Nelson’s paddlers owned the podium at the BC Summer Games.
Local athletes won four team medals and five individual medals, only one of which wasn’t in a canoe, Thursday to Sunday in Abbotsford.
Heather Potkins was the city’s most decorated athlete. Potkins took individual canoe gold in the girls slalom C-1 open, silver in the C-1 2,000-metre open and bronze in the 500 train to train.
Potkins also won bronze with Tessa Timmermans in the C-2 500 train to train and another bronze with Anna Milde in the C-2 2,000 open.
Potkins’ Nelson Kayak and Canoe Club teammate Bailey Stefani won two gold, first in the girls C-1 200 learn to train final then again with Milde in the C-2 500 learn to train.
Potkins, Stefani, Timmermans and Milde also teamed up to take bronze in the girls C-5 500 open.
Equestian athlete Indigo Bowick, meanwhile, took bronze in boys and girls vaulting Event 2 final.