Jaida Powell, the Athlete of the Week

Jaida Powell, 12, is the Canadian Tire/Penticton Western News Athlete of the Week

Jaida Powell, 12, has an outgoing, contagious personality which helps her excel in all she does.

Having played sports from a young age, she enjoys basketball, soccer, hockey, track and field and cross country running. A striker with the Penticton Pinnacles Soccer Club’s Excelsior program, she is currently playing peewee recreation boys mixed hockey as a forward with the Penticton Skaha Ford Mustangs. The team recently won gold at the Spokane hockey tournament. Powell scored a hat trick in a game against the tournament’s host team.

Her hobbies include babysitting, swimming, running and likes watching Vees B.C. Hockey League games.

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