BC Games

The torch-lighting ceremony at the 55-Plus B.C. Games in Victoria earlier this year. (B.C. Games photo)

Nanaimo to host 55-Plus B.C. Games in 2025

City of Nanaimo and Tourism Nanaimo partner on successful bid

 

Mike Dailey, 59, attempts his third and final javelin throw in the men’s track and field pentathlon event. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Badminton, track and field action in 55+ BC Games kicks off at UVic

Competitors from across province test skills, go for gold

 

Daphne McFarland (left) learns when her consolation game is after a loss at the Oak Bay tennis bubbles while Greater Victoria 2022 55+ BC Games volunteers Art Hobbs (centre), sport chair for tennis, and Sophia Sperdakos collect information. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Take in some tennis with the 55+ BC Games in Oak Bay

More 2,500 competitors battle in 22 sports across Greater Victoria

 

2022 Greater Victoria 55+ BC Games organizing committee chair Michael O’Connor smiles at Berwick Royal Oak residents looking down on the torch relay and cauldron lighting ceremony. (Black Press Media file photo)

Spend a night on the town with 55+ BC Games participants, supporters

Community spirit aplenty at Government Street party in Victoria

2022 Greater Victoria 55+ BC Games organizing committee chair Michael O’Connor smiles at Berwick Royal Oak residents looking down on the torch relay and cauldron lighting ceremony. (Black Press Media file photo)
Participants in the 2019 55+ BC Games. This year, the 2022 Games will play out in Greater Victoria from Sept. 13 to 17. (Photo courtesy of 55+ BC Games)

55+ BC Games come to Greater Victoria for the first time

Free games will run across the Capital Region from Sept. 13-17

  • Sep 12, 2022
Participants in the 2019 55+ BC Games. This year, the 2022 Games will play out in Greater Victoria from Sept. 13 to 17. (Photo courtesy of 55+ BC Games)
Greater Victoria 55-Plus BC Games 2022 organizing committee chair Michael O’Connor smiles up at Berwick Royal Oak residents looking down on the June 7 proceedings from their balconies. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Days counting down for 55-Plus BC Games in Greater Victoria

Cauldron lighting at Saanich seniors residence June 7 marks 99 days to the Games

Greater Victoria 55-Plus BC Games 2022 organizing committee chair Michael O’Connor smiles up at Berwick Royal Oak residents looking down on the June 7 proceedings from their balconies. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Victoria’s Kelly Mann, longtime president and CEO of the BC Games Society, is part of the class of 2021 being inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame this week. (Courtesy BC Sports Hall of Fame)

Games guru, Vikes hoops legend, multi-sport star entering BC Sports Hall of Fame

Kelly Mann, Eli Pasquale, Gerry Gilmore the Greater Victoria contingent for class of 2021

Victoria’s Kelly Mann, longtime president and CEO of the BC Games Society, is part of the class of 2021 being inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame this week. (Courtesy BC Sports Hall of Fame)
The B.C. 55-Plus Games, the province’s largest annual sporting competition, requires 1,500 volunteers and is expected to contribute over $3 million to the region’s economy. (Courtesy of 55-Plus BC Games)

1,500 volunteers needed for Victoria’s 55-Plus BC Games this year

Saanich Commonwealth Place host kickoff to volunteer drive on April 30

The B.C. 55-Plus Games, the province’s largest annual sporting competition, requires 1,500 volunteers and is expected to contribute over $3 million to the region’s economy. (Courtesy of 55-Plus BC Games)
Alpine skiing will be among the 17 sports taking place during the 2023 BC Winter Games, which have been awarded to Greater Vernon after the 2022 event was cancelled due to COVID and other reasons. (File photo)

Greater Vernon to host BC Winter Games in 2023

Event for Greater Vernon was to have been held in February 2022 but was postponed by pandemic and other factors

Alpine skiing will be among the 17 sports taking place during the 2023 BC Winter Games, which have been awarded to Greater Vernon after the 2022 event was cancelled due to COVID and other reasons. (File photo)
Ava-Marie Jaeger, 11, finished first all-around in tryouts for the Vancouver Island Zone 6 artistic gymnastics team and will compete in the BC Winter Games in Vernon in February. (Photo courtesy Sheila Jaeger)

VIDEO: 11-year-old Langford gymnast leads Island team into the 2022 BC Winter Games

Ava-Marie Jaeger finished first all-around in Vancouver Island Zone 6 tryouts

Ava-Marie Jaeger, 11, finished first all-around in tryouts for the Vancouver Island Zone 6 artistic gymnastics team and will compete in the BC Winter Games in Vernon in February. (Photo courtesy Sheila Jaeger)
Trail and Rossland bid successful, will host the 2026 BC Winter Games.

