The Winter Olympics are Almost Upon Us
The 2018 Winter Olympics are almost upon us and here at SportsLife, we’re set to go. The Canadian Centre for Sport Manitoba has partnered with us to bring the best stories of the best athletes Manitoba has to offer the world and three of them – Bailey Bram, Brigette Lacquette and Jocelyne Larocque will play for Team Canada in the women’s hockey tournament in PyeongChang. There will be more. Although we won’t have any curlers in Korea, we will have a male hockey player or two and we can hardly wait for that announcement. As well, Heather McLean is a member of Canada’s long track speed skating team and will, hopefully, compete in PyeongChang.
The Olympics will take place from February 9-25, 2018, in PyeongChang, South Korea, about 126 kilometres due east of Seoul. The long track speedskating team will held their tryouts at the Olympic Oval in Calgary, and Heather earned her spot in the 500 and 1,000-metre events. Besides our latest trio of Olympic athletes, we’ll also introduce you to Kieran Benson from Daniel McIntyre Collegiate, the Player of Year in the Winnipeg High School Football League; world champion martial artist Akira Wojciechowski; up and coming football star Tavin Parani and University of Arziona track and cross-country runner Jennie Baragar-Petrash.
You’ll also learn about two special teams: baseball’s Winnipeg North Pirates and the provincial Pee Wee lacrosse team, both teams were champions in 2017. So sit back, relax and enjoy another edition of SportsLife Magazine. It’s an Olympic year and we’re all over it.
– SCOTT TAYLOR