2010-2011 Year in Review Published

2010-2011 Year in Review Published

Author: BC Games Society/Friday, May 13, 2011/Categories: 2011 News

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British Columbians’ thoughts turned from snow to sun as the 2010 BC Summer Games provided an opportunity for 2462 athletes, 513 coaches, and 365 officials to obtain their personal bests. Two years of planning by 2599 volunteers culminated in a four day event in the Township of Langley. To put these BC Games in perspective, the Vancouver Olympic Games hosted 2566 athletes, accessing in excess of 25,000 volunteers.
The Township Games leveraged the provincial investment of $650,000 with the addition of $656,800 of cash and value-in-kind. Through thoughtful planning, the support of area business and local government, the overall budget yielded a host community financial legacy in excess of $75,000. The dollars will be invested in the community with sport and culture being the ultimate beneficiaries.
The BC Games Society congratulates Team BC for its best performance at a Canada Winter Games since 1999. Halifax was the host this past February as 162 BC Games alumni joined Team BC in this quadrennial winter competition. 56 of BC’s 88 medals were won by our alumni, once again highlighting the excellence our Provincial Sport Organizations provide in readying their athletes. Had our alumni been competing as a Province, we would have placed fifth at these Canada Games for medals won.
Support for the BC Games Society remains strong with our annual provincial investment leveraged through support from Global BC, the BC Lotteries Corporation, and Jazz Air, as well as hundreds of local businesses at the Host Community level. Collectively, their support enables volunteers to plan and implement the Games so BC’s athletes and coaches can pursue their personal bests.
Our Board thanks Minister Stephanie Cadieux and Minister Ida Chong for your confidence and appreciation for the value brought to the province by the BC Games Society, its Host Communities, and the thousands of volunteers who make the BC Games possible. Through the vision of the Board of Directors, and the professionalism and dedication of staff, we continue to uphold our mission to provide event management leadership in the creation of development opportunities for individuals, sport organizations, and host communities throughout British Columbia.
Cathy Priestner Allinger and Frank Lento
Co-Chairs, BC Games Society

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