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Sports Announced for the 2023 Abbotsford 55+ BC Games

Sidney – It seems like we just celebrated a Games in 2022 and now we have the sports decided for 2023! The Abbotsford 55+ BC Games Host Society announced today the sport package for the 55+ BC Games. The Abbotsford 2023 55+ BC Games will be held August 22 -26, 2023 and will see 29 sports and activities offered for […]

Host cities announced for 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027 55+ BC Games

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 7, 2022 Host cities announced for 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027 55+ BC Games Sidney – The BC Seniors Games Society (BCSGS) is pleased to announce the successful host cities for the 2024 (Salmon Arm), 2025 (Nanaimo), 2026 (Kamloops) and 2027 (Surrey) 55 + BC Games. The BC Senior Games Society, which oversees the 55+ BC Games, […]

Our condolences

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our friend and fellow volunteer, Bill Whitty. Bill was the Director and President of Zone 10 for over a decade. We will miss his sense of humour, his dedication to his zone and his ability to help us see the obvious when board meeting conversations started to get off […]

Victoria Games come to a close

Victoria Hosts the First Successful Post-Pandemic Games From September 13 to 17, Greater Victoria welcomed more than 2,600 competitors and 850 volunteers for the 55+ BC Games, the first provincial senior games since before the pandemic. Venues across the CRD hosted 22 activities and sports and including soccer, snooker, dragon boats, lawn and carpet bowling, archery, softball, cycling and track […]

Thank you Sponsors

The Greater Victoria 55+ BC Games Society is so grateful to their amazing partners for stepping forward and supporting these Games. Shout out to: Berwick Retirement Communities, our Presenting Sponsor, for providing not only financial support but also food for volunteers and participants, bus services and volunteer engagement. You couldn’t miss their fun activities, including beer pong and the fun […]

BCSGS Announces New Board Members

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 3, 2022 Sidney – The BC Seniors Games Society (BCSGS) is pleased to announce the election of two new members to the Board of Directors, John Buis (President), and George Pajari (Development Chair) and one veteran volunteer, Cindy Simpson who now takes on the role of Vice President. The three were elected at the recent Annual […]

55 days until the Victoria 55+ BC Games

Greater Victoria, B.C. – Today marks 55 days until the 55+ BC Games kick off in Greater Victoria on Tuesday, September 13. More than 2,500 competitors will participate over four days in 22 sports and activities including ice hockey, tennis, running, horseshoes and cribbage. Venues across the CRD are preparing to welcome participants and their families from across the province. Events […]

Registration Extended to July 15

We are counting down the days to the close of registration and we’re hoping there are a few last-minute deciders who are still sitting on the fence wondering “should I stay or should I go”? there are a multitude of reasons why you should go to the Games, not the least of which is the time and effort the Host […]

The Torch Has Been Lit

Greater Victoria, B.C. – On Tuesday, June 7, the torch of the 55+ BC Games was lit, marking the 100-day countdown to the 2022 Games, taking place in the capital region September 13 to 17. The closed event was held at Berwick Royal Oak. Berwick Retirement Communities are the presenting sponsor of the 2022 Victoria Games. Crysta Davidson, a Berwick […]

BC Seniors Games Society lifts vaccine mandate for Games

In a motion passed by the BC Seniors Games Society Board of Directors today (April 28, 2022), the decision was made to follow Public Health Orders and allow all participants and supporters to participate in the 55+ BC Games playdowns and Games regardless of vaccination. The decision to mandate vaccination in October 2021 was made first and foremost, to ensure […]

2022 Greater Victoria 55+ BC Games 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, volunteers, participants, spectators and fans alike will have a chance to make some money as well as contribute to the legacy of the Games. Tickets can be purchased here. The winner will be drawn September 16, 2022 at […]

The Games – A Family Affair

(Photo: Ronald Huckerby and his daughter Tracey at the Kimberley/Cranbrook 2018 55+ BC Games) “My dad (Ronald Huckerby) has participated in the track & field events since the 55+ BC Games were first began in Vernon, BC (1988)….he is now 92 years old.  He will be 93 years old in February and is planning on attending the Games in 2022 […]

Clint Flood appointed General Manager of Victoria 2022 55+ BC Games

VICTORIA, B.C. – The Greater Victoria BC 55+ Games Society and Destination Greater Victoria are pleased to announce Clint Flood as the General Manager of the Victoria 2022 55+ BC Games. The Victoria 2022 55+ BC Games will take place from September 13-17, 2022. The 55+ BC Games are an important part of the BC sport system and the largest […]

