BC family and supporters are out in droves in the stands at the 2023 Canada Winter Games. Family members had the chance to get together at Team BC’s week two cheer breakfast to talk to each other about their common experiences.
Alesha Rubin (West Vancouver) is here in PEI for her daughter Vienna of the female hockey team.
“It’s wonderful. I am so proud of my daughter and the whole team,” she says. Being at a multisport games and part of the greater Team BC family is a unique experience for her. “It’s unlike anything else that I’ve ever experienced. We are embracing the moment to support the whole team. It’s wonderful to get to know all these parents from all over the province.”
Hockey mom Kelly Baxter (Coquitlam) is part of a large contingent of BC hockey parents at the arena in Summerside. “We are a close-knit community for sure.”
Helen Yee travelled to Charlottetown from Richmond to see her daughter compete in badminton. “We’ve never been to one of these Games before. There is so much excitement and team camaraderie.”
Lillian Scherk (North Vancouver) saw her daughter Veronica win a bronze medal in fencing.
“It was spectacular. She fought so hard just gave it her all and did not give up. It was a pinnacle moment in her career,” she says. This is the first multisport Games for Scherk. “It’s just phenomenal to be part of larger group of parents who are supporting their kids in high-performing sports. I am so happy to be here and to be enjoying it.”
Dylan Fukuda-Wu (Richmond) had some weather-related travel troubles getting to PEI. But it was worth it to watch his son Louie compete pre-novice men’s figure skating in North Rustico.
“It’s a big event. It’s very exciting.” Fukuda-Wu appreciates the opportunity to connect with other Team BC parents. ”It’s always nice to sit down with other parents in other sports to share their experiences and how they support their kids,” he says. “We always only talk with the figure skating parents, so it’s really nice to know about other sports and get away from skating talk.”
- Filed by Sam Corea (@sammy_sez), Team BC Communications Staff
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