The 2022 Canada 55-Plus Games are scheduled to take place in Kamloops from Aug. 23 to Aug. 26.
After being postponed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the city is expecting to host more than 2,500 athletes this summer, with action in 26 sports.
“Our committee has been working on this event since early 2018.” said Henry Pejril, president and co-chair of the host committee.
“I am so proud of the efforts of our original board and [Kamloops] Sports Council staff who brought the Games literally to the brink of hosting before the pandemic stopped us in our tracks in 2020.”
A Games press release notes an expected economic impact in the city of more than $3 million, with some of the revenue generated through more than one thousand hotel room nights.
New to the Games this year is a local component that allows for a team of up to 270 Kamloops-and-area participants.
For more information on the Games and to volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250-828-3823.