Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Athletes with ties to Northwest set to take to the Olympic Stage

There will be some additional rooting interest to be found for residents of the North Coast and Northwest as the Tokyo Olympics continue moving forward into the weekend ahead, with a pair of athletes with some past ties to the region looking to make their mark on the world stage. 

Alycia Butterworth who was born in Prince Rupert, but now lists Parksville on Vancouver Island as her hometown will start her journey in the 3,000 metre Steeplechase this weekend.  

With the first heats of the event set for Sunday August 1st,  with the Finals and quest for medals to take place on Wednesday August 4th.

The Olympian is coming off some strong performances in recent track events that propelled her onto the Olympic team and her chance to claim a medial in Tokyo.

Joining Ms. Butterworth on the track in Tokyo will be Hazelton's Regan Yee another resing star for the Canadian team, she is not the first resident of that community to don Canada's colours in competition. 

Some notes on their Olympic journey can be found below:

July 24 -- Chasing dreams together: 2 steeple chase stars from Northern BC head to Tokyo to take on the world's best
July 14 -- Prince Rupert runner jumps hurdles to make the 2020 Olympics 
July 9 -- Parksville athlete Butterworth thrilled to be headed to Tokyo Olympics

Learn more about the Olympians from their Biography pages

Alycia Butterworth

Regan Yee

 You can look back at some of the history of British Columbians that have represented Canada at the Olympics from this archive page, included among the Olympians are 11 who called the Northwest, North Coast or Central Coast home.

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