Thursday, February 24, 2011

Hello from Halifax!

Who Rocks The House? BC Rocks the House!
By Team BC Mission Staff

That has been the recurring chant throughout the week-and-a-half that we have been competing at the Canada Winter Games. Accompanied by the waving of the popular scarves bearing the same slogan, along with a variety of noisemakers thoughtfully provided to the parents and fans of Team BC’s athletes, the words have been resonating around the venues. We wouldn’t say that is the reason that Team BC was farther ahead in the medal and flag point standings at the end of Week One than it was four years ago in Whitehorse. But it sure hasn’t hurt!

For most of the athletes this is their first experience of competing at a multi-sport Games, and they are taking the opportunity to get out to cheer on their fellow Team BC athletes. Our boxers have become some of Team BC’s most visible and vocal cheerleaders, and were instrumental in changing the usually staid atmosphere at table tennis.

Besides answering the question posed by our Games hosts, “What will you bring?” with solid performances by its athletes, Team BC also answered, “We are bringing the warmth of our hearts”, in the form of its legacy project, “Hands Across the Country”.

On the anniversary of the opening of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver and Whistler Team BC held a media conference to present the hundreds donated items of warm clothing it had collected in BC, to the Boys & Girls Club of East Dartmouth. It was Team BC’s way of demonstrating its social responsibility.

Check out SIRC's Canada Games webpage for more information!

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