has named the Team BC athletes who will compete at the team and individual events at the 2019 Canada Winter Games
in Red Deer, Alta.
After an extensive qualification period from August to December 2018, five male and five female athletes were chosen to represent Badminton BC. The team consists of a mix of athletes who are currently active and some who are returning to competition.
“Phyllis Chan and I are excited to work with this diverse team of athletes for the Games. As we have personally worked with many of them before, we look forward to everyone working together especially for the team competition, a rare experience in badminton. The Canada Games has been an influential milestone in our own badminton careers as athletes, so we really hope our athletes will get a positive experience as they continue on their own pathways,” said Toby Ng, Team BC badminton coach.
The following athletes have been selected to Team BC:
Kylie Cheng (Vancouver) Ace Badminton Centre Coach: Harry Pan
Katie Ngai (Richmond) Ace Badminton Centre Coach: Phyllis Chan
Jenna Wong (Surrey) ClearOne Badminton Centre Coach: Sandiarto
Natalie Yee (Vancouver) ClearOne Badminton Centre Coach: Sandiarto
Wendy Zhang (Richmond) ClearOne Badminton Centre Coach: Darryl Yung, Sandiarto
Alternate: Noelle Yau
“Having been fortunate enough to have the rare opportunity of competing at a second Canada Winter Games, it makes me super excited and thrilled to be working with the new team. This time I am more determined than ever to better my results and I am looking forward to a podium finish.” – Kylie Cheng
“It’s a rare experience to represent Team BC and I’m excited to compete in the team event with my teammates.” – Wendy Zhang
Simon Cheng (Vancouver) Drive Badminton Centre Coach: Phyllis Chan
Steven He (Vancouver) Ace Badminton Centre Coach: Harry Pan
Antonio Li (Victoria) KC Badminton Club (ON) Coach: Kevin Cao (ON)
Joshua Liu (Vancouver) St. John’s Badminton Club Coach: Sian Deng
Kevin Luo (Richmond) Ace Badminton Centre Coach: Shawn Zhang
Team Alternates: Kingsley Lu and Jake Chingcuangco
"Coming back for my second Canada Winter Games, I hope to exceed my bronze medal from the last games in Prince George." - Joshua Liu
“The last multi-sport event I competed at was the 2015 Summer Games. Hopefully we can repeat our gold medal once again.” – Antonio Li
About Team BC
Team BC brings together the best athletes, coaches, managers, and mission staff to represent British Columbia at the Canada Summer and Winter Games. Team BC will send a delegation of 320 athletes, coaches, managers, and mission staff to represent British Columbia at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Feb. 15 to March 3. Visit www.teambc.org
for the latest news and updates.
About the Canada Games
The Canada Games are a national multi-sport competition with participation from every province and territory in Canada. The Games are held every two years, alternating between winter and summer. The 2019 Canada Winter Games will be held February 15 to March 3 in Red Deer, bringing together approximately 3600 athletes, coaches, and managers from every province and territory to compete in 19 sports. Visit www.canadagames.ca
to learn more.
Badminton BC member services and communications officer
Judy Joseph Black
Team BC Communications Manager
BC Games Society