Our province will send 322 athletes, 72 coaches and 22 mission staff to the 2011 Western Canada Summer Games in British Columbia.

Tom Sherwin will be Team Manitoba's Opening Ceremonies Flag Bearer when the Games get underway Friday, August 5th in Kamloops. The 19-year old Winnipeg native won an unprecedented 10 medals including six gold in canoeing at the last Western Canada Summer Games in Sherwood Park, Alberta.

Team 'Toba Flag Bearer Tom Sherwin talked about the upcoming Western Canada Summer Games.

Tammy Mahon has been named Team Manitoba's Honourary Captain. The Holland, Manitoba native is a 10-year veteran of the Canadian National Women's Volleyball Team and is the team captain. Mahon competed in track & field at the 1995 Western Canada Summer Games in Abbotsford and the 1997 Canada Summer Games in Brandon.

AM 1250 Sports Director Clayton Dreger asked Team 'Toba Chef de Mission Ted Bigelow to comment on the Games.

Eastman Athletes
Jolene Dupuis, Ste-Agathe    Athletics
Dylan Ostberg, Dominion City    Athletics
Luke Horanski, Duguald    Baseball
Haille Bujan, Anola    Basketball
Steven Guenther, Dugald    Beach Volleyball
Dylana Barnabe, Ste-Agathe    Field Hockey
Sydnee Kellsey, Oakbank    Field Hockey
Jessie Stott, Niverville    Field Hockey
Ben Dearing, Pinawa    Rowing
Jhordanne Tetrault, Ste. Anne    Rowing
Justin Antoski-Beaudoin, Dufresne   Rugby
Kennadie Chaudhary, Grande Pointe    Soccer
Victoria Roy, Ile des Chenes    Softball
Kylie Watt, Ile des Chenes    Softball
Curtis Kulpa, Steinbach    Coach – Tennis
Shawn Adrian, Niverville    Volleyball
Rachel Adler, Oakbank    Wrestling
Adrian Bruce, Niverville    Coach – Wrestling
Nathalie Turenne, Richer    Wrestling

The 2011 Western Canada Summer Games will take place from August 5th - 14th in Kamloops. First phase sports include athletics, baseball, male & female basketball, male & female beach volleyball, canoe/kayak, male & female softball, tennis triathlon and wrestling. Phase two sports include badminton, cycling, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, rowing, male & female soccer, swimming, para swimming, special olympic swimming and male & female volleyball.