Anna Shaffer(L) and Ava Nealis.

Anna Shaffer(L) and Ava Nealis.

Winter games girls

Anna Shaffer and Ava Nealis have returned from the B.C. Winter Games in Mission.

Anna Shaffer (L) and Ava Nealis have returned from the B.C. Winter Games in Mission.

The girls represented Zone 7 with three other athletes from Smithers and Terrace in cross country skiing. Both girls are skiers from the Omineca Ski Club.

In the skate-ski-sprint race Ava placed seventh out of 19 and Anna came in 16. In the three kilometre classic Ava came in 13 and Anna came in 16.

Ava said, “It was great meeting new people and I had a great time.” Anna reiterated that meeting new people was great, “It was a unique experience and the volunteers made it a wonderful experience.”

Another exciting part of the games were, because there was no snow in Mission, some competitions were held in Whistler which gave the athletes a chance to see the Olympic venue.