Local skiers who took part in the Silverstar races were (L-R) Liam Jones

Whitewater skiers represent Nelson proudly at the 2012 BC Games

A successful BC Games wrapped up on Sunday for a group of local skiers in Vernon.

A successful BC Games wrapped up on Sunday for a group of local skiers in Vernon.

There were 100 of the top junior alpine skiers in the province competing at Silverstar Resort near Vernon. Four members of the Whitewater Ski Team were in the mix during the three day alpine events. Liam Jones, Jessie Thurston, Savannah Leishman, and Haley Mitchell all made the trip to the Okanagan for the event that showcased more than 1,500 young athletes in a variety of sports.

The opening ceremonies featured all the athletes filling the arena and our Kootenay Zone kids shone brighter than ever dressed in gold. Premier Christie Clark and a host of dignitaries, including former Olympians, welcomed the athletes.

All of the Whitewater skiers raced hard through challenging conditions. Mitchell skied especially well in slalom, placing  in the top-10 on Sunday. Most importantly our skiers made some wonderful friendships with fellow athletes, showed great sportsmanship and had very positive attitudes in supporting one other.

 

Just Posted

Castlegar council set to rule on three retail cannabis proposals

Residents have until Dec. 27 to comment on the business proposals

Nelson Boxing named province’s top club

The club won several awards while going 13-1 at provincials

Nelson council rejects review of mayor’s salary

Mayor Dooley proposed that $10,000 of his pay be put in trust and a review undertaken

Nelson-area man wants trapping laws changed after dog killed

Louis Seguin’s 10-month-old Australian shepherd died in a body-gripping trap last month

West Kootenay highways a mess as heavy snowfall continues

‘Roads are very icy, people have to be patient and have to slow down’

Man caught on camera allegedly trying to defraud ICBC

Auto-insurer warns B.C. drivers to record info after crashes

Warning issued as forecast calls for 20-foot waves in Tofino

Dangerous waves, strong currents and upper-shoreline flooding expected for Tofino-Ucluelet area

An 800-pound pig named Theodore needs a forever home, B.C. society says

‘Theodore is not destined to be somebody’s bacon’

2,000 Canadians died of an overdose in first 6 months of the year

New data from the Public Health Agency of Canada shows the crisis is not subsiding

Teenager Alphonso Davies wins Canadian Men’s Soccer Player for the Year Award

Derek Cornelius and Chilliwack native, Jordyn Huitema were named Canadian Youth International Players of the Year

B.C. teen MMA fighter shows heart

Young Unity MMA competitors bring home Ws

Another B.C. city votes to ban single-use plastic bags

First six months of proposed ban would focus on education, not enforcement

UK Prime Minister Theresa May wins party no-confidence vote, but troubles remain

May won the vote of 317 Conservative legislators with a 200-117 tally

B.C. trustee’s anti-LGBTQ comments got him barred from schools

Barry Neufeld calls vote to leave him off liaison list ‘workplace discrimination’

Most Read