In 2019, the City of Kelowna will welcome the 55-plus BC Games to the community.
The 55+ BC Games (formerly the BC Seniors Games) is an annual, multi-sport event hosted by a different B.C. Community each year. The Games are poised to bring in an estimated $2 million in economic activity to the City, drawing approximately 3,800 athletes who will participate in over 25 sports. Approximately 100 athletes from Kelowna participate annually.
“Kelowna has an excellent resume of hosting exceptional multi-sport games and other high profile events,” said Mayor Colin Basran.
“The 55+ BC Games in 2019 will be no exception. Our community showcases healthy living and competitive sport in a stunning four-season playground—we are, Active by Nature—and we look forward to hosting a most successful 55+ BC Games in 2019.”
It was also announced today that Vernon will be hosting the 2017 55+ BC Games and Cranbrook will host for 2018. “On behalf of our Society and the 55+ BC Games, we would like to thank and congratulate the three winning bid communities,” said Wayne Naka, President of the BC Seniors Games Society. “Our members will be extremely excited about the opportunity to travel, stay and compete in these three geographical areas of our amazing province. We will make an immense and positive impact on your communities as we transform the image and attitudes towards the 55+ population among residents of all ages in British Columbia.”
The City of Kelowna will host the 55+ BC Games from September 10 – 14, 2019. For more information, about the 55+ BC Games, please visit bcseniorsgames.org.