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.


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