Canada Games alumni at 2016 Winter Youth Olympics

Thursday, 11th February 2016

The 2015 Canada Winter Games were the first taste of high-level multi-sport competition for many young canadian athletes. 

Now, one year later, some of them will take the experience they gained last year in Prince George and use it during the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway starting this week-end. 

15 of the 44 athletes (only including Canada Games sports) who will compete in Norway represented their Province at last year's Canada Winter Games. 

Here is how they performed in Prince George last year:

Tekarra Banser - Biathlon

Won gold in the 3 x 6 km Relay Female for Team BC

Ben Churchill - Biathlon

Won gold in the 15 km Individual Male for Team Alberta

Won silver in the 3 x 7.5 Relay Male for Team Alberta

Will be the Flag Bearer for Team Canada at the Youth Olympics

Levi Nadlersmith - Cross-Country Skiing

Finished 6th in the 4 x 5 km Relay Male for Team Manitoba

Mary Fay and Karlee Burgess - Curling

Won silver for Team Nova Scotia

Sterling Middleton and Tyler Tardi - Curling

Won bronze for Team BC

Zachary Lagha and Marjorie Lajoie - Figure Skating

Won gold for Team Quebec in Dance Novice Mix

Jared McIsaac - Hockey

Finished 5th with Team Nova Scotia 

Ty Smith - Hockey

Won Silver with Team Alberta

Jett Woo - Hockey

Won Bronze with Team Manitoba

Evan Bichon - Snowboard

Won Gold for Team BC in Snowboard Cross Male 

Kira-Nicole Lengkeek - Snowboard

Finished 5th for Team Alberta in the Slope Style Female

Baily McDonald - Snowboard

Won Silver for Team Ontario in Slope Style Female