Locals shining at Indigenous Games

Chilliwackians have gathered many medals at the 2014 North American Indigenous Games, being held now in Regina.

Chilliwack native Darian Williams has collected six paddling medals at the North American Indigenous Games.

The games started July 20 and continue through Sunday in Regina, SK.

Williams, who live and works locally but is competing for Washington State, has won six medals.

Individually, the 19 year old has first place finishes in the C1 men’s 1000, 3000 and 6000m races. He teamed with Codey Lee Bailey for gold medals in the C2 1000, 3000 and 6000m races.

Two local teenagers teamed up to win a silver medal.

Seventeen year old Alicia George-Bailey and 18 year old Clinton George Hugh hopped into the same canoe for the U-19 mixed C2 3000 metre race.

Bailey is from the Aitchelitz First Nation and Hugh from the Chawathil First Nation.

This race was held Monday at the Wascana Racing Canoe Club.

The only BC team in the race, they covered the course in 19:49.89, eight seconds slower than the Saskatchewan duo of Michael McCallum and Summer Michel-Stevenson.

Both paddlers added more individual accolades.

Hughes scored gold in the men’s K1 200m race and silver in the K1 3000m.

George-Bailey battled to bronze in the women’s K1 1000m and C1 3000m races.

She teamed with Ricki Greene of the Seabird Island Band for bronze in the 3000m C2 female race. Greene has also collected gold in the U-19 C2 1000m mixed race, and silver in the U-19 K1 female 1000m race.

Locals are also participating in the softball event that started Wednesday.

Team BC U-19 started play with a 16-12 win over Team Wisconsin. The 12 player roster includes Chilliwack’s Brianna Underhill (‘Namgis/Nlekepmx) and Annabelle Williams (Sto:lo tzeachten) along with Hope’s Shantel Jodee Andrews (Shx’wow’hamel).

The U-16 squad includes Chilliwack’s Ashley Guthrie and Katherine Toop. They opened Wednesday with a 9-1 thrashing of Saskatchewan.

Track play and get more info online at regina2014naig.com/home/

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