Looking towards Mission for the 2014 BC Winter Games.

Looking towards Mission for the 2014 BC Winter Games.

Mission to welcome thousands of participants

2014 BC Winter Games to be held in Mission next February.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Sign-up for the B.C. Games this weekend.

Mission will be home to the 27th B.C. Winter Games next February. This Saturday, the B.C. Winter Games organizers are looking for volunteers to sign-up at the Community Awareness event between 10am-2pm, at the Mission Leisure Centre.

History

The District of Mission was one of six communities who submitted a bid to host the 2014 BC Winter Games.  On April 8, 2009 in front of a crowd at the Mission Leisure Centre it was announced that Mission had won the rights to host the BC Winter Games.

This is the first time Mission has hosted a BC Games event and the community will rally over 2,500 volunteers in order to host up to 2,220 athletes, coaches and officials from across the province.

The Games, which will be held from February 20–23, 2014 will include participants from across BC in 18 sports. Athletes will range in age from 9 to 40 years old.  Most of the competitions will take place in Mission with some events in Hemlock, Whistler, the Township of Langley, and Abbotsford.

Mission StatementTo provide an opportunity for the development of athletes, coaches and officials in preparation for higher levels of competition in a multi-sport environment which promotes interest and participation in sport and sporting activities, individual achievement, and community development. BC Games Society Vision (2008 – 2014) The BC Games Society is a leader in providing opportunities for the development of sport, communities, and volunteers, and promoting healthy life-styles for British Columbians.

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