BC Winter Games Week, February 17-23, 2014

BC Winter Games Week, February 17-23, 2014

Author: BC Games Society/Monday, February 17, 2014/Categories: 2014 News

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It has been officially proclaimed by the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, Judith Guichon, that February 17 to 23 is “BC Winter Games Week”

This is the first time there has been an official proclamation of BC Winter Games week by the Province of BC.  

“The BC Winter Games have been a fixture in the province since 1979,” said Kelly Mann, President and CEO of the BC Games Society.  “We are grateful to the Province of BC for making this proclamation and solidifying the importance of the Games to the province and to the thousands of people who are involved.”

The following is the official proclamation.

WHEREAS British Columbia has a proud tradition of participation and sport excellence by athletes, coaches, volunteers and officials and

WHEREAS the British Columbia sport sector is strongly supported by families, provincial and community sport organizations, and governments making it possible for British Columbians of all ages and background to play sport, and

WHEREAS the Province promotes participation in sport and physical activity as a valued way of life – one that upholds the significance of such activities as bringing important economic, health, and social benefits to our society, and

WHEREAS the 2014 BC Winter Games, provincial celebrations of sport and community development, will be held in Mission, February 20-23, 2014 and

WHEREAS BC Winter Games provide opportunities for host cities to showcase their community, people, and community spirit and

WHEREAS British Columbia communities across the province have hosted BC Winter Games since their inception in 1979 and benefited from legacies such as trained volunteers, new sport programs, new or refurbished equipment and facilities, and

WHEREAS British Columbia communities across the province come together to compete at BC Winter Games – which are often a stepping stone to Canada Games including the 2015 Canada Winter Games being hosted in Prince George, and

WHEREAS we are celebrating the Canadian Team at the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia – where Maelle Ricker, Justin Kripps, and Kelsey Serwa are just a few BC Games alumni chasing gold and are now following the paths of many young British Columbians who have made BC Games their first step to Olympic, Paralympic and other international success, and

WHEREAS Our Lieutenant Governor, by and with the advice and cosent of the Executive Council, has been pleased to enact Order in Council 903 on October 11, 2002;

NOW KNOW YE THAT We do by these presents proclaim and declare that February 17 to 23, 2014 shall be known as

“BC Winter Games Week”

Photo: Kelly Mann, President and CEO, BC Games Society (left) and Ted Adlem, Mayor, District of Mission (right) with the official Proclamation.

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