Young athletes prepare for B.C. Summer Games

Several athletes from Sooke are expected to participate in the B.C. Summer Games next week

  • Jul. 12, 2016 12:00 p.m.

Several athletes from Sooke are expected to participate in the B.C. Summer Games next week.

The Games will be held in Abbotsford from July 21-24.

So far, only one Sookie is registered to compete (Isaac Swan in boys lacrosse), but several members from the Edward Milne Community School girls’ rugby squad are expected to comprise the Vancouver Island team. The final roster is expected to be announced this week.

More than 2,400 athletes from every corner of the province are expected at this year’s games.

Competing in 18 different sports, the athletes are an average of 14 years old and for most, this will be their first experience at a multi-sport Games.

These athletes will be supported by 473 coaches and 260 officials who have completed their certification in order to provide the best knowledge and expertise to the athletes and the competition.

Volunteers in Abbotsford have been preparing for the past 18 months to host the Games – the second time this community has done so.

There will be more than 3,000 volunteers working to ensure the participants have exceptional competition and a first-rate experience with Opening and Closing Ceremonies, special events, and hospitality.

“The tremendous sport facilities in Abbotsford combined with experienced and enthusiastic volunteers will make for a memorable event in July,” said Kelly Mann, president and CEO of the B.C. Games Society.

“These B.C. Summer Games will be the first step for many athletes towards future national and international level competitions and we look forward to following their journey.”

 

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