BC Games Alumni Heading to 2023 Commonwealth Youth Games
The Trinbago 2023 Commonwealth Youth Games will take place August 4-11, 2023, on the Islands of Trinidad and Tobago, bringing together top athletes aged 14 to 18 from 71 Commonwealth nations and territories. Canada’s delegation of 74 athletes and staff will compete in four sports across the eight days of competition: Athletics, Beach Volleyball, Netball, and Rugby 7s.
Leading the Canadian contingent into the Opening Ceremony as a flag bearer will be BC Games alum Alexa Dow, who captured a trio of gold medals at the Prince George 2022 BC Summer Games. She is joined by five fellow athletes and two coaches who previously competed in the BC Winter or BC Summer Games:
|Name||Sport||Role||BC Games (Sport, if different)|
|Alexa Dow||Athletics||Athlete||Prince George 2022 BC Summer Games|
|Ryan Lofstrom||Athletics||Athlete||Prince George 2022 BC Summer Games|
|Lana Dueck *||Rugby 7s||Athlete||Prince George 2022 BC Summer Games|
|Skye Farish *||Rugby 7s||Athlete||Prince George 2022 BC Summer Games|
|Ava Ference||Rugby 7s||Athlete||Prince George 2022 BC Summer Games|
|Adia Pye *||Rugby 7s||Athlete||Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games (3×3 Basketball)|
|Darcy Patterson *||Rugby 7s||Coach||2004 Abbotsford BC Summer Games|
|Amonda Francis||Netball||Coach||2004 Port Alberni BC Summer Games|
* Denotes athletes who have also competed for Team BC at the Canada Games. To see the full list of Team BC alumni representing Canada at the 2023 Commonwealth Youth Games, click here.