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23 Feb 2020

Wheelchair Basketball athletes share their passion for the sport in Fort St. John

Wheelchair Basketball athletes share their passion for the sport in Fort St. John

This weekend, Wheelchair Basketball is about more than just wins and losses, it's about encouragement, knowledge sharing, and showcasing the sport to the city of Fort St. John.

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23 Feb 2020

"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.

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23 Feb 2020

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.

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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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