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Day one and two of the 2020 BC Winter Games in Fort St. John hosted on Feb. 20 to 23, 2020. (BC Games Society photos)

HIGHLIGHTS: Day one and two at the 2020 BC Winter Games

Athletes had sunny – but cold – weather to work with in Fort St. John

Opening ceremonies for the 2020 BC Winter Games in Fort St. John on Feb. 21, 2020. (BC Games Society/Flickr)

PHOTOS: 2020 BC Winter Games kick off in Fort St. John

More than 1,000 of B.C.’s best athletes will be competing over the next three days

The startup Orange Sox boys softball team is looking for players to compete in the 2020 and 2022 B.C. Summer Games. (Pixabay)

New Island team aimed at rejuvenating boys softball

Orange Sox hope to play in 2020 and 2022 B.C. Summer Games

The startup Orange Sox boys softball team is looking for players to compete in the 2020 and 2022 B.C. Summer Games. (Pixabay)
Fort St. John 2020 Winter Games torch lighting and ceremony in December 2019. (BC Games Society photo)
Fort St. John 2020 Winter Games torch lighting and ceremony in December 2019. (BC Games Society photo)
The 2018 BC Summer Games ran from July 19-22 at venues across the Cowichan Valley. (Black Press file)

Help celebrate Cowichan’s BC Summer Games legacy

Cash and in-kind donations to the Games totalled $1.2 million

The 2018 BC Summer Games ran from July 19-22 at venues across the Cowichan Valley. (Black Press file)
Sixteen athletes were awarded with a Coast Capital Savings Leadership Bursary at the closing ceremony of the 2018 BC Summer Games in the Cowichan Valley. (BC Games Society)

BC Games bursaries handed out to 16 provincial athletes

The 2018 BC Summer Games were also the last with Kelly Mann in charge, as he’ll be stepping down after 19 years

  • Jul 25, 2018
Sixteen athletes were awarded with a Coast Capital Savings Leadership Bursary at the closing ceremony of the 2018 BC Summer Games in the Cowichan Valley. (BC Games Society)
Cowichan 2018 president Jen Woike enters the closing ceremonies of the BC Summer Games at the Island Savings Centre on Sunday afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan 2018 president reflects on successful BC Summer Games

Games marked a number of milestones in food, merchandise and opening and closing ceremonies

Cowichan 2018 president Jen Woike enters the closing ceremonies of the BC Summer Games at the Island Savings Centre on Sunday afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Cowichan cleans up on BC Summer Games podium

Cowichan cleans up on BC Summer Games podium

Local athletes collect more than three dozen medals

Cowichan cleans up on BC Summer Games podium
There was a packed house at Chemainus Secondary School for B.C. Summer Games wrestling finals Saturday afternoon. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus venues shine in the B.C. Games spotlight

Wrestling heats up at Chemainus Secondary, box lacrosse at Fuller Lake Arena

There was a packed house at Chemainus Secondary School for B.C. Summer Games wrestling finals Saturday afternoon. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Kaz Bannister of Thetis Island is all smiles clutching the baton after her part in a second-place silver-medal performance by the Island zone girls 4x100 relay at the B.C. Summer Games. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Prestigious B.C. Games track events test Chemainus Secondary girls

Banner year for Bannister, Woodruff polishes her skills in the pentathlon

Kaz Bannister of Thetis Island is all smiles clutching the baton after her part in a second-place silver-medal performance by the Island zone girls 4x100 relay at the B.C. Summer Games. (Photo by Don Bodger)
VIDEO: A look back at the 2018 BC Games

VIDEO: A look back at the 2018 BC Games

Video and photo montage of the summer games in the Cowichan Valley, July 19-22

  • Jul 23, 2018
VIDEO: A look back at the 2018 BC Games
Rosie Klatt-LeBlanc of Crofton with her gold team and bronze individual medal in wrestling. (Photo submitted)

B.C. Games glory for local athletes

Solid results from hard work inspirational

Rosie Klatt-LeBlanc of Crofton with her gold team and bronze individual medal in wrestling. (Photo submitted)
BC Games: Day 3 wrap and closing ceremonies

BC Games: Day 3 wrap and closing ceremonies

The torch in the Cowichan Valley has been extinguished as Fort St. John gets ready to host the 2020 BC Winter Games

  • Jul 22, 2018
BC Games: Day 3 wrap and closing ceremonies
Why do they do it? Coaches guide kids to wins, personal bests at the BC Games

Why do they do it? Coaches guide kids to wins, personal bests at the BC Games

Behind the 2,300 B.C. athletes are the 450 coaches who dedicate time to help train, compete

Why do they do it? Coaches guide kids to wins, personal bests at the BC Games
Lower Mainland teams battle for baseball gold at BC Games

Lower Mainland teams battle for baseball gold at BC Games

Vancouver Coastal squeaked out a 3-2 win against Fraser Valley

  • Jul 22, 2018
Lower Mainland teams battle for baseball gold at BC Games
Maggie Banks receives the W.R. Bennett Award from Nanaimo-North Cowichan MLA Doug Routley at the closing ceremonies of the Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games. (Kevin Rothbauer/Black Press)

Shawnigan Lake’s Maggie Banks wins BC Games’ top prize

Rubgy star honoured with W.R. Bennett Award and scholarship

Maggie Banks receives the W.R. Bennett Award from Nanaimo-North Cowichan MLA Doug Routley at the closing ceremonies of the Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games. (Kevin Rothbauer/Black Press)
International-level competitor and Team BC alumnus Brent Hoel heads out of the water and toward the bike racks during Saturday morning’s relay featuring current BC Games triathletes, coaches, and alumni at Brentwood College School. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

BC Games triathletes take on their coaches in fun race

Alumni, coaches and competitors from all eight zones across the province teamed up and raced

International-level competitor and Team BC alumnus Brent Hoel heads out of the water and toward the bike racks during Saturday morning’s relay featuring current BC Games triathletes, coaches, and alumni at Brentwood College School. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Mary Paridaen van Veen alongside her mother Margaret. (Cynthia Lockrey photo)

Family effort helps Duncan swimmer Mary Paridaen van Veen to gold at BC Summer Games

Mom, dad and sister all members of the Cowichan Valley swimming community

Mary Paridaen van Veen alongside her mother Margaret. (Cynthia Lockrey photo)
Duncan wrestlers Ashton Combdon and Hayley Bye-Pace both medalled for Vancouver Island-Central Coast (Zone 6) at the Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games. (Kevin Rothbauer/Black Press)

Duncan wrestler Ashton Combdon beats the odds to medal at BC Summer Games

Combdon joins CVWC teammates Talon Hird and Hayley Bye-Pace on the podium

Duncan wrestlers Ashton Combdon and Hayley Bye-Pace both medalled for Vancouver Island-Central Coast (Zone 6) at the Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games. (Kevin Rothbauer/Black Press)