When the BC Winter Games get underway in Mission on Thursday, the Cowichan Valley will be well-represented among the Island-Central Coast contingent.
Based on rosters listed on the games website this week, 10 athletes and four coaches from the region will be part of the Zone 6 team competing for medals at the Games.
Cowichan Bay’s Sion Griffiths and Youbou’s Jason Haney will compete in archery, while Roger Walker of Duncan serves as head coach.
Bree Castle of Duncan is among six Island athletes on the biathlon team. Both coaches – head coach
Del McNish and assistant Sharon Klein – also hail from Duncan.
Darby McIntyre of the Duncan Dynamics will represent the Island in gymnastics, along with Anna Mataganova, who will be an assistant coach.
In hockey, Katie Ferguson of Lake Cowichan made the cut for the Island team.
Anna Clark of Duncan and Jeremy Perkins of Cobble Hill will compete in judo, while Lake Cowichan’s Jacob Marcelic is on the karate team.
Todd Heard of Duncan is headed to Mission to compete in freestyle skiing, joined by Sarah Rocque of Ladysmith.
The BC Winter Games will run from Feb. 20-23.