Countdown to the Games is on!

Countdown to the Games is on!

Author: BC Games Society/Friday, July 28, 2017/Categories: News, 2017 News, 2018 BC Summer Games

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In less than year, as many as 3,700 athletes, coaches and officials will arrive in the Cowichan Valley to take part in Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games. For three days, athletes will compete in 18 sports, with the average age of athletes being 14-years-old.

“We are excited about hitting the one year out mark to what will be the best BC Summer Games yet,” says Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games President Jennifer Woike. “As we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the BC Games Society next July in Cowichan, we hope to make memories for all the athletes, coaches, spectators and volunteers, the kind of memories that last a lifetime. There is nothing greater than taking on a challenge. Our team of key volunteers and the Cowichan Region are ready to step up to the plate to make the Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games the best yet.”

Supporting the participants in everything from meals to accommodation to transportation to security will be a team of over 3,000 dedicated individuals. While the 15 directors and close to 100 chairs are in place, work will begin in the new year on recruiting the volunteers who will play an integral role in supporting the Games.

“Participants at the BC Summer Games are British Columbia’s next generation of provincial level athletes, coaches and officials,” said BC Games Society President and CEO, Kelly Mann. “Their experiences at these Games will help them move onto high performance teams, representing our province at future Canada Games, with several becoming Olympic level competitors. I have no doubt that next year in the Valley, athletes will be treated to incredible hospitality and quality sport experiences.”

The Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games kicks off with an opening ceremony at Laketown Ranch on Thursday, July 19, 2018. Competitions run Friday, July 20 to Sunday, July 22 with the closing ceremony held on the Sunday afternoon at the Cowichan Sportsplex.

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Photo - Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games Board (photo credit: Mark Margerison)

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Communications and Media Contacts:

Local Contacts
Cal Kaiser Cam Drew
Director of Marketing
Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games


Cam Drew
Director of Marketing
Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games

Provincial Contact
Lia Threlfall
Communications Manager
BC Games Society
250-387-4688 (office)
250-812-3887 (cell)

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