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Original News Release




Feb. 14, 2009

Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport





The members of this dynamic team of B.C.-based athlete ambassadors compete at the national and international level in Olympic and Paralympic sports and, like most high-performance athletes, they have a broader vision for healthy living beyond competitive sport. As part of the World Healthy Living Challenge, these ambassadors will be travelling the province, visiting schools and attending community events, where they’ll share their passion and knowledge of physical activity, nutrition and sport in support of the ActNow BC goals.


Team Captain:

Simon Whitfield                         Victoria                                    Triathlon


Team Members:

Spencer Landsiedel                   Abbotsford                                Modern Pentathlon

Emily Brydon                            Fernie                                       Alpine Skiing                

Denny Morrison                        Fort St. John                             Speedskating

Jay Morrison                             Fort St. John                             Speedskating

Carol Huyhn                             Hazelton                                   Wrestling

Steve Omischl                           Kelowna                                   Freestyle Skiing, Aerials

Michelle Stilwell                        Nanoose Bay                            Wheelchair Athletics                

Trevor Hirschfield                     Parksville                                  Wheelchair Rugby

Michelle Bartleman                   Squamish                                  Skeleton

Andrea Holmes                         Vancouver                                Para Alpine

Callum Ng                                Vancouver                                Swimming        

Patrick Anderson                      Vancouver                                Wheelchair Basketball

Stacie Anaka                            Victoria                                    Wrestling

Dave Calder                             Victoria                                    Rowing            

Ryan Cochrane                         Victoria                                    Swimming

Adam Kreek                             Victoria                                    Rowing

Crispin Lipscomb                       Whistler                                    Snowboard, Half Pipe               

Tyler Mosher                            Whistler                                    Para Nordic/Para Snowboard

Julia Murray                              Whistler                                    Ski Cross


            Athletes will make appearances as ActNow BC ambassadors as their schedule permits over the next year. For the most current information on their activities, visit





Anne McKinnon

Communications Director

Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport

250 812-4012


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