There will be six athletes from Burns Lake participating this summer at the 2014 B.C. Summer Games in Nanaimo.
Nisa Hofer and Braden Puglas, Jonathan Gooding, Jayden Larson, Irvin Michell and Otto Umstatter will be competing at the games for Burns Lake as part of the Northwest Zone team.
Hofer and Puglas will be competing in the women’s and men’s canoe and kayak events respectively.
The canoe and kayak events are split into three categories each, depending on the type of boat and the number of athletes in each boat.
For the canoe events there are the C1, C2 and C4 races, which allow one, two or four athletes, respectively, per boat.
It is the same for the kayak events, with three categories of races, the K1, K2 and K4, races being held at the games.
Gooding, Larson, Michell and Umstatter will compete as part of the Northwest Zone’s men’s rugby team.
The rugby event at the summer games this year is not the traditional game of rugby, where teams play 15 players aside, but rather the game of rugby sevens.
Rugby sevens is a game played on a shorter field and with less time on the game clock.
It is a fast, seven aside game, and will be included in the 2016 Olympic Games for the first time.
The 2014 B.C. Summer Games will be held July 17-20.
Check back to upcoming issues of the Lakes District News for further updates on our summer games athletes.