Athletes preparing for BC Winter Games

More than 1,800 participants have registered to take part in the Mission 2014 BC Winter games, which kick off Feb. 20.

More than 1,800 participants have registered to take part in the Mission 2014 BC Winter games, which kick off Feb. 20.

The 1,344 athletes will be supported by 346 coaches and 156 officials during the four-day event.

The timing of the BC Winter Games this year is particularly exciting as it coincides with the final weekend of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.

This year’s Games will feature several athletes from Williams Lake.

In hockey, Williams Lake’s Laine Grace, Sarah Hermsen, Faith Outhouse, Grace Outhouse and Tamara William will compete as part of the Cariboo-North East (zone eight) squad. Roy Call will head up the head coaching duties of the club, while Jane Nicol will travel with the team as a manager.

In figure skating Williams Lake’s Dawn Henley will represent the zone.

Skiiers Austin Boehm and Cole Turner, members of the Timberland Alpine Ski Club, will also take to the slopes at the BC Winter Games, and will be joined by their coach, Mike Boehm.

The complete BC Winter Games participant list is available at www.bcgames.net/results/.

And for more on the BC Winter Games visit www.bcgames.org.