Bids to Host the BC Games now being accepted

Author: BC Games Society/Thursday, March 1, 2012/Categories: 2012 News

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The BC Games Society has launched the bid process to select the communities to host the BC Summer and BC Winter Games in 2016 and 2018.   

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 10, 2012. 
“The BC Summer and BC Winter Games are an important pathway to developing our emerging elite athletes, and a celebration of our Province,” said Ida Chong, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. “Host communities benefit from increased tourism and recreation dollars, and legacies such as improved infrastructure. I encourage every B.C. community to bid for the Games and become a leader in sport.”
The BC Games feature the province’s best young developing athletes and contribute to volunteer and community development. The BC Games Society works directly with Host Communities providing valuable resources and event management expertise.
“Hosting the BC Games is considered a highlight in a community’s history,” says Kelly Mann, 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.”
Since 1978, 38 different BC communities have hosted these premier multisport events. The 2012 BC Winter Games will take place in Greater Vernon this February and the 2012 BC Summer Games in Surrey in July. Mission will host the 2014 BC Winter Games and Nanaimo will host the 2014 BC Summer Games.
Lia Threlfall
Communications Manager, BC Games Society



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