City wants to host B.C. Winter Game
Kamloops is looking to play host to the B.C. Winter Games for the first time since the event’s initial run in 1979.
Council will decide today (Aug. 21) whether to go ahead with the bidding process for either the 2016 or 2018 event.
Either could bring about 2,000 athletes between the ages of nine and 16 to the city for four days in late February.
While the 15 events included in the Games would be determined closer to the date, they could include archery, badminton, ringette and alpine and cross-country skiing.
Venues for the games would include the Tournament Capital Centre and Sun Peaks Resort.
According to a report from the city’s parks, recreation and cultural services department, the Games would cost about $600,000, $525,000 of which would be provided by the B.C. Games Society.
The city would need to chip in $45,000 in cash and another $50,000 of in-kind support, which could include table and chair rentals, security services and facility conversions.