ENews | June 2014

 

June 2014

In six short weeks, BC’s best young athletes will meet in Nanaimo for the 2014 BC Summer Games. Planning is in full swing with volunteers busy making final preparations to treat the athletes to an experience of a lifetime.

All of the participants must be registered by their Provincial Sport Organization by June 16. Lists of all athletes, coaches, and officials will be available online after June 23 and can be searched by sport and hometown.

 

Coast Capital Savings Athlete Bursary

CCS Bursary

The BC Games Society and Coast Capital Savings have teamed up to support young athletes’ pursuit of achievement through a new athlete bursary program. Athletes competing at the Nanaimo 2014 BC Summer Games can apply to receive one of 16 bursaries in the amount of $500.

The bursary is intended to recognize athletes who have achieved in athletics and education but, more importantly, go above and beyond in their communities through leadership and volunteer activities.

Applications are being accepted until July 4, 2014.

Year in Review 2013-14

YinR

The BC Games Society Year in Review is a colourful look back at the highlights and accomplishments of the past year.  In 2013-14 the District of Mission played host to the 27th BC Winter Games, February 20-23, the first time Mission has ever hosted this winter multi-sport festival.  Over 1700 community volunteers hosted 1821 athletes, coaches, and officials from across the province gathered for four days of exciting action.

2016 BC Winter Games

Winter Sports

The BC Games Society announced the 19 sports that will be part of the Penticton 2016 BC Winter Games. Up to 1667 athletes, 403 coaches, and 238 officials will compete in archery, badminton, basketball (Special Olympics and wheelchair), biathlon, curling, diving, figure skating, gymnastics, hockey (female), judo, karate, netball, ringette, rhythmic gymnastics, skiing-alpine, skiing-cross country, skiing-freestyle, and speed skating. Athletes with a disability will compete in basketball, wheelchair basketball, figure skating, skiing-alpine, and skiing-cross country.

A Passion for Pins

Pins

John Devlin has a passion for pin collecting and shared his (almost!) complete set over over 150 BC Games pins with us. It all started with a trip to the 1973 Canada Games held in New Westminster as well as competing at the 1980 and 1981 BC Summer Games. 

His BC Games collection now boasts 150 pins dating back to the first BC Summer Games in 1978. With all the pins, his favourite is still the one from the Kimberley 1980 Games where his masters’ basketball team took home the gold medal.

 
 

Upcoming Games

 

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Nanaimo Events


Nanaimo is a hub of activity leading up to the BC Summer Games.  Here are a few of the special training sessions being offered.

Coaching Workshops:
Intro to Coaching Part B (June 14-15) FUNdamental Movement Skills
(June 21)

Concussion Workshop
June 11

Click here for more details.

Gamestime Volunteer Training
presented by WorldHost
9 sessions offered between June 14 and July 9
REGISTER NOW!

 

Friends of the Games

Local businesses in Nanaimo are stepping up to 'Get in the Games' and contributing to the Friends of the Games program.  Included at the Presidents Club level are Country Grocer, Remax of Nanaimo, Milner Trucking, Fresh Point Foods and Cercom.

Many other businesses and organizations are also contributing to ensure the success of the Games!

Contact: fog@bcsummergames.ca for more information and to get involved.

 

G2G Sessions

G2G

Prior to the BC Summer Games, G2G (Guide to the Games) sessions are being offered in 10 communities. Athletes, coaches, officials, and their families are invited to attend to learn and prepare for what to expect at the BC Summer Games.  Sessions are free but pre-registration is required.

REGISTER NOW!

 
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