Articles ~  BC Sports News
Posted October 21, 2004
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The BC Games Society is a not-for-profit, volunteer based society whose role it is 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.

Accountable to the President and CEO, the successful candidate will work closely with colleagues and key volunteer groups to provide event management services, leadership and support in key areas of the BC Summer Games and the BC Seniors Games.  Duties will include monitoring / maintaining levels of service to partner organizations to ensure the highest level of Games are staged, reviewing / updating written materials and volunteer management. 

Salary commensurate with experience and a competitive benefits package are available to the successful candidate.  If you are a highly motivated individual with outstanding inter-personal, communications, and time management skills and have an appropriate combination of education / experience in multi-sport games and volunteer management and are able to travel year round within BC (30% of the time), please submit your resume and three references prior to 4:00 pm, Friday, November 5, 2004 to: 

 BC Games Society
#200 – 990 Fort St.
Victoria BC  V8V 3K2

Please note we will not accept faxed or emailed applications.

Posted March 11, 2004

News Release  - for Immediate Release – March 11th, 2004  
Re: Impact of Penalties Related to the Todd Bertuzzi –Steve Moore Incident

Vancouver, BC -   “The swift action and scope of penalties handed down by the NHL in regards to the Todd Bertuzzi incident sends the right message – a suspension in line with the severity of the player’s action and consistency with past rulings”, comments Sandra Stevenson, President &CEO, Sport BC.

In response to the $250,000 fine the NHL handed down to the Canucks organisation -  “The fine levied at the Vancouver Canucks also sends the right message. Sport organizations at all levels have the responsibility for making sure the game is safe for the athletes…. and for the officials as well.  The introduction of fines to the club will put pressure on the coaches and managers to monitor and control the potential for this type of retaliation happening in the future.”

Stevenson has been inundated with calls and interviews about how this could affect amateur sports and young children. 

Stevenson has consistently said, “Coaches, parents and hockey fans also need to shoulder some of the responsibility for ensuring violence in hockey is contained. It is the fans encouraging the players to fight, often with the view it is part of the entertainment value of the game.” 

Stevenson’s final comments on the controversy – “It is time to learn from the incident and move on.” 

For further comment please call:
Pete Quevillon, Director, Sport & Community Development (604-737-3147)
Gordon Plottel, Chair, Sport BC (604- 643-1245)

Brock Turner                               Tel: (604) 737.3006
Manager, Sport Promotions          Cel: (604) 828.5075                  

#209-1367 West Broadway
Vancouver, B.C. V6H 4A9

Posted February 10,2004
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Northern BC Winter Games
Kitimat 2004
February 5, 6, 7 & 8, 2004


Posted January  19, 2004
Sandra Stevenson, President & CEO Sport BC

Ms. Sandra Stevenson, President & CEO Sport BC
Congratulations on being named as a Canadian Woman of Influence in Sport and Physical Activity by the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity.
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Posted November 10, 2004
From: Brock Turner   Sport BC
Sent: Thursday, November 06, 2003 2:48 PM
Subject: Facility Expansion Press Release


The City of Kamloops $37.6 million referendum to expand sports facilities to improve tournament-hosting capabilities was approved by voters on November 1, 2003. 

The project, prompted by City Council’s vision and plan to expand on the Tournament Capital of Canada program initiated in 2001, also promises to enhance this community’s “quality of life”.

 Hillside Stadium conceptual designs include an indoor track, 3 gymnasium floors with seating, gymnastics facility, sports medicine service and retail space indoors.  Outside this building will be 3 soccer fields, including one artificial field with lights and grandstands. 

 Planned for McArthur Island is a second ice rink/dressing rooms at the Sports Centre (capable of hosting large tradeshows), a renovated lobby, and a second floor open viewing area with food service.  The existing soccer and baseball fields will be improved to national level standards. 

As part of the study, 15 sport groups were surveyed, ranging from speed skating to soccer and basketball to ball hockey.  They indicated the potential of hosting an additional 46 new tournaments each year, on top of the 95 to 100 the city already hosts annually.

These new tournaments would bring with them 21,000 new out-of-town visitors who together would spend $6.1 million on meals, hotels, accommodation and other purchases, and generate another $1.8 million in indirect economic activity. This all in addition to the $8 million the City's Tournament Capital program already pumps into the local economy each year.

For more, information visit or contact
Byron McCorkell,
Director of Parks and Recreation
Tel 250 828 3489