ENews | July 2014


 

July 2014

We are now days away from the start of the Nanaimo 2014 BC Summer Games.  Over 2800 volunteers are busy making final preparations to treat the athletes to an experience of a lifetime.

Lists of all athletes, coaches, and officials are available online and can be searched by sport and hometown.  Please note that this list is subject to change until 5pm on July 17. 

 

3200 Participants registered and ready!

Nanimo 2014 BC Summer Games

2500 athletes from every corner of the province and have trained to earn a place to represent their zone at the Games and compete in one of 19 different sports.  Athletes with a disability will compete in athletics, equestrian, and swimming.  Over 500 coaches and 200 officials will support these athletes in their quest to earn their place on the podium.

We are grateful for the agreement made with the Nanaimo District Teachers Association to ensure the BC Summer Games goes ahead with no impact from the current labour action.  See the details here.

Nanaimo Volunteers Jumping for Joy

Nanaimo Volunteers

Nanaimo volunteers have stepped up in a huge way with over 2800 registered and ready to welcome the participants and visitors to the 2014 BC Summer Games.  From accommodations to food to security and sport, volunteers will be out in force ensuring every detail is taken care of and creating an unforgettable experience for everyone!

Over 500 volunteers took part in 10 Gamestime volunteer training sessions facilitated by WorldHost Training Services.  Master Trainer Holly Frederickson said, "It became evident to us that the Nanaimo Games volunteers have one common denominator… willingness!"

The Opening and Closing Ceremonies are sure to be a great show.  Nanaimo volunteer Arlene Blundell is leading the Ceremonies team and with her extensive Games experience that spans over 30 years, participants, volunteers, and guests are in for a treat! 

See Arlene's volunteer journey here

Graeme Roberts
2014 BC Summer Games Ambassador


Graeme Roberts

You would be hard pressed to find anyone who has more connection and passion for the BC Games and the City of Nanaimo than Graeme Roberts.  Robert’s association began with the BC Games when he was the Mayor of Nanaimo when the City hosted the 1985 BC Summer Games.  He has continued his involvement as the representative for long-time BC Games Corporate Partner, Jazz Aviation and now has been given the honour of being named as Ambassador to the Nanaimo 2014 BC Summer Games.

"I feel very proud, honoured, and excited and I am looking forward to seeing Nanaimo put on the best Games in history!"

 
 

Upcoming Games

 

Quick Links

 

Schedules

All BC Summer Games competitions and ceremonies  are free and open to the public. 

Opening Ceremony
July 17
- 6:30 pm
Rotary Bowl

Closing Ceremony
July 20
- 1:00 pm
Rotary Bowl

See the map of venues and the sport schedules.

Friends of the Games

Local businesses in Nanaimo have stepped up to 'Get in the Games' and contributed to the Friends of the Games program. 

See the full list of great companies who are supporting the Games.

Travel Info

If you are traveling to Nanaimo visit TourismNanaimo.com for information on accommodation, services, and attractions.

Over 2200 participants will be travelling on BC Ferries to and from the Games.  Please see the BC Ferries travel service notice if you are planning to visit the Games.

Follow the Action!

The Nanaimo News Bulletin and Black Press are telling the stories of the BC Summer Games. 

Read about the amazing athletes from across the province on the BC Games page.

Tune in to Global BC during the Games for live updates and stories from Steve Darling.

Follow the results and stories on BCGAMES.ORG

Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter @BCGames1 and see and download photos on Flickr.

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