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Communities invited to host future BC Games

Author: BC Games Society/Monday, February 3, 2020/Categories: Front Page, News, 2019 News

Communities invited to host future BC Games

 Communities invited to host future BC Games

The BC Games Society has launched the bid process to select communities to host the BC Summer or BC Winter Games in 2024 and 2026.    

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 18, 2020. 

“The BC Summer and Winter Games are a huge part of our province’s sport identity and a career milestone for countless athletes, coaches and officials,” said Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. “Host communities play a key role in shaping the Games and setting the stage for success for Games participants. Hosting the Games gives each host community the opportunity to welcome new visitors and generate tourism revenue for the local economy.”

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 Alison Noble, 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 2020 BC Winter Games will take place in Fort St. John this February and the 2020 BC Summer Games in Maple Ridge in July, Greater Vernon will host the 2022 BC Winter Games and the Prince George will host the 2022 BC Summer Games.

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

 

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Contact:
Justine Johnson
Marketing and Engagement Manager
BC Games Society
250-387-4688
justinej@bcgames.org

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