"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 (968)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Special Olympic Figure Skaters Promote Inclusivity in the Skating Community

Special Olympic Figure Skaters Promote Inclusivity in the Skating Community

There have been a lot of smiles on and off the ice as some Special Olympics Figure Skaters experienced their biggest competition to date. Athletes have said it has been a great experience and the coaches are awesome and help them work through unique struggles, providing a supportive environment.

Sunday, February 23, 2020/Author: BC Winter Games/Number of views (583)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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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.

Saturday, February 22, 2020/Author: BC Winter Games/Number of views (494)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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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.

Saturday, February 22, 2020/Author: BC Winter Games/Number of views (780)/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 (1097)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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