New partnership celebrates healthy seniors, active lifestyles

Berwick Retirement Communities named presenting sponsor of Victoria’s 55+ BC Games Greater Victoria, B.C. – The board of the Victoria 55+ BC Games is proud to announce Berwick Retirement Communities as presenting sponsor of the 2022 games, taking place in the capital region September 13 to 17. Berwick’s commitment to creating active, inspired lifestyles for seniors complements the mission of […]

Merchandise Opportunity

Victoria 2022 is seeking a merchandiser to provide a select range of branded merchandise to sell directly to participants/volunteers through online sales, and possibly in person sales during the Games. To this end, we are seeking submissions from companies who are interested and can demonstrate the capability to deliver the services outlined in the RFP. The intention is to sign […]

Victoria 55+ BC Games announces Host City Board of Directors

Greater Victoria, B.C. – The BC Seniors Games Society announced the Host City board of directors for Victoria’s 2022 55+ BC Games, taking place in the capital region September 13 to 17, 2022. The board will lead the way as Greater Victoria takes the provincial spotlight, hosting its first major multi-sport event since the 1997 North American Indigenous Games. It’s […]

SPORTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2022 GREATER VICTORIA 55+ BC GAMES

Victoria – The wait is over! The Greater Victoria 55+ BC Games Host Society announced today the sport package for the 55+ BC Games. The Greater Victoria 2022 55+ BC Games will be held September 13 – 17, 2022 and will see 30 sports and activities offered for the 3500+ participants. The 55+ BC Games are presented on an annual […]

Greater Victoria 55+ BC Games Receives Funding

People throughout B.C. will be able to enjoy more arts, culture, sports and community occasions as the Province supports more than 680 events. The Greater Victoria 55+ BC Games Host Society applied for and received $125,000.00 from the Fairs, Festivals and Events Recovery Fund. “We’re thrilled that people can once again safely enjoy their local fairs, festivals and events with […]

Vaccination Policy

Please note: in order to participate or volunteer at the 2022 Greater Victoria 55+ BC Games, you must be fully vaccinated. There are no exemptions at this time.

Paul Kingan acclaimed as President

At the recent Annual General Meeting for BC Seniors Games Society, Paul Kingan, who has been acting as interim President for the past few months was acclaimed as President moving forward. “The 55+ BC Games is an important part in the sport for life cycle,” said Kingan. “I am proud to lead this organization as we prioritize healthy living and […]

Give it a Try sports and zones announced

UPDATE APRIL 2021: Due to the unpredictability of Public Health measures, dates are subject to change. Check with your Recreation Centre to confirm times and dates. “Give it a Try!” is a one-day event that provides anyone over the age of 55 an opportunity to try a sport at the local community centre that is offered in the 55+ BC […]

Greater Victoria and the City of Abbotsford Postpone 55+ BC Games

Sydney – The BC Seniors Games Society (BCSGS) in consultation with the 2021 Greater Victoria Host Society have made the difficult decision to postpone the 2021 55+ BC Games. The Games were to run September 14-18, 2021. Because of the ongoing public health concerns due to the pandemic, the Games will be postponed until the fall of 2022. The city […]

New Health Orders

Over the weekend the Public Health Office set out some new Public Health Orders. Some of these may affect how you enjoy you sports or activities. Please take a look when you have a chance. These orders pertain to the Fraser Health region and Vancouver Coastal Health. We will continue to monitor viaSport and Public Health as we navigate through […]

Give It a Try!

BCRPA, with the support of the Government of Canada, and in collaboration with the BC Seniors Games Society (BCSGS), is once again pleased 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 […]

BCSGS Announce New Board Member

Sidney – The BC Seniors Games Society (BCSGS) is pleased to announce the addition of  Sharon Davies as Chair of the Marketing & Sponsorship Committee. She was acclaimed after the Annual General Meeting on September 17, 2020. Sharon has extensive knowledge in marketing, strategic planning, community engagement, fundraising and plenty of board experience. She also plays soccer, dragonboat and pickleball […]

Hiring Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 27, 2020 Judy Joseph-Black joins the team at BC Seniors Games Society Sidney – The BC Seniors Games Society (BCSGS) is pleased to announce the addition of Judy Joseph-Black to the team as an Event Manager.  She recently worked for the BC Games Society in the same role and has decades of Sport Administration experience behind […]

