The five UBC Okanagan Heat women’s volleyball players have enjoyed a successful run at the Canada Summer Games so far, they have been a part of the BC representative that will play in tomorrow’s gold medal game, to be aired live on TSN2 at 11 a.m. PST, Thursday, August 8th.
Making up nearly one-half of the BC roster, the Heat players: Brianna Beamish, Kaitlynn Given, Katy Klomps, Emily Oxland, and Katie Wuttunee, will be joined on the national sporting network with Heat and Team BC assistant coach, Becki Kosinski.
Team BC will square off against Alberta for the gold medal. Megan Festival, another member of the young Heat squad – a young team that has already earned a spot in the Canada West post-season – is an outside hitter for Alberta.
Undefeated in the games with a 6-0 record, Team BC has only dropped two sets so far in the tournament. Alberta has been almost as good, with a 6-1 record, falling only to BC in pool play.
The Heat men’s volleyball team sent three players and a coach to the Games, the three who suit up for the Heat and are competing for Team BC are: Jim Bell, Kristof Schlagintweit, and Alex Swiatlowski. Heat men’s volleyball assistant coach, Kyle Joslin, is an assistant with team BC as well.
Team BC lost in a semi-final to Alberta on Wednesday and will play for bronze on tomorrow at 8 a.m. PST. (Thursday, Aug, 8). Watch the action live and online at http://canadagames.tv/.
Sherbrooke 2013 Canada Games Website: http://www.jeuxducanada2013.ca/en/
Twitter: @CanadaGames / #Sherbrooke2013
From Shaw TV: Team BC Girls Volleyball
On ryanwatters.ca: Heat Heading to Canada Summer Games
One-third of Team BC suits up for the Heat women’s volleyball team
Heat men’s volleyball sends three to Team BC
About the Canada Games
It was February 1967 in Quebec City that the history of the Canada Games began. With its motto“Unity through Sport,” the first Canada Winter Games paved the way for what is now the biggest multisport competition for young Canadian athletes. Beyond being a unique sporting event, the Games promote healthy living among young people and leave behind an important infrastructure, sports and social legacy for the host region. To host the Games means highlighting our culture and our diversity, at the same time encouraging the development of our communities. Since 1967, the Canada Games have played a central role in the promotion of sports and physical activity in the provinces and territories. Presented every two years (alternating between Winter and Summer Games), in a different province or territory, the Games have united, since their start, over 100,000 athletes.
In Sherbrooke, QC in 2013, 4,200 athletes will come to compete for honours in 20 disciplines on 20 different sites. During the 16 days of competition, pleasure, perseverance, team spirit, sweat, surpassing limits, entertainment, deception and success will all be on the menu. This is a great recipe for a spectacular event!