Coming to the BC55+ Games?   Here’s some important information. 

Individual Sport Schedules will be available within ONE WEEK of the start of the Games.  Schedules will be emailed to you and will also be posted to the Sport Page of the 55+ Games for your sport.   Please keep checking your Sport Page, any information that is relevant to your sport will be posted there.  This includes specific changes in venues and parking information.

You will also be receiving an informational Welcome Letter that will be filled with a wealth of information on your sport and your sport’s venue.  Watch for this information in your email inbox it will be sent to you within one week of the start of the Games and it will also be posted on your Sport Page on our website.

Accreditation

As a participant or supporter, you MUST attend accreditation or make arrangements for your accreditation package to be picked up (see instructions below).  Accreditation takes place at the Capital News Centre on Tuesday September 10 from 2:00pm to 8:00pm and on Wednesday September 11 from 12:00 noon until 5:00pm.

If you do not attend accreditation or make alternate arrangements, YOU WILL BE MARKED AS A NO-SHOW and be unable to compete.

As a rule of thumb, if your sport starts on Wednesday, you must attend accreditation on Tuesday.  If your sport starts on Thursday, you may attend accreditation on Tuesday or Wednesday.

What do I do if I can’t make it to Accreditation?

If you are unable to make it to Accreditation, you must arrange to have your accreditation package picked up on your behalf. A designated person may pick up a team’s package, or a partner’s, or two individuals using the “Accreditation Package Pick-up Form”. The designated individual must show ID and sign for the package.

The Accreditation Package Pick-up Form can be found on our website under Governance and Downloads or by clicking here – Accreditation Pickup Form

Opening Ceremonies

One of the highlights of participation in our Games is the Opening Ceremonies.  From the lighting of the torch to the Parade of Participants, this event is recognition of your effort and achievements to get to the Games.

All participants are invited to join the Parade of Participants.  Instructions on how to be a part of the Opening Ceremonies will be available on the website under Registration/Games Experience tab or contact your Zone Sport Coordinator for more information.

Sport Venue Changes and Updates

Up-to-date information about sport venues can be found on your Sport Page on the website.  The Triathlon  Course map has been posted on the Triathlon Sport Page

Sport Schedule Changes

Please refer to your Sport Page for important updates.  If you are participating in Track & Field, Equestrian or Lawn Bowling, Detailed schedules will not be released until within 1 week of the start of the Games.

Transportation Update

The Host Society is confirming crucial transportation information in order to optimize service for sports with high numbers of participants.  Please take the time to answer the questionnaire you have received in your personal Games email, note the response email address; your answers will be collected directly by the Host Society.

Insurance

As you are travelling and participating in activities while you are at the Games, please be sure to ensure you have adequate medical insurance.  BCSGS does not provide personal injury insurance as part of your membership.  You are responsible for your own supplemental insurance.

Volunteers

The Games do not happen without a huge group of volunteers supporting it.  There are still a number of areas that need volunteers.  If you live in the area, please mention the Games to your friends to see if they would be willing to come and volunteer.  If you are coming to the Games to watch, please consider volunteering at the Games as well.

Special request – Due to another swimming event happening in the Okanagan, The Games are very short of volunteers at the swimming event.  Volunteering means you will get a front row seat on all the action and have contributed to the success of the Games.  As a volunteer, you also qualify for a number of “Thank you” gifts. Learn more about volunteering here. If you are travelling to watch someone compete at the Games or are participating in the swimming event and can lend a hand, please consider volunteering.  We need you!