Notice of 2020 Annual General Meeting

President’s message re: COVID-19 & upcoming 55+ BC Games

To read full message, please click here

Plans in Full Swing for the Richmond 2020 55+ BC Games

Plans in Full Swing for the Richmond 2020 55+ BC Games The countdown is officially on.  The Richmond 2020 55+ BC Games will be held September 15 – 19, 2020.  The Richmond Host Society is hard at work building on the success of the 2019 55+ BC Games where over 4,000 participants attended… To read the full Press Release click […]

Kimberley Cranbrook Legacy Announcement

55+ BC Games Makes Legacy Impact in Kootenays The Kimberley/Cranbrook 2018 55+ BC Games is pleased to announce a cash legacy of nearly $18,000 from the Games held in 2018. Resulting from an overall surplus of just under $36,000, half of the funds being awarded to support Community Foundations in Kimberley and Cranbrook. The balance of the funds supports future […]

Notice of 2019 Annual General Meeting

Fly with Pacific Coastal Airlines

Fly with Pacific Coastal Airlines We are grateful for the continued support of Pacific Coastal Airlines as a Corporate Sponsor.  As a member travelling to the Kelowna Games you can take advantage of the following member benefit: Discount: 10% off all Bravo & Classic fares to/from Kelowna and all connecting markets. Promo Code: BCGAMES19 Sale Period: May 1st – August 15th, 2019 Travel […]

From Telegraph Creek to the 55+ BC Games

The following story about Zena Campbell was originally posted in the Prince George Citizen, titled “From Telegraph Creek to the BC Seniors Games”.  Here is the link to that original story written by Kathy Nadin – link to full story   From Telegraph Creek to the 55+ BC Games Track athlete Zena Campbell is now 85 years old and still […]

Meet the Indomitable Els Mol

Meet the Indomitable Els Mol Els Mol does not believe in sitting around. Now 82, Mol, who makes her home in Sechelt on the Sunshine Coast, has been an active athlete and volunteer with the BC 55+ Seniors Games for more than 10 years. This year, Els intends to bring a team of Sunshine Coast dragon boat competitors to the […]

15 Games and Counting

15 Games and Counting Connie Vincent lives in Campbell River, BC. She plays badminton up to three or four times a week. She plays in Campbell River in the 50+ daytime program and also travels 45 minutes to play at the CRA Seniors sessions in Courtenay! Connie, whose ancestry is Swedish and Indigenous, grew up in Laidlaw, BC. During her […]

Kelowna to Welcome Thousands as Host of the 55+ BC Games

(Kelowna, B.C.)  Kelowna will play host to the 32nd annual 55+ BC Games from Sept 10-14, welcoming thousands of participants to the community to compete and promote active living through sport. Participants from across the province will compete in 31 different sports. Kelowna’s list of sports offered is larger than typical for the games, and is currently set to include […]

Host cities announced for 2020, 2021, 2022 55+ BC Games

Victoria – The BC Seniors Games Society is pleased to announce the successful host cities for the 2020, 2021 and 2022 55 + BC Games are Richmond, Greater Victoria and Abbotsford. The BC Senior Games Society, which oversees the 55+ BC Games, anticipates each of these communities will benefit from increased tourism and economic development as well as important legacies [...]

Kimberley/Cranbrook Games Transportation Update

The following bulletin contains important information regarding transportation services at the Kimberley/Cranbrook 2018 55+ BC Games.   To print a copy of this information click here. 2018 Kimberley/Cranbrook BC 55+ Games Transportation Services Although most Games participants choose to provide their own transportation needs in order to have more control over their Games experience, Transportation Services will be provided to most […]

Evacuation Alert for Kimberley

How Does the Evacuation Alert for Kimberley Affect the 55+ BC Games? August 17, 2018 As you may have heard, last night the Kimberley, one of our 2018 Host Cities, has been placed on Evacuation Alert due to a fire near the city. Many of you across the province are also facing similar news. In light of the fact that the […]

Notice of Annual General Meeting of the Members

Join us for the BC Seniors Games Society’s Annual General Meeting of the Members at the St. Eugene Hotel & Conference Centre on September 13,  2018, starting at 7:00 pm.

2018 Games at a Glance

The Torch has been Lit!

The Torch has been Lit! Here we come Kimberley/Cranbrook.

Kelowna 2019 55+ BC Games Board of Directors Announced

Please click here to read our official media release.

