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Kelowna rower qualifies for BC Games in Surrey

Kelowna rower Nicole Samuelson has qualified for the B.C. Summer Games in Surrey to be held July 19 to 22. - Contributed
Kelowna rower Nicole Samuelson has qualified for the B.C. Summer Games in Surrey to be held July 19 to 22.
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After competing hard in the qualifying events, Kelowna rower Nicole Samuelson has qualified for the B.C. Summer Games in Surrey to be held July 19 to 22.

Samuelson took up rowing in 2011 and after completing a junior Learn to Row program, she caught the rowing bug and hits the water early in the mornings at least three times a week.

Kelowna Rowing Club coach Thomas Cameron has been preparing Samuelson for the big event this month with both on land and on water training. One of her warm up events was at this years’ annual Lap the Lake event at the Vernon Rowing and Paddling Centre (VRPC) on Swan Lake

"We wish Nicole good luck at the B.C. Games and are very proud that a young lady works so hard to achieve such success," stated a Kelowna Rowing Club press release

For details on how to learn such a great sport, please look at: www.kelownarowingclub.ca

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Several area baseball players will be in Surrey to take part in the B.C. Summer Games as part of the zone baseball club.

Kelowna players Easton Forrest, Mike Gini, Nic Ostrom, David Tongue and Kyle Weninger have been selected to the team which began practicing last weekend. Also on the team is West Kelowna's Trevor Lofstrom along with Penticton's Matt Brodt and Chase DeCosse; Vernon's Dyland Emmons and Parker Friesen and Salmon Arm players Riley Jepson and Brad Whitehead.

 

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