News from Kamloops

August 4, 2015

Canada’s Tournament Capital Shines Again

Kamloops, B.C. –The City of Kamloops and PacificSport Interior BC is proud to announce that ten athletes, two coaches and two Mission Staff from our region will represent our province as part of Team BC for the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games in Wood Buffalo, Alberta.  A contingent of 427 people including 334 athletes, 47 coaches, 24 managers, and 22 mission staff make up Team BC and they will compete against the best in the west in 18 sports.

This interior contingent are representing the sports of swimming, canoe/kayak, judo, indoor volleyball and athletics. “I am honoured to be selected to represent Team BC as Mission Staff and excited to learn from the top coaches, officials and sport administrators from the Western provinces and territories.  Experiencing multi-sport games and sport administration at this level will allow me to bring this knowledge back to Kamloops where we can incorporate it into program delivery, as well as athlete and coach development, ”said Nicole Beauregard, Sport Development Coordinator for the City of Kamloops.   

From playground to podium, the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services department and PacificSport Interior BC have a strong partnership in program delivery and strive to provide opportunities for all citizens to be active for life. Fostering relationships with local, provincial and national sport organizations allows continued exposure as Canada’s Tournament Capital for both the City of Kamloops and PacificSport Interior BC.

Nicole Beauregard – Mission Staff: Judo, Wrestling Softball
Kevin Bogetti-Smith – Mission Staff: Photographer
Megan Dalke - Swimming
Alexander Demishkevich – Canoe/Kayak
Colin Gilbert – Swimming
Geoffrey Hanks – Judo
Aaron Leontowich – Swimming
Zachary Morgan – Canoe/Kayak
Ethan Phillips – Swimming
Ashley Shannik - Coach, Indoor Volleyball
Alexzandra Smith Van Dyke – Athletics

Morgan Endean – Judo

Kellen Viznaugh – Cycling

Salmon Arm
Maggie Manning - Swimming

About Team BC
Team BC brings together the best athletes, coaches, managers, and mission staff to represent British Columbia at the Canada Winter Games, Canada Summer Games, and Western Canada Summer Games. Team BC will send a dedicated team of over 400 to the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games in Wood Buffalo, Alberta, August 7 - 16, 2015. For more information visit


Media Contact:
Nicole Beauregard, Sport Development Coordinator
City of Kamloops

Eryn Barrett, Sport Performance Coordinator
PacificSport Interior BC

Jenn Houtby-Ferguson, Communications Lead
Team BC - 2015 Western Canada Summer Games