Rossland-Trail to host 2026 B.C. Winter Games

Trail and Rossland will welcome over 2,000 athletes, officials and coaches to 2026 BC Winter Games

Trail and Rossland bid successful, will host the 2026 BC Winter Games.
Victoria Coun. Jeremy Loveday said volunteers will be needed to assist the hosting of 2022 55+ BC Games. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

2022 55+ BC Games coming to Victoria

Organizers, participants speak to urgent need for sponsors, volunteers and accommodations

Victoria Coun. Jeremy Loveday said volunteers will be needed to assist the hosting of 2022 55+ BC Games. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
BC Games logo. (File photo)

Quesnel to host 2024 BC Winter Games

The announcement was made during zoom confrence call on July 28 with local and provincial

BC Games logo. (File photo)
Rori Denness throws a javelin during BC Summer Games in 2016. (Black Press Media file photo)

Port Alberni ponders bidding for 2026 B.C. Summer Games

Port Alberni last hosted the BC Winter Games in 2004

Rori Denness throws a javelin during BC Summer Games in 2016. (Black Press Media file photo)
Pickleball action during the 2019 55+ B.C. Games in Kelowna. While the 2020 Games in Richmond were cancelled due to COVID-19, the Greater Victoria organizing committee has begun planning for hosting the 2021 competition next September. (Rosemary Kean/55+ BC Games Society)

Greater Victoria’s 55+ BC Games committee planning for safe 2021 competition

Richmond cancelled 2020 Games due to COVID, but local organizers optimistic about next year

Pickleball action during the 2019 55+ B.C. Games in Kelowna. While the 2020 Games in Richmond were cancelled due to COVID-19, the Greater Victoria organizing committee has begun planning for hosting the 2021 competition next September. (Rosemary Kean/55+ BC Games Society)
From left school board trustee Colette Trudeau, Maple Ridge Mission MLA Bob D’Eith, Maple Ridge 2020 BC Summer Games vice president Tom Bowen, president and CEO of the BC Summer Games Society Alison Noble, Maple Ridge Mayor Mike Morden, Maple Ridge 2020 BC Summer Games president Mike Keenan and Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows MLA Lisa Beare with the BC Summer Games flag that will be hanging outside city hall for the games that begin July 23, 2020. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)

2020 B.C. Summer Games in Maple Ridge cancelled due to COVID-19

Maple Ridge to host 2024 games, instead

From left school board trustee Colette Trudeau, Maple Ridge Mission MLA Bob D’Eith, Maple Ridge 2020 BC Summer Games vice president Tom Bowen, president and CEO of the BC Summer Games Society Alison Noble, Maple Ridge Mayor Mike Morden, Maple Ridge 2020 BC Summer Games president Mike Keenan and Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows MLA Lisa Beare with the BC Summer Games flag that will be hanging outside city hall for the games that begin July 23, 2020. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)
Athletes compete at the 2020 BC Winter Games in Fort St. John on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. (BC Games)

VIDEO: 2020 BC Winter Games wrap up in Fort St. John as torch passes to Maple Ridge

More than 1,000 athletes competed in the 2020 BC Winter Games

Athletes compete at the 2020 BC Winter Games in Fort St. John on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. (BC Games)
Day one and two of the 2020 BC Winter Games in Fort St. John hosted on Feb. 20 to 23, 2020. (BC Games Society photos)

HIGHLIGHTS: Day one and two at the 2020 BC Winter Games

Athletes had sunny – but cold – weather to work with in Fort St. John

Day one and two of the 2020 BC Winter Games in Fort St. John hosted on Feb. 20 to 23, 2020. (BC Games Society photos)
Opening ceremonies for the 2020 BC Winter Games in Fort St. John on Feb. 21, 2020. (BC Games Society/Flickr)

PHOTOS: 2020 BC Winter Games kick off in Fort St. John

More than 1,000 of B.C.’s best athletes will be competing over the next three days

Opening ceremonies for the 2020 BC Winter Games in Fort St. John on Feb. 21, 2020. (BC Games Society/Flickr)
The startup Orange Sox boys softball team is looking for players to compete in the 2020 and 2022 B.C. Summer Games. (Pixabay)

New Island team aimed at rejuvenating boys softball

Orange Sox hope to play in 2020 and 2022 B.C. Summer Games

The startup Orange Sox boys softball team is looking for players to compete in the 2020 and 2022 B.C. Summer Games. (Pixabay)