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BC Games Society

What: Penticton 2016 BC Winter Games
When: February 25-28, 2016
•    Opening Ceremony, Thursday, February 25, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm (pre-show at 6:30pm), South Okanagan Events Centre*
•    Sport Competition – Friday, Saturday, and Sunday morning
•    Closing Ceremony, Sunday, February 28, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm, South Okanagan Events Centre

* Please advise if you are planning to cover the Opening Ceremony as there will be special instruction for entrance.
**The Closing Ceremony and competitions are free and open to the public and accredited media

Quick Facts:
•    Over 1700 Participants (approximately 1225 athletes, 333 coaches and 180 officials)
•    17 sports including 3 sports for athletes with disabilities
•    Age range for able bodied athletes 9-17 years
•    Up to 1800 community volunteers
•    Sport venues located in Penticton, Apex, Summerland and West Kelowna

Media Accreditation:
We are now accepting requests for media accreditation for members of the press – print, photo, radio, TV and online agencies.  

To obtain accreditation, send the full name or the reporter and photographers you would like accredited and the outlet you are representing along with contact information to by noon February 19.

News Service:
Volunteer news and photography team will be covering the Games and sending stories, quotes, and photos to media across BC.  
Participant Lists – registered athletes, coaches, and officials (subject to change until 5:00pm  Feb. 25)
Games Results – final standings available starting February 26.

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Media Contacts:

Provincial Contact:
Lia Threlfall
Communications Manager
BC Games Society
250-387-4688 (office)
250-812-3887 (mobile) 

Regional Contacts:
Kristi Patton
Director of Promotions
Penticton 2016 BC Winter Games

Simone Blais
Public Relations Chair
Penticton 2016 BC Winter Games