“Give it a Try!” Program

The BC Seniors Games Society (BCSGS) is pleased to collaborate with the BC Recreation and Parks Association(BCRPA) and with the support of the Government of Canada, to offer grants of $500 – $2,500 to local communities to host “Give it a Try!” events.

While this year’s events may look and feel a little different due to new COVID-19 safety policies and procedures, there are still many activities that can be sampled in a safe and fun way.

“Give it a Try!” is a one-day event that provides anyone over the age of 55 an opportunity to try a sport that is offered in the 55+ BC Games at their local community centre.  It is an opportunity for members of the community to come together through sport to learn more about the 55+ BC Games as well as the services and programs offered at their local community centre.

The grant application window closed November 13, 2020.  Events will take place between January to June 2021 in various communities throughout the province.  Specific event details will be updated closer to each event date.

2021/04/22 update – Given the current restrictions in BC from the Provincial Health Officer, the time frame for hosting “Give it a Try!” events has been extended from June 2021 until Spring 2022.

  • Mon
    01
    Mar
    2021
    Wed
    31
    Mar
    2021
    TBDCoquitlam - Place Maillardville Community Centre

    Sport to try include: Darts, Floor Curling, 8-Ball, Table Tennis

    Day/time and specific venues TBD closer to event date.  Contact the Zone Director for additional information.

    All events will follow COVID-19 protocols and guidelines.

    More information
  • Thu
    01
    Apr
    2021
    Fri
    30
    Apr
    2021
    TBDDistrict of Saanich

    Sport to try include: Table Tennis, Tennis, Badminton, Bridge (tentative)

    Day/time and specific venues TBD closer to event date.  Contact the Zone Director for additional information.

    All events will follow COVID-19 protocols and guidelines.

    More information
  • Sat
    01
    May
    2021
    Mon
    31
    May
    2021
    TBDLangley

    Sport to try include: Pickleball, Table Tennis

    Day/time and specific venues TBD closer to event date.  Contact the Zone Director for additional information.

    All events will follow COVID-19 protocols and guidelines.

    More information
  • Sat
    01
    May
    2021
    Mon
    31
    May
    2021
    TBDCastlegar & District Recreation Department

    Sport to try include: Darts, Carpet Bowling, Floor Curling, Tennis, Pickleball, Swimming, Cribbage, Bridge, Whist, 8-Ball, Snooker

    Day/time and specific venues TBD closer to event date.  Contact the Zone Director for additional information.

    All events will follow COVID-19 protocols and guidelines.

    More information
  • Sat
    01
    May
    2021
    Mon
    31
    May
    2021
    TBDSalmon Arm - Shuswap Recreation Society

    Sport to try include: Pickleball, Women's Soccer, Badminton, Tennis, Table Tennis

    Day/time and specific venues TBD closer to event date.  Contact the Zone Director for additional information.

    All events will follow COVID-19 protocols and guidelines.

    More information
  • Sat
    01
    May
    2021
    Mon
    31
    May
    2021
    TBDQuesnel

    Sport to try include: Swimming, Mountain Bike Racing, Cribbage

    Day/time and specific venues TBD closer to event date.  Contact the Zone Director for additional information.

    All events will follow COVID-19 protocols and guidelines.

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  • Sat
    01
    May
    2021
    Mon
    31
    May
    2021
    TBDDistrict of Mackenzie - Mackenzie Recreation Centre & Mackenzie Legion

    Sport to try include: Badminton, Ice Curling, Pickleball, Swimming, Darts

    Day/time and specific venues TBD closer to event date.  Contact the Zone Director for additional information.

    All events will follow COVID-19 protocols and guidelines.

    More information
  • Sat
    01
    May
    2021
    Mon
    31
    May
    2021
    TBDCowichan Valley Regional District - Kerry Park Recreation Centre, Mill Bay

    Sport to try include: Bridge, Floor Curling, Bocce, Pickleball, Archery

    Day/time and specific venues TBD closer to event date.  Contact the Zone Director for additional information.

    All events will follow COVID-19 protocols and guidelines.

    More information
  • Sat
    01
    May
    2021
    Mon
    31
    May
    2021
    TBDCowichan Valley Regional District

    Sport to try include: Badminton, Archery, Darts, Carpet Bowling, Pickleball, Bocce, Dragon Boat Racing

    Day/time and specific venues TBD closer to event date.  Contact the Zone Director for additional information.

    All events will follow COVID-19 protocols and guidelines.

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  • Tue
    01
    Jun
    2021
    Wed
    30
    Jun
    2021
    TBDDuncan - Cowichan Community Centre

    Sport to try include: Bocce, Cribbage, Bridge, Karate, Pickleball, Badminton, 8-Ball, Snooker, Archery

    Day/time and specific venues TBD closer to event date.  Contact the Zone Director for additional information.

