Richmond athletes, coaches and officials will soon be making their way north for the 2020 BC Winter Games in Fort St. John — Feb. 20-23.
Over 1,000 athletes are from every corner of the province and have trained to earn a place to represent their Zone at the Games. Competing in 15 different sports, the athletes average 14 years-old and for most, this will be their first experience at a multi-sport Games.
Special Olympics athletes will compete in speed skating and figure skating and athletes with a disability will compete in skiing-cross country and basketball-wheelchair.
These athletes will be supported by over 300 coaches and over 190 officials who have earned their certification in order to provide the best knowledge and expertise to the athletes and the competition.
“Fort St. John, known for its northern spirit and energetic sport community, is ready to welcome the province,” said Alison Noble, President and CEO of the BC Games Society. “Athletes, coaches, and officials will have the opportunity to compete at quality sport facilities throughout community and experience all that these multi-sport Games have to offer.”
Richmond is part of the Vancouver Coastal Zone that also includes, Delta, Vancouver, the North Shore, Squamish, the Sunshine Coast and Whistler.
The Richmond contingent includes:
Sam Riter, Kin Yuen Jenson Luk ( head coach).
Samantha Cham, Bobby Chen, Megan Wu, Mia Wu, Adrian Zhou.
Alan Hungerschafer (official).
Louie Fukuda-Wu, Nayall Liu.
Ethan Cajigas, Owen Hou, Ryu Tamayose, Cynthya Tan,
Haruki Mori, Toshihide Uchiage (head coach).
Daniel Liu, Quinn Teh, Roanan Tien-Vidal, Scott Stewart (official), Nathalie Stewart (official).
The BC Games are held every two years. The 2020 Summer Games will be taking place in Maple Ridge, July 23-26.