While, traditionally, competition for the B.C. Games doesn't start until the Friday morning, this year's Prince George summer games actually began a day earlier in three sports – artistic swimming, equestrian, and soccer.
In all, 15 medals were handed out on opening day with two going to athletes from Cariboo-Northeast – Prince George's Kimberley Huggett in artistic swimming and Chase Caron, also from Prince George, in para-equestrian.
Both won bronze.
With its two medals, Zone 8 is tied for second with Fraser River, Vancouver-Coastal, and Thompson-Okanagan.
Team Fraser Valley is out front at four: one gold, two silver, and a bronze.
18 different sports are being represented at these games with competition continuing through Sunday.
Close to 35 athletes from the Peace Country are taking part.