BC Summer and Winter Games
To provide an opportunity for the development of athletes, coaches, and officials in preparation for higher levels of competition in a multi-sport event which promotes interest and participation in sport and sporting activities, individual achievement, and community development.
The BC Summer and BC Winter Games are held every second year in even calendar years. The BC Winter Games are held in late February and the BC Summer Games in late July.
The BC Games Society establishes the general rules for all sports and participants in the Games. Sport-specific rules are established by the respective Provincial Sport Organization in conjunction with BC Games Society staff, and within the criteria of the BC Games Society Core policy. To review the Core Sport policy, click here. The Core Sport policy and the tie to the Canadian Sport for Life framework means that the BC Games include the best athletes, coaches, and officials from across the province.
The BC Summer and BC Winter Games are two of the largest multi-sport Games in BC and in Canada, bringing together young developing athletes from every region of the province.
Competition may be the backbone of the Games, but at its heart are camaraderie and friendship, the spirit of teamwork, and the setting of goals for individual excellence.
A team of volunteers in the Games host community ensure that everything runs smoothly - from the Torchlighting Ceremony approximately 100 days before the Games, to medal presentations ceremonies, to the sport competitions and the Closing Ceremony.
Everyone goes home a winner with a personal legacy that only participation in the BC Games can provide.
BC Summer Games
The Sport of Swimming is now participating in the BC Summer Games. The next BC Summer Games are being held July 21 - 24, 2016 in Abbotsford, BC.
2016 BC Summer Games Information
Meet Information Package
Sport-Specific Rules - Swimming
Sport-Specific Rules - Para-Swimming
Sport-Specific Rules - SO