BC Games and Team BC alumni deliver standout performances at 2023 Parapan Am Games

Five athletes who competed in the BC Games or for Team BC at the Canada Games came home with seven of Canada’s 52 medals at the 2023 Parapan American Games in Santiago, Chile.

Canada’s contingent of 140 athletes included seven with connections to Team BC or the BC Games.

NameSportBC GamesCanada Games2023 Pan Am Games Result
Nate ClementPara CyclingTownship of Langley 2010 BC Summer Games (Swimming)Gold, Bronze
Bo HedgesWheelchair Basketball1996/2000/2002 BC Winter Games1999/2003 Canada Winter GamesBronze
Trevor HirschfieldWheelchair RugbyNanaimo 2002 BC Summer Games Silver
Dustin HodgsonCP FootballKamloops 2006 BC Winter Games (Athletics)  6th Place
Mel PemblePara CyclingMission 2014 BC Winter Games2015 Canada Winter GamesGold, Silver
Doug RipleyGoalballCoquitlam 1991 BC Summer Games1993 Canada Summer GamesBronze
Thomas VenosWheelchair TennisPenticton 2016 BC Winter Games (Wheelchair Basketball)5th Place (Doubles), 9th Place (Singles)

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