Watersports winner gets BC Summer Games bursary

Chilliwack's Kaden McCann just missed the podium with a fourth place finish in wake-boarding, but came home with a $500 bursary.

Chilliwack’s Kaden McCann (left) earned one of 16 bursaries distributed at the closing of the BC Summer Games while younger brother Kory McCann (right) celebrated a silver-medal win in wake boarding.

Chilliwack’s Kaden McCann (left) earned one of 16 bursaries distributed at the closing of the BC Summer Games while younger brother Kory McCann (right) celebrated a silver-medal win in wake boarding.

Chilliwack’s Kaden McCann was one of 16 youth leaders recognized with a Coast Capital Savings Leadership Bursary at the Closing Ceremony of the 2016 BC Summer Games in Abbotsford.

Bursary recipients were chosen from over 200 applicants for their significant achievements in sport and education and most importantly for their leadership contributions to their schools, community or sport associations.

The recipients are from communities across the province and their leadership involvement includes service with student councils, community events, food banks, fundraising, coaching, and officiating, to name a few.

Each recipient received a $500 bursary to be used towards future sport or educational expenses.

“They are role models both in the field of sport and in their community,” said Wendy Lachance, Director, Community Leadership for Coast Capital Savings. “Through Coast Capital’s Youth Get It community investment program we are thrilled to be supporting young people who are demonstrating personal leadership, building lifelong skills, experiences and knowledge through sport.”

“It’s been a pleasure to watch these talented individuals inspire others.”

The BC Summer Games were held over four days last weekend in Abbotsford. McCann placed fourth in wake-boarding.

His younger brother, Kory, earned a silver medal in the same sport.

“We are continually impressed with the level of commitment that BC Games participants make, not only to their sport but to their community,” said Kelly Mann, President and CEO of the BC Games Society.  “We know each one of these recipients will be inspirational leaders and make a tremendous impact now and in the future.”

The McCann boys will be competing in the 2016 Wakeboard Nationals, held Aug. 4-7 at the Valley Wake Park in Abbotsford.

Later in August they’ll compete in the Cable Park Nationals in Montreal.

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