November 27, 2014 - 12:59 PM
PENTICTON - Members of Princess Margaret’s Mustangs senior boys volleyball team are working on turning a potential tragedy into triumph in Langley.
The boys team left Penticton Tuesday headed for Langley to play in the B.C. Senior Boys Volleyball Championships only to have their bus skid off the Hope - Princeton Highway south of Princeton Tuesday evening. No one was hurt in the accident, but it appears the team's tournament hopes were lost.
The team found accommodation in a Princeton motel overnight, thanks to the local school district.
Their fortunes rose Wednesday morning when tournament organizers sympathetic to the plight of the Maggie students, and School District 67 was able to come up with another bus. They made it to Langley on Wednesday, where they won their first game.
“The tournament organizers rescheduled the games to make sure every team was accommodated,” School District 67 Superintendent Wendy Hyer said.
“I’d like to thank the principle and maintenance staff, and School District 58, for their help shuttling the students from the accident site to Princeton,” she said. “We’re thankful everyone on the bus is safe.”
The tournament winds up Saturday.
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