The cancellation of the Maple Ridge 2020 BC Summer Games due to the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a gap in programming for the nineteen Provincial and Disability Sport Organizations that make up the BC Summer Games Sport Package.

In recognition of this programming gap, the Maple Ridge 2020 BC Summer Games Sport Partner Fund was created as one-time funding source, creating opportunities that will result in Triathlon BC being better positioned to have success in future BC Summer Games.

The scope of the Grant includes the acquisition of chip timing equipment for use in competition and training.  The equipment includes all system peripherals; timing chips, chip activators and related equipment that Triathlon BC will use at future BC Summer Games, including the upcoming 2022 BC Summer Games that will take place in Prince George, between July 21 to 24.  Under the stipulations of the Grant, the timing equipment is earmarked specifically for Youth and Junior programming, however, when not in use in Junior development projects, it will be extended to other competition and training events across British Columbia.

“As we build momentum to hosting our first High-Performance event of 2021 later this summer, PHO restrictions allowing, the new timing system will allow us to track individual performances and offer detailed results to our athletes,” mentioned Kelly Guest, Provincial Coach. “Having the timing system at our disposal will certainly increase the quality of our competitions.”

“It’s an incredible opportunity for Triathlon BC to partner with the BC Games Society.  Through the Sport Partner Fund, we are able to bring a higher standard of equipment to the BC Games, leading to more meaningful competition, said Allan Prazsky, Executive Director. I look forward to seeing this system used at events throughout the province, and am exceptionally grateful for the support we’ve seen from the BC Games.”