2016 BC Summer Games Sport Venues Confirmed

2016 BC Summer Games Sport Venues Confirmed

Author: BC Games Society/Tuesday, October 6, 2015/Categories: Front Page, 2015 News, 2016 BC Summer Games

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The sport venues for the 2016 BC Summer Games have been confirmed.  18 sports will take place at 24 venues in Abbotsford and the surrounding area.

The new track surface at Abbotsford’s Rotary Stadium will be a delight for the athletes in athletics as will the new artificial turf fields currently being added to the MRC Sports Complex, which will serve as the venue for soccer.  Beach volleyball courts will be put in at Mill Lake Park for the Games.  

“The City of Abbotsford is in final completion of the MRC Sports Complex project in time for the 2016 BC Summer Games," said Heidi Enns, General Manager, Parks, Recreation and Culture.   "The complex, a joint partnership with the Abbotsford School Board, will comprise of 4 synthetic turf fields within walking distance  of the BC Summer Games headquarters at Abbotsford Exhibition Park. This exciting project now creates a central sports hub of nine fields  within the urban core of our City and will create a true gathering place for the Games participants and spectators.” 

Games Funding Partners, the University of the Fraser Valley and the Abbotsford School District will host indoor volleyball and basketball and wrestling, respectively.  Partnerships with private facilities will see competition for indoor volleyball at Columbia Bible College and Golf at Ledgeview Golf and Country Club.

Nearby Walnut Grove Community Centre Pool in the Township of Langley will host synchronized swimming.  Rowing and Canoe Kayak will be held in the Bedford Channel in Fort Langley and sailing will take place at Harrison Lake.

“The City of Abbotsford is a great partner of these Games,” said Irene Schell, Event and Technology Manager for the BC Games Society.  “Their commitment to upgrade and improve facilities will ensure athletes have the best possible venues to enhance the competition.  And these improvements will be a legacy from the Games that will continue to see Abbotsford as strong sporting and hosting community in the province.”

Up to 3600 athletes, coaches and officials will take part in the 2016 BC Summer Games, July 21-24.  This will be the second time Abbotsford has host the BC Summer Games.

See the full list of sports and venues here.



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