B.C. Games

Connor, left, and Holden Berrisford of Summerland prepare for a triathlon race at Mill Bay’s Brentwood College School on Saturday morning at the 2018 BC Summer Games. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

ZONE 2: Okanagan twins bring ultimate competition to the BC Games

Brothers Connor and Holden Berrisford are each other's main motivators

  • Jul 22, 2018
Connor, left, and Holden Berrisford of Summerland prepare for a triathlon race at Mill Bay’s Brentwood College School on Saturday morning at the 2018 BC Summer Games. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Tsawwassen’s Nate Rosser is playing at the BC Summer Games in memory of his best friend, Kyle Losse. (Kevin Rothbauer/Black Press)

ZONE 5: Nate Rosser dedicates BC Games to late friend who died of a stroke

Tsawwassen teen keeps memories of Kyle Losse, 14, alive at the Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games

  • Jul 22, 2018
Tsawwassen’s Nate Rosser is playing at the BC Summer Games in memory of his best friend, Kyle Losse. (Kevin Rothbauer/Black Press)
Thornhill’s Amber Underwood handles first base duties for the North West (Zone 7) girls softball team during a game against Kootenays at the Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

ZONE 7: Players’ insistence delivers North West softball team to BC Games

North West hasn't had a girls softball team since 2010 but that changed at the Cowichan Summer Games

  • Jul 22, 2018
Thornhill’s Amber Underwood handles first base duties for the North West (Zone 7) girls softball team during a game against Kootenays at the Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Williams Lake’s Gabby Knox swims a leg of the 4x50m freestyle relay for the Cariboo-North East (Zone 8) team at the Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games. (Kevin Rothbauer/Black Press)

ZONE 8: Williams Lake’s Gabby Knox is a 2nd-generation BC Games competitor

Both parents competed in softball, but Knox is making waves in the pool

  • Jul 22, 2018
Williams Lake’s Gabby Knox swims a leg of the 4x50m freestyle relay for the Cariboo-North East (Zone 8) team at the Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games. (Kevin Rothbauer/Black Press)
Lacrosse coaches take part in a ceremonial blessing before a game at the 2018 BC Summer Games in the Cowichan Valley.

All-Indigenous teams break new ground, making BC Games history

This is the first time there have been dedicated Indigenous teams at the BC Summer Games

  • Jul 21, 2018
Lacrosse coaches take part in a ceremonial blessing before a game at the 2018 BC Summer Games in the Cowichan Valley.
BC Games: Day 2 comes to an end

BC Games: Day 2 comes to an end

Hundreds of medals have been handed out at the 2018 BC Summer Games in the Cowichan Valley

  • Jul 21, 2018
BC Games: Day 2 comes to an end
Here's what you need to know about Day 2 at the BC Games

Here’s what you need to know about Day 2 at the BC Games

From equestrian to volleyball to swimming, all 18 events in full swing here in the Cowichan Valley

  • Jul 21, 2018
Here's what you need to know about Day 2 at the BC Games
Swimmers compete the Cowichan Aquatics Centre at the BC Summer Games. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

PHOTO GALLERY: BC Games Day 2

A brief look at action from the 2018 BC Summer Games in the Cowichan Valley

  • Jul 21, 2018
Swimmers compete the Cowichan Aquatics Centre at the BC Summer Games. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Race walker breaks 18-year-old BC Games record

Race walker breaks 18-year-old BC Games record

Zone 6 athlete Olivia Lundman crossed finish line with ease, to loud cheers in Cowichan

  • Jul 21, 2018
Race walker breaks 18-year-old BC Games record
Members of the Thompson-Okanagan regional team parade through the opening ceremonies of the 2018 BC Summer Games in Cowichan. (Barry Hetschko/BC Games)

Salmon Arm athletes hit the track in Cowichan 2018 BC Games

Results from day one with Thompson-Okanagan team are in

  • Jul 21, 2018
Members of the Thompson-Okanagan regional team parade through the opening ceremonies of the 2018 BC Summer Games in Cowichan. (Barry Hetschko/BC Games)
Volunteers provide the glue that keeps BC Games moving

Volunteers provide the glue that keeps BC Games moving

The 2018 Cowichan Summer Games had more than 2,300 volunteers on hand across Vancouver Island

  • Jul 21, 2018
Volunteers provide the glue that keeps BC Games moving
Abbotsford’s Riley Ward gets involved in the offence during Fraser Valley’s convincing win over Kootenays at the Cowichan 2018 BC Games late on Friday afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

ZONE 3: Luck played no part in getting Riley Ward to the BC Games

Langley baller flouts misfortune on the floor; he'd rather get by on hard work

  • Jul 21, 2018
Abbotsford’s Riley Ward gets involved in the offence during Fraser Valley’s convincing win over Kootenays at the Cowichan 2018 BC Games late on Friday afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Coquitlam’s Liam Haysom heads off the pitch at Duncan’s McAdam Park after his Fraser River team’s win over Vancouver-Coastal in the Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games on Friday afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Black Press)

ZONE 4: Heart surgery didn’t stop Liam Haysom’s journey to the BC Games

Coquitlam soccer player refused to be sidelined for long after treatment for heart condition

  • Jul 21, 2018
Coquitlam’s Liam Haysom heads off the pitch at Duncan’s McAdam Park after his Fraser River team’s win over Vancouver-Coastal in the Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games on Friday afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Black Press)
Agassiz sisters prepare for BC Games

Agassiz sisters prepare for BC Games

Girls competing in canoe/kayak races in Cowichan Valley

  • Jul 20, 2018
Agassiz sisters prepare for BC Games
It didn’t take long for the freshly painted rainbow crosswalk spanning James Street to be vandalized. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Crosswalk vandalism leaves black mark for Cowichan as B.C. Games begin

Rainbow crosswalk defaced just days after being painted

It didn’t take long for the freshly painted rainbow crosswalk spanning James Street to be vandalized. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
The freshly painted rainbow crosswalk spanning James Street has been vandalized. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press)

Crosswalk vandalism leaves black mark for Cowichan as B.C. Games begin

Rainbow crosswalk defaced just days after being painted

  • Jul 20, 2018
The freshly painted rainbow crosswalk spanning James Street has been vandalized. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press)
Here's what you need to know about Day 1 at the BC Games

Here’s what you need to know about Day 1 at the BC Games

All 18 events kick off on the track, riding ring, fields, courts and lake in the Cowichan Valley

  • Jul 20, 2018
Here's what you need to know about Day 1 at the BC Games
B.C. Summer Games volunteers from the Cowichan Valley. The games are being held there today through Sunday, July 19-22. Black Press file

Nanaimo helping to stage B.C. Games

Synchronized swimming to be held in Nanaimo Aquatic Centre as Cowichan Valley hosts event

  • Jul 20, 2018
B.C. Summer Games volunteers from the Cowichan Valley. The games are being held there today through Sunday, July 19-22. Black Press file
PHOTO GALLERY: BC Games Day 1

PHOTO GALLERY: BC Games Day 1

A brief look at action from the 2018 BC Summer Games in the Cowichan Valley

  • Jul 20, 2018
PHOTO GALLERY: BC Games Day 1
Special Olympic athletes take on BC Games during special anniversary

Special Olympic athletes take on BC Games during special anniversary

Known as the Global Day of Inclusion, July 20 marks the first Special Olympics in 1968 in Chicago

  • Jul 20, 2018
Special Olympic athletes take on BC Games during special anniversary