Making it to the B.C. Winter Games is a significant achievement for 21 local youths. Now they have a chance to climb even higher – to the very top of the podium.
Athletes from Nanaimo and Nanoose Bay are in Vernon on Thursday (Feb. 23) for the start of the Games.
Local coaches, officials and chaperones are also helping out the Vancouver Island zone team.
Athletes who qualified to participate include:
Badminton – Rose Plensky, Pranay Ramash, Veronica Wong.
Curling – Dallyce Gillespie, Kalia Van Osch, Marika Van Osch.
Figure skating – Mei Pond.
Gymnastics – Elan Baildham-Troje, Avery Valerio, Drew Wagner, Adin Brenner.
Hockey – Chloe Cook, Dakota Green, Makayla Seltenrich.
Judo – Michael Soja, Jarrett Theberge, Cheyenne Fiandor, Seth Golobar, Jacob Kruger.
Karate – James Winter, Sage Thomas.