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2018 Games to leave an estimated $2 million in the Kimberley-Cranbrook business community

With thousands of participants, the 55+ BC Games will have a significant economic impact on the region

BC Games Cranbrook Kimberley
Over 1,000 volunteers will help make the Games a success.

The excitement is starting to grow as Kimberley and Cranbrook prepare to host the 2018 55+ BC Games. The event, which is set for September 11 to 15, will attract upwards of 2,500 participants from around the province who will come to compete in 23 different sports.

In addition to receiving exposure on a provincial level, Kimberley and Cranbrook will benefit from an economic impact that is estimated at $2 million. According to the BC Senior Games Society, the last economic study was completed after the 2014 Games in Langley where 3,800 55+ residents of BC participated in 25 sports, leaving more than $3.1 million in the business community of Langley.

The 55+ BC Games are held annually and hosted by a different community each year. Cranbrook previously hosted the games in 1993 where more than 1,700 athletes participated in 20 events. With the collaborative efforts of Kimberley and Cranbrook, organizers of the 2018 Games are confident the event will be a success.

“We know we have a great group of volunteers in our area and look forward to sharing the excitement, the work and the fun, said Sandy Zeznik, co-president of the board of directors for the 2018 Kimberley Cranbrook 55+ BC Games.

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