BC Summer Games underway

BC Summer Games opening ceremonies were in the Cowichan Valley right here on the Island last night.  Riptides are proud to have three members representing the Zone 6 team in swimming.  Congratulations and best of luck to Veronica Hall, Jordan Gage and Riley Murphy.

About the Games

The BC Winter and BC Summer Games are British Columbia’s biennial celebration of sport and
community.  Since 1978, the BC Games have taken place in 38 communities and involved over
350,000 participants and volunteers and thousands more as spectators and supporters.

The purpose of the BC Games is “To provide an opportunity for the development of athletes,
coaches, and officials in preparation for higher levels of competition in a multi-sport event which
promotes interest and participation in sport and sporting activities, individual achievement and
community development.”

The BC Games bring together British Columbia’s best emerging high performance athletes,
trained coaches, and certified officials for four days of competition.  This experience is an
important development opportunity and stepping stone towards higher level sport competitions. 

Volunteers are the driving force behind the BC Games bringing their expertise, energy, and
commitment to ensure the Games are a success.  Also essential to the staging of the Games are
partners representing government, corporate, and not-for-profit organizations.

The BC Winter and BC Summer Games are a milestone event that people count as an
experience of a lifetime where memories, friendships, spirit, and pride are abundant.