When the 2015 Canada Winter Games start in Prince George February 13, Team BC will be proudly wearing the provincial colours as the host team.
“It will be a proud moment when Team BC members enter the Opening Ceremony in their uniforms, which capture so beautifully the spirit of northern B.C. and its rich and diverse culture," says Coralee Oakes, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. "Congratulations to artist Jennifer Anais Pighin on her tremendous designs.”
The ceremonial uniforms for Team BC include winter weather gear by Stormtech along with ceremonial shirts, toques, mittens, and scarves.
Two of the clothing items include designs by Lheidli T’enneh Artist, Jennifer Annais Pighin. The shirt Team BC will wear into the Opening Ceremony depicts an abstract landscape design that creates balance and flow while resembling the momentum of the various sports. The shirt will be paired with a scarf with a unique design of a sockeye salmon. The salmon was chosen to represent the phenomenal journey to Prince George and the significant changes that happen throughout that journey.
“I love the colours of the uniforms! It really makes me feel like the Games are coming and we are representing B.C.,” said Team BC synchronized swimmer Emma Choo (Victoria). I will be incredibly proud to wear the Team BC uniform at the Games.”
Team BC brings together the best athletes, coaches, managers, and mission staff to represent British Columbia at the Canada Winter Games, Canada Summer Games, and Western Canada Summer Games. Team BC will send a dedicated team of 350 to the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George, February 13 to March 1, 2015. For more information visit TeamBC.org.