E-News - June 2016
     
 

June 2016

Things are gearing up for a busy summer with the BC Summer Games in Abbotsford now less than 50 days away.  Across the province, athletes and coaches are participating in qualification events and in Abbotsford, volunteers are busy getting ready for their arrival. Lists of registered participants will be available after June 24.  

 

Registration Open for G2G sessions

G2G Sessions

Athletes, coaches, officials, and parents getting ready for the 2016 BC Summer Games have the opportunity to attend a G2G session. Offered in 12 communities and supported by Black Press, these presentations will provide an overview of what to expect at the BC Games and how to prepare to have the best experience possible. The sessions run June 28 to July 7 and are free of charge but pre-registration is required.

 

Coast Capital Savings Leadership Bursary

CCS Bursary

The BC Games Society and Coast Capital Savings have teamed up once again to support the pursuit of achievement through a bursary program. Athletes (and youth coaches and officials) taking part in the Abbotsford 2016 BC Summer Games can apply to receive one of 16 bursaries in the amount of $500.  Applications are due by July 6, 2016.

 

Get your BC Summer Games Merchandise

Merchandise
The official merchandise for the Abbotsford 2016 BC Summer Games is now available for purchase!

Games merchandise is 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.
 
 

Sports Announced for 2018 BC Winter Games

Kamloops 2018 BC Winter Games

The BC Games Society announced the sports that will be part of the Kamloops 2018 BC Winter Games. Up to 1527 athletes, 377 coaches, and 246 officials will compete in 18 different sports. 

The sports in the BC Winter Games are led by Provincial Sport Organizations who have demonstrated their commitment to athlete development, coaching certification, and officials’ training. All of the sports from the 2016 BC Winter Games will return for 2018 with the addition of snowboarding, added for the first time in BC Winter Games history.

 
Ice in our Veins 
Alumni Features

Team BC alumni Ryan Cochrane (2005 Canada Summer Games) and Liz Gleadle (2009 Canada Summer Games) are featured in the Canadian Olympic Team Ice in our Veins campaign ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

The campaign builds off the success of the COC’s Sochi 2014 #WeAreWinter campaign. This campaign highlights how Canada’s icy landscape helps create fierce athletes with iron will and determination – regardless of whether they compete at a winter or summer Games. Image courtesy of the Canadian Olympic Committee.  
 
 

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ProMotion Plus Award

PP Award

Now is a great time to recognize those committed to RISING ABOVE and REACHING BEYOND the game in sport for women and girls.

A partnership between the BC Games Society and ProMotion Plus will see one leadership award presented in conjunction with the 2016 BC Summer Games. The award will identify, recognize, and celebrate those who have supported girls and/or women to participate more fully in physical activity or sport.


Deadline for Nominations is June 30, 2016.
 

Community Development Sessions

Interactive Magazine

The Abbotsford 2016 BC Summer Games partnered with Pacific Sport Fraser Valley to offer Community Development Sessions.  These sessions will leave a lasting impact in Abbotsford, helping to train coaches and offer National Coaching Certification Program credits in a number of areas.

Two sessions are left - June 5 and July 7.  Register now!

 

PSO Meeting

Mark your calendars!  The bi-annual BC Games PSO Meeting will take place on October 26.  This meeting will be in the Lower Mainland with the exact location and time to be confirmed shortly.

 

Olympic Day

Olympic Day is June 14.  It is a day for the world to get active, learn about Olympic values and discover new sports. 
The BC Games, viaSport, Canadian Sport Centre Pacific and Sport Med BC are teaming up to take part in a celebration at the Richmond Olympic Oval.

 
Congratulations Alumni

Congratulations to Henry Perjl (President, Kamloops 2006 BC Summer Games) who was recognized with a Community Achievement Award.

Two alumni were recently recognized with the Order of Canada.  Bev Boys (BC Games/Team BC - Diving) and Steve Nash (Team BC - Basketball).


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