Athlete profile: Alpine skiing: Ethan McTavish

Ethan's goal is for a top 10 in the GS and a podium in slalom

Ethan McTavish makes a run in the slalom event at Hemlock.

Ethan McTavish makes a run in the slalom event at Hemlock.

Name: Ethan McTavish Age: 13

Sport: Skiing – Alpine

Hometown: Vancouver, BC Zone Name: Vancouver-Squamish (Zone 5)

1. Why are you committed to your sport?

I am committed to the sport because I love the thrill of going fast and I have great friends and coaches that help me on the way.

2. What are your goals for these Games and in sport?

My goal is to get at least a top ten in GS and maybe a podium in slalom

3. How did you train and prepare for the BC Winter Games?

I trained really hard at Whistler, and also I went up on Friday sometimes. I did some camps too.

4. What are your other activities are you involved in (other sports, arts, volunteering)?

I play field hockey and golf. I also play the guitar and volunteer for skiing sales.

5. Do you have any family members participating in these Games or who have participated in past BC Games or at national/international events? If yes, please provide details.

My sister has been in the BC winter games and she has taken the experience from that and she achieved many 1st places in our zone

6. Please share any other interesting stories about you and your involvement in sport.

I have gotten about 13 ribbons in my zone. Also I have gotten many injuries that have caused me from going to my first BC winter games in 2012 because of a concussion.

7. Why did you want to try out and qualify for the 2014 BC Winter Games?

I wanted to see my competition for provincials

8. Who is your coach and what is the most important thing she/he has taught you?

My coach is Jordan Williams and he has helped me get forward this season

9. Do you have a role model who has made an impact on your life (coach, teacher, family member, etc.)? If so, describe how they have impacted you.

My role model is my sister because she has helped me and given me pointers in the BC Winter Games.

10. What do you consider to be your highest achievement (athletic, academic, or other)?

My highest achievement has been in my last Teck race in Whistler when I got 3rd place

Just Posted

Missing Abbotsford man Adam Hobbs was found deceased on Thursday evening (June 17).
Body of missing Abbotsford man Adam Hobbs found

Hobbs was reported missing Monday after leaving his job site in Langley

UFV athletes were honoured for their strength and perseverance during the pandemic. (UFV photo)
Fraser Valley athletes recognized in year without sports

UFV Cascades athletes honoured for strength shown during the pandemic

Mission students hold rally, say everyone welcome at school

Ecole Christine Morrison Elementary School hosted an Anti-Racism Day on June 15

Abbotsford council has given permission for Chilliwack to use the JAMES wastewater treatment plant for the disposal of trucked liquid waste until the end of September.
Chilliwack gets exemption to Abbotsford bylaw prohibiting liquid waste from other cities

Process in place until September while new facility under construction in Chilliwack

Quarry Questions: Supreme Court ruling spells concern for Mission bylaws

Judge ruled that provincial permits overrule municipal bylaws relating to mining activity

A small pod of Pacific white-sided dolphins pass by close to shore in Campbell River June 16, 2021. Still capture from video courtesy of Kimberly Hart
VIDEO: Dolphin sunset captured from Vancouver Island shore

Spectacular setting for view of travelling pod of Pacific white-sided dolphins

Police are asking for public assistance in locating Anthony Graham who has been charged with the murders of Kamloops brothers Carlo and Erick Fryer. (RCMP photo)
2 charged, suspect at large in killings of B.C. brothers linked to gang activity: RCMP

Kamloops brothers Erick and Carlo Fryer were found deceased in May on a remote Okanagan road

Albert Health Minister Tyler Shandro and Alberta Premier Jason Kenney unveil an opening sign after speaking about the Open for Summer Plan and next steps in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, in Edmonton, Friday, June 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Alberta 1st province in Canada to lift all COVID-19 public health restrictions

70.2% of eligible citizens 12 and older in the province have received a dose of the vaccine

Fraser Health registered nurse Ramn Manan draws a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe at a walk-up vaccination clinic at Bear Creek Park, in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, May 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
‘Honour our fathers’ with COVID-19 vaccine protection, B.C. urges

109 new cases Friday, 75 per cent of 12 and up immunized

(Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Trutch Avenue in Chilliwack to be renamed to remove racist taint

New name to have Indigenous significance as Chilliwack takes new step toward reconciliation

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is seen during a joint news conference following the EU-Canada Summit, in Brussels, Belgium, Tuesday June 15, 2021. Trudeau says Canada is on track now to have 68 million doses delivered by the end of July, which is more than enough to fully vaccinate all 33.2 million Canadians over the age of 12. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Vaccine deliveries enough to fully vaccinate all eligible Canadians by end of July

Three in four eligible Canadians now have their first dose, nearly one in five fully vaccinated.

A search is underway for a 75-year-old fisherman who went missing near Port Angeles Thursday evening. (Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard)
Search continues for angler missing between Port Angeles and Victoria

Canadian, U.S. Coast Guard searching for 75-year-old man reported missing Thursday evening

Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam listens to a question during a news conference, in Ottawa, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases attributed to the highly contagious Delta variant grew in Canada this week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Canada’s public health agency reports spike in confirmed cases of Delta variant

More than 2,000 cases of the variant confirmed across all 10 provinces and in one territory

Most Read