Team BC finishes 2015 Canada Winter Games with 88 medals
Mar 02, 2015
The 2015 Canada Winter Games came to a close today with a fantastic celebration at the University of Northern British Columbia.
After two weeks of incredible athletic accomplishments, community spirit, and cultural pride we say a huge Team BC thank you to the City of Prince George for putting on an amazing Games.
Team BC was proud to be the host province for these Games, the first time the Canada Winter Games have ever been held in British Columbia.
249 athletes showcased their commitment to sport through 88 podium performances including 21 gold, 34 silver, and 33 bronze medals.
Team BC was third in the overall medal count behind Quebec with 141 medals and Ontario with 111 medals. The Canada Games also calculate flag points to track the overall team performance not just medal counts. Team BC had 270 points also placing the team third behind Quebec and Ontario.
Eleven northern BC athletes won or contributed to 14 medals including a magical run of four medals for Prince George’s Emily Dickson in Biathlon in week one, a surprise and well deserved bronze medal for Justin Hampole in figure skating, and a double gold in snowboard for Meryeta O’Dine and Evan Bichon on the final day of competition.
BC Games alumni represented 56.8% of the athletes on Team BC and contributed to 61.4% of the medals.
Outside of the field of play, Team BC athletes showed that they are leaders and ambassador for sport and in their communities. They contributed to the Team BC legacy projects that supported Big Brothers and Big Sisters Prince George and raised awareness to end bullying through the Pink Shirt Day campaign.
The support from coaches, managers and mission staff created an environment for success and a memorable experience that will last a lifetime.
The Team BC mission staff committed three weeks of their time and energy to ensuring Team BC had the best possible organization and support…not to mention the loudest cheering section!
The Canada Games Council announced on March 1, that Team BC was chosen, for the second consecutive Games, as the recipient of the Claude Hardy Award which is bestowed upon the Provincial or Territorial Mission Team that best exhibits leadership, cooperation, integrity and esprit de corps. We were proud to share the award this year with Team Saskatchewan.
Finally a huge thank you to the thousands of green jacket volunteers who welcomed us, helped us and make the Games experience one that we will never forget!