Langley to Host 2014 B.C. Seniors Games

Langley to Host 2014 B.C. Seniors Games

BC LIBERAL GOVERNMENT CAUCUS NEWS RELEASE

November 29, 2011

LANGLEY TO HOST 2014 B.C. SENIORS GAMES 

The City and Township of Langley have successfully won a bid to host the B.C Senior s Games. In 2014, from September 9 to 13, Langley will welcome more than 3000 seniors from across the province who will compete in 26 sporting events.      

Why This Matters:

The five day event brings an estimated $2 million in economic activity to the host city. The B.C. Seniors Games is a multi-sport event held by a different community each year, featuring athletes aged 55 and over. The Games help promote an active lifestyle and foster community pride.

Quotes:

"I’m very happy our bid for the 2014 B.C. Seniors Games was successful. This great event will bring our community together through sport, and help promote the importance of active, healthy lifestyles, regardless of age."

-Fort Langley-Aldergrove MLA Rich Coleman

“September 2014 will be an exciting time for Langley. We’ll get the chance to welcome thousands of visitors to our beautiful community, and see senior athletes prove you’re never too old to get involved in sport.”  

-Langley MLA Mary Polak

“I would like to thank the BC Seniors Games Society for this exciting decision and the Province for their continued support of our community! The City of Langley is committed to working diligently alongside the Township to develop the best Seniors Games ever and we look forward to seeing the benefits this fantastic opportunity will provide to seniors and to the Langleys!”

-Langley City Mayor Peter Fassbender

“Being able to host an event such as 2014 BC Seniors Games is a great honour, one that will bring many benefits to our community. We live in a community full of exceptional volunteers, and we look forward to working together to showcase Langley’s incredible community spirit.”

-Township of Langley Mayor Elect Jack Froese

“Congratulations to the City of Langley and the Township of Langley for their successful bid to host the B.C. Seniors Games. I know the thousands of senior athletes that will visit in 2014 will be enchanted by your passion for your community.”

-B.C. Seniors Games President June Parsons

Additional Information:

The operational budget for the B.C. Seniors Games is approximately $300,000:

  1. $85,000 is provided by the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.
  2. $105,000 comes from participant registration fees.
  3. $60,000 is provided by local government, while the rest is made up of contributions from local sponsors.-30-
Media contact: Marc Wang, BC Liberal Government Caucus Communications, 250-387-9297