Vancouver, BC – Canadian Sport Institute Pacific (CSI Pacific) would like to congratulate the athletes, coaches and support staff from British Columbia, as well as the entire Canadian Toron Team, for an outstanding performance at the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games.

British Columbia-linked athletes came home from the Games with 63 medals, winning 29 per cent of the Canadian team’s medal haul for a total of 29 gold, 21 silver and 13 bronze. 200 athletes who live or train in B.C. competed at the Games, accounting for 28 per cent of the Canadian Pan Am Games Team.

The CSI Pacific staff who travelled to the Games to support teams include:

  • Liz Johnson, Physiologist – Swimming
  • Graham Olson, Sport Technologist – Swimming
  • Tyler Goodale, Strength and Conditioning Coach – Rugby – Women’s 7s
  • Trent Stellingwerff, Physiologist – Athletics
  • Sam Ebata – Mission Staff
  • Nick Clarke, Strength and Conditioning Coach/Physiologist – Rowing
  • Sandeep Nandhra, Athletic Therapist – Rugby – Women’s 7s
  • Dr. Paddy McCluskey, Doctor – Athletics & Triathlon
  • Bruce Pinel (contractor), Mental Performance Consultant – Field Hockey & Rugby – Men’s 7s
  • Sharleen Hoar (contractor), Mental Performance Consultant – Triathlon

BC athletes will also represent Canada at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games from August 7 to 15.


Honourable Coralee Oakes, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development
“The Province is so proud of all our athletes and what they accomplished at the Pan Am Games in Toronto. And for so many of them to bring back medals is a direct credit to them and their families as well as to the coaching, training, facilities and support they have here in this province.”

Wendy Pattenden, CEO of The Canadian Sport Institute Pacific
“B.C. affiliated athletes performed with courage, determination and pride at the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games. I am very proud of our team of sport scientists and professionals who worked with the athletes, coaches and our sport partners to help B.C. linked athletes bring home 29 per cent of Canada’s medals.”

Cathy Priestner Allinger, ViaSport CEO
“The incredible contingent of British Columbians at the 2015 Toronto Pan Ams speaks to the strong high performance system we have in our province. We are proud to work with the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific, the PacificSport Provincial Network and our other regional delivery partners to support more athletes, coaches and staff in their pursuit for excellence.”

Quick Facts

  • 719 athletes made up the Canadian Pan Am Team. 200 athletes are affiliated with BC.
  • Of the 200 B.C. linked athletes at the Games, 153 athletes were born in B.C. and 47 moved to the province to train and receive support from B.C.’s sport sector.
  • B.C. affiliated athletes won 63 medals at the Games: 29 gold, 21 silver and 13 bronze.
  • Canadian athletes won 217 medals at the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games: 78 gold, 69 silver and 70 bronze.
  • B.C. affiliated athletes won 29% of Team Canada’s total medals
  • 26 coaches out of 170 on Team Canada are affiliated with BC
  • 8 Canadian Sport Institute Pacific Staff travelled to the Games to work with athletes.
  • 74 athletes are alumni of the BC Games and/or Team BC and won or contributed to 38 medals at the Games.

BC-Linked Athlete Medal Results