BC Games seeking future host communities

B.C. Communities invited to host future BC Winter and BC Summer Games

A total of 16 bursaries are available for athletes participating at the 2016 Penticton BC Winter Games.

The BC Games Society has launched the bid process to select communities to host the BC Winter and BC Summer Games in 2020 and 2022.

Bid packages have been sent to community mayors across the Province.  Bidding communities are required to submit information on event hosting history, available venues for sport and accommodation, and evidence of community support.  The deadline for bid submissions is September 9, 2016.

“These Games are an important showcase for young athletes in this province,” said Peter Fassbender, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. “In addition, previous experience demonstrates that hosting cities and towns become stronger communities through volunteer development and economic benefits that result from the staging of the Games.”

With a history dating back to 1978, the BC Winter and BC Summer Games are British Columbia’s premier multi-sport events and feature our best young athletes, and developing coaches and officials.  The BC Games are a galvanizing force that build volunteer and community capacity and contribute to positive long-term legacies.

“Hosting the BC Games is considered a highlight in a community’s history,” says Kelly Mann, President and CEO of the BC Games Society.  “The tremendous energy and community engagement that is generated provides memorable experiences for athletes and citizens alike.”

The 2016 BC Winter Games will take place in Penticton this February and the 2016 BC Summer Games in Abbotsford in July.  Kamloops will host the 2018 BC Winter Games and the Cowichan Valley will host the 2018 BC Summer Games.

For detailed information on the bid process please visit www.bcgames.org.

Just Posted

Good fencing makes good neighbours— especially when your neighbours are bears

Workshop in Pass Creek this weekend to promote benefits of proper protection for livestock

Castlegar daycare selected for universal childcare pilot program

MLA Katrine Conroy presents letter of acceptance to the program to the Children’s Centre at Selkirk College

Trail police release image of liquor store robber

The video surveillance image shows the robber aiming a black gun at the store’s clerk

Columbia Avenue paving scheduled for weekend

Paving on Castlegar’s main thoroughfare will take place in a few days, weather permitting.

Kootenay region posts 10-per-cent return rate on electoral reform ballots

As of Nov. 13, only 5.3 per cent of ballots had been returned province-wide

People flocking to Vancouver Island city to see hundreds of sea lions

Each year the combination of Steller and California sea lions take over Cowichan Bay

Protesters confront Environment Minister in B.C.

Protesters wanting more for killer whales confront Catherine McKenna

Humans reshaping evolutionary history of species around the globe: paper

University of British Columbia researcher had the paper published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society

Toronto ‘carding’ activist Desmond Cole stopped by police in Vancouver

Cole says his experience reveals what daily life is like for black and Indigenous residents

Commercial trucks banned from left lane of Coquihalla

B.C.’s Ministry of Transportation has introduced a new program that hopes to prevent accidents and closures on the Coquihalla Highway.

B.C. on track to record same number of overdose deaths as last year

128 people died of overdoses in September, bringing the total to more than 1,100 so far in 2018

B.C. firefighters rescue horse stuck in mud

‘It happens more often than you’d think,’ says deputy chief

Canadians more prepared for weather disaster than financial one: poll

RBC recommends people check their bank app as often as the weather app

B.C. dog owner sues after pet killed in beaver trap

A Kamloops man is suing the operator of a trapline north of the city after his dog died

Most Read