FORT ST. JOHN -- Two Fort St John Mounties competed in the 2023 World Police and Fire Games in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Retired Corporal Steven Francoeur, now reserve constable, competed in the Men’s 40+ Singles Pickleball and won a bronze medal.

Francoeur also completed in Mixed 40+ Doubles Pickleball, teaming up with a retired LAPD police officer, and won a silver medal.

Francoeur is a member of the Peace Country Pickleball club in the Fort St John area and is looking forward to going to the 2025 games in Birmingham, Alabama.

Constable Aidan Finlay also won a bronze medal competing on combined rugby team of RCMP and Firefighters called team "1697."

There were approximately 8500 athletes competing from over 70 countries in close to 60 different sports.

Canada lead the total medal count at 656 with the United States close behind at 651 medals.