Sports announced for 2018 B.C. Games

New for 2018 is the addition of a category for athletes with a disability to compete in canoe kayak.

  • Wed Nov 2nd, 2016 3:00pm
  • Sports

B.C. Games Society announced the 18 sports that will be part of the Cowichan 2018 B.C. Summer Games.

Up to 2808 athletes, 543 coaches, and 373 officials will gather on Vancouver Island for four days of celebration and competition in July 2018.

“The B.C. Games experience provides inspiration for B.C. athletes to take forward in their future sport, education, or leadership activities,” said Kelly Mann, president and CEO of the B.C. Games Society.

All of the sports at the 2016 BC Summer Games will return for 2018 and include athletics, baseball, basketball, canoe kayak, equestrian, golf, lacrosse, rowing, rugby, soccer, softball, swimming, synchronized swimming, towed water sports, triathlon, volleyball and wrestling.

New for 2018 is the addition of a category for athletes with a disability to compete in canoe kayak.

At the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games, 35 B.C. Games alumni were part of the Canadian team including medalists Hillary Caldwell (swimming), Georgia Simmerling (cycling) and Michelle Stilwell (para athletics).

Information on the criteria for sport selection and the complete sport package for the 2018 BC Summer Games is available online at bcgames.org.