BC Games Society Monthly Newsletter
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February - March 2022 




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Greater Vernon will host the BC Winter Games in 2023

In January, a decision was made to not proceed with the 2022 BC Winter Games because of a number of factors including the COVID-19 pandemic and recent flooding and wildfires in many parts of the province. 

After working with sport and community partners, including municipalities and school district, to sort out details and timing, the BC Games Society and the Greater Vernon 2022 BC Winter Games Society announced that the Games will be held March 23 to 26, 2023.

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BC Games and Team BC Alumni Ready to Take on the World at Beijing 2022 Paralympics

Nine BC Games and Team BC alumni, including five athletes, one coach, and three support staff will represent Canada on para sport's world stage!

The Beijing 2022 Paralympics get underway on Friday, March 4 -- get to know them before they hit the ice and slopes!

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Celebration of Olympic Medalist Serves as Perfect Backdrop for Volunteer Recruitment

Volunteer recruitment for the 2022 BC Summer Games kicked off on Saturday, February 26 at the Prince George Olympic celebration featuring two-time Olympic bronze medalist and BC Games alumna, Meryeta O’Dine.

“We are excited to welcome home our own BC Games alumni and to highlight these opportunities so we can grow our next generation of Olympians.” said President of the Prince George 2022 BC Summer, Renee McCloskey.

Volunteer registration is now open. Sign up early to get the position you want - they are sure to fill up fast!

Photos of Meryeta O'Dine by James Doyle.

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BC Games and Team BC Alumni Bring Home Hardware from Beijing Olympics

In what was Canada's second-best ever showing at a Winter Olympics, finishing fourth in the overall medal standings with 26, BC Games and Team BC alumni contributed in a major way! Five athletes who got their first taste of multi-sport games through the BC Games or with Team BC at the Canada Games returned home with medals -- including a double-medal performance by Prince George's Meryeta O'Dine!

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Coach Mentorship Opportunities Available

In partnership with viaSport, the BC Games Society launches a revamped Coach Mentorship Program for the 2022 BC Summer Games.

The program features a Master Mentor who supports Mentor Coaches identified by Provincial Sport Organizations as they work with Apprentice Coaches to they plan for, prepare their athletes for, and attend the BC Summer Games.

The application deadline is March 15.





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Be a part of Team BC for the 2023 Canada Winter Games in PEI!

Serving as Mission Staff for the Canada Games is an incredibly unique, memorable, and often life-changing opportunity. Mission Staff members play a critical role in providing Team BC's athletes and coaches with the services and support required to create an environment conducive to optimal sport performance and an exceptional Games experience!

Looking for enthusiastic and experienced individuals to serve in a variety of roles!

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Games Legacy Goes Beyond Sport

When the 2020 BC Summer Games were cancelled due to COVID-19, the Foundry Maple Ridge was selected as one of the Games Legacy projects. The grant of $18,000 created the opportunity for young local artists to work with artist Rain Pierre from Katzie First Nation, known for his art and for his work with local students.

Under the guidance of Pierre, the selected students developed a mural that was unveiled at the Foundry this month while building their portfolios and being inspired by Pierre.

At the mural unveiling Pierre said "I am a firm believer that things happen for a reason. The BC Summer Games didn't happen, but they did in a way."  

(Photo credit: Priyanka Kethar/The News)




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