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Canada's silver medalist Kelsey Serwa, left to right, and gold medalist Marielle Thompson celebrate their win following the Ladies Ski Cross final at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014.
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October 30, 2014 - 12:26 PM

KELOWNA - Big White will play host to a Team B.C. training camp this season.

Team B.C. Alpine Ski Racers U16 will spend three days training for the 2015 Canada Winter Games at Big White in January.

"We are thrilled to host the camp here at Big White," Michael Ballingall with the resort says.

The team of 14 top under-16 racers, seven male and seven female, will be determined in mid-January after a series of qualifying races, including the  Western Ski Cross Series race, which will also take place at Big White.

One of the three coaches assisting in training is Wade Christie, a local U16 coach from Big White Racers. In addition, Olympic silver medalist and Big White Racers graduate Kelsey Serwa serves as the honorary team captain.

"I remember the pride I felt representing my province as part of Team BC in 2007,” Serwa says. "I am looking forward to sharing my experiences with the 2015 athletes and cheering on Team BC to a fantastic performance."

Serwa won silver in skicross at the Sochi Winter Olympics this past February.

The Canada Winter Games will take place in Prince George from Feb. 13 to March 1. A total of 350 B.C. athletes will join teams from across Canada for the games.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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