Kamloops will host 2013 B.C. Senior Games
Kamloops will host the 2013 B.C. Senior Games.
The Tournament Capital was awarded the annual event today, with Langley getting the 2014 Games.
The 2013 B.C. Senior Games in Kamloops will take place from Aug. 20 to Aug. 24.
The B.C. Senior Games is a multi-sport event held by a different community each year, featuring athletes ages 55 and older.
An estimated 3,500 B.C. seniors will compete in 24 or more sporting events during the Games.
Fans will see athletes such as Olga Kotelko, a 93-year-old athlete who has won more than 650 gold medals in track and field since
she started competing at the age of 77.
During the 2011 B.C. Seniors Games in the West Kootenays, Kotelko won seven gold medals and broke a world record in weight throw.
Burnaby will host the 2012 BC Seniors Games from Aug. 21 to Aug. 25. The province provides $85,000 to each B.C. Seniors Games through the B.C. Seniors Games Society, with the Games bringing in an estimated $2 million in economic activity to host communities.