The Canada Winter and Summer Games welcome the best young athletes across Canada and allow them to experience the multi-sport environment of the Olympic/Paralympic Games at a national level. Friendships are made, records are set, and athletes rise to the occasion to make Team BC proud.
Three BCWSA sports take part in these games:
Wheelchair basketball was first introduced at the 1995 Canada Games in Grand Prairie, Alberta and is the only wheelchair sport at the Winter Games. Not only are the Canada Games teams made up of a mix of able-bodied and disabled athletes, but they’re also co-ed. (Teams get an extra classification point for every woman they have on the floor).
Team BC has won:
- 1995 Canada Winter Games: silver
- 1999 Canada Winter Games: bronze
- 2003 Canada Winter Games: silver
Both wheelchair racing and para-throws are Canada Summer Games sports. Male and female athletes take part in track and field events of different disciplines.
The following athletes have won medals in athletics at the Canada Summer Games
- Aujlay, Kiran: 1 gold (2005)
Brockway, Jessye: 2 bronze (2013)
- Smyth, Tristan: 1 gold, 1 silver (2013)
- Solla, Eddy: 2 bronze (2011)
- Wey, Gene: 1 bronze (2005)
Learn more about the Canada Games.
Learn about the 2015 Canada Summer Games in Prince George.