BC Games Athlete Alumni - Jenaya Pynn

BC Games Athlete Alumni - Jenaya Pynn

Author: BC Summer Games/Monday, June 9, 2014/Categories: 2014 BC Summer Games, Volunteers

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Though she is only in Grade 11, Jenaya Pynn is already a BC Summer Games veteran. Competing as a track and field athlete at the Surrey 2012 BC Summer Games, she brought home a gold medal in the 800 metre, as well as a bronze in the team relay.

While this Wellington Secondary student is too old to compete in the upcoming summer Games in Nanaimo, she jumped at the chance to put her mark on the event, serving as one of four honorary torchbearers who helped to light the flame, igniting the Games spirit in the community.

“It was such an honour to be asked to be a torchbearer,” said Pynn. “My experience competing at the Games was overwhelmingly positive. It was great to be exposed to such high-level sport and competition,” she said.

In addition to her duties as torchbearer, Jenaya will also be stepping up as a volunteer for the Games this summer, assisting with medal presentations. She encourages all students to step up get involved with the Games, as well.

“When I competed, I remember there being such a great sense of camaraderie among the athletes, and within the community. It was a great opportunity to get to know the athletes from other clubs, and to develop some long-lasting friendships. It is an experience I will never forget.”

The BC Summer Games will be coming to Nanaimo from July 17th to 20th. Students and families wishing to volunteer for the Games can check out the variety of opportunities at www.bcgames.org. Whether you are an athlete or a fan, there is something for everyone to get involved. Find out how you can ‘Get in the Games’ and sign-up today!


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