22 Feb 2020

Local Parent rescues Thompson-Okanagan shirts from the Post Office

Local Parent rescues Thompson-Okanagan shirts from the Post Office

Jennie Copland, Badminton Sport Chair, was in for an unpleasant surprise Friday morning. The badminton competitions were starting that morning and eight teams from eight zones were awaiting their BC Winter Games shirts.

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22 Feb 2020

Judo Competitors Face Off at 2020 BC Winter Games

Judo Competitors Face Off at 2020 BC Winter Games

The competitors are called to the mat, but only one person walks on. They face the empty space across from them, bow, step forward bow again. The ref raises their hand, awarding the match, and the person again bows, and leaves.

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22 Feb 2020

Lifelong friends are being made at Karate competitions at the Winter Games

Lifelong friends are being made at Karate competitions at the Winter Games

Karate made its Olympic debut at Tokyo in 2020 but has been part of the BC Games since 1978. The sport provides young athletes with coordination, stamina and agility. Over 130 participants have made the trip to Fort St. John to compete in one of the five styles; Shito, Goju, Shoto, Wado and Chito.

 

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22 Feb 2020

Windy weather didn't stop the fun at Alpine Skiing

Windy weather didn't stop the fun at Alpine Skiing

The winds were blowing at Bear Mountain Ski Hill, just outside of Dawson Creek, as the BC Winter Games alpine skiing kicked off. Sunny skies and good snow condition more than made up for the gusting winds. None of the athletes seemed too bothered by the gales, including 12-year-old Ewan Hawes from Prince George, B.C.

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22 Feb 2020

A New Look at the Court

A New Look at the Court

Trent Read is a teacher at Dr. Kearney Middle School in Fort St. John. When he’s not in the classroom, he is fulfilling his other passion - basketball. He has a coaching history of 20 years, working with three different schools, and at times working with athletes ranging from grades 4 to grade 10. This week, with the 2020 Fort St. John BC Winter Games, Read found a way to get involved with the sport he loves and is taking on a new role as a scorekeeper for Wheelchair Basketball. 

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21 Feb 2020

Six new certified archery judges join New Totem Archery Club

Six new certified archery judges join New Totem Archery Club

After this weekend, the New Totem Archery Club will have six certified archery judges. This rare opportunity has only been made possible by the fact that the 2020 BC Winter Games are being hosted here in Fort St. John!

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