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Burnaby athletes win 13 gold, 33 medals at 2024 BC Winter Games

More than 20 Burnaby teens landed on the podium in individual competitions of their respective sports.
The BC Winter Games torch is carried through the thousands of athletes that competed at the Lhtako Quesnel 2024 event.

Burnaby athletes excelled in multiple sports this past weekend at the 2024 BC Winter Games.

Local teens brought back 33 medals — including 13 gold, 11 silver and nine bronze — from the biannual event that took place in Lhtako Quesnel Feb. 22 to 25.

Broken down, 22 were hardware from individual competitions while the remaining 11 were won in team events (see list below).

Burnaby judokas claimed the most local gold medals with five. The others came in karate, speed skating, ringette, cross country skiing and badminton

The 13 total golds were among 32 won by the Fraser River zone — the most of any other region competing at the games.

Altogether, Fraser River, slipped 89 medals around the necks of its athletes, including 28 silver and 29 bronze, finishing two back of Vancouver-Coastal with 91.

Burnaby was originally sending 51 athletes to the north central region, but "unfavourable snow conditions in the host community" forced three provincial sport organizations to withdraw from the games.

This includes alpine skiing and snowboarding, of which the following local athletes had qualified:

Alpine Skiing

  • Max Campbell
  • Danica Cikes
  • Matea Hadzimusic
  • Bryan Liu
  • Scott Nann


  • Finley Dobson

"A lack of snowpack" at Troll Ski Resort "and the absence of heavy snowfall in the forecast" led to the decision, according a news release on Feb. 9 from the BC Games Society.

The society added the affected athletes were still be eligible for certificates, credits and entry for the BC Games Leadership Bursary.

The medal winners from Burnaby are as follows (in alphabetical order):


  • Jordan Bedard, judo
    • boys 38 kg
    • Mixed Team Competition
  • Jolena Chan, ringette, team competition
  • Rylan Cheng, ringette, team competition
  • Adaya Cho, ringette, team competition
  • Gillian Choi, ringette, team competition
  • Jonah Ghanason, judo, Mixed Team Competition
  • Adam Gyori, speed skating, Male and Female Mixed Gender Relay
  • Joshua Hung, ringette, team competition
  • Arya Jhans, speed skating, Male and Female Mixed Gender Relay
  • Anika Kong, judo
    • girls 63 kg
    • Mixed Team Competition
  • Cassidy Lim, ringette, team competition
  • Maxine Aozora Maruyama Prasad, judo, Mixed Team Competition
  • Nathan Matt, judo, Mixed Team Competition
  • Matilda O'Donoghue, karate, Female U14 Individual Kumite intermediate
  • Harper Park, judo
    • girls 36 kg
    • Mixed Team Competition
  • Kingston Park, judo, Mixed Team Competition
  • Oliver Senichenko, cross country skiing, 2010 boys
  • Max Thom, judo, Mixed Team Competition
  • Iris Xiang, badminton
    • singles girls
    • Tier 1 Team Team Event
  • Grace Xu, judo
    • girls 48 kg
    • Mixed Team Competition
  • YiFan Yang, badminton, Tier 2 Team Team Event
  • Benjamin York, ringette, team competition


  • Arya Jahns, speed skating
    • U16 Female 500 m
    • U16 Female 777 m super final
    • U16 Female 1,000 m final
    • U16 Female 1,500 m
  • Audrey Liu, rhythmic gymnastics, rolling apparatus
  • Kevin Liu, figure skating, juvenile men
  • Maxine Aozora Maruyama Prasad, judo, girls 48 kg
  • Naomi Sasaki, karate, Female U14 Individual Kumite advanced
  • Max Thom, judo, boys 60 kg
  • Iris Xiang, badminton, Skills Events Mixed
  • YiFan Yang, badminton, doubles girls


  • Logan Cheng, karate, Male U14 Team Kumite
  • George Couinard, karate, Male U14 Individual Kumite intermediate
  • Jonah Ghanason, judo, boys 50 kg
  • Kamea Kan, karate, Female U14 Individual Kumite intermediate
  • Caden Mah, karate
    • Male U14 Individual Kumite advanced
    • Male U14 Team Kumite
  • Andrew Rugge, karate
    • Male U14 Individual Kumite intermediate
    • Male U14 Team Kumite
  • Mila Dos Santos, artistic gymnastics, women uneven bars
  • Oliver Senichenko, cross country skiing, Interval Start - Classic Technique boys
  • Raphael Yuen, artistic gymnastics, L3 - Male Team