kick off August 2 and run through August 17.