Nelson paddlers dominate at 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.

Athletes with the Nelson Kayak and Canoe club cleaned up at the BC Summer Games. Back row L-R: Heather Potkins

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.

Just Posted

Maglio Building Centre sold to RONA

The stores in Nelson and Trail will remain open

Nelson singing teacher leads Bigby Place in song

“It was a lovely afternoon with them,” says Kathleen Neudorf

NELSON BUSINESS BUZZ: Baby, you’ve come a long way

Judy Banfield has sold Mountain Baby, and other business news from Bob Hall

The Hillties throwing launch party for new single

The Nelson band will debut “Moving On” on March 2

National Energy Board approves Trans Mountain pipeline again

Next step includes cabinet voting on the controversial expansion

Sledder dies near Fernie

Fernie Search and Rescue was tasked by the RCMP to respond to a sledder in medical distress

Girl heard saying ‘Help my Dad’ in suspicious radio message on Vancouver Island

Police asking for help following mysterious signals from somewhere between Comox and Sayward

Reports of rashes prompt closure of all Harrison Hot Springs pools

Public pool available after Fraser Health shut down all five mineral pools until further notice

No treatment for highly infectious measles, says doctor

10 cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver as of Friday

Two more measles cases confirmed in Vancouver

It brings the number of total cases within the city connected to the outbreak to ten

B.C. Special Olympics officially underway in Vernon

Athlete’s Oath: “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”

Vancouver Aquarium wants your help to name a baby killer whale

The public helped name Springer’s first calf, Spirit, and is being asked to help with the second

Guards protest firing of fellow officers charged with assault at B.C. prison

Corrections officers demonstrated in Maple Ridge on Friday afternoon

Most Read