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(from left) Dana Richardson, Sash Barber and Katie Barber with Sash's two gold medals from the Special Olympics BC Summer Games.
(from left) Dana Richardson, Sash Barber and Katie Barber with Sash's two gold medals from the Special Olympics BC Summer Games. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo Special Olympics athletes come home winners

By Spencer Sterritt
July 14, 2017 - 10:19am

NANAIMO — For Nanaimo Special Olympics athletes, winning doesn't only mean standing on the podium with a gold medal.

Track and field coach Angela Behn said many of the 47 athletes representing Nanaimo earned medals or posted personal best times in their sport.

Kris Burnett and Dan Zimmer of Team Canada
Kris Burnett and Dan Zimmer of Team Canada Team Canada Roller Derby

Two players on Canada's roller derby team have ties to Harbour City Rollers

By Dan Marshall
July 5, 2017 - 1:06pm Updated: July 5, 2017 - 2:41pm

NANAIMO — Two coaches for the Harbour City Rollers have been named to Team Canada for the 2018 Roller Derby World Cup.
 
Dan Zimmer, who's from Nanaimo, and Kris Bennett will be heading off to Barcelona for the World Cup next April.
 

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