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Sochi Cheering Guide

Sochi Cheering Guide


Break out the flags and maple leaf mitts. Canada’s going for gold at the XXII Olympic Winter Games and Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. Keep a special lookout for these Okanagan athletes and let’s get ready to cheer!


Justin Dorey

Location: Vernon
Born: 17/08/1988
Sport: Freestyle Halfpipe

J-Bone to his pals, Justin Dorey thanks his dad, Peter Dorey, owner of Vernon’s Olympia Sport and Cycle, for introducing him to skiing with the Silver Star Freestyle Club and convincing him he could live his dream. At 25, a veteran member of the Canadian Freestyle Team, he’s a true West Coaster (now living in Whistler) who never misses eating sushi the night before a competition. Backup plan? Writer and guitar player.


Josh Dueck  | Eric Neilson  | Justin Kripps | Noah Morrison  | Kevin Hill  | Matt Margetts  | Kelsey Serwa  | Sonja Gaudet |  Ina Forrest  | Duncan Keith  | Shea Weber


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Patti Shales Lefkos

Freelance writer Patti Shales Lefkos regularly contributes features, as well as Couch Neglector, Who Among Us and Rearview articles. Patti trained as a journalist after a career in education as a teacher, consultant and Vancouver inner city principal. Whether canoeing the Yukon River, backcountry skiing in BC’s Monashee Mountains or trekking in Tibet and Nepal, Patti embraces the culture and environment of wilderness areas. When not travelling or writing, she skis in the winter at her home base at Silver Star Mountain Resort and paddles in summer from her Ontario island cottage.

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