Black Creek cross-country skier earns bronze medal at Canada Winter Games

Andrea Lee of Black Creek won her first bronze of the Canada Winter Games on Thursday in the 10-km Classic Mass Start cross-country skiing event.

  • Feb. 25, 2011 2:00 p.m.

Andrea Lee of Black Creek won her first bronze of the Canada Winter Games on Thursday in the 10-km Classic Mass Start cross-country skiing event.The Strathcona Nordic Ski Club member now trains at the National Development Team Training Centre in Thunder Bay. This week she is reunited with her former coach, SNSC coach Dave Battison, who is in Halifax coaching the B.C. Nordic team.After Thursday, Team BC stood third in the medal count at the Canada Games with 75, only one less than the total won at the previous Canada Winter Games in Whitehorse, with three days of competition still to go.
Team BC has brought a team of 242 athletes, 74 coaches, three national artists and 22 mission staff to the Games in Halifax. Approximately 2,700 athletes, coaches, managers and officials have come to the Games from every province and territory in Canada.The Canada Games is a national multi-sport Games competition that brings together the best athletes from each Canadian province and territory. The primary objective of the Games and the Games movement is national and provincial sport development of Canadian youth.

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