Pacific Coastal Airlines Partnership

Planning to fly to the Games? We are pleased to announce Pacific Coastal Airlines is a Proud Partner to the BC 55+Games and has offered a 15% discount for all travel to/from Cranbrook for athletes, coaches, volunteers and family. Book today using promocode BCGames18 through pacificcoastal.com or by calling our call centre at 1-800.663.2872 or 250-807-4930 Promocode: BCGames18 15% discount on […]

Vernon & Area 2017 55+ BC Games Have $3.3M Economic Impact

The 2017 55+ BC Games generated an estimated $3.3 million economic impact for the host communities, according to an economic impact study released on March 26, 2018.

Hosting the Games – Bid Documents

The Bid Documents for 2020 thru 2022 have been sent out to all Cities and larger Municipalities in British Columbia. The Bid Committee requests that all directors, Zone Executive and 55+ BC Games participants contact their respective City and Municipal officials, encouraging them to submit bids for hosting the 55+ BC Games during one or all of the above years. The [...]

Join our Team!

BC Seniors Games Society the organizer of the annual 55+ BC Games is looking for you to join our team if you: • Love sport and the community it builds • Are enthusiastic with a can-do attitude • Have a passion for organizing and ensuring all the details have been attended to The BC Seniors Games Society has been celebrating […]

Air Canada Supports the 55+ BC Games

BC Seniors Games Society is pleased to announce that we have successfully negotiated a discount for flights into and out of Cranbrook for the Games through AirCanada. Travel period is from September 3rd through September 23, 2018. The Booking promotional code is X3JG4GE1. Thank you Air Canada for your support of the Kimberley/Cranbrook 2018 55+ BC Games.

Notice of Meeting of the Members of BC Seniors Games Society

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Join us for the meeting of the Members at the Vernon Lodge and Conference Centre on September 14th 2017, starting at 7:00pm. Click here to view the Notice of Meeting.  

Introducing Maureen

The BC Seniors Games Society, organizer of the annual 55+ BC Games, is pleased to announce the hiring of Maureen Barranoik as an Event Manager. Maureen, from Penticton, is no stranger to multisport Games as she worked as the Operations Manager for the very successful 2016 BC Winter Games.  In her new role she will draw upon her experience working with […]

Welcome Regency Retirement Resorts as a new Sponsor

The 55+ BC Games is pleased to announce that Regency Retirement Resorts, located in the Kelowna area, have agreed to sponsor the 55+ BC Games to be held in Vernon & Area in 2017, Kimberley/Cranbrook in 2018 and Kelowna in 2019.  The 55+ BC Games looks forward to developing a long-term mutually satisfactory relationship with Regency Retirement Resorts. Visit them […]

Rio Tinto to Sponsor the 2017, 2018, and 2019 Games

The 55+ BC Games is pleased to announce that Rio Tinto has agreed to sponsor the medals for the 55+ BC Games to be held in Vernon & Area in 2017, Kimberley/Cranbrook in 2018 and Kelowna in 2019. We are very excited to be working with Rio Tinto and look forward to a long term relationship with them.  Rio Tinto […]

2018 Canada 55+ Games in Saint John, New Brunswick

BC Seniors Games Society (Operating as 55+ BC Games) is pleased to announce the 2018 Canada 55+ Games will be held in Saint John from August 21 to 24, 2018. The qualifying for the 2018 Canada 55+ Games to be held in beautiful Saint John, New Brunswick will be the Vernon & Area 2017 55+ BC Games.   Preference will be given […]

Hiring Announcement

Valerie Linton Wayne Naka, President of the BC Seniors Games Society (dba 55+ BC Games) is pleased to announce the hiring of Valerie Linton as the Executive Director for the Society. Valerie’s duties will include participating in the Transfer of Knowledge process  to assist our Society with the takeover of Event Management duties from the BC Games following the Vernon […]

Team BC Heading to Canada 55+ Games in Brampton

BC Seniors Games Society (Operating as 55+ BC Games is please to announce Team BC which will be competing at the Canada 55+ Games in Brampton, Ontario from August 16 to 19, 2016. The BC participants are drawn from 25 communities across BC and will be competing in 11 sports. Click here on Brampton Team List to obtain a complete […]

Future BC Games Location Announcement

The BC Seniors Games Society in conjunction with the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development announces that the upcoming Games will be held in:

Miracle Ear To Sponsor 2016 Coquitlam Games

Miracle Ear has become a new sponsor for 2016 Visit them at the 2016 Coquitlam Games Village or on their website at www.miracle-ear.ca.

55+ BC Games Launches new website for 2016

Welcome to the new home of the 55+ BC Games! We’ve taken the time to listen to your feedback and design a new interface to our website that would speak to our brand, while creating ease-in-use for our end users, you! Enjoy, feedback is always welcome! — BCSGS

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