Snowboard Ontario Announces

2015 Canada Winter Games Team

Ontario’s best head to Prince George

 

Held every four years, the Canada Winter Games brings together over 2,400 athletes, 1,000 coaches and officials, 4,500 volunteers, hundreds of media and thousands of visitors.

After careful consideration of the 30+ athletes that applied and through the eligibility outlined in the approved Selection Criteria, Snowboard Ontario is pleased to announce the selected athletes that will compete for Team Ontario at the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George, February 13 to March 1. Congratulations to the following athletes

Parallel Giant Slalom

Ladies

·         Jennifer Hawkrigg, Toronto

·         Rachel Solway, Toronto

Alternate – Abby Van Groningen, Cambridge

Men

·         Riley Kilmer-Choi, Oakville

·         Griffin Haines, Oakville

Alternate – Riley Murphy, Caledon

Slopestyle

Ladies

·         Baily McDonald, Minesing

·         Natalie Maugeri, Aurora

Alternate – Hilary Gardiner, Toronto

Men

·         Coulton Conway, Barrie

·         Lukas Schlums, Mulmur

Alternate –Nathan Carriere, Minesing

Snowboardcross

Ladies

·         Tayler Wilton, Collingwood

·         Haili Moyer, King City

Alternate – Danielle Hildebrand, Toronto

Men

·         Tyler Jackson, Brooklin

·         Zach Kostigian, Cambridge

Alternate – Will Malisch, Toronto


 

Through financial support from the Ministry of Tourism Culture and Sport the selected CWG Team Ontario members will receive advanced training including, coach support at identified training and competitions and IST in the areas of fitness, physiotherapy and sports psychology. This will ensure the athletes are fully prepared and supported to represent and compete for their province

 

The 2015 Canada Winter Games Team will be led by our selected coaches Cassandra Smith and Elliot Catton and Team Manager Dave Balne. "The selected athletes will be representing Ontario at the largest domestic multi-sport event to take place in Canada," says Cassandra Smith, Canada Winter Games coach. "We are all excited to participate as Team Ontario makes a run for the flag for the third time in a row."


Snowboard Ontario

Snowboard Ontario was incorporated in 1998 to function as the sport governing body for snowboarding in Ontario. Recognized by Canada Snowboard and the Ontario Ministry of Tourism Culture and Sport, it is the goal of Snowboard Ontario to lead and coordinate the growth of the sport in the province. 

 

The Canada Games are a powerful, nation-building event that promotes unity, cultural understanding and diversity. In 2015, 19 sports ranging from traditional winter, traditional summer, Paralympic, and Special Olympic will make up the 2015 Canada Winter Games. Snowboard Ontario is excited to be a part of the 13 team attending the games. MORE ON THE GAMES