Seventy Delta athletes, coaches and officials are getting set to take part in the 2018 BC Summer Games July 19 to 22.
Last week, as it has since 2005 for Delta athletes competing in multi-sport games, the Delta Sports Council held a send-off for all those competing this weekend in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island.
Each of the 31 athletes, coaches and officials on hand were introduced and given words of encouragement from by Delta South MLA Ian Paton, Delta MP Carla Qualtrough (delivered by constituency office manager Bernadette Kudzin), councillors Robert Campbell and Bruce McDonald, and Delta School District director of learning services — inclusive learning Joanna Angelidis.
Participants were presented with certificates of congratulations from Qualtrough, Paton, Delta North MLA Ravi Kahlon and the Delta Sport Council, then treated to celebratory cake.
|Delta’s 2018 BC Summer Games athletes, coaches and officials were treated to cake at a send-off event organized by the Delta Sport Council on July 12. (James Smith photo)<|
“The Delta Sport Council values the amount of work, effort and training that has gone into each of these athlete’s accomplishment. Being chosen to represent Zone 5 is a very big honour,” said Delta Sport Council director Carlene Lewall. “Many of our recent Olympians experienced their first multi-sport games at either the BC Summer or Winter Games. Maybe some of the athletes representing Delta and Zone 5 at these games will continue on to excel in their sport at a future Olympics.”
“We wish each of the athletes, coaches and officials success at the games as we are proud to have them representing Delta and Zone 5.”
In all, 53 athletes and 17 coaches, officials and adult supervisors from Delta are set to participate in the BC Summer Games. They are:
Basketball (3-on-3 girls)
Basketball (5-on-5 girls)
Sophie Schuurman Hess
Drew Edwards, head coach, rowing
Jake Geboers, softball (girls)
Eleanor Hawkins, head coach, sailing
Jason Knight, head coach, basketball (5-on-5 girls)
Crystal McKenzie, assistant coach, softball (girls)
Keiffer Silva Pinto, assistant coach, rowing
Scott Stoilen, assistant coach, softball (girls)
Christine Young, assistant coach, basketball (5-on-5 girls)
Lynn Benedictson, golf
Trevor Brown, golf
Peter Fejfar, athletics
Mike Martyn, golf
Katie McFadden, golf
Debbie Pyne, golf
Jeffrey Scott, softball (boys)
Kyra Lafond, softball (girls)
Ciara Malone, rugby (girls)