Langley paddler Meghan Cheung, pictured competing in 2015, is among the Team BC contingent heading to Winnipeg for the Canada Summer Games. The games begin July 28. Langley Times file photo

Langley well represented at Canada Summer Games

Total of 19 Langleyites part of Team BC contingent in Winnipeg

Sixteen athletes, two managers, and one apprentice coach from Langley are bound for Winnipeg and the 2017 Canada Summer Games.

Team BC is ready to take on the best athletes in the country at the Games which begin July 28.

In total, 354 athletes, 52 coaches, 27 managers and technical support staff, and 22 mission staff make up Team BC.

Competition will take place in 16 sports, featuring teams and athletes from Canada’s 13 provinces and territories.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the games and coincides with Canada’s 150th birthday.

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Langley athletes and managers taking part in this year’s Games include:

Athletics

Nickolas Colyn – athlete, Ethan Foster – athlete

Baseball

Jayden Knight – athlete

Female U17 basketball

Cheryl Jean-Paul – manager

Canoe kayak

Meghan Cheung – athlete

Diving

Kailee Lingham – manager, Jessie Nowotny – athlete

Rowing

Christian Gulka – athlete, Sebastian Gulka – athlete

Female soccer

Reese Moffatt – athlete,

Female softball

Taylor Gillis – athlete, Allison McMillan – apprentice coach, Julia Wright – athlete

Indoor volleyball, female

Kalyn Hartmann – athlete

Swimming

Ji-Hwan Kim – athlete

Indoor volleyball, male

Brodie Hofer – athlete, Reid Marriott – athlete

Wrestling

Anna Paula Gonzalez – athlete, Pritpaul Johal – athlete

Games experience

Team BC finished third behind Ontario and Quebec at the 2013 Canada Summer Games with 122 medals.

In total, 57 per cent of the Team BC athletes and coaches have previously competed at the BC Winter or BC Summer Games, bringing a wealth of experience to the event.

About the Canada Summer Games

This multi-sport event has participation from every province and territory in Canada. The games are held every two years, alternating between winter and summer.

The 2017 games are July 28 to Aug. 13 in Winnipeg, bringing together roughly 4,000 athletes, coaches, and managers.

Visit www.canadagames.ca.