Langley students capture top spot

Langley students capture top spot

Local schools team up to win Operation Trackshoes in Victoria for fourth straight year

For a fourth year in a row, Langley students received top honours at the annual Operation Trackshoes event held in Victoria, placing first among competing high schools and winning the Camosun College trophy.

Operation Trackshoes is a unique sports festival for people with developmental disabilities celebrating its 42nd year with a full length competitive track and field meet, a number of family picnic type games, swimming, softball, basketball, dances, concerts and banquets.

The Langley team consisted of students in Grades 8-12 from Brookswood Secondary, D.W. Poppy Secondary, Walnut Grove Secondary and Aldergrove Community Secondary, who celebrated and competed in the three-day event.

However, winning wasn’t the only reward for competing athletes and coaches. Neil Campbell a Special Education Assistant from BSS who volunteered as a coach for the first time said, “This was an amazing experience for these kids and it really puts your life in perspective when you experience something like this first hand.”  Rebecca Vandermey a Special Education Assistant from D.W. Poppy who also volunteered for the first time stated,

“It was incredible to see these kids compete. I had so much fun, I want to go again next year.”

Sam Way, a very inspirational student from ACSS said, “I always want to try my best.”

For more on Operation Trackshoes, click here.