Team B.C. ready for Canada's Special Olympics

A big festival of competition, camaraderie and celebration of sports will bring 244 members of Team B.C. to Antigonish, N.S., for the 2018 Special Olympics Canada Summer Games.

Burnaby is sending 11 people, including eight athletes, to the games to represent B.C.

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Attending the five-day competition are track and field’s April Armstrong, Daniel Batson and Jeremy Goh, powerlifter Ken Windsor, rhythmic gymnasts Katherine Burns, Alex Edward and Christina Tomingas, and swimmer Alene Elgaard.

Also making the trip are coaches Peter De Marchi (athletics), Willie Collins (golf) and Dolma Tsundu (gymnastics).

Running from July 31 to Aug. 4, this event will see Special Olympics athletes from across Canada compete in athletics, basketball, bocce, golf, powerlifting, rhythmic gymnastics, soccer, softball and swimming.

Team B.C. members qualified for the provincial squad through their performances at the 2017 Special Olympics B.C. Summer Games in Kamloops.

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