Fort St. John needs 1,800 volunteers for 2020 BC Winter Games

Fort St. John and the Peace region will need 1,800 volunteers at the ready when the BC Winter Games come to town in 2020.

The city and region plays host to the Games from Feb. 20 to 23, and will need one volunteer for every athlete, coach, and official who will be attending.

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“The driving force for any Games are the volunteers,” said Darren Snider, president of the local organizing committee, told councillors in Taylor on Monday.

“The volunteers are what makes it happen. It is our hope that every volunteer involved with the BC Games learns new skills, gains valuable knowledge, and has a memorable experience.”

The Games need volunteers of all skill levels — up to 600 are needed for food preparation alone, with more needed to help organize events, work security, or be a driver.

“There’s something for everybody,” Snider said.

Volunteer registration will open Saturday, Sept. 7, during the Community One Stop event at Totem Mall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Also on Monday, Taylor council gave its support to the Games by granting exclusive use of the arena for its figure skating events, and forgiving all associated rental fees.

The figure skating events will see around 75 athletes and 40 coaches and officials over three days of competition.

The Games will be held February 20 to 23, 2020, with more than a dozen different sports competitions at venues in Fort St. John and Dawson Creek. The Games are the first step for emerging athletes working their way to national and international success.

The Games, last hosted here in 1984, are expected to generate $1.6 million in economic activity. 

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