Congrats to St. Margaret's student, Colette Reimer, right, who won three medals and a Leadership Award— Image Credit: Maria Campbell Photo/B.C. Games
As athletes gear up for the start of the Olympics Games this week, BC athletes have been busy competing here at home, including SMS’s own Colette Reimer (Class of 2019). The B.C. Summer Games took place in Abbotsford from July 21-24, with 2754 athletes competing in 18 sports over the course of four days.
A St Margaret’s student entering Grade 10 this year, Colette finished the Games with a number of honours: silver in the girls super sprint triathlon, silver in the duathlon (run, bike, run) and a bronze in the aquathlon (swim and run). She also was one of 16 athletes recognized for outstanding dedication to sports academics and community leadership and awarded the Coast Capital Leadership Bursary.
“We are continually impressed with the level of commitment that BC Games participants make not only to their sport but to their community,” said Kelly Mann, President and CEO of the BC Games Society in a press release regarding the Leadership Bursary winners. “We know each one of these recipients will be inspirational leaders and make a tremendous impact now and in the future.”
This honour recognizes Colette’s commitment to service through her charitable work for Triathlon of Compassion. She has raised $10,000 for the Tri of Compassion to date, raising $3,000 for the Triathlon of Compassion’s benefactor, the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre, this past year. She is also actively involved in the SMS community as part of the green club, and is a student ambassador.
Congratulations to Colette, her family and coaches – you must be very proud!