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Annapolis Valley athletes representing Team Nova Scotia at Canada Games

Members of Team Nova Scotia pose for a group photo following a Canada Winter Games pep rally at Pier 21 on Jan. 26. The first wave of Nova Scotia athletes leave on Thursday morning for the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta. The Opening Ceremony is Friday night. Competition begins on Saturday.
Members of Team Nova Scotia pose for a group photo following a Canada Winter Games pep rally at Pier 21 on Jan. 26. The first wave of Nova Scotia athletes left on Feb. 14 for the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta. The Opening Ceremony is Feb. 15. Competition begins on Feb. 16. - Ryan Taplin

ANNAPOLIS VALLEY, N.S. - The Valley has a number of local athletes, coaches and managers to cheer on as the 2019 Canada Winter Games play out in Red Deer, Alta. Feb. 15 to March 3.

We wish all of the local athletes the best of luck in their competitions.

For more information, visit www.canadagames.ca/2019.

Stay in the loop:

· Canada Games Schedule - Feb. 15 to March 3

· How to watch the Games

Below is a list of Team Nova Scotia athletes hailing from Annapolis, Kings and Hants counties and links to stories we’ve done about them in the past:

HANTS COUNTY:

Mitchell Larkin, Windsor  —  alpine ski racing

MacKenzie Carr, Windsor, manager — alpine ski

Martock ski racers excelling on the road and at home

Karen Jones, Falmouth — biathlon coach

Katrena Thomas, Falmouth — biathlon manager

King’s-Edgehill trio makes Canada Games biathlon team

Ogen Newcomb, Windsor — cross country skiing

Maggy Burbidge, Falmouth — women’s hockey

Tiffany Hill, Falmouth — women’s hockey

Deanna Fraser, Enfield — women’s hockey

Pair of Falmouth hockey stars heading to national tournament

Riley Kidney, Enfield — men’s hockey

Colin Parker, Newport — men’s hockey

Caleb Rust, Elmsdale — judo

Steven Pemberton, Falmouth — snowboard SBX

Kim Sutherland, Falmouth — snowboard coach

Slush Cup to draw hundreds to Ski Martock

Kendra McLellan, Newport — wheelchair basketball

Vanessa Stephens, Newport — wheelchair basketball

Jordan Stephens, Newport — wheelchair basketball

Justin Stephens, Newport  — wheelchair basketball

Newport twins prepping for Canada Games debut

ANNAPOLIS COUNTY:

Brenda MacDonald, Windsor/Granville Ferry – para-alpine skiing

Stephen MacDonald, Granville Ferry – para-alpine guide

Jessica Cranton, Annapolis Royal – figure skating

Cheryle Gaston, Middleton – skating coach

FILE: Annapolis athletes set to shine at the Canada Winter Games

Emilie Townsend, Middleton – judo

KINGS COUNTY:

Kyle Woodworth, Berwick – snowboard

Douglas Kosciukiewicz, Canaan – squash

Orlando Ramirez, Wolfville – squash

Samuel Gallant, Kingston – squash

Ella Brown, Port Williams – squash

Janet MacLeod, New Minas – squash coach

‘The intensity has gone up’: Squash players representing Kings County, province at Canada Games

Kentville family going places with shared love of squash

Hailey Peddle, Kingston – judo

LIVING THE DREAM: Kingston girl turning heads in judo circuit

Ben Eaton, New Minas – short track speed skating

Justin Noakes, New Minas – short track speed skating

LIVING THE DREAM: New Minas speed skaters on track to represent Nova Scotia at 2019 Canada Games

New Minas speed skaters selected for Nova Scotia 2019 Canada Winter Games short track team

Ellen Laurence, Kentville – hockey

Cam Whynot, Kentville – hockey

Avi Adam, Wolfville – hockey

Charles Grant, Berwick  – goaltending coach

Kentville hockey player shooting for Canada Games

‘It was super emotional’: Wolfville hockey player youngest named to N.S. Canada Winter Games team

Dawson Munro, Gaspereau – figure skating

Kentville Silver Gliders transport audience to 1950s with fabulous ice show

Miklos Kanyasi, Wolfville – badminton

Gary MacDougall, Northville – head coach

Horton’s Kanyasi wins gold at badminton provincials

Living the Dream: Wolfville teen making his mark in badminton

Aria MacDonald, Port Williams – biathlon

KES cadets clean up at biathlon provincials

Shane Sommer, Port Williams – alpine skiing

Thom Oulton, Port Williams – para alpine coach

A need for speed: Port Williams skier heading to U14 Can Am Championships

Martock ski racers excelling on the road and at home

SLIDESHOW: Freestyle skiers kick off competition season at Ski Martock

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