Team Canada to send 59 athletes to 6th Commonwealth Youth Games in Nassau, Bahamas

Christian Zelenco, 16-year-old boxer from Ridgeway, ON will be Team's Flag Bearer

OTTAWA, July 12, 2017 /CNW/ - Commonwealth Games Canada (CGC) is proud to announce the selection of 59 athletes competing in the sports of Athletics, Boxing and Men's and Women's Rugby 7s, who will soon be departing for the Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas.

From July 18-23, young athletes aged 14-18 from the 70 nations and territories of the Commonwealth will experience a Caribbean carnival of international sport as Nassau, Bahamas hosts the largest ever international sporting event in the Bahamas, the Commonwealth Youth Games. This is the first major Commonwealth Games event to be held in the Caribbean in over 50 years, the last being the 1966 Commonwealth Games held in Kingston, Jamaica.

Canada's Flag Bearer for the Games will be 16 year-old boxer Christian Zelenco, from Ridgeway, ON, 2016 and 2017 Canadian Champion in the 51kg category. Zelenco was selected not only for her sporting achievements, but also for her exemplary community involvement, such as work in a local soup kitchen and coaching young athletes.

"We are excited for this group of young athletes, many of whom will be experiencing their first multi-sport Games", said Richard Powers, President of Commonwealth Games Canada. "They will follow in the steps of some of Canada's most successful athletes who started their journey at the Commonwealth Youth Games, such as Commonwealth, World and Olympic Champion Derek Drouin in high jump. I wish them all a great Games!"

Approximately 1300 athletes will be contesting a total of 94 medals at the Games, the 6th edition to be held by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF). Almost all events will be held in the same sporting precinct, the Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre in Nassau, which includes the 15,000-seat Thomas A Robinson stadium, host to the Opening and Closing Ceremonies and Athletics.

Attached is the full list of members of Team Canada taking part in the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games.

ABOUT COMMONWEALTH GAMES CANADA

Commonwealth Games Canada (CGC) is the franchise holder for the Commonwealth Games and Commonwealth movement in Canada, and an active, contributing member of the Canadian sport community. The mission of CGC is to strengthen sport within Canada and throughout the Commonwealth by participating in the Commonwealth Games and by using sport as a development tool. Visit www.commonwealthgames.ca for information.

 

BAHAMAS 2017 COMMONWEALTH YOUTH GAMES
Team Canada  

 

