Sixteen athletes, two managers, and one apprentice coach from Langley are bound for Winnipeg and the 2017 Canada Summer Games.
Team BC is ready to take on the best athletes in the country at the Games which begin July 28.
In total, 354 athletes, 52 coaches, 27 managers and technical support staff, and 22 mission staff make up Team BC.
Competition will take place in 16 sports, featuring teams and athletes from Canada’s 13 provinces and territories.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the games and coincides with Canada’s 150th birthday.[gps-image name=”7792756_web1_170726-LAT-CherylJean-Paul2.jpg”]
Langley athletes and managers taking part in this year’s Games include:
Nickolas Colyn – athlete, Ethan Foster – athlete
Jayden Knight – athlete
Female U17 basketball
Cheryl Jean-Paul – manager
Meghan Cheung – athlete
Kailee Lingham – manager, Jessie Nowotny – athlete
Christian Gulka – athlete, Sebastian Gulka – athlete
Reese Moffatt – athlete,
Taylor Gillis – athlete, Allison McMillan – apprentice coach, Julia Wright – athlete
Indoor volleyball, female
Kalyn Hartmann – athlete
Ji-Hwan Kim – athlete
Indoor volleyball, male
Brodie Hofer – athlete, Reid Marriott – athlete
Anna Paula Gonzalez – athlete, Pritpaul Johal – athlete
Team BC finished third behind Ontario and Quebec at the 2013 Canada Summer Games with 122 medals.
In total, 57 per cent of the Team BC athletes and coaches have previously competed at the BC Winter or BC Summer Games, bringing a wealth of experience to the event.
About the Canada Summer Games
The games are held every two years, alternating between winter and summer.
The 2017 games are July 28 to Aug. 13 in Winnipeg, bringing together roughly 4,000 athletes, coaches, and managers.