May 18, 2024
Younger Saskatoon athlete chosen as Workforce Saskatchewan flag bearer at 2023 Canada Winter Video games
Younger Saskatoon athlete chosen as Workforce Saskatchewan flag bearer at 2023 Canada Winter Video games

A younger Saskatoon athlete has been chosen to guide Workforce Saskatchewan into the Opening Ceremony of the 2023 Canada Winter Video games.

Seventeen-year-old Luca Veeman would be the flag bearer in Charlottetown Prince Edward Island on Saturday, February 18th. Veeman has been competing since he was 6 years outdated, and he has many accomplishments to point out for it. He has acquired quite a few membership awards for many excellent skater in addition to most private bests. He has a spot on the Velocity Skating Saskatchewan Improvement and Provincial Workforce in each quick and lengthy observe pace skating.

Again in October, Veeman was accepted to coach in Calgary on the Nationwide Coaching Centre on the Olympic Oval. Final yr, Veeman had certified to go to Poland with the Canadian Junior Nationwide Workforce in lengthy observe pace skating, nonetheless pandemic restrictions prevented Canada from sending any athletes. The athlete is at the moment ranked within the high 3 in Canada for junior pace skaters, and this January, he gained bronze within the 1500m and silver within the 5000m on the Canadian Junior Velocity Skating Championships, permitting him to race in Germany for the Canadian Junior Nationwide Workforce. In his low season Veeman picked up biking, and he’s now a nationally ranked bicycle owner, and traveled to the 2022 Canada Summer season Video games to compete in Niagra Falls Ontario. In Prince Edward Island, Veeman might be collaborating within the 500m, 1000m, 1500m, 5000m, mass begin, and staff pursuit occasions.