While Canada cheers for a bronze medal win by the women’s rugby 7’s squad, the moment is extra sweet for one B.C. community.
“It’s awesome, but if anyone would have done it – it was her. She’s incredible.”
Skye Forcier is a new addition to the Williams Lake Hustlers, the same team that produced B.C.’s sole contribution to Canada’s Olympic team, Kayla Moleschi.
She says the mood among teammates has been electric, but it’s not just them.
“It’s pretty unreal, and like I mentioned with our community, we’ve opened up the city hall for people to watch the games, and there’s been banners everywhere, and we had a fundraiser.”
The town shut down to watch team Canada play.
“It’s huge for us, and we’ve met a lot of them too, they’re all really kind people and tons of them come from small towns just like Kayla, just like, for such a tiny town it’s amazing for us.”
18-year-old Forcier’s next stop is college ball in Nova Scotia and says watching her hometown hero in action has got her dreaming of the world stage.
“It’s the ultimate goal. But I love rugby to a level that it doesn’t really matter how high I get. But that would be incredible.”
Coming in the first year the country fielded a Women’s Rugby 7s Olympic squad, the bronze was historic.