Penticton 2016 BC Winter Games

BC Games leadership award accepting nominations

Award to be presented at the Penticton 2016 BC Winter Games will recognize those committed to raising the game in sport for women and girls.

An award to be presented at the Penticton 2016 BC Winter Games will recognize those committed to raising the game in sport for women and girls.

A partnership between the BC Games Society and Promotion Plus will see one leadership award presented in conjunction with the Penticton 2016 BC Winter Games.

The award will identify, recognize and celebrate those who have supported girls and/or women to participate more fully in physical activity or sport.

Nominations are being accepted for the Penticton 2016 BC Winter Games Promotion Plus Leadership Award, open to individuals, organizations or groups in Penticton and the South Okanagan area that have challenged the traditional limits for women and girls in physical activity and sport in the past two years.

“There are so many people involved in sport who are committed to making sure opportunities are open to everyone. We hope to see many nominations to honour local efforts to be inclusive in sport,” said Penticton 2016 BC Winter Games President Bill Bidlake.

Nominations may include, but are not limited to, athletes, teams, coaches, officials, administrators, volunteers, programs and special events that increased or enhanced opportunities for girls and women.

Nominations should concentrate on the candidate’s achievements between 2014-2016. Nominators should include the candidate’s name and contact information, an overview of the candidate’s accomplishments, listing of awards, commendations or citations and a digital photograph of the nominee.

Submissions should be sent to by Feb. 5. Or, can be dropped off at the Penticton 2016 BC Winter Games office located at 90-246 Martin St., Penticton.

Promotion Plus is the British Columbia organization for girls and women in physical activity and sport. Promotion Plus works within the sport sector so that all girls and women can participate in and have access to a complete range of opportunities, choices and resources for positive experiences in physical activity either competitive or recreational as participants and leaders.

The BC Winter Games showcase B.C.’s best young developing athletes. The BC Winter Games provide a unique opportunity for athletes to experience provincial competition in a multi-sport Games setting, taking the first step towards the national and international stage.

Competition will take place over four days (Feb. 25-28) in 17 sports. Those wanting to volunteer during the Games can call the BC Winter Games office at 250-492-2026 or visit

This will be the fourth time Penticton has hosted the BC Games. The city was the host of the inaugural BC Summer Games in 1978, the 1990 BC Winter Games and the 1995 BC Summer Games.

Penticton has first-class sport facilities and a wealth of volunteer experience – including hosting the inaugural BC Summer Games in 1978. The Penticton 2016 BC Winter Games will prove to be a memorable event for B.C.’s best developing athletes, coaches and officials.

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