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Message From The Co-Presidents

Co-Presidents message #3

We’re getting closer!  The snow has disappeared and we are working hard to get ready to host the 55+ games in Kimberley and Cranbrook

Sports venues are dressing up to look their very best for participants and we certainly hope to get the beautiful East Kootenay weather in September

We still need volunteers!!  We thank those who have already volunteered and ask you to join them!

pastedGraphic.pngClick here to register as a volunteer  

There’s a place for you!

Areas to Volunteer – 2018 55+ Games Kimberley/Cranbrook September 11-15, 2018

Administration – finances, insurance, legal, banking, etc.

Ceremonies – Opening and closing ceremonies, torch, protocol for VIPs, etc.

Communications – All communications, central office, cell phones, etc.

Friends of the Games – Recruits cash funding and gifts in kind 

Medical Service – Medical personnel, records medical incidents, etc. 

Promotions – Souvenir program, photos, website, etc.

Protocol – invites VIPs, hosts, works with ceremonies for VIP protocol, etc.

Registration – Registers participants/nonparticipants at the accreditation centre

Results – uses database to record sport competition results

Special Events – Plans social events for participants, volunteers, etc.

Security – Manages security, records events, etc.

Sports – Recommends sports choices for the games, oversees sports/venues, etc.

Transportation – Arranges transportation for games

Register as a volunteer! Follow the link on: 55plusgames.ca

  Sandy and Jaret

  Sandy Zeznik and Jaret Thompson

  Co-Presidents

  Kimberley/Cranbrook 55+BC Games

Seniors Games Call Goes Out to Local Athletes

Seniors Games call goes out to local athletes

As the Kimberley/Cranbrook 2018 55+ BC Games draw nearer, the call for local athletes to participates has gone out

 

As the Kimberley/Cranbrook 2018 55+ BC Games draw nearer, the call for local athletes to participates has gone out.

For the purposes of the 55+ BC Games, the province is divided into 12 zones and competitors represent the zone they live in.

Bob Ewashen, Director of Zone 7 (East Kootenay), says they hope to field 300 competitors at the Games being held September 11-15.

More than 100 competitors and a number of participants from Zone 7 went to the 55+ BC Games in Vernon in 2017 and brought 33 medals home.

There will be 23 sports to take part in during the Kimberley/Cranbrook 2018 55+ BC Games and some events don’t even require running shoes!

To register, go to www.55plusgames.ca and click on participant registration.

Zone 7 is also looking for Sport Coordinators for many of the sports at the Games. Being a coordinator would mean being a contact person for those seeking information about that sport and helping with registration.

The following sports will be played at the Games in September: Archery, Badminton, Bocce, Bridge, Cribbage, Cycling, Darts, Dragon Boat, Equestrian, Five Pin Bowling, Floor Curling, Golf, Ice Curling, Ice Hockey, Lawn Bowling, Mountain Biking, Pickleball, SloPitch, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, and Whist.

Zone 7 meets every fourth Wednesday of the month at the Cranbrook Seniors Centre (125 17th Avenue South, beside the Mount Baker RV Park) at 10:30 am. Everyone is welcome.

If you have any questions about registration you can contact Ewashen at beewashen@gmail.com or 250-428-5088, or Zone 7 President Ron Corcoran at ron.cor456@gmail.com or 403-850-4930.

Zone 1 Vancouver Island South

Zone 2 Vancouver Island North

Zone 3 Fraser Valley

Zone 4 Lower Mainland

Zone 5 Okanagan Similkameen

Zone 6 West Kootenay

Zone 7 East Kootenay

Zone 8 South Central

Zone 9 North Central

Zone 10 Northwest

Zone 11 Bulkley Valley -Lakes – Nechako

Zone 12 Peace River – Liard

By |May 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|1 Comment

2018 Torch Lighting Ceremony

Join us on June 17th at noon for the 2018 Torch Lighting Ceremony at Balment Park!

Balment Park is located at the corners of 2nd Street North and 1st Ave south in Cranbrook

From the 2015 Torchlighting Ceremony by Andrew Klaver Photography

By |May 7th, 2018|Current Events, News|0 Comments

President’s Volunteer Appreciation

“We would like to thank all of the great volunteers that have been putting in a lot of effort already. We are fortunate to have such a great team working on bringing the 55+ Games to the area!

Our appreciation is also extended to those who have just registered to be a volunteer too. We’re looking good with about a third of the required volunteers already registered.

Thank you!!”

Jaret and Sandy

By |April 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments