Fort St. John city councillors appointed the board of directors for the 2020 B.C. Winter Games on Monday, with Darren Snider being named president of the board.
The games will be held in Fort St. John from February 20 to 23, 2020.
"With only 18 months to plan and execute the games, we have assembled a passionate and committed group of volunteers who will once again demonstrate to our visitors that the city and region specialize in (the) exceptional,” said Snider.
Mayor Lori Ackerman spoke about the games and the board that was selected.
“Our community is set to build on the legacy of many other higher level sporting events and continue to demonstrate our ability to host competitions at this level. We have appointed a diverse group that will lead our volunteers to ensure a successful games, while leaving a lasting legacy for our community,” said Ackerman.
The board is organized into 14 planning areas, as the amount of preparation needed to hold the games is substantial. Up to 2,000 volunteers could be involved, and up to 1,436 athletes, 361 coaches, and 246 officials coudl make their way to Fort St. John for the games.
Fort St. John last hosted the Games in 1984.
"The BC Games are truly British Columbia’s games and it’s a priority to see every corner of the province involved,” said Alison Noble, incoming president and CEO of the BC Games Society.
“I am excited to have the Games return to the northeast after a 30 year absence and I know that the outstanding facilities and tremendous commitment by the community will result in a successful Games.”
Below is a list of the board of directors and the committees each member will oversee. Two spots remain vacant.
President - Darren Snider
Vice President - Dee-Ann Stickel
Accommodations Director - TBD
Administration Director - Tony Zabinsky
Ceremonies & Special Events Director - Margaret May
Communications Systems Director - TBD
Food Services Director - Lynette Cordonier
Friends of the Games Director - Kendra Delitche
Logistics Director - Judy Neumeier
Marketing Director - Jennifer Moore
Medical Services Director - Neil Evans
Participant & Volunteer Services Director - Stephanie Giesbrecht
Protocol Director - Heather McCracken
Venue Access Director - Curtis Redpath
Sport Director - Angela Telford
Transportation Director - Cindy Dettling
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