BC Games

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

 

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

 

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

 

Opening ceremonies for the 2020 BC Winter Games in Fort St. John on Feb. 21, 2020. (BC Games Society/Flickr)
Opening ceremonies for the 2020 BC Winter Games in Fort St. John on Feb. 21, 2020. (BC Games Society/Flickr)
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)
Ernie Daykin, Brenda Norrie and Kim Dumore were drumming up support for the Maple Ridge 2020 BC Summer Games outside the Save-On-Foods at Westgate Shopping Centre on Saturday (Jan 25). (Ronan O’Doherty photo - THE NEWS)

Hunt for BC Summer Games volunteers underway

2,800 helping hands are needed for large sporting event coming to Maple Ridge in July

Ernie Daykin, Brenda Norrie and Kim Dumore were drumming up support for the Maple Ridge 2020 BC Summer Games outside the Save-On-Foods at Westgate Shopping Centre on Saturday (Jan 25). (Ronan O’Doherty photo - THE NEWS)
Fort St. John 2020 Winter Games torch lighting and ceremony in December 2019. (BC Games Society photo)

More than 1,000 youth athletes gear up for BC Winter Games in Fort St. John

Athletes will compete in over 15 different winter sports

Fort St. John 2020 Winter Games torch lighting and ceremony in December 2019. (BC Games Society photo)
Hundreds of young gymnastics from around B.C. began their competitive season at the Langley Invitational on the Dec. 7 weekend, hosted by Langley Gymnastics Foundation (LGF) at the Langley Events Centre (LEC) fieldhouse. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: First major gymnastics meet of the season, is for some, a quest for a B.C. Games berth

Event hosted by Langley Gymnastics Foundation (LGF) drew 300 athletes from around B.C.

Hundreds of young gymnastics from around B.C. began their competitive season at the Langley Invitational on the Dec. 7 weekend, hosted by Langley Gymnastics Foundation (LGF) at the Langley Events Centre (LEC) fieldhouse. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
BC Games: Day 3 wrap and closing ceremonies

BC Games: Day 3 wrap and closing ceremonies

The torch in the Cowichan Valley has been extinguished as Fort St. John gets ready to host the 2020 BC Winter Games

BC Games: Day 3 wrap and closing ceremonies
International-level competitor and Team BC alumnus Brent Hoel heads out of the water and toward the bike racks during Saturday morning’s relay featuring current BC Games triathletes, coaches, and alumni at Brentwood College School. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

BC Games triathletes take on their coaches in fun race

Alumni, coaches and competitors from all eight zones across the province teamed up and raced

International-level competitor and Team BC alumnus Brent Hoel heads out of the water and toward the bike racks during Saturday morning’s relay featuring current BC Games triathletes, coaches, and alumni at Brentwood College School. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Left-right: Kayla, Mariana, Mai and Anita from Zone 4. (BC Games Society)

Trio overcomes adversity at the BC Games

Zone 4 girl’s 3x3 basketball team fought through injuries and conflicting schedules

Left-right: Kayla, Mariana, Mai and Anita from Zone 4. (BC Games Society)
Tsawwassen’s Nate Rosser is playing at the BC Summer Games in memory of his best friend, Kyle Losse. (Kevin Rothbauer/Black Press)

ZONE 5: Nate Rosser dedicates BC Games to late friend who died of a stroke

Tsawwassen teen keeps memories of Kyle Losse, 14, alive at the Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games

Tsawwassen’s Nate Rosser is playing at the BC Summer Games in memory of his best friend, Kyle Losse. (Kevin Rothbauer/Black Press)
Volunteers provide the glue that keeps BC Games moving

Volunteers provide the glue that keeps BC Games moving

The 2018 Cowichan Summer Games had more than 2,300 volunteers on hand across Vancouver Island

Volunteers provide the glue that keeps BC Games moving
PHOTO GALLERY: BC Games Day 2

PHOTO GALLERY: BC Games Day 2

A brief look at action from the 2018 BC Summer Games in the Cowichan Valley

PHOTO GALLERY: BC Games Day 2
Abbotsford’s Riley Ward gets involved in the offence during Fraser Valley’s convincing win over Kootenays at the Cowichan 2018 BC Games late on Friday afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

ZONE 3: Luck played no part in getting Riley Ward to the BC Summer Games

Langley baller flouts misfortune on the floor; he’d rather get by on hard work

Abbotsford’s Riley Ward gets involved in the offence during Fraser Valley’s convincing win over Kootenays at the Cowichan 2018 BC Games late on Friday afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Coquitlam’s Liam Haysom heads off the pitch at Duncan’s McAdam Park after his Fraser River team’s win over Vancouver-Coastal in the Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games on Friday afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Black Press)

ZONE 4: Heart surgery didn’t stop Liam Haysom’s journey to the BC Games

Coquitlam soccer player refused to be sidelined for long after treatment for heart condition

Coquitlam’s Liam Haysom heads off the pitch at Duncan’s McAdam Park after his Fraser River team’s win over Vancouver-Coastal in the Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games on Friday afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Black Press)
BC Games’ Athletes Corner: What’s your favourite pump up song?

BC Games’ Athletes Corner: What’s your favourite pump up song?

Check out what’s playing in the earbuds of BC Summer Games athletes before they compete

BC Games’ Athletes Corner: What’s your favourite pump up song?
PHOTO GALLERY: BC Games Day 1

PHOTO GALLERY: BC Games Day 1

A brief look at action from the 2018 BC Summer Games in the Cowichan Valley

PHOTO GALLERY: BC Games Day 1
Here’s what you need to know about Day 1 at the BC Games

Here’s what you need to know about Day 1 at the BC Games

All 18 events kick off on the track, riding ring, fields, courts and lake in the Cowichan Valley

Here’s what you need to know about Day 1 at the BC Games