• Yukon Skier is Free to Fly

    Yukon Skier is Free to Fly

    Friday, 22nd February 2019

    By Chris Welner
    HipCheck Media

    For Kyran Allen, it’s go big or go home. One of six Team Yukon freestyle skiers, Allen placed a remarkable 4th for the second consecutive Canada Games in the Big Air competition this week at Canyon Ski Resort in Red Deer.

    Remarkable? Allen, 20, is a true freestyle skier who’s training consists... Read More

  • Nova Scotia Coach in Snyc With Swimmers

    Nova Scotia Coach in Snyc With Swimmers

    Thursday, 21st February 2019

    By Chris Welner
    HipCheck Media

    Nova Scotia artistic swimming coach Faye Evans is paying it forward to swimmers she inspired eight years ago at the Canada Winter Games.

    Evans competed at the 2011 Games in her hometown of Halifax then took up coaching synchronized swimming a year later. Many of the young athletes who signed up... Read More

  • Leader of The Pack: Eric Voss Rolls With Team Ontario

    Leader of The Pack: Eric Voss Rolls With Team Ontario

    Wednesday, 20th February 2019

    By Chris Welner
    HipCheck Media

    Ontario wheelchair basketball player Eric Voss has grown up with the Canada Winter Games. Once an introverted boy with spina bifida, Voss’s star began to emerge as a 15-year-old at the 2011 Games in Halifax. After competing in Grand Prairie in 2015, Voss is now entrenched as a leader on the Ontario... Read More

  • Goalie takes long rehab road to the Games

    Goalie takes long rehab road to the Games

    Wednesday, 20th February 2019

    By Chris Welner
    HipCheck Media

    Saskatchewan is known for its long flat roads, but the path Anna Markwart took to the Canada Winter Games was as steep as any athlete might find.

    Markwart, a ringette goaltender from Regina, required surgery for some serious damage to the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee. With a... Read More

  • P.E.I. Gymnast Soaks in Glory of Games Experience

    P.E.I. Gymnast Soaks in Glory of Games Experience

    Tuesday, 19th February 2019

    By Chris Welner

    HipCheck Media

    P.E.I. gymnast Cameron Davis is breathing in every moment at the Canada Winter Games and he’s loving it. And breathing isn’t always easy for an athlete with cystic fibrosis. 

    Davis, 18, has the genetic disease that affects one in 3,600 children born in Canada. According to Cystic Fibrosis... Read More

  • Une famille de Colombie-Britannique unie par le courte piste

    Skating bonds B.C. racing family on the short track

    Tuesday, 19th February 2019

    By Chris Welner
    HipCheck Media

    You wouldn’t be out of line for calling the Greens the first family of short-track speed skating in British Columbia. 

    Mom Eden is a silver and bronze medal skater from the 1988 Calgary Olympics, her husband Julian competed for Great Britain in long track at those Games and 31 years later on... Read More

  • Biathlon helps ease stress for gold medal champion from Quebec

    Biathlon helps ease stress for gold medal champion from Quebec

    Monday, 18th February 2019

    By Chris Welner
    HipCheck Media

    Leo Grandbois was one happy 8-year-old when his mom handed him a rifle to shoot targets. That was 11 years ago at home in Sherbrooke, Que. On Sunday, Grandbois was one happy, but chilly, 19-year-old who won the first biathlon gold medal at the 2019 Canada Winter Games.

    “My mom is German and... Read More

  • B.C. Boxer Takes Pride in Community Building

    B.C. Boxer Takes Pride in Community Building

    Sunday, 17th February 2019

    By Chris Welner
    HipCheck Media

    In or out of the boxing ring, Hammer Time might just be Jonathan Hannah’s theme song. The national bronze medallist from North Vancouver, B.C., can trade blows with the best boxers the country offers, and he swings a hammer pretty well to help those less fortunate. 

    Hannah, 17, is a devout teen... Read More

  • Safe and Inclusive Sport: Canada Games open their arms to every participant

    Safe and Inclusive Sport: Canada Games open their arms to every participant

    Sunday, 17th February 2019

    By Chris Welner - HipCheck Media

    “Within these walls, you are welcomed, accepted and respected. Here, no matter who you are or where you come from, you are at home, regardless of your sex, sexual orientation, race, marital or family status, gender identity or expression, sex characteristics, age, colour, disability, political or... Read More

  • Canada Winter Games a long, exciting journey for Max Joy and Team Nunavut

    Canada Winter Games a long, exciting journey for Max Joy and Team Nunavut

    Saturday, 16th February 2019

    By Chris Welner
    HipCheck Media

    When Nunavut hockey captain Max Joy leads his team onto the ice Sunday against Team Northwest Territories, it will mark the first time a team from his territory has made it to the Canada Winter Games. 

    Pulling players together across thousands of kilometres just to bring the team together for... Read More

  • Speedskaters Set To Burn Up CWG Oval

    Speedskaters Set To Burn Up CWG Oval

    Saturday, 16th February 2019

    By Chris Welner
    HipCheck Media

    Red Deer, Alta. 

    A chilly -17C is forecast for the opening speed skating competition at the 2019 Canada Winter Games on Saturday, but Brooklyn McDougall and her fellow competitors will be fire on ice on the outdoor oval at Great Chief Park in Red Deer, Alta. 

    “We raced here a couple of... Read More

  • Gymnast raises flag high for NT after recovery from brain surgery

    Gymnast raises flag high for NT after recovery from brain surgery

    Saturday, 16th February 2019

    By Chris Welner
    HipCheck Media

    Carrying a flag in a parade might not be as challenging as staying upright on a balance beam, but doing both this week are massive milestones for Yellowknife gymnast Maggie Carson.

    Maggie, 14, was the flag bearer for Team Northwest Territories at the Opening Ceremonies for the 2019 Canada Winter... Read More

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