E-News - December 2015
     
 

December 2015

It's beginning to look a lot like....BC Winter Games!  We are now 85 days away from the start of the Penticton 2016 BC Winter Games. The snow is falling and the excitement is building. 

We are also looking ahead to the 2016 BC Summer Games with key planning meetings underway.  Team BC's leadership team for the 2017 Canada Summer Games will be in place early in the new year.

We wish everyone a sporting Christmas and an active New Year!

 

Countdown to the 2016 BC Winter Games

2016 BCWG Torchlighting

On November 12th, Penticton officially marked the 100 day countdown to the 2016 BC Winter Games.  A crowd of over 200 braved the blustery conditions and celebrated with entertainment, speeches, and the lighting of the BC Games torch by BC Games alumni, Tavis Hamilton and Michael MacLean.
Thanks to Global BC's Jay Janower for acting as emcee for the evening and sharing the story with Global News viewers.

See the video highlights here.

 

PSO Sport Applications

PSO Medals

Provincial Sport Organizations who are not currently part of the BC Games are invited to apply for inclusion in the 2018 BC Winter and BC Summer Games.  Organizations must demonstrate how the Games would fit into their sport development plans and how the Games would be used as an integral part of athlete, coach, and officials development.   The deadline for applications is February 16, 2016.

 

Key meetings for 2016 BC Summer Games

Abbotsford Key Volunteers

The 120+ Key Volunteers for the 2016 BC Summer Games in Abbotsford are in place and ready to go after the Key Volunteer Rally held at High Street Shopping Centre!  Planning meetings with Provincial Sport Organization representatives and local Sport Chairs also took place last month getting all the details ready for the sport competitions.

 
 

Team BC Chefs de Mission

2017 CSG

Team BC is already preparing for the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg which will be the 50th anniversary of the Canada Games and will coincide with Canada's 150th birthday.  Team BC is currently accepting applications for the positions of Chef de Mission and Assistant Chef de Mission.  The deadline for applications is December 4, 2015.

 
 

Upcoming Games

 

Quick Links

 

BC Winter Games Merchandise

T-Shirts

The 2016 BC Winter Games merchandise is here!  Check out the online store, choose your item, customize it with a graphic, and have it delivered to your home before the Games. 

Merchandise will also be available for purchase on-site at the Games. 

Check out the online store here!  

 

Volunteer Training

SportMed

Volunteers in Penticton are signing up to receive specialized WorldHost Gamestime training session so they can be prepared to welcome thousands of people to their community in February.
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Through a partnership with PacificSport Okanagan, coaches, parents, athletes, and volunteers can develop their skills and knowledge with community sport workshops.   

Dec 3, 7-8:30pm
Concussions 101

Jan 21, 7-8:30pm
Parenting your Developing    Athlete

Feb 11, 7-8:30pm
Foundational Movement Skills

Feb 13, 9am-5pm
Athletic Taping, SportMedBC

Read more...

 

#LeveltheField

Level the Field

viaSport has launched a new campaign to build a province-wide movement to create a more inclusive sport culture in BC.  Gender equity in sport is the first advocacy phase.  Check out all the information on www.viasport.ca.

 
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