E-News - July 2016
     
 

July 2016

We are now days away from the start of the Abbotsford 2016 BC Summer Games. This is the second time Abbotsford has hosted the BC Games and volunteers are making final preparations to welcome the province.
Lists of all athletes, coaches, and officials are now available online and can be searched by sport and hometown.  Follow all the action and see the results on BCGAMES.ORG.

 

3210 Participants Registered

Are you Ready?

When the BC Summer Games kick off on July 21 over 3200 of BC's best emerging high performance talents from every corner of the province will be ready for four action-packed days. With competition in 18 different sports, 2448 athletes will be supported by 473 coaches and 289 officials.

"The tremendous sport facilities in Abbotsford combined with experienced and enthusiastic volunteers will make for a memorable event," said Kelly Mann, President and CEO of the BC Games Society. "These BC Summer Games will be the first step for many athletes towards future national and international level competitions and we look forward to following their journey."

 

Tune in to BC Games TV

BC Games TV

We are excited to partner with viaSport to produce a new daily video series called BC Games TV which will give fans a closer look at the untold stories, experiences, and inspiring moments happening behind the scenes at the Games.

Produced by viaSport Media, BC Games TV will air a daily three-minute video each evening of the Abbotsford 2016 BC Summer Games. The highlight clip will share stories captured that day on Games’ athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers, fans, and the host community.

Tune in to BC Games TV starting July 21 at: viasport.ca/bcgamestv
Use hashtag #BCGamesTV on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram or follow @viaSportBC or @BCGames1 leading up to the Games for more updates.

 

14 chosen for Coach Mentor Program

coach mentor

Fourteen coaches from six BC communities have been chosen to participate in the BC Games Coach Mentorship Program as part of the Abbotsford 2016 BC Summer Games.

A partnership initiative between viaSport and the BC Games Society, the mentorship program pairs apprentice and mentor coaches for unique hands-on experience and training at the Games. The program assists coaches in enhancing and developing their coaching skills with the ultimate goal to pursue higher levels of coaching certification.

 
 

Get your BC Summer Games Merchandise

Merchandise

Check out the official merchandise for the Abbotsford 2016 BC Summer Games provided by Passion Sports.

Visit the online store where you can browse the selection of items that are available. The merchandise is customizable to your liking -- you pick the apparel item, colour, and then choose the 2016 BC Summer Games graphics. The online store will be open until July 14 and will also be available at the Games.

 

2018 BC Games Presidents Announced

2018 Games

While still many months away, planning is already beginning in our 2018 host communities with the naming of the Presidents of the respective boards of directors.  In Kamloops, Niki Remesz, will lead the team for the 2018 BC Winter Games and in the Cowichan Valley, Jennifer Woike, will head up the board for the 2018 BC Summer Games.  Both women are proven leaders in their communities and we are looking forward to working with them over the next two years.

 

Upcoming Games

 

Quick Links

 

Schedules

Are you Ready?

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

Opening Ceremony, July 21 7:00pm Abbotsford Centre
*limited seating is available for the public

Closing Ceremony, July 24, 1:30pm Rotary Stadium

Detailed sport schedule information is still being finalized but will posted online next week.
 

 

Black Press

Black Press

The Abbotsford News and the Black Press media network provide readers with a diverse and unique blend of local news coverage, commentary, and marketing opportunities. Black Press is deeply connected to communities and sharing inspiring stories from BC Games shows our belief in the value of sport to develop youth, volunteers, and communities.

You can read all about the Games on the Black Press BC Summer Games site.

 

Global BC

Global BC

Have you seen the BC Summer Games promotion ad on Global BC? 

Tune in to Global BC News during the Games weekend for live interviews and stories from the BC Summer Games. 

Global News Sports Anchor, Squire Barnes, will be in Abbotsford with daily reports from the BC Summer Games. 

 

Friends of the Games

FOG

In addition to the ongoing support of our Corporate and Funding Partners, local businesses in Abbotsford are supporting the Games through the “Friends of the Games” sponsorship program. Companies like TELUS, Honda and Sun Rype are all part of the Games and we thank them for their support.

Have a look at the great companies involved.

 

Follow the Action!

Follow the Action

Join in the conversation on Facebook, and @BCGames1 on Twitter and Instagram. Hashtags for the Games are:

#GoAbbyGames

#BCSummerGames   

Photos will be available on our Flickr page.

 
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