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.

    
8-ballCycling (tbc)Ice CurlingSwimming
ArcheryDartsLawn BowlingTable Tennis
BadmintonDragon Boat RacingMountain Bike RacingTennis
Basketball 3 on 3EquestrianPickleballTrack & Field
BocceFloor CurlingRowingTriathlon
BridgeGolfSlo-PitchWhist
Carpet BowlingHockeySnooker
CribbageHorseshoesSoccer

The 55+ BC Games are presented on an annual basis in different host cities by the BC Seniors Games Society (BCSGS). The 55+ BC Games were previously held in Kelowna in 2019 where they hosted over 4,000 participants. Due to COVID-19, the Games were cancelled in Richmond in 2020 and the 2021 Games in Greater Victoria were postponed to 2022.

The 55+ BC Games are an important part of the BC sport system and the largest annual multi-sport gathering event in the province. The Games offer the opportunity to celebrate sport and active living with other participants from across the province and experience the hospitality of the Host City.

Each year the Games attract approximately 3,600 participants and require approximately 1,200 volunteers to stage and deliver the Games in the Host Community.

Participant registration for the 2022 Greater Victoria 55+ BC Games will open March 1, 2022. For more information about the 55+ BC Games, visit www.55plusbcgames.org.

If you are interested in helping to bring the Games to Greater Victoria as a volunteer, please visit the Volunteer information page at www.55plusbcgames.org

QUOTES
Paul Kingan, President, BC Seniors Games Society
“Victoria has a wealth of multi-games sport experience. We are excited to have our participants return to the Games after a lengthy absence and are confident that these Games will be an experience of a lifetime for each and every one of them.”

Michael O’Connor, President, Greater Victoria Host Society
“We want participants to ‘Meet the Moment” and enjoy what Greater Victoria has to offer. Come compete and play in Greater Victoria’s superb sports facilities, eat in our outstanding restaurants, and experience our myriad of tourist activities. Come for the Games and stay for the vacation.”

About the Greater Victoria Sport Tourism Commission
The Greater Victoria Sport Tourism Commission is the successor to SportHost Victoria. Following local sport stakeholder consultations, a new model incorporating sport hosting and tourism marketing was recommended in 2017 to better align organizational resources in Greater Victoria into one sport-focused entity. The Greater Victoria Sport Tourism Commission was announced on February 13, 2018, to succeed SportHost Victoria. It is housed as a highly autonomous entity within the legal structure of Tourism Victoria.

About the 55+ BC Games
The 55+ BC Games is an annual, multi-sport competition celebrating active and healthy adults 55 years of age and older. The Games are funded primarily by the BC Seniors Games Society (BCSGS) and the Provincial Government. They are an important part of the Sport 4 Life Long Term Athlete Development, with many of the Provincial Sport Organizations providing support. The BCSGS is the parent organization that is responsible for the overall governance of the Games, the sport specific rules, and the liaison with the participants.

In 2017, an Economic Impact study found that the 55+ BC Games provide an impact of over $3.3 million to the host community. In addition, Host communities benefit from the development of capacity to host large multisport events by training volunteers and improved infrastructure through the Games Legacy program. Please visit www.55plusbcgames.org for more information.

8 Comments
  1. Wilbert 10 months ago

    Hi , just wondering where is the 5-pin bowling?

    • Author
      Judy Joseph-Black 10 months ago

      Unfortunately, that was not one of the sports chosen by the Host Society

  2. Larry 10 months ago

    No sterling or Stick curling…not enough interest or not enough Venue time available at the curling rink.

    • Author
      Judy Joseph-Black 10 months ago

      Hi Larry. Each Host Society is permitted to choose from an approved list of 34 sports. Greater Victoria chose to host 30 sports/activities. Unfortunately sturling was not on their list. Abbotsford (the 2023 host) may choose it though. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

  3. Donna Nicholas 8 months ago

    I have a question re cycling. In the above list of sports where cycling is listed, what does (tbc) mean? Also, will the four cycle routes be posted on line, and when?

    I am the Sports Rep for Zone 5 Cycling. Someone is sure to ask the above questions and I need to be able to give the answers.
    Thank you.

    • Author
      Judy Joseph-Black 8 months ago

      Hi Donna. TBC means To Be Confirmed. The Host Society has to work with several municipalities to close roads so it will take time to set the routes. Once approved, it will be posted on or website.

  4. Bet Gorgichuk 8 months ago

    Looking for Softball Locations… in order to book accomodations … either Hotel or Camping. Thank you

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published.

*

©2022 55plusbcgames.org | All Content belongs to the BC Seniors Games Society

Log in with your credentials

Forgot your details?