BC Seniors Games Society

The BC Seniors Games Society is a volunteer based charitable organization responsible for the overall governance of the 55+ BC Games, which are an annual multi-sport event.  The Society operates under a volunteer board of directors  with representatives from each of the 12 designated zones throughout the province.   The province is divided into 12 zones responsible for recruiting members and registering participants for the Games.   The Society relies on membership and registration fees, provincial sponsors and funding from the provincial government in order to operate and provide base funding to each host community.

55+ BC Games

The 55+ BC Games are awarded to communities throughout British Columbia.  Each community, under it’s own registered volunteer board of directors, enlists hundreds of volunteers to help plan and stage the Games in partnership with the BC Seniors Games Society.  The Games are funded by the BC Seniors Games Society, with funding provided by the provincial government through the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport as well as many local Friends of the Games contributors.  Hosting the Games represents an approximate $3 million economic impact on the host community and surrounding area.

Vision

Communities across BC are inspired by the healthy and active lifestyles of 55+ BC Games participants.

Mission

The mission of the BC Seniors Games Society is to improve the health, lifestyle and image of British Columbia’s 55+ population by:

  1.  Organizing the 55+ BC Games as an opportunity for the 55+ population of BC to participate in physical and social activities.
  2. Providing a forum for participants to continue to compete.
  3. Promoting community awareness of the contemporary image of the 55+ population as physically active and socially engaged.
  4. Encouraging year round participation at the zone level through relationships with community, recreation and sport organizations.

Values

the BC Seniors Games Society is committed to and will actively promote the following fundamental values.

The values that drive what we do:

  • We support friendly competition and the lifelong mental and physical development of the 55+ participants.
  • We celebrate British Columbians who are 55+ as valuable role models.
  • We believe in the health and social benefits of participation.

The values that guide how we operate:

  • We model the principles of openness, transparency and democracy in the governance of our Society.
  • We strive for equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility.
  • We work based on trust, respect and mutual support.
  • We act ethically and honestly in everything we do.
  • We value volunteers highly and honour all contributions.
  • We are committed to providing a safe environment in how we operate.

Past and Future Games

The Games are held in various host communities from year-to-year.
Here’s a look at where we’ve been and where we’re going.

  • Abbotsford – 2023
  • Greater Victoria – September 13 to 17, 2022
  • Greater Victoria – POSTPONED to 2022 due to COVID-19 pandemic
  • Richmond – CANCELLED due to COVID-19 pandemic
  • Kelowna 2019 – 4,086 participants
  • Kimberley/Cranbrook 2018 – 2,202 participants
  • Vernon & Area 2017 – 3,585 participants
  • Coquitlam 2016 – 3,198 participants
  • North Vancouver 2015 – 3,397 participants
  • Langley 2014 – 3,936 participants
  • Kamloops 2013 – 3,755 participants
  • Burnaby 2012 – 3,604 participants
  • West Kootenay 2011 – 3,073 participants
View Past Results

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