2020 55+ BC Games in Richmond BC

MARCH 25TH, 2020
Click here to read the full media release at the 55 Plus BC Games website.

The BC Seniors Games Society along with the Richmond Host Society of the 2020 55+ BC Games have cancelled the 55+ BC Games that were to run September 15 to 19 at various venues throughout Richmond.

In light of the current COVID-19 protocols put in place by BC Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, cancelling the Games was determined to be the most responsible and precautionary measure.

Though disappointed to make this decision, the BC Seniors Games Society and the Richmond 2020 55+ BC Games Host Society would like to thank all volunteers for all the preparation done so far to put on a Games of this magnitude.

Greater Victoria will host the 2021 55+ BC Games (September 14-18, 2021) while the 2022 55+ BC Games will be held in Abbotsford (Aug 23-27).

Cindy Simpson, President, BC Seniors Games Society
Click here to read the full media release at the 55 Plus BC Games website.

Links to:
2020 55+ BC Games Richmond BC Website
Pickleball in the 55+ BC Games
Richmond BC 2020 55+ BC Games Bid Announcement

Pickleball Sport Chair – A volunteer is needed for this management position for the 2020 55+ BC Games that are approaching in September 15 – 19, 2020.
Expand your horizons and volunteer for the role of Pickleball Sport Chair!
Click here for details!

Hundreds of different types of volunteer positions are available and you are needed!
The online registration provides selection choices for various volunteer positions.
Be sure to choose “Sport-Pickleball” under Volunteer Information from the drop-down selection list when completing the online registration.
You can register as a volunteer on the 55+ BC Games website now. Just click on this link:

Volunteering with the games is a great way to make new friends, give back to your community, and gain valuable experience and strengthen your career network. Some of the key areas and roles they are looking to fill are listed below. Don’t know what you want to do or where you fit in? When it becomes available, register on the 2020 55+ Games Website Volunteer Portal, tell them a bit about yourself and your skill set, and they will help match you up with the right department.

It’s the entire point of the games and simply cannot happen without people like you! There are some 30+ sports and events taking place, from lawn bowling and curling to ice hockey and triathlon. Pick the sport that you love and know, like Pickleball!

Games Office Personnel
Receptions and general office duties for one to two shifts per week (shift is 4 hours) from July 1 to the end of September.

Volunteers will be part of the Medals Presentation Team – involves preparation of kits prior to the games, training, and on-site medal presentations during the games.

The Hosts act as Games ambassadors during the games – prior to the games there will be training and preparations.

Volunteers interested in the environment can work with our Green Team to help participants and spectators recycle effectively.

Volunteers are needed to assist with the set-up of signage and lanes, seat spectators, and to help coordinate the Parade of Participants into the Opening and Closing Ceremonies from the Marshalling venue.

Volunteer photographers are needed to help capture the games in action and document all medal ceremonies and events. Hobbyists are welcome to join the fun as they will be looking for some 30+ photographers over the games week!