B.C. Games

McKinley Thomas-Perry and Bridget Burton with two of their gold medals from the BC Summer Games relays. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Duncan Stingrays swimmers at home in the pool during BC Games

Bridget Burton, McKinley Thomas-Perry, Mary Paridaen van Veen combine to win eight medals for Island

McKinley Thomas-Perry and Bridget Burton with two of their gold medals from the BC Summer Games relays. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Cowichan’s Devyn Zunti displays his gold medal from the BC Summer Games box lacrosse tournament. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Ladysmith’s Zunti wins lacrosse gold at BC Games

'It felt pretty exciting. I had an amazing time.'

  • Jul 27, 2018
Cowichan’s Devyn Zunti displays his gold medal from the BC Summer Games box lacrosse tournament. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
BC Games torch at the closing ceremonies in Duncan on July 22, 2018 (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)

RCMP investigate reports of groping at BC Games athlete dance

As many as 30 girls have claimed they were inappropriately touched at BC Summer Games dance on Vancouver Island

  • Jul 26, 2018
BC Games torch at the closing ceremonies in Duncan on July 22, 2018 (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Revelstokian Connor Whitty launches a javelin skywards at the 2018 BC Summer Games. Whitty would place second in the event, bringing home a silver medal. (Supplied/B.C. Summer Games)

Revelstoke athletes find success in Cowichan at BC Games

10 Revelstoke athletes made the trip this past weekend to Cowichan for the 2018 BC Summer Games, representing the city with strong performances across the board.

  • Jul 26, 2018
Revelstokian Connor Whitty launches a javelin skywards at the 2018 BC Summer Games. Whitty would place second in the event, bringing home a silver medal. (Supplied/B.C. Summer Games)
Photo submittedTyleen Scaiano of Williams Lake is now a two-time gold medalist at the BC Summer Games following her win in Cowichan this past weekend at the annual athletic spectacle.

Scaiano grapples to gold at BC Games

Tyleen Scaiano of Williams Lake is now a two-time BC Summer Games gold medalist.

Photo submittedTyleen Scaiano of Williams Lake is now a two-time gold medalist at the BC Summer Games following her win in Cowichan this past weekend at the annual athletic spectacle.
Sixteen athletes were awarded with a Coast Capital Savings Leadership Bursary at the closing ceremony of the 2018 BC Summer Games in the Cowichan Valley. (BC Games Society)

BC Games bursaries handed out to 16 provincial athletes

The 2018 BC Summer Games were also the last with Kelly Mann in charge, as he'll be stepping down after 19 years

  • Jul 25, 2018
Sixteen athletes were awarded with a Coast Capital Savings Leadership Bursary at the closing ceremony of the 2018 BC Summer Games in the Cowichan Valley. (BC Games Society)
The BC Summer games is extinguished at the end of the 2018 competition. (BC Summer Games photo)

Editorial: BC Games showcased what Cowichan can do

It took planning. It took vision. And most of all it took heart.

  • Jul 25, 2018
The BC Summer games is extinguished at the end of the 2018 competition. (BC Summer Games photo)
Williams Lake Blue Fins swimmer Jadyn Johnston stands with his incredible six gold medals, one silver medal and one bronze medal during the 2018 BC Summer Games in Cowichan last weekend.

Johnston impressive at BC Games

Williams Lake Blue Fins head coach Chad Webb described it as by far the best results he's ever seen

Williams Lake Blue Fins swimmer Jadyn Johnston stands with his incredible six gold medals, one silver medal and one bronze medal during the 2018 BC Summer Games in Cowichan last weekend.
Severen Parr takes the podium with a gold medal. Supplied

Langley Olympian takes four gold at BC Games

Good showing at Cowichan Valley

  • Jul 25, 2018
Severen Parr takes the podium with a gold medal. Supplied
KU/Jr. Heat Players on the BC Summer Games team: (left to right) Davis Bone, Grady Thompson, Max Therrien, Gene Purdie, Chris Newitt (coach), Ethan de Kruif, Kaden Kiewitz, Kael Murphy and Ethan Ramchuk.-Image: Contributed

United/Jr. Heat talent boosts Zone 2 to BC Games gold

Eight players and a coach from Kelowna-based soccer program on Thompson-Okanagan squad

  • Jul 25, 2018
KU/Jr. Heat Players on the BC Summer Games team: (left to right) Davis Bone, Grady Thompson, Max Therrien, Gene Purdie, Chris Newitt (coach), Ethan de Kruif, Kaden Kiewitz, Kael Murphy and Ethan Ramchuk.-Image: Contributed
The Vancouver-Coastal girls beat their Thompson-Okanagan counterparts 7-1 to claim softball gold at the 2018 BC Summer Games. Seven of the 12 girls on the team are from Delta. (BC Games Society photo)

UPDATE: 27 medals for Delta athletes at BC Games

Delta youth earned nine gold medals, 10 silver and eight bronze at the 2018 BC Summer Games

