September 28, 2015

VICTORIA (September 26, 2015) – The Province of B.C. is pleased to announce the three communities that have been chosen to host the 55+ BC Games through 2019. These cities were successful in their bids following a process conducted by the BC Seniors Games Society that determined the winners from a total of six submissions.

It has been decided that the City of Vernon will host the 2017 Games, supported by Greater Vernon, the City of Armstrong and the Township of Spallumcheen, while the Cities of Cranbrook and Kimberley will host in 2018 and the City of Kelowna will round out the decade in 2019. The City of Coquitlam has already been awarded the 55+ BC Games for 2016.

Formerly called the BC Seniors Games, Vernon will host the 30th Games and were also the hosts during the inaugural gathering in 1988.

The BC Seniors Games Society anticipates each of these communities will benefit from a local economic impact of more than $2,000,000 from the thousands of participants expected to take part.

The most recent 55+ BC Games wrapped up in North Vancouver last month.

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