The 2022 55+ BC Games officially launched September 28, on the grounds at Government House in Victoria. The Greater Victoria Host Society announced the 33rd 55+ BC Games will be held September 13-17, 2022, welcoming participants from across British Columbia. It was also announced that the Honourable Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, will be Honorary Patron of the Games.
“It is my great honour to act as Honorary Patron of these 55+ BC Games,” said Austin. “The athletic endeavours of the Games are proof one never outgrows a healthy sense of competition, skill, and love of the community that flourishes around sports. I am delighted to welcome all competitors, volunteers, and sports fans to our beautiful city, and hope many happy memories are made during this exciting time.”
This is the first time Greater Victoria will be a Games host. The Games, originally slated for September 2021, were postponed due to the pandemic.
“After a cancellation and postponement, our participants are extremely eager to compete again,” said Paul Kingan, President, BC Seniors Games Society. “We believe in the health and social benefits of our Games and know that Greater Victoria is the perfect host to jump start our annual tradition.”
The tagline of the Games is MEET THE MOMENT, a call to action for participants, volunteers, and businesses to come together to create an experience for the benefit of everyone. Triathlon BC will be represented at the Games, with a Relay and Sprint distance event. The official sport package will be released in the coming month.