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What Games does the BC Games Society hold?

The BC Games Society works directly with host communities for the BC Summer Games and BC Winter Games. We also assist our partners the Northern BC Winter Games Society, the BC Seniors Games Society and the Sport and Fitness Council for the Disabled and their host communities in staging the Northern BC Winter Games, BC Seniors Games and Games for Athletes with a Disability.

When are the next Games?

  • BC Seniors Games
    August 22-25, 2001
  • BC Winter Games 
    February 21-24, 2002
    Williams Lake
  • Northern BC Winter Games
    February 2002
  • BC Games for Athletes with a Disability
    July 2002
  • BC Summer Games
    August 1-4, 2002

How are sports selected to be included in the BC Summer or Winter Games?

Several criteria are used to select sports for the BC Summer and Winter Games. Key criteria include the commitment of the provincial sport organization to integrating the BC Games in their athlete, coach, and officials development, participation in all regions of the province, facilities available in the host community, and the wishes of the host community. Sports are classified as core sports or optional sports. 

How can I participate in the BC Summer or Winter Games?

The BC Games Society works in partnership with the provincial sport organizations to determine eligibility criteria for the each Games. The provincial sport organization and their representatives determine the dates and locations of playdown or selection events for the Games. Eligibility rules for sports in the Games are published in a rulebook prior to each Games. Additional information can be obtained from the provincial sport organization representatives listed in the current rulesbook.

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