Chefs de Mission announced for the 2019 Canada Winter Games
Team BC – The BC Games Society is pleased to announce that Jennifer Scott has been appointed as the Chef de Mission and Danielle Williams as the Assistant Chef de Mission for Team BC as preparations begin towards the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alberta.
Jennifer Scott has been a three-time member of Team BC Sport Mission Staff and in her position as Senior Manager of Sport Burnaby, she has been involved in sport events of various sizes including the 2016 World Taekwondo Junior Championships and securing the 2016-2019 National Rowing Championships. Under Jennifer’s leadership, Burnaby was nominated as 2016 Sport Hosting Community of the Year.
Prior to her current role, Jennifer has worked for university athletic departments, the Vancouver Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, Own the Podium and the Richmond Olympic Oval.
As Chef de Mission, Jennifer is the team leader, official spokesperson, and cheerleader for Team BC, and in consultation with the Canada Games Council and the Host Society, coordinates the overall direction of the contingent’s participation in the Canada Games.
Joining the team as the Assistant Chef de Mission is Danielle Williams who also has extensive multi-sport Games experience including major roles in past BC Games, mission staff in four Canada Games and the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games. Danielle is the Director of Operations for Skate Canada BC/YK, managing all high performance athletes in the province.
The Chefs de Mission will select a Mission Staff team to support Team BC athletes and coaches in February/March of this year.
The BC Games Society is the organization responsible for the Team BC program along with partners, the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific, SportMed BC and viaSport. Team BC will send a delegation of 340 athletes, coaches, managers and mission staff to the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alberta February 15 to March 3.
Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture
“I would like to thank the Chefs de Mission for the important role they have in supporting Team BC leading up to and during the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alberta. With the leadership and guidance of Jennifer and Danielle, I know that Team BC is poised for success.”
Jennifer Scott, Chef de Mission, Team BC
“My involvement with the Team BC program has afforded me the incredible opportunity to develop my leadership skills, deepen my understanding of the provincial and national sport system and refine my ability to make efficient and prudent decisions in high stress environments. I am confident we will put a strong mission team together to help Team BC have the very best of success.”
Kelly Mann, BC Games Society President and CEO
“Developing young leaders is one aspect of Team BC’s role and having two experienced women lead the delegation into Red Deer will showcase their abilities and passion. Team BC’s success at Canada Games on the national stage is a testament to the impact sport investment is having on our provincial organizations. Coupled with the personal growth of our team leaders is something we all can be proud of.”
About Team BC
Team BC brings together the best athletes, coaches, managers, and mission staff to represent British Columbia at the Canada Winter Games, Canada Summer Games, and Western Canada Summer Games. Team BC will send a delegation of 320 athletes, coaches, managers, and mission staff to represent British Columbia at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, February 15 to March 3. Visit www.teambc.org for the latest news and updates.
About the Canada Games
The Canada Games are a national multi-sport competition with participation from every province and territory in Canada. The Games are held every two years, alternating between winter and summer. The 2019 Canada Winter Games will be held February 15 to March 3 in Red Deer, bringing together approximately 3600 athletes, coaches, and managers from every province and territory to compete in 19 sports. Visit www.canadagames.ca to learn more.