Team BC roster unveiled for Western Canada Summer Games

Langley well represented at upcoming championships in Wood Buffalo, Alta.

Langley will be well represented at the upcoming Western Canada Summer Games in Wood Buffalo, Alta.

Twenty-five athletes from Langley and another two from Aldergrove help make up the 334-person Team B.C. roster.

The Games run Aug. 7 to 16 and feature more than 2,500 athletes from the four western provinces and three northern territories to compete in 18 sports.

“Congratulations to the hundreds of members of Team BC as they go for gold at the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games,” said Coralee Oakes, the minister of community, sport and cultural development.

“The province of British Columbia is committed to supporting our athletes at all levels of competition, as many members of Team BC use these Games as a stepping stone to national and international competitions.

Many high level athletes have launched their athletic careers through the BC Games and Team BC.

At the recent Pan Am Games, Langley’s Kellin Deglan helped Team Canada win gold in men’s baseball, while another local athlete, Kim Bauder won bronze in the women’s pairs rowing event.

Both Langley athletes represented B.C. at the 2009 Canada Summer Games.

Team BC finished first at the 2011 Western Canada Summer Games in Kamloops with a record 255 medals.

Robyn Buckingham, Abigale Calvert, Nick Colyn, Tyler deJong, Adam Marshall, Hannah Rolfe, Michael Savage Jr. and Megan Champoux are competing in track and field.

Lauryn and Meghan Cheung will compete in canoe/kayak.

Rhys Cratty, Wesley Moore, Colby Ring and Jayden Knight are on the B.C. baseball squad while Abbey Fortin and Julia Wright will be on the ball diamond as part of the softball squad.

Kaitlyn MacEwen and William Bundy are on the girls and boys soccer teams, respectively.

The other athletes are Victor Blaine (gymnastics), Brett Christensen (basketball), Leo Goldberg (judo), Emma Harrison (rowing), Avery Heppell (volleyball), Pritpaul Johal (wrestling) and Renae Ledoux (swimming).

Cheryl Jean-Paul will be attending as coach of the basketball squad.

Langley Times