55+ BC Games cancelled

The 55+ BC Games in Richmond in September are cancelled due to COVID-19.

Greater Victoria will host the 2021 55+ BC Games from Sept. 14 to 18.

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This year's 55+ BC Games were to host more than 3,500 participants competing in 28 sports from Sept. 15 to 19.

These games are an important part of the B.C. sport system and are the largest annual multi-sport gathering event in the province.

“This was not an easy decision to make," Cindy Simpson president of the BC Senior Games Society said. "There are hundreds of participants, supporters, officials and volunteers needed to host these Games. We need to protect our community and our partners. It was the most prudent decision to make at this time.”

In keeping with current recommendations from the B.C. provincial health officer, the Canada 55+ Games that were to be held in Kamloops from Aug. 25 to 28 will be postponed until 2021.

According to the statement posted on their website, all athletes eligible to compete at this year's national competition are invited to compete in 2021.

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