E-News - September 2016
     
 

September 2016

What an amazing summer of sport with the BC Summer Games in July followed by an outstanding performance by Team Canada at the Olympics.  The action continues with the Paralympics until September 18, as well as the 55+ BC Games set to take place in Coquitlam later this month.

 

13 Alumni set to compete at Paralympics

Rio Paralympics

The Paralympic Games are underway in Rio with 162 athletes representing Team Canada.  13 athletes have previously been involved in the BC Games or with Team BC at the Canada Games including Bo Hedges and Deion Green competing in Wheelchair Basketball along with Tristan Smyth and Michelle Stilwell in Athletics.  There are also five alumni coaches in Rio!  Follow all the action at www.paralympic.ca

 

Congratulations Olympians!

Rio Olympics

Team Canada put forward a record setting performance in Rio at the Olympic Games.  We were so proud of our 39 BC Games and Team BC alumni including five medalists - Emily Overholt, Hilary Caldwell, Georgia Simmerling, Lindsay Jennerich and Patricia Obbee.  Also a huge shout out to alumni Evan Dunfee, who finished fourth in racewalk but more importantly, showed us all what it is to be Canadian and the true spirit of the Olympics.

 

Team BC Apprentice Coaches Named

2017 CSG

With the 2017 Canada Summer Games now less than a year away, three Team BC coaches have been named as apprentice coaches.  In the Aboriginal Apprentice Program, Shawn Coupland will be part of the Team BC basketball coaching staff.  In the Women in Coaching program, Allison McMillan will coach softball and Jennika Efford will coach swimming.  Congratulations coaches!

 
 

Happy 50th Birthday

BC Sports Hall of Fame

A big Happy Birthday to the BC Sports Hall of Fame which officially celebrated its 50th anniversary on August 23 by heading to the Pacific National Exhibition where it all began.  Honoured members including some BC Games alumni were in attendance to celebrate the big day.  We are also lucky to have the BC Sports Hall of Fame at the 2016 BC Winter and BC Summer Games where they showcased some great artifacts to our participants, volunteers, and spectators. 

 
 

Upcoming Games

 

Quick Links

 

PSO Meeting

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REMINDER:
PSO representatives are invited to register now for our biennial PSO meeting!

Wednesday October 26
3:00pm - 7:00pm
Creekside Community Centre
1 Athletes Way, Vancouver

Register online here.

 

National Coaches Week

Coaches Week

Make sure you get out and say #ThanksCoach during National Coaches Week, Sept 17-25.

Check out the NCCP courses being offered around the province for only $10.

www.viasport.ca/coachesweek

 

Athlete profiles

Athlete Profiles

The journeys of four of our 2016 BC Summer Games athletes were profiled in a blog post courtesy of the Ministry of Community Sport and Cultural development.  Check it out here.

 

Good luck!

55+ BC Games

Good luck to the athletes from across BC taking part in the 55+ BC Games in Coquitlam, September 20-24.

www.55plusgames.ca

 
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