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March 2020 Newsletter

The BC Games Society is taking every possible precaution during this uncertain time to keep our community safe and healthy. Staff are working from home for the foreseeable future and are continuing to monitor this rapidly changing situation.

We hope all members of our BC Games family are taking whatever precautions they can during this difficult time to stay safe and healthy - physically, mentally, and emotionally. We thank you for your patience as we do our part to support all of the steps taking place to contain COVID-19.
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2020 BC Summer Games cancelled, Maple Ridge to Host 2024

To reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of British Columbians, the 2020 BC Summer Games that were scheduled for July 23-26 in Maple Ridge have been cancelled.

“Keeping British Columbians safe and healthy is our top priority. Through conversations with leadership at the BC Games Society, it became clear that there was no viable path forward to host the Games this year and that they must now be cancelled,” said Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. “I‘m so thrilled that the Maple Ridge Council, BC Games Society, School District 42 and the local organizing committee were able to respond quickly, and that we can now all look forward to the 2024 BC Summer Games in Maple Ridge.”




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Morgan Burdock named 2020 ProMotion Plus winner

Sport BC's ProMOTION Plus strives to ensure gender equity is a standard throughout the provincial sport sector and to ensure girls and women have equal opportunities in physical activity and sport.  In partnership with the BC Games Society a ProMOTION Plus Leadership Award was presented at the Fort St. John 2020 BC Winter Games. The award recognizes, and celebrates, those who have supported girls and/or women in participating more fully in physical activity or sport. 

This year's recipient, Morgan Burdock, is a well-known athlete in the Fort St. John community. Ever since discovering Spartan Racing in 2018, she has been active in the Spartan Mission to transform 100 million lives. 




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Chefs de Mission Announced for the 2021 Canada Summer Games

The BC Games Society is excited to announce that Jennifer Scott has been appointed as the Chef de Mission and Danielle Williams as the Assistant Chef de Mission for Team BC as preparations begin for the 2021 Canada Summer Games in Niagara, Ontario. Jennifer and Danielle are returning to these roles after successfully leading Team BC’s contingent to a record number of gold medals at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alberta.





Communities invited to host future BC Games

The BC Games Society has launched the bid process to select communities to host the BC Summer or BC Winter Games in 2024 and 2026.    

Bid packages have been sent to community mayors across the Province. Bidding communities are required to submit information on event hosting history, available venues for sport and accommodation, and evidence of community support. 


Team BC and Canadian Sport Institute Pacific Announces Team BC Games Prep Program

Team BC has partnered with Canadian Sport Institute Pacific (CSI Pacific) to create the Team BC Games Prep Program, a new initiative for the 2021 Canada Summer Games. 

The program aims to provide Team BC’s athletes with access to services and resources that will prepare them to compete at their best as they move up the high performance pathway and represent the province at the national stage.





Opportunities with Team BC

Are you a qualified Mental Performance Consultant (MPC)? Team BC is looking for up to three qualified Mental Performance Consultants to work with assigned sports at the 2021 Canada Summer Games!

Read more about the available MPC positions and application process using the link below.
Mission Staff opportunities will be available on Team BC's website next week! 


Upcoming webinar from Canadian Sport Institute Pacific

Our friends at Canadian Sport Institute Pacific are offering free webinars to provide athletes with resources during this uncertain time with COVID-19. 

In this upcoming session, Dr Sarkar will present an evidence-based approach to developing resilience for sustained success and wellbeing. Specifically, the presentation will focus on the role of a challenge mindset to enhance individuals' ability to withstand pressure in these challenging times. 

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