The B.C. Seniors Games Society is changing the name of its annual games to something more in keeping with the “spirit and vitality” of older British Columbians.
In 2015, North Vancouver will host the 55+ BC Games, Fort Langley-Aldergrove MLA Rich Coleman announced at the closing ceremony of the Langley 2014 B.C. Seniors games, which just wrapped up.
“As we have seen over the last few days, the spirit and vitality of older British Columbians is nothing short of inspiring,” Coleman said. “This new branding aptly reflects B.C.’s culture of active, engaged citizens of all ages and backgrounds.”
Nearly 3,900 participants and another 1,300 volunteers took part in this year’s games, held Sept. 9 to 13.
Founded in 1987, the BC Seniors Games has evolved into a successful, multi-sport event, drawing competitors from across B.C.
The fact that a majority of B.C. residents will be aged 55 and older within the next five years helped convince organizers it was time for a new name, said June Parsons, BC Seniors Games Society past president.
The society will continue to operate as usual, with no changes planned to the society, the zone structure or the games themselves. But there will be a new logo – a stylized torch.