    All events will follow COVID-19 protocols and guidelines.

    More information
  • Tue
    01
    Jun
    2021
    Wed
    30
    Jun
    2021
    TBDPort Coquitlam

    Sport to try include: Carpet Bowling, Pickleball, Table Tennis, Swimming

    Day/time and specific venues TBD closer to event date.  Contact the Zone Director for additional information.

    All events will follow COVID-19 protocols and guidelines.

    More information
  • Tue
    01
    Jun
    2021
    Wed
    30
    Jun
    2021
    TBDRichmond

    Sport to try include: Pickleball, Badminton, Slo-Pitch, Swimming

    Day/time and specific venues TBD closer to event date.  Contact the Zone Director for additional information.

    All events will follow COVID-19 protocols and guidelines.

    More information
  • Tue
    01
    Jun
    2021
    Wed
    30
    Jun
    2021
    TBDDistrict of Squamish

    Sport to try include: Table Tennis

    Day/time and specific venues TBD closer to event date.  Contact the Zone Director for additional information.

    All events will follow COVID-19 protocols and guidelines.

    More information
  • Tue
    01
    Jun
    2021
    Wed
    30
    Jun
    2021
    TBDRichmond - South Arm Community Association & Thompson Community Centre

    Sport to try include: Floor Curling, Snooker, 8-Ball, Table Tennis, Slo-Pitch

    Day/time and specific venues TBD closer to event date.  Contact the Zone Director for additional information.

    All events will follow COVID-19 protocols and guidelines.

    More information
  • Tue
    01
    Jun
    2021
    Wed
    30
    Jun
    2021
    TBDRegional District of Okanagan Similkameen

    Sport to try include: 5-Pin Bowling (Keremeos), Swimming (Penticton and Keremeos), Pickleball (Naramata), Archery (Okanagan Falls)

    Day/time and specific venues TBD closer to event date.  Contact the Zone Director for additional information.

    All events will follow COVID-19 protocols and guidelines.

    More information
  • Tue
    01
    Jun
    2021
    Wed
    30
    Jun
    2021
    TBDCreston & District Community Complex

    Sport to try include: Table Tennis, Pickleball, Swimming

    Day/time and specific venues TBD closer to event date.  Contact the Zone Director for additional information.

    All events will follow COVID-19 protocols and guidelines.

    More information
  • Fri
    17
    Sep
    2021
    9 am - 2 pmCastlegar Complex

    Registration information and sports listed on poster below.

    Give It a Try Poster_2021 Zone 6 Sept 17 2021

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  • Wed
    02
    Mar
    2022
  • Sun
    13
    Mar
    2022
    Maillardville Community Center, Coquitlam

    Pickleball and table tennis.  Please contact zone3info@55plusbcgames.org for more information.

    More information
  • Wed
    11
    May
    2022
  • Fri
    13
    May
    2022
  • Mon
    16
    May
    2022
  • Thu
    26
    May
    2022
    9:00 am - 1:00 pmCowichan Community Centre

    55+ Give It A Try Day

    Join us in partnership with the BC Seniors Games Society for this exciting event where participants ages 55+ will get the opportunity to try a variety of activities and see what they like! Activities may include Pickleball, Archery, crib and more. Quality instruction will be provided for all activities. Lunch is included. We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia and the Government of Canada for this project. The activities will follow the highest standards for safety and all Provincial Health Guidelines. Pre registration Required.

     Thursday | May 26 | 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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    Cowichan Community Centre

    Here is the link for our webpage as well

    https://www.cvrd.ca/3220/55-Try-it-Day-Cowichan

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  • Tue
    07
    Jun
    2022
    9:00 amTimms Arena 20399 Douglas Cr, Langley

    Pickleball and table tennis.  Please contact zone3info@55plusbcgames.org for more information.

    More information
  • Thu
    09
    Jun
    2022
    10:00 amSouth Arm Community Centre in Richmond

    Sports include floor curling, 8-ball, snooker and table tennis.  For more information contact zone4info@55plusbcgames.org 

    More information
  • Sat
    13
    Aug
    2022
    1:00 pm to 4:30 pmMinoru Centre for Active Living, Richmond
    June 13th 1:00pm - 4:30pm -  "Give it a Try" event will be held at Minoru Centre for Active Living.
    Join us to try out Snooker, Cribbage and Carpet Bowling followed by refreshments.
    Contact zone4dir@55plusbcgames.org for more information.
    More information

 

“We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport” and the Government of Canada.

   

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