Seven athletes from the Cowichan Valley will be among 334 from across B.C. competing at the Western Canada Summer Games in Wood Buffalo, Alberta (a.k.a. Fort McMurray) beginning this Friday and running until Aug.16.
The Cowichan athletes will be competing in six of the 18 sports contested at the games.
Hannah Tuplin of Crofton and the Cowichan Valley Wrestling Club will look to add to the national championship she won in the 49kg cadet girls class in April.
Rachel Bond and Emily Whitaker of the Maple Bay Rowing Club will team up to represent B.C. in rowing, competing in a variety of sweeping events.
Desirae Ridenour of Cowichan Bay and a member of the Duncan Stingrays swim team will compete in triathlon at the Summer Games.
Anna Slang of Cowichan Bay and the Vancouver Island Wave will be part of the B.C. girls soccer team.
Tristan Mandur of Mill Bay and Arbutus Ridge will swing the clubs for the B.C. golf team.
Finally, Darby McIntyre of Saltspring Island and the Duncan Dynamics will compete in gymnastics.