Volunteer Information

Volunteers Registration is Closed

Thank you to all registered volunteers.  We have filled all our requirements for volunteers for the Games.  Volunteer registration is now closed.

We hope you enjoy the Games and your volunteer experience.

Volunteer Accreditation

Location – G.R. Pearkes Recreation Centre, 3100 Tillicum Rd., Victoria, BC

Volunteer accreditation and uniform pick up details:

Friday, September 9 – 2 pm to 8 pm

Saturday, September 10 – 9 am to 2 pm

Volunteers are invited to attend the Opening Ceremony, Night on the Town and Rock the Roundhouse (details on this page).  Note: tickets are required for the Opening Ceremony and the Rock the Roundhouse.  These will be distributed at Volunteer Accreditation.

Merchandise

Available online only!  CLICK HERE for more information.

Games merchandise deadline to order to your home is Friday, September 30, 2022.

Online 50/50 Draw

The 2022 Greater Victoria 55+ BC Games Host Society is raising money by offering a 50/50 draw.  as of April 4, 2022, participants, spectators and fans alike will have a chance to make some money as well as contribute to the legacy of the Games.

The winner will be drawn at 9 pm at “Rock the Roundhouse party” on Friday, September 16.  Proceeds from the 50/50 will be used to support ‘Give it a Try!’ and ‘Step up your Game’ programs.

Good luck!

Opening Ceremony

Location – Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre, 1925 Blanshard St., Victoria, BC

Wednesday, September 14       7 pm to 8:30 pm

The venue opens at 4:30 pm, Participants and Volunteers to be seated by 6:30 pm as the Ceremony will start at 7 pm.

Join us for the Journey to Meet the Moment celebration of the Greater Victoria 2022 55+ BC Games.  We guarantee that this opening ceremony will be one that you don’t want to miss – celebrate the journey we have all been on to Meet THIS Moment, a special welcome to Greater Victoria and a BC United production.  Reconnect in person and expect an evening high on colour, music and entertainment and less speeches.  We promise that this is an event where you will want to take selfies!

Transport shuttle will be provided, details to be provided later.

Night on the Town

Presented by Victoria Foundation

Thursday, September 15      5 pm to 8 pm

Enjoy a night out on the town  in Victoria. Join us for some old fun street hockey, roller skating, circus performers, FrancoZone, Buskers and a great line-up of entertainment.

5-6 pm James Gonzales: “Finest of Summer”

6-7 pm Brett Smith-Daniels

7-8 pm Diane Pancel with Ashley Wey

Full details will be available at accreditation.  Plan on spending Thursday night with friends in Downtown Victoria.

This is a community event and is open to the public.

Sports VIP Program / Tourism Victoria

Rock the Roundhouse

Presented by Bayview Place and Supported by Fairway Market
Location E&N Roundhouse, 253 Esquimalt Rd

Friday, September 16       5 pm to 11 pm

Get ready to rock at Victoria’s unique Roundhouse.  We have three events rolled into one!  We are combining the Volunteer Appreciation, Rock & Roll Dance and Passing of the Flag Ceremony into one great evening.  This event is going to be unlike any of the previous dances at past 55+ BC Games, with different bands, buskers and street performers, food trucks and beer from Vancouver Island Brewing.  If you enjoyed the 50’s/60’s/70’s and a hint of the 80’s – then this is one party that you can let your hair down (if you have some!), drag out the blue jeans/tie dye shirts and as Jerry Garcia said – YOU CAN LEAVE YOUR HAT ON HERE!  The passing of the flag to Abbotsford as the 2023 host will take place, and the drawing of the 50/50 will take place this evening as well as the Jump into Action Participant registration incentive.

Tickets for this event are required and will be distributed at your Accreditation venue (Pearkes for Volunteers and Crystal Gardens for Participants).

This is an outdoor event and attendees are reminded to dress for the weather.

Transport shuttle to downtown will be provided, details to be provided later.

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