With less than one year to go until the 2021 Canada Summer Games, preparations are underway and Team BC has selected the Mission Staff who will support British Columbia’s athletes, coaches, and managers as they prepare for and compete at these national multi-sport Games in Niagara, Ontario.

Chef de Mission, Jennifer Scott, will lead the team of Mission Staff who will provide administrative, logistical, and performance preparation support. This will be Scott’s second Games as Team BC’s Chef de Mission in addition to her extensive Canada Games experience.

Comprised of sport administrators, educators, sport performance experts, and communications specialists, the Mission Staff will provide a wide range of services to Team BC athletes, coaches, and managers leading up to and during the Canada Summer Games. The Mission Staff team strive to support Team BC in achieving optimal performances while ensuring each team member enjoys a tremendous Games experience in Niagara next summer.

“The leadership is pleased to welcome such a talented group of sport and event professionals to our 2021 Team BC Mission Staff,” says Scott. “We have assembled an incredible team of proven leaders whose skills, experiences and passion will ensure Team BC is optimally prepared to support our athletes and coaches in performing at their best in Niagara.”

The Canada Games are held every two years, alternating between winter and summer and are a key step in the development of Canada’s amateur athletes. Team BC will send 500 athletes, coaches, support staff, and Mission Staff to the Games which take place August 6 – August 21, 2021. The Mission Staff team will work for the next 12 months to ensure Team BC is ready to compete at the 2021 Canada Summer Games.

2021 Canada Summer Games Team BC Mission Staff

Leadership Team:
Jennifer Scott, Chef de Mission (North Vancouver)
Danielle Williams, Assistant Chef de Mission (Langley)
Jarret Poitras, Operations Manager (Victoria)
Justine Johnson, Communications Manager (Victoria)

Operations & Sport Liaisons:
Kyle Anderson (Prince George)
Charlie Andrews (Qualicum Beach)
Nadine Barbisan (New Westminster)
Heather Beatty (Vancouver)
Gurveen Clair (Surrey)
Brianna Davey (Victoria)
Jennifer Falloon (North Vancouver)
Riki-Lee Jessup (Victoria)
Marie-Pierre Lavoie (Victoria)
Eron Main (Delta)
Stephanie Rudnisky (Richmond)
Rebecca Tamil Selven (Aldergrove)
Drew Todd (Victoria)
Gena Bannerman (alternate) (Victoria)
Christopher Saito (alternate) (Vancouver)

Special Events:
Matthew Eng (Richmond)

Kevin Berar (Surrey)
Sam Charles (Kelowna)
Kristi Patton (Okanagan Falls)
Lucy Fox (alternate) (Vancouver)

Performance Team:
Philippe Saucier, Medical Manager (Langley)
Carl Nienhuis, Mental Performance Consultant (Chilliwack)
Geoff Hackett, Mental Performance Consultant (Nanaimo)
Dani Wilson, Mental Performance Consultant (Vancouver)