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Sep 15, 2016 Return to Headlines

Let the Games Begin!

by Colleen Smith |

COQUITLAM, BC, September 15, 2016 – In just 5 days, the City of Coquitlam will welcome over 3,200 participants to our community for the Coquitlam 2016 55+ BC Games – one of the largest community celebrations sport has seen in the city for a number of years. 

Coquitlam City Council and staff encourage all residents and businesses to join them in supporting this annual provincial event, which will run Sept. 20–24. The 55+ BC Games highlight the athleticism of BC competitors 55+ and promote the benefits of leading an active, healthy lifestyle.

The Coquitlam 2016 55+ BC Games participants aged from 55 to 90+ will compete in 22 sports and activities in City of Coquitlam facilities with the neighbouring communities of Pitt Meadows and Port Moody providing venues for archery, dragon boat racing, golf, and table tennis. 

The City extends a warm Coquitlam welcome to participants, volunteers and visitors and encourages them to see what our city is all about. Visitors can find information on outdoor activities, attractions, scrumptious food options and hidden gems at coquitlam.ca/explore.

Coquitlam has a solid history of sports excellence at the local, provincial and national levels built on the foundation and experience gained in 1991 as host of both the BC Summer Games and the BC Seniors Games.

Coquitlam 2016 55+ BC Games competition descriptions and their schedules and all other event details are available at 55plusgames.ca

Coquitlam residents are encouraged to attend the Opening Ceremony on Sept. 21 at Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex, 633 Poirier Street, Coquitlam, with pre-entertainment at 6:30 p.m. and the formal ceremony from 7 - 8:30 p.m.

About the 55+ BC Games
The Games were established in 1987 and are governed by the BC Seniors Games Society, a volunteer not-for-profit organization that has representation across BC. When the 55+ Games are awarded to a community, a process is put in place to nominate a local volunteer Board of Directors, called the “Host Society.” The Host Society must register for status as a not-for-profit society and sign an Agreement for Financial Assistance with the BC Games Society. The Games are funded primarily by the BC Seniors Games Society (BCSGS) and the Provincial Government.

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Media contact:
Debbie Clavelle
Community Recreation Manager
P: 604-927-6966