Sea to Sky athletes on podium at BC Summer Games 

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The BC Summer Games, which are held every two years, took place this past weekend in Surrey with over 2,300 athletes taking part in more than 20 sports. Some 375 medals were up for grabs, as well as the overall title for different zones within the province.

Whistler, Squamish and Pemberton are represented in Zone 5, Vancouver-Squamish.

The sole athlete from Whistler in the group was rower Sierra Farr, who won a silver medal in Women's Doubles and another silver in Mixed Quads.

Pemberton was represented by numerous athletes in canoe/kayak races, bringing home several medals.

Shelby Goochey won gold in the Girls' 500-metre kayak race, and teamed up with Isabel Peters to place first in K2 (doubles) 500-metre and second in C2 (canoe doubles). She was part of a K4 team with Peters, Dayna Goochey and Pascha Protter that placed third in K4, and part of a mixed C6 team with Peters, Winona Nelson, Ashley LeBlanc, Esseltine Oliver and Liam Miller than placed second. That made four medals in total.

Peters placed second in the K1 500M race, was seventh in slalom and placed third in the Girls' skill competition. As well as her gold and silver in K2 and C2 with Shelby Goochey in the team events, her bronze in K4 and her silver in C6, she was first in the Girls' C2 2000M race with Winona Nelson.

Esseltine Oliver was ninth in Boys' K1 slalom and ninth in the boys skills competition. He also earned a bronze in Boys' K4 with Liam Miller, Dalton Pehota and Braden McGuire, going on to win the Boys' C4 with the same group. He was fourth in the mixed K4 race with Dalton Pehota, Winona Nelson and Ashley Leblanc, and earned a silver on the mixed C6 500M team.

Dayna Goochey placed fifth in Girls' K1 500M, fifth in Girls' K1 2000M, second in Girls' C1 500M, sixth in Girls' K1 slalom and fifth in the Girls' skill competition. She earned a bronze on the Girls' K2 500M team, another bronze on the Girls' K2 200M team, a bronze on the Girls' K4 team, a gold on the Girls' C4 team and another gold in the C6 2000M team.

Ashley LeBlanc was fourth in K1 500M, second in K1 slalom and 18th in the skills competition. She earned a bronze in the Girls' K2 500M, a bronze in the Girls' K2 2000M, placed fifth in the C2 500M, placed fourth in the mixed K4, placed first in the Girls' C4 and placed second in the C6 500M.

Liam Miller won a silver medal in Boys' Slalom C1, fifth in Boys' C1 500M and 17th in the skills competition. He won silver in the Boys C2 500M, bronze in Boys' K4, gold in mixed C4, first in Boys' C4, second in the C6 500M and first in the C6 2000M.

Winona Nelson was 20th in Girls' Slalom K1 and 14th in the Girls' Skills Competition. She won bronze in the K2 500M, was fifth in the Girls' C2 500M, first in the Girls' C2 2000M, fourth in the mixed K4, first in the Girls' C4 and second in the mixed C6 500M.

Dalton Pehota was sixth in Boys' K1 500M, ninth in Boys' K1 2000M, first in Boys' Slalom K1 and sixth in the skills competition. With teammates he was fourth in Boys' K2 500M, third in Boys' K4, fourth in mixed K4, first in Boys' C4 and first in mixed C6 200M.

Isabel Peters was second in Girls' K1 500M, seventh in Girls' Slalom K1 and third in the skills competition. With teammates, she was first in Girls K2 500M, second in Girls' C2 500M, first in Girls C2 2000M, third in Girls K4 and second in mixed C6 500M.

Individually, Pascha Protter was first in Girls' C1 500M, first in Girls' C1 2000M, 11th in Girls' Slalom K1, and 21st in the skills competition. As part of a team, Protter was first in Girls' C2 500M, second in Girls' C2 2000M, third in Girls' K4, first in mixed C4, and first in mixed C6 2000M.

Bailey Thomson was third in Girls' K1 500M, third in Girls' C1 500M, eighth in Girls' Slalom K1 and fourth in the skills competition. With teammates she was third in Girls' K2 500M, first in Girls' C2 500M, second in Girls' C2 2000M, first in mixed C4, first in Girls' C4 and first in mixed C6 2000M.

Squamish also sent athletes to the BC Games. In dressage, Robyn Marjoribanks and Alysha Russel were second with the zone team. In golf, Isshin Chiyasu played for the Zone 5 team, which placed third overall.

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