Six BC Games and Team BC Alumni competing at 2014 Paralympic Games

Six BC Games and Team BC Alumni competing at 2014 Paralympic Games

Author: BC Games Society/Tuesday, March 4, 2014/Categories: 2014 News, Alumni

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Six BC Games and Team BC alumni have been named to the Canadian Paralympic Team for the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games which take place March 7-16.

The BC Winter and BC Summer Games are a training ground for British Columbia's best developing athletes and provide an important first multi-sport games experience.  The athlete development pathway also includes competing for Team BC at the Canada Games. 

Sports for athletes with a disability have been integrated in the BC Games and Canada Games for many years providing our up and coming Paralympians with a valuable competitive opportunity.

"We are proud to include these dedicated athletes as part of our growing network of BC Games and Team BC alumni,” said Kelly Mann, President and CEO of the BC Games Society.  “It is rewarding to know that the BC Games and Team BC played a role in their journey to the Paralympics.” 

Of the 12 athletes from British Columbia on the Canadian Paralympic team, six have had a BC Games or Canada Games experience. 

BC Games and Team BC Alumni on 2014 Canadian Paralympic Team
Caleb Brousseau, Para Alpine, 2011 Canada Winter Games
Josh Dueck, Para Alpine, 2006 BC Winter Games
Matt Hallat, Para Alpine, 2000 BC Winter Games
Braydon Luscombe, Para Alpine, 2006 & 08 BC Winter Games, 2011 Canada Winter Games
Jim Armstrong, Wheelchair Curling, 1997 BC Winter Games (coach)
Sonja Gaudet, 2002 BC Winter Games (coach - Wheelchair Basketball)

To see the full list of BC athletes competing in Sochi visit the Canadian Sport Institute website. 
The Canadian Paralympic Team list is available at PARALYMPIC.CA

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