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Parksville Qualicum Beach athletes to compete at BC Summer Games

Maple Ridge was set to host Games in 2020 before pandemic struck
Parksville's Liam Clyde was selected to play in box lacrosse at the BC Summer Games. He was been playing as an affiliate player for the Oceanside Sharks junior lacrosse team. (Michael Briones photo)

Parksville Qualicum Beach and area will be represented at the BC Summer Games, July 18 to July 21 in Maple Ridge, as members of the Vancouver Island-Central Coast Zone 6 team. 

They will be among the 3,500 athletes, coaches and officials from across B.C. expected to take part in one of the major summer sporting events for youth in the province. The theme of this year's games is ‘Every Moment Matters.’ 

Parksville will have eight athletes that will compete in different disciplines. They are: Farrah Bailiey (artistic swimming), Johan Kolen-Lea (athletics), Liam Clyde (box lacrosse), Alyssa Gaudet (equestrian), Shayne Blandin (Special Olympics swimming), Brodie Stevens (Special Olympics swimming), Isla Brett (volleyball) and Katelyn Spetch (volleyball).

Parksville will have three officials as well heading to the games; basketball head coach Paul Wright and assistant coach Kevin McMillen; and Lisa Spaven who will be one of the officials in artistic swimming.

Qualicum Beach has three athletes heading to Maple Ridge. They are Griffin Morse (athletics), Charlie Pennock (baseball) and Emma Ahnert (equestrian). 

Nanoose Bay will be represented by Devon Schnider, who will be competing in track and field, and Alicia Dunlop who will take part in the equestrian competition. 

Gabriel Willers from Errington will compete in the swimming events.

Maple Ridge was set to host the 2020 BC Summer Games before the event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

— NEWS Staff




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