E-News - March 2016
 
 
 
BC Games ENews

March 2016

What a Games it was!  1700 participants and 1800 volunteers were part of the Penticton 2016 BC Winter Games that wrapped up on Sunday.  Catch up on all the action and see the results on BCGAMES.ORG.

 

Congratulations and Thank You Penticton!

Thank you Penticton

Thank you just doesn’t seem to be enough somehow. Look at what over 1800 volunteers did over the past many months to showcase Penticton to the province. President Bill Bidlake and his team of Directors ensured your Games focused on the participant, while delivering them with an abundance of Okanagan hospitality. In the few short days since the BC Winter Games, we have received dozens of positive comments from participants and their families as to the remarkable time they all had. Those comments are all directed at your city and your spirit of community.

Penticton has shown yet again that it is a community with great pride and confidence, as this version of the BC Games built on the vision of those very first BC Games in 1978.

Well done, and on behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of the BC Games Society, congratulations Penticton for a job very well done.

Kelly Mann, President and CEO, BC Games Society

 

W.R. Bennett Award Recipient

WR Bennett Winnter

Kimberley cross country skier, Molly Miller, was announced as the recipient of the W.R. Bennett Award for Athletic Excellence for the 2016 BC Winter Games. 

The W.R. Bennett Award for Athletic Excellence recognizes one BC Winter Games athlete for their achievement in sport. Nominees were evaluated on major sport accomplishments, future potential and ambition in sport, and leadership. Miller was nominated by Cross Country BC and chosen by a BC Games Society selection panel.

 

Coast Capital Savings Leadership Bursaries

CCS Bursary

16 outstanding youth leaders were recognized with a Coast Capital Savings Leadership Bursary at the Closing Ceremony of the 2016 BC Winter Games in Penticton.

The bursary recipients were chosen from over 100 applicants for their significant achievements in sport and education and most importantly for their leadership contributions to their schools, community, or sport associations. The recipients are from communities across the province and their leadership involvement includes service with student councils, community events, food banks, fundraising, coaching, and officiating, to name a few.

 
 

BC Games TV

BC Games TV

Over the four days of the BC Winter Games, BC Games TV went behind the scenes to meet with athletes, coaches, officials, administrators, alumni, elected officials, and others to share some of the inspiring, untold Games stories.

BC Games TV is a joint initiative between viaSport and the BC Games Society with the ultimate goal of building more exposure for amateur sport in BC.

Learn more and watch all episodes including a new 2016 BC Winter Games summary feature here.

 

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Coach Mentor Program

Coach Mentor

Twelve coaches from eight BC communities were chosen to participate in the BC Games Mentorship Program last week as part of the Penticton 2016 BC Winter Games.

Under their guidance and leadership, 28 BC athletes were proud to bring medals back to their home communities.

Read more...
 

Catch up on the Action!

Black Press and Global

The Penticton Western News and Black Press captured the stories of BC Winter Games. You can read all of the stories here

Watch the BC Winter Games stories and interviews from Global BC

 

Team BC Mission Staff Applications

Team BC

Do you love sport? Do you want to have an amazing experience at the Canada Games?

Join our Mission Staff team for the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg.

Click here for more details and submit your application by March 7.

 

Canadian Sport School

CSS

Did you know that there are Canadian Sport School campuses in Victoria, Kelowna, and Prince George? 

CCS is looking for the most hardworking, motivated, and talented youth athletes in B.C. 

Students currently in grade 9, 10 or 11 can apply to be part of CSS in September 2016. 

For application details and deadlines visit thecanadiansportschool.com

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