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 the first time Victoria has hosted the 55+ BC Games in the event’s 36-year history.

The 18 board members come with extensive combined experience in sport and business. They’ve held roles at the Olympic, Pan Am and Commonwealth games; world, national and regional championships; and local/provincial/national sport organizations. Many have pursued athletics and coaching at all levels.

Meet the board: Read board member biographies.

“The board members who have volunteered to lead Victoria’s Games will dedicate hundreds of hours to the cause,” said Paul Kingan, president of the board of the BC Seniors Games Society, which represents the 55+ BC Games. “They do it because they believe in this community, and they believe sports and recreation lead to stronger, more resilient individuals, families, and societies.”

The Victoria Host City board includes:

  • Michael O’Connor, president
  • Clint Flood, vice president and co-director of registration and results
  • Charles Parkinson, vice president and director of sport
  • Brenda Perreaux, co-director of registration and results
  • James Adams, director of administration
  • Amanda Wilson, director of friends of the games
  • Murray Smith, director of information technology systems
  • Louise Hodgson-Jones, director of promotions
  • André du Toit, director of medical services
  • Jerymy Brownridge, director of protocol
  • Cathy Noel, co-director of special events/ceremonies
  • Patti Hunter, co-director of special events/ceremonies
  • John Wilson, co-director of transportation
  • Samantha Wilson, co-director of transportation

Alex Nelson will serve as First Nations liaison, and Josh Taylor as City of Victoria liaison. Two additional board members include Paul Nursey, CEO of Destination Greater Victoria, and Keith Wells, executive director of the Greater Victoria Sport Tourism Commission.

Meet the board: Read board member biographies.

“This group of board members is skilled, committed, and driven to deliver a successful event for the entire Greater Victoria community,” said host city board president Michael O’Connor, founding partner at McConnan Bion O’Connor and Peterson law firm.

“We know the Games mark the return of a major sports event to Victoria,” he continued. “We are motivated to present an experience that benefits our city and citizens, as people from across the province come together to celebrate sport and active living. We look forward to welcoming visitors and showing them our Island hospitality.”

More than 3500 participants, 1200 volunteers and thousands of spectators from around B.C. will travel to the capital region to participate in sport and community building. The 2022 Games will feature 30 sports and activities including curling, triathlon, mountain biking, bocce, cribbage, and bridge.

Participant registration for the 2022 Greater Victoria 55+ BC Games will open March 1, 2022. Volunteers are being actively recruited. More information: www.55plusbcgames.org.

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