E-News - November 2016
 
 
 

November 2016

As 2016 is quickly drawing to a close, we are looking ahead to 2017 and 2018 and the upcoming Games here in British Columbia as well as across the country. We are excited to join in the celebration of historic milestones!

 

New Partnership with Invictus Games

Invictus Games

The BC Games Society has formed a new partnership with the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 to share its knowledge and expertise in event planning as Toronto prepares to host the third Invictus Games from September 23 to 30, 2017.

“The expertise that the BC Games Society is able to lend the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 organizing committee is invaluable. The partnership between our two organizations reflects the idea that the upcoming Invictus Games are indeed ‘Canada’s Games’ with representation and support from coast to coast,” said Michael Burns, Invictus Games Toronto 2017 Chief Executive Officer.

 

2018 BC Summer Games Sports Announced

2018 sports

18 sports will be part of the Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games which will include up to 2808 athletes, 543 coaches, and 373 officials. The sports in the BC Summer Games are led by Provincial Sport Organizations who have demonstrated their commitment to athlete development, coaching certification, and officials’ training.

All of the sports at the 2016 BC Summer Games will return for 2018 and include athletics, baseball, basketball (5 on 5 and 3X3), canoe kayak, equestrian, golf, lacrosse (box and field), rowing, rugby, soccer, softball, swimming, synchronized swimming, towed water sports (waterskiing, wake boarding, and barefooting), triathlon, volleyball (indoor and beach) and wrestling. Athletes with a disability compete in athletics, canoe kayak, equestrian, and swimming.

 

PSO Meeting

PSO meeting

On October 26, the BC Games Society met with our Provincial Sport Organization (PSO) partners to discuss the Games and the important relationship between our organizations. 35 of the 38 sport organizations involved in the BC Winter and BC Summer Games were represented.

“Thank you so very much to our PSO partners for taking the time to join us for our biennial information sharing session,” said Kelly Mann, President and CEO of the BC Games Society. “The BC Games enjoys a strong and cooperative relationship with our PSO friends and this opportunity to hear your ideas and comments further cements that relationship.”

 
 

Kamloops Games & Guidelines

Kamloops G and G

BC Games Society staff met with the Board of Directors for the Kamloops 2018 BC Winter Games to review the Games and deliver their ‘Guidelines’ – a robust set of transfer of knowledge materials that will help guide the planning of the Games. The board is now busy building their leadership team who will be busy through to the Games in February 2018.

Have a look at the promo video for the 2018 BC Winter Games.

 

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Welcome Minister Fassbender

Minister Fassbender

The BC Games Society Board was pleased to welcome Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, Peter Fassbender, to our October Board meeting to discuss the value of the BC Games to sport and community. We appreciate the ongoing support from the Province of BC.

 

Top 50 Alumni

Bo Hedges

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Canada Games, the top 50 alumni are being counted down.

Can you guess how many of our alumni are part of this distinguished list?

Honorable mentions included wheelchair basketball’s Bo Hedges who is a BC Games and Team BC alumni. Follow along at CanadaGames.ca 

 

Framework for Physical Activity

CBC

The Federal, Provincial and Territorial governments are seeking input from parents, professionals, businesses and all other Canadians as they embark on a process to develop a physical activity framework.

You can have your say by completing the survey by November 11.

 
 
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