Local skier scores bronze at games

Former Terrace resident had a great experience skiing with the BC Para Alpine team at the 2011 Canada Winter Games.

There is Caleb Brousseau on the far right with the bronze medal he won skiing with Team BC at the 2011 Canada Winter Games.

There is Caleb Brousseau on the far right with the bronze medal he won skiing with Team BC at the 2011 Canada Winter Games.

A FORMER Terrace local has skied his way to a bronze medal at the 2011 Canada Winter Games in Halifax.

Caleb Brousseau won a bronze in giant slalom after two very consistent runs skiing as a part of the BC Para Alpine team.

Brousseau was selected for the team two months ago by the coach of the BC Para Alpine team.

It is Brousseau’s second year on the BC Para Alpine team, and his first representing the province at the Winter Games.

It was my first time, I was pretty excited,” Brousseau said, adding the competition was pretty good.

Brousseau trained for one day before he competed for two, skiing in two races, where he took a bronze in giant slalom and a fourth place in slalom.

I’m happy with it,” Brousseau said. “I didn’t know what to expect.”

It was his first visit to the East Coast and Brousseau said he enjoyed his time in Halifax, saying there was a homey feeling to the port city where people were very welcoming to the athletes.

Brousseau was one of 242 athletes who represented Team BC.

Team BC finished third overall, winning 38 gold medals, 30 silver medals and 30 bronze medals.

Also from Terrace at the games were Rylee English and Kristin Tooms, both of whom went with the Ringette BC team.

Next on Brousseau’s agenda is a trip to Kimberly B.C. to compete in the Para

Alpine Canadian Championships March 16 to 18.