B.C. honours great athletes


Track star Leah Pells, left, former NHLer Paul Kariya,
wheelchair rugby’s Garett Hickling, field hockey’s Shelley Winter Andrews
and speedskater Denny Morrison celebrate.
Photo by Mark van Manen/The Vancouver Sun

B.C. honours great athletes
Adapted from The Vancouver Sun by Nila Gopaul
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Every year, the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame
honours great athletes and teams from B.C.
On May 28, 2015,
the hall honoured nine athletes.

Learn about two athletes here.

Leah Pells was honoured.
She grew up in Langley, B.C.
Leah was in three Olympic Games.
She was fast.
For a while,
she was number one in the world.
Leah ran the 1500-metre race.

Now Leah is retired.
She has written a book.
It is called Not About the Medal.
The book is about her life.

Garett Hickling was honoured, too.
He was born near Revelstoke, B.C.
Garett broke his neck
when he was 16 years old.

He cannot walk.
He uses a wheelchair.
Garett likes many sports.
But he loves rugby.
Garrett is 44 years old.
But he still plays the sport today.

Watch Garnett play: