E-News - May 2017
     
 

May 2017

 

National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week was April 23-29 and we took time to extend a heartfelt "thank you" to our volunteers for the hours of dedication and commitment they give to ensure exceptional experiences for everyone involved in the BC Games.  We are honoured to count these people as valuable members of our team.

And who can say thank you better than the athletes themselves!  Have a look at our volunteer appreciation video and also hear from two volunteers who shared their thoughts on #WhyIVolunteer.

 

Cowichan Games & Guidelines

Games & Guidelines

The 2018 BC Summer Games will take place in Cowichan next summer and the Board of Directors are now in place.  BC Games Society staff led a Games and Guidelines session for these dedicated leaders which introduced the planning resources that will guide their work for the next 14 months.

"We finally made it official with our first meeting of our appointed Board of Directors.  Monday night was full of anticipation and excitement as we rolled out each of the 14 Directorates.  This process is a well oiled machine. The materials and support provided by BC Games Society makes this a smooth transition as they hand over responsibility to each Director.  We have also been extremely lucky to have the awesome support of our liaisons which include Cowichan Tribes, Cowichan Valley Regional District, North Cowichan, City of Ladysmith and School District 79.  I am excited about the great team we have assembled and look forward to diving into this great adventure with everyone involved." 
Jennifer Woike, President, Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games

 

Ryan Cochrane - Honourary Captain

Ryan Cochrane

Team BC announced Olympian and Team BC alumnus, Ryan Cochrane, as the Honourary Captain for the 2017 Canada Summer Games.

Recognized as one of Canada’s most accomplished athletes, Cochrane started his journey to international success as a member of Team BC at the 2005 Canada Summer Games in Regina where he won five medals in swimming.

"Team BC has a very strong history at the Canada Games, and I’m delighted to be able to support our next generation of athletes,” said Cochrane. “These Games are a major stepping stone to the international level and I know our team from BC will be one of the toughest, ready to take on the rest of the country."

 
 

Stay Connected with Us

Stay Connected

As the managers of the BC Winter and BC Summer Games and the Team BC program, we send out monthly e-newsletters and other updates from time-to-time about these programs. As someone connected with our organization, we appreciate the opportunity to keep you informed about the Games and sport. We are committed to sending you content that we hope would never be considered as "spam" and would like to keep you connected with the BC Games and the sport system in British Columbia.

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On behalf of the BC Games Society, thank you all for your continued support of the Games. We hope to continue to keep in touch with you.

 

 
 

Upcoming Games

 

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Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame

Congratulations to BC Games Society Board Member, Simon Whitfield, and BC Games alumna, Carol Huynh who will be inducted to Canada's Sports Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2017.

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Coach Mentorship

Coaches

The BC Games Mentorship Program is a partnership between viaSport and the BC Games Society and is designed to assist coaches in enhancing and developing their coaching skills in pursuit of higher levels of coaching certification. 

The intake for coach mentorship applications for the 2018 BC Games will open on May 5.

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Coach Awards

Behind every great athlete in British Columbia is a coach deserving of praise. For nearly 20 years, the Coach of the Year Awards has recognized individuals for their relentless contributions to sport, community and the lives of those they impact.

Congratulations to BC Games alumni coaches Peter Lawless (Wheelchair Athletics), Bruce Kamstra (Judo), and Wes Hammer (CanoeKayak), who were honoured with Coach of the Year Awards for 2016.

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Ways to Give

PPF

Have the BC Games been an important experience in your life?

You can join us and give back to the Powering Potential Fund by making a donation through the National Sport Trust Fund. 

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