SMS Student to compete at Canadian Winter Games

St. Margaret's School student, Yun Wah (Emma) Choo, is off to the Canada Winter Games with Team BC! With only a few weeks to go, this past week has been an exciting one for the young athlete, says her father, Gary Choo.

"Following after the torchbearer ceremony, Yun Wah and a few of her teammates that comprise the synchronized swimming contingent for the Winter Games were fortunate to be chosen to model the Team BC teamwear at the unveiling of the products."

Between photo shoots and training, it's a marvel the strong student manages to balance it all. Read our blog about Yun Wah from last Spring about her qualifying rounds for the Games, her training mantra, and how she balances everything with a winning smile.

From Team BC's website [Press Release dated Thursday, January 22]:

When the 2015 Canada Winter Games start in Prince George in 21 days, 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. Congratulations to artist Jennifer Anais Pighin on her tremendous designs,” said Coralee Oakes, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.

The ceremonial uniforms for Team BC were unveiled today.

“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.”

Read the rest of their press release online.

About Team BC

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

About the Canada Winter Games
The Canada Games are a national multi-sport competition with participation from every province and territory in Canada.  The Games are held every two years, alternating between winter and summer and are a key step in the development of Canada’s amateur athletes.  The 2015 Canada Winter Games will be held in Prince George, bringing together approximately 3,300 athletes, coaches, and managers from every province and territory to compete in 19 sports.

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