Salmon Arm athletes shone brightly at the 2023 Canada Winter Games in Prince Edward Island.
Two Para-Nordic skiers from the Larch Hills Nordics came home with gold medals.
Kaden Baum, 16, competing in the male sit-ski events, claimed three golds, winning the 2.5-kilometre event, the sprints and the 5-km race.
Lily Brook, 18, earned two medals, gold in the female sit-ski 2.5-km event and silver in the sprints. She was just out of the medals in the 5-km race, with fourth place.
Both Kaden and Lily, who were accompanied by Salmon Arm coach Donna Flatman, will also be competing in the BC Winter Games in Vernon in March, Kaden in the Para Nordic events and Lily switching to wheelchair basketball.
Para-Alpine skier Ronan Wiens from Salmon Arm placed sixth in both the slalom and giant slalom events at Crabbe Mountain in New Brunswick.
In hockey, 16-year-old Sawyer Mayes was playing for Team BC. After a gruelling week of games where B.C. was defeated only by Ontario, Team BC wound up facing Quebec in the bronze medal game.
Quebec defeated B.C. 7-4, leaving Team BC in fourth place.
In the gold medal game, Ontario defeated Saskatchewan 3-2 in overtime.
Along with the athletes participating from Salmon Arm, boxing coach Peggy Maerz and speed-skating coach Jennifer Gibson were also on the Team BC roster.
The PEI Games began on Feb. 18 and wrapped up on March 5.
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