Funding of $525,000 provided by the Province of BC through the BC Games Society

The first BC Games ever staged took place in Penticton, 1978.

The BC Winter and BC Summer Games are BC’s premier multisport events that focus on the development of athletes, coaches, officials, and communities. The BC Games have inspired thousands of British Columbians to realize and demonstrate their potential.

  • First Games in 1978 in Penticton
  • 2014 will be the 29th BC Summer Games
  • 2014 will be the 27th BC Winter Games
  • Over 150,000 volunteers since 1978
  • Over 104,000 athletes since 1978
  • 56 Games in 38 communities
  • 19 sports in the BC Summer Games
  • 18 sports in the BC Winter Games

Participants will compete across 18 different sports

  • 2,220 participants from across BC will attend the Games (1,534 athletes, 363 coaches, and 214 officials)

  • Competition will be held in 18 sports

  • Age range: The youngest possible athletes will be 9 years old in Figure Skating, and the oldest

    possible able bodied athletes will be 17 years old in Hockey – Female and Netball.

  • Athletes with a disability will range in age from 13 to 40 and will compete in Basketball –

    Wheelchair, Basketball – Special Olympics, Skiing – Alpine (Para), and Skiing – Cross Country (Para).

    Mission 2014 BC Winter Games

    February 20 – 23, 2014 27th BC Winter Games

     

    Major Games Events

    Opening Ceremony – Thursday, February 20

    Competitions – Friday, February 21 – noon Sunday, February 23 Closing Ceremony – Sunday, February 23

     

    The Volunteers

    • President Brian Antonson and fourteen Directors work with approximately 125 volunteer Chairs, each of whom have a committee of volunteers responsible for different operational areas of the Games

    • Approximately 2,500 volunteers will be involved

      Funding

      Base funding of $525,000 is provided by the Province of BC through the BC Games Society

      The City of Mission is providing $45,000 cash and $50,000 in-kind services to the Games

      School District #75 are providing classrooms as dorms for housing Games participants and facilities for sports and other events

      Corporate Partners provide cash and in-kind services

      Friends of the Games – local business and industry – contribute cash and in-kind services/goods

       

      Corporate Partners

      Jazz Air

      Global BC

      Black Press and the Mission City Record