July 25, 2017
Team BC's paddlers brought home 53 medals from the 2017 North American Indigenous Games in Toronto last week. Their impressive results helped Team BC to win the Overall Team title at the end of Games.
During the three days of competition, Team BC earned 21 gold medals, 11 silver medals and 21 bronze medals. Among Team BC's top medal winners were:
In the Overall Team competition, Team BC competed in 13 sports and won a total of 176 medals (65 gold, 57 Silver, 54 bronze) over the course of the competition week. This put the team in first place, 12 medals ahead of Team Saskatchewan. This is the second time BC has won the Overall Team Title at the NAIG, after winning the award at the 2014 NAIG in Regina, Saskatchewan.
Canoe Kayak BC is the Provincial Sport Organization for the paddle sports and actively encourages and provides opportunities to enjoy, participate and excel in them. Members include competitive athletes, developing athletes, enthusiasts, coaches, officials, administrators and supporters of the sport. The association's mission enourages and promotes personal growth and success for our members through participation and performance in paddle sports.