Williams Lake soccer players Amanda Lane (from left)

Williams Lake soccer players Amanda Lane (from left)

Cariboo well represented at BC Games

Twenty-seven athletes in eight different sports will represent Williams Lake and surrounding areas for this month’s BC Summer Games.

Twenty-nine athletes in eight different sports will represent Williams Lake and surrounding areas for this month’s BC Summer Games in Abbotsford.

The Games, which run July 21-24, feature 2,448 of BC’s top emerging high performance athletes from every corner of the province.

Williams Lake and area participants will represent the Cariboo North East Zone (zone eight).

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

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

Volunteers in Abbotsford have been preparing for the past 18 months to host the Games — the second time the community has done so. There will be more than 3,000 volunteers working to ensure participants have a first-rate experience with opening and closing ceremonies, special events and hospitality.

“The tremendous facilities in Abbtsford combined with experienced and enthusiastic volunteers will make for a memorable event,” said Kelly Mann, president and CEO of the BC Games Society. “These BC 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.”

The following is the list of Williams Lake and area BC Summer Games participants:

Box Lacrosse: Logan Penny, Benito Rigoni, Marco Rigoni, Jarod Chrona (150 Mile House).

Girls Rugby: Kaitlyn Berkelaar, Madison Blusson, Ayme Desmond, Molly Lamb, Carrie Rojas, Morley Wilson (supervisor), Gina Davis (150 Mile House), Brittany Zimmer (150 Mile House), Emma Feldinger (Alexis Creek).

Sailing: Dale VanKuipers.

Boys Soccer: Cade Enns, Logan Hutchinson

Girls Soccer: Paige Call, Amanda Lane, Jessica Rowley, Taylor Wessels.

Softball: Mathew Samson, Nick Surette (assistant coach), Jenna Morey, Abbey Philpot, Jarryd Brucks.

Swimming: Taylor Fitzgerald, Keanna Saunders, Shaylee Stewart.

Rowing: Lydia Kinasewich (108 Mile Ranch).

Wrestling: Tyleen Scaiano.

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