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Kamloops to host Canada 55-Plus Games; volunteers welcome

More than 600 volunteers have signed on to help run the event. To join the crew, email volunteer@kamloops55games.com or call 250-828-3823
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The Canada 55-Plus Games will run in Kamloops from Aug. 23 to Aug. 26, with nearly 3,000 participants expected to compete in 26 events at 28 venues across the city.

“We are encouraging all of our local restaurants and attractions to staff up and be prepared for a major influx of visitors throughout the week,” Lisa Strachan of Tourism Kamloops said in a Kamloops Sports Council press release.

“This is going to be a fun-filled week of competitions, socialization and special events.”

The Canada 55+ Games is a multi-sport event open to adults ages 55 and over, with focus on the social, physical and psychological wellbeing of the participants.

Tickets for the opening ceremony are sold out, but tickets are available for the closing ceremony, which will include a banquet and dance.

Find the event website and purchase special event tickets online at kamloops55games.com.

More than 600 volunteers have signed on to help run the event. To join the crew, email volunteer@kamloops55games.com or call 250-828-3823.