Sports announced for 2016 BC Summer Games

Total of 18 sports to be competed at during Games

The 2016 BC Summer Games are coming to Abbotsford.

The 2016 BC Summer Games are coming to Abbotsford.

The BC Games Society has announced the 18 sports that will be part of the 2016 B.C. Summer Games in Abbotsford.

Up to 2754 athletes and 535 coaches will compete in athletics, baseball, basketball (traditional full-court and 3×3), canoe/kayak, equestrian, golf, lacrosse (box and field), rowing, rugby, sailing, soccer, softball, swimming, synchronized swimming, towed water sports, triathlon, volleyball (beach and indoor), and wrestling.

Para athletes will compete in equestrian and swimming and Special Olympians will compete in athletics and swimming.

“We see BC Games alumni making their mark as part of Team BC and representing Canada against the best in the world,” said Kelly Mann, President and CEO of the BC Games Society. “This success speaks volumes to the opportunities British Columbia athletes are given through the provincial sport system and events such as the BC Summer Games.”

The 2016 BC Summer Games will take place July 21-24, 2016 at multiple gyms, pools,and other venues in Abbotsford.