Community leaders react to successful BC Winter & BC Summer Games bids

Author: BC Games Society/Wednesday, March 22, 2017/Categories: 2017 News

Community leaders react to successful BC Winter & BC Summer Games bids
In the wake of the announcements of the Host Communities for the 2020 and 2022 BC Winter and BC Summer Games, BC Recreation & Parks Association reached out to community leaders for their reactions on their communities' successful bids to host the BC Games.

Here are some reactions from across the province:

"Municipal recreation facilities continue to be a cornerstone in the success of the BC Games", said BC Games Society President and CEO, Kelly Mann. "These four communities have made strategic investments into sport and recreation facilities, which will ensure that British Columbia's best young developing athletes have valuable competitions at the BC Games."  

The City of Maple Ridge is extremely excited for the opportunity to host the province's multi-sport event, the 2020 BC Summer Games. This will be our third time hosting the Games and understand that volunteers, partnerships, and the coaches and athletes truly embody what the Games are all about," says Dave Speers, Recreation Coordinator - Health & Wellness.

Doug Ross, Director, Recreation Services for Vernon, has this response, "the City of Vernon Recreation Services is excited to have been involved in the successful bid process and looks forward to our department  playing a key role in hosting the BC Winter Games in 2022".

Lyn Hall, Mayor of Prince George, says "thank you to the BC Games Society and to the hard work of our partners - Tourism Prince George and the Regional District of Fraser Fort George - who joined with us to develop a bid that showcases our community, our people, and our world-class venues."

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