News from Kamloops

June 13, 2013

Canada Games Flag Raising Ceremony

Kamloops, B.C. - A flag-raising ceremony will be held on Wednesday, June 19 at 1:00 pm at the Tournament Capital Centre in honour of the Canada Games being held in Sherbrooke, Quebec from August 2nd to 13th, 2013. The Mayor will be conducting the ceremony as part of a nation-wide celebration of the Canada Games.

New Westminster was the first city in BC to host the Games, Kamloops was second, and Prince George will be the third in 2015. In 1989, the 1993 Canada Summer Games were awarded to the City of Kamloops. The Games were organized by the Kamloops 1993 Canada Summer Games Host Society of which Vic Poleschuk was President. The 1993 Games had over 4,000 athletes competing in 18 sports and the support of 4,000 volunteers. Some of the significant legacies of the 1993 Games include:

The flag is travelling across the country, visiting all previous host communities as part of a nation-wide flag celebration, before heading back to Quebec for the 2013 Summer Games. This celebration seeks to join all of the past host communities by re-living and celebrating fond Canada Games memories and fostering community spirit.

Kamloops is sharing in the celebration of the legacy and heritage of the Canada Games by flying the flag at TCC.

Multi-sport hosting is one of the Tournament Capitalís specialties, with experienced volunteers and organizers, as well as first-class facilities. The next multi-sport games to be held in Kamloops will be the BC Seniors Games this August.

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Media Contact:
Sean Smith, Tournament Capital Coordinator
City of Kamloops/Kamloops Fire Rescue
250-828-3552
ssmith@kamloops.ca