Sport

Event

Role

First Name

Last Name

City

Province








Athletics

100m & Long Jump

Athlete

Tatiana

Aholou

Laval

Québec

Athletics

400m Hurdles

Athlete

Erika

Binder

Calgary

Alberta

Athletics

200m & 100m Hurdles

Athlete

Tyra

Boug

Kitchener

Ontario

Athletics

1500m

Athlete

Jocelyn

Chau

Toronto

Ontario

Athletics

3000m

Athlete

Joshua

Desouza

Brampton

Ontario

Athletics

400m Hurdles

Athlete

Paul

Fisher

Vancouver

British Columbia

Athletics

1500m

Athlete

Anne

Forsyth

Ann Arbor

Michigan

Athletics

Discus Throw & Shot Put

Athlete

Dolly

Gabri

Surrey

British Columbia

Athletics

200m & 400m

Athlete

Lauren

Gale

Belleville

Ontario

Athletics

200m & 100m

Athlete

Joakim

Généreux

St. Constant

Québec

Athletics

Long Jump

Athlete

Ashley

Germain

Laval

Québec

Athletics

100m

Athlete

Deondra

Green

Montreal

Québec

Athletics

High Jump

Athlete

Samual

Hall

Colborne

Ontario

Athletics

1500m

Athlete

Marcus

Kemp

Kitchener

Ontario

Athletics

800m

Athlete

Tiana

LoStracco

Guelph

Ontario

Athletics

400m & 200m

Athlete

Sheldon

Louza

Calgary

Alberta

Athletics

3000m

Athlete

Brogan

MacDougall

Kingston

Ontario

Athletics

High Jump

Athlete

Alexa

Porpaczy

Surrey

British Columbia

Athletics

800m

Athlete

Aurora

Rynda

Toronto

Ontario

Athletics

400m & 400m Hurdles

Athlete

Sharelle

Samuel

Nepean

Ontario

Athletics

400m

Athlete

Vaughn

Taylor

Regina

Saskatchewan

Athletics

Discus Throw & Shot Put

Athlete

Trinity

Tutti

Welland

Ontario

Athletics

100m Hurdles

Athlete

Katarina

Vlahovic

Surrey

British Columbia

Athletics

3000m

Athlete

Jordan

Weston

Ottawa

Ontario

Athletics

3000m

Athlete

Thomas

Witkowicz

Brooklin

Ontario

Athletics

Coach

Official

Leslie

Estwick

Nepean

Ontario

Athletics

Team Leader

Official

Scott

MacDonald

Ottawa

Ontario

Athletics

Head Coach

Official

Karl

Meissner

Lloydminster

Alberta

Athletics

Coach

Official

Annie

Potvin

Orford

Québec

Athletics

Coach

Official

Marc-André

Roy

Sherbrooke

Québec

Athletics

Team Manager

Official

Jessica

Scarlato

Ottawa

Ontario








Boxing

60 kg

Athlete

Thomas

Chabot

Sherbrooke

Québec

Boxing

56 kg

Athlete

Sean

Finnigan

Lincoln

New Brunswick

Boxing

64 kg

Athlete

Hamza

Khabbaz

Montreal

Québec

Boxing

69 kg

Athlete

Hunter

Lee

Windsor

Ontario

Boxing

52 kg

Athlete

Jordan

Mathieu

Montreal

Québec

Boxing

81 kg

Athlete

Lexson

Mathieu

Quebec

Québec

Boxing

75 kg

Athlete

Naomie

Pelletier

Sherbrooke

Québec

Boxing

75 kg

Athlete

Satwinder

Thind

Brampton

Ontario

Boxing

60 kg

Athlete

Katiushka

Vasquez Soto

Montreal

Québec

Boxing

51kg

Athlete

Christian

Zelenco

Ridgeway

Ontrio

Boxing

Coach

Official

Gordon

Apolloni

Cooper Cliff

Ontario

Boxing

Coach

Official

Mark

Collins

Manitoba

Manitoba

Boxing

Team Manager

Official

Sylvain

Gagnon

Montreal

Québec








Rugby 7s

Women

Athlete

Taylor

Black

Oakville

Ontario

Rugby 7s

Women

Athlete

Khadija

Brouillette

Scarborough

Ontario

Rugby 7s

Women

Athlete

Samantha

Cyrille

Scarborough

Ontario

Rugby 7s

Women

Athlete

Hannah

Daniels

Jacksons Point

Ontario

Rugby 7s

Women

Athlete

Olivia

De Couvreur

Orleans

Ontario

Rugby 7s

Women

Athlete

Sophie

de Goede

Victoria

British Columbia

Rugby 7s

Women

Athlete

Carmen

Izyk

Blackie

Alberta

Rugby 7s

Women

Athlete

Tausani

Levale

Abbottsford

British Columbia

Rugby 7s

Women

Athlete

Aliesha

Lewis

Guelph

Ontario

Rugby 7s

Women

Athlete

Denise

Roy

Squamish

British Columbia

Rugby 7s

Women

Athlete

Eve

Uwayesu

Ottawa

Ontario

Rugby 7s

Women

Athlete

Keyara

Wardley

Vulcan

Alberta

Rugby 7s

Women

Coach

Sandro

Fiorino

Markham

Ontario

Rugby 7s

Women

Team Analyst

Callum

Morris

Saanichton

British Columbia

Rugby 7s

Women

Team Manager

Darcy

Patterson

North Vancouver

British Columbia

Rugby 7s

Women

Therapist

Amy

Stefaniuk

Mississauga

Ontario








Rugby 7s

Men

Athlete

Jarvis

Dashkewytch

Delta

British Columbia

Rugby 7s

Men

Athlete

Kaleb

Delaney

Oakville

Ontario

Rugby 7s

Men

Athlete

Marcus

Douglas

Calgary

Alberta

Rugby 7s

Men

Athlete

Lachlan

Kratz

Victoria

British Columbia

Rugby 7s

Men

Athlete

Avery 

Oitomen

Mississauga

Ontario

Rugby 7s

Men

Athlete

Austin

Pinnell

Edmonton

Alberta

Rugby 7s

Men

Athlete

Ejiroghene

Rerri

Oakville

Ontario

Rugby 7s

Men

Athlete

David

Richard

Milton

Ontario

Rugby 7s

Men

Athlete

Henry

Stevenson

Toronto

Ontario

Rugby 7s

Men

Athlete

Reece

Tudor-Jones

Victoria

British Columbia

Rugby 7s

Men

Athlete

Kevin

Vertkas

Mississauga

Ontario

Rugby 7s

Men

Athlete

Brock

Webster

Uxbridge

Ontario

Rugby 7s

Men

Coach

Lee

Douglas

Victoria

British Columbia

Rugby 7s

Men

Team Manager

Robin

MacDowell

Regina

Saskatchewan

Rugby 7s

Men

Therapist

Jason

White

Toronto

Ontario








 

Our thanks to CNW Group for sponsoring this announcement.

 

SOURCE Commonwealth Games Association of Canada

For further information: Commonwealth Games Canada, Brian MacPherson, Chief Executive Officer, 613.244.6868 x226, brian@commonwealthgames.ca; To contact Team Canada on site at the Games: Kelly Laframboise, Team Canada - Bahamas 2017, kelly@commonwealthgames.ca; To contact Flag Bearer Christian Zelenco: Emilie Garneau, c/o Boxing Canada, 514 861 9325, egarneau@boxingcanada.org

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