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Cariboo athlete Lily Fraser a winner before her first shot was taken

Archer from Quesnel / Williams Lake receives Jumpstart bursary

Quesnel / Williams Lake archer Lily Fraser was one of the 16 athletes at the Lhtako Quesnel BC Winter Games to receive a $1,000 award from Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart program.

Jumpstart regional manager Katlyn Soanes made the presentation alongside Lhtako Quesnel BC Winter Games vice-president Brenda Beatty moments before the first shots were fired at the archery competition where Fraser was one of the main contenders.

“The BC Games Leadership Bursary awards are for special athletes,” said Soanes. “It factors in their sports success, but it also factors in academics and community involvement. We get to see some pretty remarkable young people through our application process.”

This year, according to Andres Marquez-Velasco of the BC Games Society, there were more than 150 applications which is comparable again with pre-pandemic numbers.

The full list of 2024 winners will be disclosed by the end of the Games festivities and competitions on Feb.25.

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Frank Peebles

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I started my career with Black Press Media fresh out of BCIT in 1994, as part of the startup of the Prince George Free Press, then editor of the Lakes District News.
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