As we say goodbye to week one athletes, Team BC Mission Staff are preparing for the next round of athletes to come to Red Deer.
“It’s with mixed emotions that I say goodbye to our week one athletes and give a warm welcome to week two. It’s been an incredible first week highlighted by some crazy pin trading, boisterous team spirit and phenomenal sport performances,” said Jen Scott, Team BC Chef de Mission. “Thank you to all the week one athletes, coaches and support staff who have made the volunteers here in Red Deer feel appreciated and have been respectful to their teammates and shown exceptional camaraderie and support. Welcome to week two, Team BC. We hope you will get out of it as much as you put in. We are here to assist in any way we can. Let’s carry on that momentum of week one and create the optimal atmosphere for podium performances. We’re glad to have you here.”
Team BC capped off the first week of the 2019 Canada Winter Games with two more medals, bringing the total to 28 (nine gold, five silver and 14 bronze).
The women’s speed skating 3000 metre relay team consisting of Jane Green (Mission), Annabelle Green (Mission), Samantha Spencer (Burnaby), Ainsley Spencer (Burnaby) and Sherilyn Chung (Coquitlam) won bronze.
Freestyle skier Skye Clarke had a great week with Team BC winning a medal of each colour. On Friday, she picked up a bronze medal in the big air event.
The ringette team fell to Manitoba in the bronze medal match, however it was Team BC’s best performance in the sport since the 2003 Canada Winter Games when they won a bronze medal.
Men’s hockey defeated New Brunswick 7-2 to finish the Games in seventh place. Opening Ceremony flag bearer Fin Williams (North Vancouver) scored two goals.