"The town has welcomed us with open arms and everything has been exceptional."

"The town has welcomed us with open arms and everything has been exceptional."

As part of the legacy from the games, nine local volunteers have been trained as entry level biathlon officials. A course was put on in January to certify the volunteers, with the hopes that a biathlon club will be started here in Fort St. John. Additionally the club will have an upgraded outdoor sound system, a much needed item for hosting large events such as these.

Sunday, February 23, 2020/Author: BC Games Society/Number of views (2208)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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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.

 

Saturday, February 22, 2020/Author: BC Games Society/Number of views (2261)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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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.

Saturday, February 22, 2020/Author: BC Games Society/Number of views (2109)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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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. 

Saturday, February 22, 2020/Author: BC Games Society/Number of views (1484)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Fort St. John Welcomes BC Winter Games Participants

Fort St. John Welcomes BC Winter Games Participants

More than 1,000 of the province’s best young athletes have arrived in Fort St. John for the opening of the 2020 BC Winter Games, and the chance to compete in 15 sports.
 

Thursday, February 20, 2020/Author: BC Games Society/Number of views (1403)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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