Gymnasts aim for medals at BC Winter Games

Fraser Valley team to compete in Vernon this weekend.

A medal threat at this weekend’s B.C. Winter Games is the very deep gymnastics team from the Fraser Valley, a group that features seven of the 19 athletes calling Surrey or White Rock home.

The Fraser Valley zone is comprised of the communities of Surrey, White Rock, Langley, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, Mission and Hope.

The B.C. Winter Games are Feb. 23-26 in Vernon.

Local gymnasts on the Fraser Valley team include Allyson Armstrong, Haley Biggin, Jordanne Dunbar, Duncan Losin, Deandra McNaught, Aidan Page of Surrey, and White Rock’s Abby Strand.

“Zone Three is sending a very strong team that has the ability to finish in the top three in the team standings,” said Stephanie Marner, the Fraser Valley zone representative for gymnastics.

Marner lists Dunbar, Armstrong, Biggin and Langley athlete Madison Whelband as possible medal contenders.

“Jordanne and Madison are both level 4 gymnasts, they should both do very well at the games,” said Marner. “Ally and Haley are Level 3, they should also do very well.”

Other members of the Fraser Valley team include Brenden Ansell, Elijah Horner, Cohen Kiers, Emily Moorthy, Curtis Olivier and Dawson Friesen of Abbotsford, Mackenzie Budy and Cameron Jarvis of Langley, Shi Yun Lum and Madelyn McPhee of Coquitlam and Shayla Ogloff of Maple Ridge.

The coaching staff comprises head coach Marc Naubert of Abbotsford and assistants Sean Eldridge of Surrey, Shallon Heinzig of Abbotsford, Jonathan Osers of Langley and Krystal Fraser of Coquitlam.

For more Black Press stories on the BC Winter Games, go to

Just Posted

Body still inside Surrey building two days after fire due to structural concerns

RCMP, fire investigations delayed ‘until the site is declared safe’

OUR VIEW: Foreigners need to butt out of our elections

Canadians don’t need outsiders to tell us who to vote for

Game-worn rugby jerseys auctioned in Surrey club’s ‘Ruck for the Cure’ fundraiser

Benefit for cancer society at Sullivan Heights Park and Beaverlodge clubhouse Saturday

Surrey cop killer gets new parole conditions

Surrey RCMP Constable Roger Pierlet, 23, was shot dead on March 29, 1974

B.C.’s best wheelchair curling teams to compete in Cloverdale this winter

The province is home to some of the world’s most decorated wheelchair curlers

VIDEO: Is the stethoscope dying? High-tech options pose threat

World-renowned cardiologist believes the device is just a pair of ‘rubber tubes’

Beers on the job, smacking crotches: 10 police misconduct probes in B.C.

Recent report by the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner highlights a number of investigations

Seizure of cannabis edibles, including mac-and-cheese, prompt warning from B.C. RCMP

Potato chips, cheesecake and candy infused with cannabis also seized back in August

B.C. parents sue city and province in 12-year-old daughter’s drowning at lake

Beverly Park drowned at Rotary Lake in Dawson Creek in August 2016

VIDEO: Chill with polar bears through an Arctic live cam

Cam reopens just ahead of Polar Bear Week

UPDATE: Charges pending after two teens pepper sprayed at Port Coquitlam high school

Mounties are still working to determine exactly how many youth were involved

Aquilini companies deny negligence in U.S. vineyard fire that killed two kids

Fire occurred at Red Mountain Vineyard, located in southeast Washington State

Former Kelowna Hells Angels associate could be deported, court rules

David Revell has lost his fight against deportation from Canada

Most Read