The Vancouver-Coastal girls beat their Thompson-Okanagan counterparts 7-1 to claim softball gold at the 2018 BC Summer Games. Seven of the 12 girls on the team are from Delta. (BC Games Society photo)
Maggie Banks delivers a pass to one of her Vancouver Island-Central Coast teammates during a match against the Kootenays at the 2018 BC Summer Games girls rugby sevens tournament on Friday, July 20. (Kevin Rothbauer/Black Press)

ZONE 6: Rugby star Maggie Banks carries family legacy to BC Games

Shawnigan Lake student and Coquitlam native following her parents to the national program

Maggie Banks delivers a pass to one of her Vancouver Island-Central Coast teammates during a match against the Kootenays at the 2018 BC Summer Games girls rugby sevens tournament on Friday, July 20. (Kevin Rothbauer/Black Press)
Fraser Valley rugby players tackle the opposition during the BC Summer Games in Cowichan.

Abbotsford athletes excel at BC Games

Locals take home hardware over the weekend in Cowichan

Fraser Valley rugby players tackle the opposition during the BC Summer Games in Cowichan.
BC GAMES: Strong showing for Mission athletes

BC GAMES: Strong showing for Mission athletes

Locals pick up medals in swimming, rugby, baseball, basketball and lacrosse

BC GAMES: Strong showing for Mission athletes
Nanaimo’s Gage Zanette, right, competes at the Cowichan Sportsplex in Duncan during the B.C. Summer Games this past weekend. B.C. Games photo/Flickr

Nanaimo athletes help Island team win at B.C. Games

B.C. Summer Games were held July 19-22 in the Cowichan Valley

  • Jul 24, 2018
Nanaimo’s Gage Zanette, right, competes at the Cowichan Sportsplex in Duncan during the B.C. Summer Games this past weekend. B.C. Games photo/Flickr
Julianne Moore (right, foreground) and Lys Milne (right, background) approach a hurdle in the 1500m steeplechase race during the 2018 BC Summer Games in Cowichan. (Lois DeEll/BC Games)

Shuswap athletes showcase medal-worthy performances in BC Games

Gold in basketball, soccer among highlights for Thompson-Okanagan team

  • Jul 24, 2018
Julianne Moore (right, foreground) and Lys Milne (right, background) approach a hurdle in the 1500m steeplechase race during the 2018 BC Summer Games in Cowichan. (Lois DeEll/BC Games)
Julianne Moore (foreground) and Lys Milne approach a hurdle in the 1,500m steeplechase race during the 2018 BC Summer Games in Cowichan. (Lois DeEll/BC Games)

Shuswap athletes showcase medal-worthy performances in BC Games

Gold in basketball, soccer among highlights for Thompson-Okanagan team

  • Jul 24, 2018
Julianne Moore (foreground) and Lys Milne approach a hurdle in the 1,500m steeplechase race during the 2018 BC Summer Games in Cowichan. (Lois DeEll/BC Games)
Surrey's Adam Pederson, a member of Ocean Athletics, clears a hurdle at BC Summer Games. (BC Games photo)

Surrey, White Rock athletes win big at BC Games

More than 200 local athletes competed at Cowichan-hosted event last week

Surrey's Adam Pederson, a member of Ocean Athletics, clears a hurdle at BC Summer Games. (BC Games photo)
B.C. Games participants from Vancouver Island - Central Coast (zone 6) kicked the Games off in style. (Kevin Rothbauer/ Black Press)

West Shore athletes bring home impressive hardware from B.C. Games

Vancouver Island-Central Coast earned 145 medals

B.C. Games participants from Vancouver Island - Central Coast (zone 6) kicked the Games off in style. (Kevin Rothbauer/ Black Press)
Above: The BC Summer Games Kootenay Team (Zone 1) at the Opening Ceremonies in the Cowichan Valley. At right: Summer Blackmore from Cranbrook scored two second half tries against the Northwest team for her Kootenays team in their 10-10 draw. Summer has been playing Rugby for three years now, and this is her first BC Summer Games. Her favourite memory of the Game's has been the opening ceremonies and Saturday when she made a game saving tackle on the try line.  Cole Moskovicz photo

BC Games: Day 3 wrap and closing ceremonies

The torch in the Cowichan Valley has been extinguished as Fort St. John gets ready to host the 2020 BC Winter Games

  • Jul 23, 2018
Above: The BC Summer Games Kootenay Team (Zone 1) at the Opening Ceremonies in the Cowichan Valley. At right: Summer Blackmore from Cranbrook scored two second half tries against the Northwest team for her Kootenays team in their 10-10 draw. Summer has been playing Rugby for three years now, and this is her first BC Summer Games. Her favourite memory of the Game's has been the opening ceremonies and Saturday when she made a game saving tackle on the try line.  Cole Moskovicz photo