Twelve Richmond athletes are part of the Team B.C. contingent headed to Wood Buffalo, Alberta for the Western Canada Summer Games.
The group includes: Fardaws Aimaq (basketball), Jordan Britten-Yung, (softball), Jiaxin Gong (tennis), James Houston (rowing), Alisha Lau (golf), Ario Nishimura (judo), Noah Or (baseball), Liam Robinson (soccer), Sierra Sherritt (softball), Camryn Toney (athletics), Kevin Ye (swimming) and Jessia Yuen (badminton).
Also part of Team B.C. are coaches Travis McClellan (indoor volleyball) and Cassandra Sammarco (soccer), along with manager Christine Wong (golf).
The 2015 edition continues the western Canadian tradition as a multi-sport event to provide development opportunities for amateur athletes and to help them advance their skills in a competitive but friendly environment.
The 10-day competition (Aug. 7-16) will feature over 2500 athletes from Canada’s four western provinces and three northern territories, participating in 18 different sports.
Team B.C. includes 334 athletes, 47 coaches, 24 managers and 22 mission staff. The athletes represent the best young developing talent in their sport and being part of Team B.C. is key multi-sport games development opportunity towards competing at national and international levels.
Alumni include Richmond swimmer Luke Reilly who competed at the 2011 Western Canada Games and won silver at the recent Pan American Games in Toronto.