General Games Schedule and Overview

FORT ST. JOHN 2020 BC WINTER GAMES
GENERAL GAMES SCHEDULE

This gives you a general overview of the Games - for sport-specific information, refer to the Sport Schedule (Coming Soon).

Wednesday
February 19
Arrival Day
Thursday
February 20
Practice & Opening Ceremony
Friday and Saturday
February 21-22
Competition & Special Events
Sunday
February 23
Closing Ceremony & Depature Day
  • Charter Flights arrive throughout the day
  • Charter Buses arrive
  • All participants must check in, in person, at the Participant Accreditation Centre
  • Holding Area activities (entertainment)
  • Arriving participants check into Games Accommodation
  • Practice/Venue Orientation
  • Marshalling for Parade of Participants
  • Opening Ceremony, 7-8:30 pm
  • Competition
  • Medal Presentations (if applicable)
  • Participant Special Event(s)
  • Check out of accommodation Luggage drop-off at departure area
  • Medal Presentations
  • Marshalling for Parade of Participants
  • Closing Ceremony, 1:30-2:30pm
  • Charter Buses depart at 3:00 pm
  • Holding Area for those flying home
  • Charter Flights depart starting late afternoon.

YOUR TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS
The best possible travel arrangements have been made on your behalf by the BC Games Society, as requested by your Provincial Sport Organization representatives. This may include charter bus or flight transportation to and/or from the Games.  All Games participants MUST log into BC Games Online Registration and Resource Site to print their custom travel itinerary.  A letter will be sent by direct mail to all final registered participants expected to arrive by February 7, 2020.   This letter will contain a user name and password to access the Games Online Registration and Resource Site and to access your custom travel itinerary to/from the Games.

If you are making your own way to the Games, please check with your Coach, Zone Representative, or Provincial Advisor to confirm the designated time for arrival at the Participant Accreditation Centre for your zone.  Even though you are making your own way to the Games, it is important to know when you need to arrive at the Participant Accreditation Centre in order to connect with the rest of your zone team and to ensure you are able to attend the scheduled practice time for your zone.

PARTICIPANT ACCREDITATION
Every Games participant (athlete and coach) must be accredited in person by end of day Wednesday February 19, 2020. No one will be permitted to pick up the accreditation package for another Games participant. The Participant Accreditation Centre is located at the Pomeroy Sport Centre, 9324 96 St, Fort St. John.

Participants making their own way to (or being dropped off at) the Participant Accreditation Centre should park at the front of the building. The back center parking lot will be dedicated to bus arrivals and luggage resorting areas.

Upon arrival at the Participant Accreditation Centre, Games volunteers will direct you to luggage storage areas and accreditation check in processes.
You will be given your accreditation badge, other important information entitling you to accommodation, meals, and transportation, and your Games t-shirt. You will also be provided with a customized Bus & Meal Schedule which outlines your travel itinerary for the entire Games, as well as your Sport Schedule, which details competition information.

Games volunteers will organize entertainment and activities in the Holding Area via the Pomeroy Sport Centre for those participants who arrive on the earlier charter flights and waiting for Accommodation sites to be prepared for check in. 

GAMES ACCOMMODATION
After you are accredited, you will take a Games bus to the school that will serve as your accommodation site for the Games. You are responsible for taking all of your luggage with you.  Meals will be arranged for those participants who have arrived at the Games over a meal period.

All Games participants under the age of 19 must stay in Games accommodation.

You will stay with other participants in your sport at one of the public schools. Classrooms are used as dormitories and we've tried to put zones together. You'll need to bring a sleeping bag and pillow - we'll provide a BC Games foamie to serve as your bed.

Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches, and Adult Supervisors are expected to travel on Games transportation with their athletes, must stay in Games accommodation with their team, and are expected to supervise their team throughout the Games. Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches, and Adult Supervisors are responsible for the actions of their athletes.

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