Athletes in week one sports danced, sang and got pumped up for competition at the pep rally on Friday.
“The pep rally was awesome it was a chance for my team and our group to see all the different sports and athletes,” said Hannah Woodman, a ringette player from Langley.
Woodman said learning the Team BC cheers and getting to know other Team BC athletes a little better was her favourite part. The same went for hockey player Kobe Verbicky.
“It was exciting. Lots of cheering and it was good energy there,” said Verbicky, who is from Bowser.
The pep rally included words of wisdom from Team BC honourary captain (Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic gold medallist) Justin Kripps, who previously taped videos for the athletes.
Team BC then had a quick turnaround to the Opening Ceremony at Centrium where Fin Williams (hockey) led the parade of athletes by carrying the B.C. flag into the ceremony.
Athletes were treated to a high-energy show that included world champion hoop dancer Dallas Arcand, speaker Ron MacLean, the lighting of the cauldron and concluded the evening with a dance party in front of the stage where Canadian country music star Brett Kissel performed.
Official competition for the 2019 Canada Winter Games begins on Saturday but here is what some of the teams were up to:
Boxing athletes took to the stage at the pep rally and were busy trading pins at the Opening Ceremony. Read more by clicking here.
Both the women's and men's gymnastics athletes had their first practice session. Read more by clicking here.
Ringette took to the ice for their first official practice. Read more by clicking here.
Team BC long track speedskaters were unphased by the -20 C weather while they were training. Read more by clicking here.
Table tennis got a look at their venue as competition takes place today. Read more here.
The Opening Ceremony was the highlight of the day for biathlon athletes. Read more here.