Several Campbell River athletes found themselves on the podium at the BC Summer Games in Nanaimo.

River city athletes shine at B.C. Summer Games

The 2014 BC Summer Games came to a close on Sunday in Nanaimo

The 2014 BC Summer Games came to a close on Sunday in Nanaimo.

More than 3, 200 athletes, coaches and officials from across B.C. competed in 19 sports during the four day event.

The rain held off at the closing ceremony and the audience was treated to entertainment from local talents, Mikaila Tombe and dancers from Vibrant Dance Studios and Tempo Dance Academy as well as 13 year-old Ian Perry and his band from Gabriola Island.

Campbell River athletes did not miss out on their chance to stand atop the podium at the games.

Gregory Hay took home a gold medal in javelin while Hayley Hunter captured the gold on the girl’s side.

Campbell River wrestlers also impressed with Ali McPhee winning gold, Conlan Foy winning silver and Petro Kindy-Olsen taking home the bronze.

Swimmers Cianna Dunn and Cailyn Collis Platt also medalled, with Dunn winning two gold and Collis Platt taking two gold, one silver and a bronze. Swimmer Melayna Beaudin also medalled, with one silver and one bronze.

Horseback rider Breanna Marinus had an especially good B.C. Games, taking gold and a bronze medal in the jumper categories.

Kristin Gage won the bronze medal in the 200-metre hurdles.

The City of Nanaimo was a superb host with more than 3,200 volunteers working on every detail of the planning and staging of the Games.  Local businesses contributed in excess of $900,000 to support the Games.

Her Honour the Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia was present to speak to the audience and officially close the Games.

The next BC Games will be hosted in the City of Penticton for the 2016 BC Winter Games.

Penticton Box Lacrosse athletes Travis Hamilton and Michael Maclean accepted the BC Games flag from Nanaimo 2014 BC Summer Games President Jeff Lott to take back to their city.

For results, photos, and stories about the 2014 BC Summer Games, visit www.bcgames.org