BC Games Society Monthly Newsletter
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August 2021

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Sport and Cultural Organizations Benefit from Maple Ridge 2020 BC Summer Games Legacy Funds

More than $128,000 will go to to support local sport and community development projects, ensuring the people of Maple Ridge will benefit from being chosen to host the Games.

Thirteen local non-profit sport, recreation, and community organizations will receive funding for infrastructure, equipment, and training. The projects selected by the Legacy Committee aim to leave a lasting impact on sport and community wellness.




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BC Games Alumni Leave Their Mark on Tokyo Olympics

Of the 51 athletes on Team Canada at this summer's Olympic Games, 11 came home with hardware, while many more made us proud to call them our own with inspiring performances! A quarter of Canada's medals (6 of 24) were won by BC Games or Team BC alumni, including two gold and four bronze.




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Tokyo 2020 Paralympics - 11 BC Games Alumni To Watch

The Tokyo 2020 action continues with two more scintillating weeks of competition between August 24 and September 5! Eleven BC Games and Team BC alumni (6 athletes and 5 coaches) will dawn the red and white in pursuit of the Paralympic podium. See the full list of and join us in cheering on Team Canada!




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BC Games Coach Mentorship Program

Calling all Winter PSOs! Applications for the BC Games Coach Mentorship Program are now open! This program, in partnership with viaSport and the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific, is designed to help coaches enhance and develop their skills in pursuit of higher levels of certification.




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Legacy of the Games Continues in Abbotsford

Five years after the flame on the torch was extinguished at the end of the Abbotsford 2016 BC Summer Games, another recipient of the legacy endowment fund is creating opportunities for youth in the community.

Steve Carlton, Stan Petersen, and Hank Kroeker, 2016 Games Board Members, present Legacy Dance Productions' Mary Boonstra, Danielle Bremmer, and Krista Tingley with a grant for their Everybody Dance Now program.   





8 Alumni Headed to The Hall

Congratulations to the eight BC Games alumni inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame as part of the 2020 Induction Class!

▪️ Sonja Gaudet - Athlete
▪️ Alex Stieda - Athlete
▪️ Jeff Francis - Athlete 
▪️ Kathy Newman - W.A.C. Bennett Award 
▪️ Bill Chapman - Team
▪️ Reni Dolcetti - Team
▪️ Jim Duddridge - Team
▪️ Mickey Welder - Team


Request for Proposal for Games Management Software

In partnership with the BC Seniors Games Society, the BC Games Society is seeking RFPs for the development of Games management software that will be implemented for the 2024 Games.

The RFP is available on BC Bid - RFP# RFP22BCGS001.

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