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Northern B.C. Winter Games Society
Press Release

Host Communities Selected

September 26, 2000

The Board of Directors of the Northern B C Winter Games Society met in Mackenzie on September 23 and reviewed the bids received to host future Games. As a result of this process, host communities were selected as follows.

The 2002 Games will be held in Smithers. Smithers is a previous host community having been home to the 1979 and 1986 Northern B C Winter Games as well as the 1994 BC Winter Games. It has also hosted numerous other sport and cultural events.

The 2004 Games will be held in Kitimat. Kitimat is also a previous host community having hosted the 1985 Northern B C Winter Games as well as the 1993 B C Winter Games. As well Kitimat has also been host to numerous sport and cultural events.

The formal announcement of the 2003 host will be made shortly, once some final details are confirmed.

The Board is excited about the selection of these communities to host upcoming Games. Both have shown the northern spirit and hospitality in hosting past Games and we are confident they will do so again.

The 2001 Northern B C Winter Games will be held in Mackenzie, February 1 4.

For further information, contact Rod Cox, President Northern B C Winter Games Society at 250-847-6032.

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