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Locals to head to BC Provincial Games

Locals to head to BC Provincial Games

oswald chHello sports fans. Excitement is growing for the Provincial Games in Kamloops and I was able to sit down with two athletes who will be on that great journey.

The Rhythmic Gymnastics team Linsey Davidson, Amanda Boghean, Marina Stevens and new athletes Darlene Nelson, Layla Ross and Sarah Black completed the regular season’s practices in February.

Now all eyes are on Linsey Davidson as she prepares for the Kamloops Provincial Games July 6-9. Head Coach Grace Gardner will also be attending as medical liaison.

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Paul Davis will compete in swimming events at the Special Olympics provincial games. Photo submitted

Linsey knows routines with the hoop, ball, rope and her personal fave, the ribbon. “A long-time” rhythmic gymnast, this will be her first ever Provincial Games and she is “a little nervous but really excited”

Coach Grace says Linsey has been working very hard and making lots of progress.

On Sunday, March 19 The Sunshine Coast Orcas swim team travelled to Coquitlam for their final swim meet. The FANtastic support from family and friends really pushed the Orcas not only to get new best times but to place well in the events too.

Thanks to coaches Cathy Verge, Catherine Duncombe, Gary Rogers, Daryl Lowe and Robert Wotton as well as the Coquitlam team for hosting the event.

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Rhythmic gymnast Linsey Davidson will compete at the provincial games in Kamloops in July. Photo submitted

Orca athlete Paul Davis has been with Special Olympics for 20 years, since the bowling days, and swimming with the Orcas for three. In July he will be competing in his first provincial games.

When asked how he felt about the Games, Paul answered, “nervous”.

His favorite stroke is the freestyle and his main focus will be to beat all his personal best times. With his ‘go get’ attitude he will do just that.

The Floor Hockey team had a wind up meet with local RCMP officers at Chatelech. Thanks to organizer, coach Mike Gojevic, the RCMP for participating and the crowd for coming out to cheer them on.

All winter programs have finished by now and the spring season will begin this month. Watch for coverage of bocce, soccer, golf, track and softball to come.

Meanwhile, the Knights of Columbus have donated $250 to our local and are also sponsoring a fundraising Walkathon at Porpoise Bay Park on April 30. Registration is at 1:30pm and it starts at 2pm. The goal is to raise $10,000 and have 100 people take part.  Come out and enjoy the day. There will be prizes for most donations, draws for gifts, snacks, music, t-shirts and lots of fun.

For information about how to participate or sponsor a walker please visit: www.

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