The BC Games Society congratulates the communities of Penticton, Abbotsford, Kamloops and the Cowichan Valley who have been chosen to host the 2016 and 2018 BC Winter and BC Summer Games.
The host communities are as follows:
Penticton 2016 BC Winter Games
Abbotsford 2016 BC Summer Games
Kamloops 2018 BC Winter Games
Cowichan Valley 2018 BC Summer Games
Penticton hosted the very first BC Summer Games in 1978 as well as the 1990 BC Winter Games and the 1995 BC Summer Games. The community has an experienced and enthusiastic volunteer base that will welcome athletes to the 2016 BC Winter Games.
Abbotsford last hosted the 2004 BC Summer Games where athletes like Brett Lawrie (Toronto Blue Jays) got their start. Those Games generated a legacy of over $174,000 and established Abbotsford as an excellent event host.
As Canada’s Tournament Capital, Kamloops is no stranger to hosting major events and multi-sport Games. The 2018 BC Winter Games will mark the first time this event has returned to the city since the inaugural BC Winter Games in 1979.
The 2018 BC Summer Games will be the first time the Cowichan Valley has hosted this event. Building upon successes like the 2008 North American Indigenous Games, this community will showcase their excellent facilities, warm hospitality and rich culture.
Please view the full news releases below:
Provincial Government News Release
Penticton selected to host the 2016 BC Winter Games
Abbotsford selected to host the 2016 BC Summer Games
Kamloops selected to host the 2018 BC Winter Games
Cowichan Valley selected to host the 2018 BC Summer Games