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BC Games and Team BC Alumni Shine at the 2015 Parapan Am Games

Author: BC Games Society/Tuesday, August 18, 2015/Categories: 2015 News, Alumni

BC Games and Team BC Alumni Shine at the 2015 Parapan Am Games

News Release from Canadian Sport Institute Pacific

Victoria, BC – After a record breaking week of competition at the TORONTO 2015 Parapan Am Games, British Columbia-linked athletes and guides captured 30 medals for Canada. Canadian Sport Institute Pacific, The Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, ViaSport, the PacificSport provincial network and the BC Games Society would like to congratulate the athletes, guides, coaches, officials and support staff from British Columbia, as well as the entire Canadian team, for an outstanding performance at the TORONTO 2015 Parapan Am Games.


British Columbia-linked athletes and guides came home from the Games with 18 per cent of the Canadian team’s medal haul for a total of 5 gold, 14 silver and 11 bronze. 46 athletes who live or train in BC competed at the Games, accounting for 21 per cent of the Canadian Pan Am Games Team.

Quotes

Honourable Peter Fassbender, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development
“Our BC athletes have shown so much determination and perseverance in competing at the 2015 Parapan Am Games in Toronto. The entire province is proud of your accomplishments. We wish you nothing but further success in the future as you continue to pursue your athletic goals.”

Wendy Pattenden, Canadian Sport Institute Pacific CEO
“On behalf of our team, I would like to congratulate BC-affiliated athletes and guides on an outstanding week of competition in Toronto. In addition to the podium performances, BC athletes also celebrated new Canadian records and personal bests, something they can build on towards the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio.”

Cathy Priestner Allinger, ViaSport CEO
“Congratulations to the entire Canadian roster – athletes, guides, coaches, officials and mission staff – on an inspiring performance at the TORONTO 2015 Parapan Am Games. ViaSport is proud to work with a dedicated provincial and regional sport network in support of these athletes as they move forward on their next quest for the podium.”

Kelly Mann, BC Games Society CEO
“We are proud of our BC Games and Team BC alumni and the contributions they made to Team Canada at the Parapan Am Games. They are great role models for the next generation of athletes who are pursing para sport and striving for success on the provincial, national and international stages.”

Quick Facts
  •  216 athletes made up the Canadian Parapan Am Team. 46 athletes are affiliated with BC.
  •  Of the 46 BC-linked athletes at the Games, 44 athletes call BC home and two moved to the province to train and receive support from BC’s sport sector.
  •  BC-affiliated athletes won 30 medals at the Games: 5 gold, 14 silver and 11 bronze.
  •  Canadian athletes won 168 medals at the TORONTO 2015 Parapan Am Games: 50 gold, 63 silver and 55 bronze.
  •  BC-affiliated athletes won 18% of Team Canada’s total medals
  •  18 officials on Team Canada are affiliated with BC
  •  Two Canadian Sport Institute Pacific staff travelled to the Games to work with athletes
  •  23 athletes are alumni of the BC Games and/or Team BC and won or contributed to 15 medals at the Games.
View the list of BC-linked athletes medal results here.

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