The Fort St. John 2020 BC Winter Games kick off in less than one month and over 1,000 of BC’s best emerging athletes have registered and are ready to be part of this celebration of sport and community which runs February 20-23.
The over 1,000 athletes are from every corner of the province and have trained to earn a place to represent their Zone at the Games. Competing in 15 different sports, the athletes are an average of 14 years old and for most, this will be their first experience at a multi-sport Games. Special Olympics athletes will compete in speed skating and figure skating and athletes with a disability will compete in skiing-cross country and basketball-wheelchair.
These athletes will be supported by over 300 coaches and over 190 officials who have earned their certification in order to provide the best knowledge and expertise to the athletes and the competition.
“Fort St. John, known for its northern spirit and energetic sport community, is ready to welcome the province,” said Alison Noble, President and CEO of the BC Games Society. “Athletes, coaches, and officials will have the opportunity to compete at quality sport facilities throughout community and experience all that these multi-sport Games have to offer.”
Volunteers in Fort St. John have been preparing for the past 18 months to host the Games. There will be over 1600 volunteers working to ensure the participants have exceptional competition and a first-rate experience with Opening and Closing Ceremonies, special events, and wonderful hospitality.
“We are excited to be hosting the Games and hope that everyone has a great time in their competitions, as well as in Fort St. John,” said Darren Snider, President of the Fort St. John 2020 BC Winter Games. “Our hope is that all participants and visitors to Fort St. John leave having had an unparalleled experience, with new friends and with a new understanding of our northern City.”
To find out who is registered for the 2020 BC Winter Games, please see the Participant List which is now available online and searchable by city, sport, and name.
To search participants by community:
Step 1: Choose 2020 Fort St. John BC Winter Games
Step 2: Choose List of all Participants
Step 3: Choose All from the Sport drop down list (bottom of the list)
Choose the community from the drop down list
Please Note: The Participant List and numbers are subject to change until the close of the Accreditation Centre at 11:30 pm on February 19.