We’ve been so lucky to have such a great crew of volunteer photographers, helping us capture this years’ games and memorialize all the wonderful athletes, volunteers, and spectators.
Cycling is looking for volunteers to be course marshalls, check in participants, work food and water stations and setting up barriers on September 13th, 14th, and 15th in the morning.
Swimming is looking for people to be timers the mornings of September 13th, 14th, and 15th.
Mountain Biking requires course marshalls September 13th and 14th in the morning.
Lawn Bowling is looking for people for measuring and scoring in September 13th and 14th in the mornings and afternoons.
Track and Field is looking for volunteers to help with the water and snack stations for the 10K run the morning of September 15th.
Tennis is seeking people with some tennis knowledge to act as court attendants at Cranbrook Mt. Baker tennis facilities on September 12th and 13th in the mornings and afternoons and the 14th in the morning.
To volunteer to help with these events go to https://www.bcseniorsgames.net/kmcn2018se to sign up.
The 55+ Games are in need of Kimberley-based photographers to help us capture the games and medal ceremonies
If you are such a photographer (or if you know of one), please contact Photographer Chair, Ron Popoff at 250-919-9957
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 email@example.com or 250-428-5088, or Zone 7 President Ron Corcoran at firstname.lastname@example.org 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
“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.