FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dec. 11, 2023
SPORTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2024 SALMON ARM 55+ BC GAMES
Sidney –The Salmon Arm 55+ BC Games Host Society announced the 2024 sport package for the 55+ BC Games. The Salmon Arm 2024 55+ BC Games will be held September 10-14, 2024 and will see 24 sports and activities offered for the 3000+ participants.
|Dragon Boat Racing
|Five Pin Bowling
|Mountain Bike Racing
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 Abbotsford in 2023 where they hosted over 2,300 participants.
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 2,500 participants and require approximately 1,200 volunteers to stage and deliver the Games in the Host Community.
Participant registration for the Salmon Arm 2024 55+ BC Games will open March 1, 2024. For more information about the 55+ BC Games, visit www.55plusbcgames.org
If you are interested in helping to bring the Games to Salmon Arm as a volunteer, please visit the Volunteer information page at HERE
Lana Popham, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport.
“Staying active throughout our lives keeps our bodies and minds strong and brings people together to make important social connections. The 55+ BC Games is known for its incredible variety of sports and activities and the lineup for next year is no different. City host Salmon Arm’s selection is creating great anticipation and enthusiasm from participants, coaches and fans whose visit will boost local businesses, hotels and restaurants in the region.”
John A. Buis, President, BC Seniors Games Society
“Salmon Arm, its natural beauty combined with enthusiastic volunteers, sponsors and supporters, will host the 2024 55+ BC Games for the very first time. We are confident they will be ready, willing and able to implement a great experience for the 55+ participants, their friends and family next September. Salmon Arm and the Shuswap Lake Region is a wonderful location for this year’s annual Games and supports our goal “For Life, Sport and Friends” in the BC 55+ community. We look forward to seeing you in Salmon Arm, September 11-14, 2024!”
Debbie Cannon, President, Salmon Arm Host Society
“Salmon Arm is a small city with big ideas. We are excited to release the sports we will be hosting in September 2024 for the 55+ BC Games. We are grateful for the opportunity to showcase what Salmon Arm and the region has to offer!.”
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 for 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 2022, an economic impact study conducted by Destination Greater Victoria using the Destinations International Event Impact Calculator found that the 55+ BC Games provide an impact of over $6.5 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.
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We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport.