BC Games

Quesnel hosted the BC Winter Games in 2000, and is hoping to host in 2024. (File photo)

Quesnel’s BC Winter Games hosting effort going into overtime

The BC Games Society has granted an extension so the city can complete the bid

 

The City of Quesnel has been working on a bid for the 2024 BC Winter Games since January of 2020. (File photo)

Quesnel’s 2024 BC Winter Games bid falls through

The city failed to receive a required letter of support to submit the bid

 

Quesnel's 2024 BC Winter Games bid gained support from the School Board and CRD joint committee this week. (Submitted photo)

Quesnel’s BC Winter Games bid clears hurdles

Both the school district and regional joint committee agreeed to support the 2024/2026 bid

 

Quesnel is vying to host the 2024 BC Winter Games. (Submitted)

Quesnel moving forward with 2024 BC Winter Games bid

The city’s manager of economic development and tourism, Amy Reid, said the deadline is in Feb.

Quesnel is vying to host the 2024 BC Winter Games. (Submitted)
Pickleball action during the 2019 55+ B.C. Games in Kelowna. While the 2020 Games in Richmond were cancelled due to COVID-19, the Greater Victoria organizing committee has begun planning for hosting the 2021 competition next September. (Rosemary Kean/55+ BC Games Society)

Greater Victoria’s 55+ BC Games committee planning for safe 2021 competition

Richmond cancelled 2020 Games due to COVID, but local organizers optimistic about next year

Pickleball action during the 2019 55+ B.C. Games in Kelowna. While the 2020 Games in Richmond were cancelled due to COVID-19, the Greater Victoria organizing committee has begun planning for hosting the 2021 competition next September. (Rosemary Kean/55+ BC Games Society)
From left school board trustee Colette Trudeau, Maple Ridge Mission MLA Bob D’Eith, Maple Ridge 2020 BC Summer Games vice president Tom Bowen, president and CEO of the BC Summer Games Society Alison Noble, Maple Ridge Mayor Mike Morden, Maple Ridge 2020 BC Summer Games president Mike Keenan and Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows MLA Lisa Beare with the BC Summer Games flag that will be hanging outside city hall for the games that begin July 23, 2020. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)

2020 B.C. Summer Games in Maple Ridge cancelled due to COVID-19

Maple Ridge to host 2024 games, instead

From left school board trustee Colette Trudeau, Maple Ridge Mission MLA Bob D’Eith, Maple Ridge 2020 BC Summer Games vice president Tom Bowen, president and CEO of the BC Summer Games Society Alison Noble, Maple Ridge Mayor Mike Morden, Maple Ridge 2020 BC Summer Games president Mike Keenan and Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows MLA Lisa Beare with the BC Summer Games flag that will be hanging outside city hall for the games that begin July 23, 2020. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)
The B.C. Winter Games are a four-day biennial celebration of sport and community. (File photo)

Quesnel invited to bid on 2024 B.C. Winter Games

The City will discuss partnerships with regional district, school district, Lhtako Dené First Nation

The B.C. Winter Games are a four-day biennial celebration of sport and community. (File photo)
From left, Quesnel River Archers athletes McKayla Bolitho, Alison Dewling and Jaeana Dumais at the 2020 B.C. Winter Games Feb. 19-23 in Fort St. John. (Supplied Photo - Quesnel River Archers)

Quesnel athletes shine at B.C. Winter Games

Local athletes medaled in archery, figure skating and biathlon at the event

From left, Quesnel River Archers athletes McKayla Bolitho, Alison Dewling and Jaeana Dumais at the 2020 B.C. Winter Games Feb. 19-23 in Fort St. John. (Supplied Photo - Quesnel River Archers)
Athletes compete at the 2020 BC Winter Games in Fort St. John on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. (BC Games)

VIDEO: 2020 BC Winter Games wrap up in Fort St. John as torch passes to Maple Ridge

More than 1,000 athletes competed in the 2020 BC Winter Games

Athletes compete at the 2020 BC Winter Games in Fort St. John on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. (BC Games)
Day one and two of the 2020 BC Winter Games in Fort St. John hosted on Feb. 20 to 23, 2020. (BC Games Society photos)

HIGHLIGHTS: Day one and two at the 2020 BC Winter Games

Athletes had sunny – but cold – weather to work with in Fort St. John

Day one and two of the 2020 BC Winter Games in Fort St. John hosted on Feb. 20 to 23, 2020. (BC Games Society photos)
Opening ceremonies for the 2020 BC Winter Games in Fort St. John on Feb. 21, 2020. (BC Games Society/Flickr)

PHOTOS: 2020 BC Winter Games kick off in Fort St. John

More than 1,000 of B.C.’s best athletes will be competing over the next three days

Opening ceremonies for the 2020 BC Winter Games in Fort St. John on Feb. 21, 2020. (BC Games Society/Flickr)
Quesnel figure Skater Mitchell Dunn is one of 16 athletes representing Quesnel at the 2020 B.C. Winter Games Feb. 19-23 in Fort St. John. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel athletes headed to B.C. Winter Games

Sixteen local athletes will compete in six different sports during the Games in Fort St. John

Quesnel figure Skater Mitchell Dunn is one of 16 athletes representing Quesnel at the 2020 B.C. Winter Games Feb. 19-23 in Fort St. John. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Quesnel figure skater Mitchell Dunn works on his skills while one of his coaches keeps an eye on his form during a practice Feb. 3 at the West Fraser Centre. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel figure skater headed to B.C. Winter Games

Mitchell Dunn will compete at the 2020 B.C. Winter Games Feb. 20-24 in Fort St. John

Quesnel figure skater Mitchell Dunn works on his skills while one of his coaches keeps an eye on his form during a practice Feb. 3 at the West Fraser Centre. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Fort St. John 2020 Winter Games torch lighting and ceremony in December 2019. (BC Games Society photo)

More than 1,000 youth athletes gear up for BC Winter Games in Fort St. John

Athletes will compete in over 15 different winter sports

Fort St. John 2020 Winter Games torch lighting and ceremony in December 2019. (BC Games Society photo)
Back Row (L to R): Kourtney Miller, Lee J Leslie (coach), Doug Sturgeon (coach). Middle Row: Grace Currie, Destiny Bautista, Amelia Musselman, Hannah Case, Rylee Paterson, Kianna Mero, Kaitlyn Doucette, Jenn Collins (coach) Front Row: Tess Sturgeon, Emily Motley, Brooklyn Hill, Jordan Maloney, Riley Telford and Avery Leslie. Contributed photo

Zone 8 girls softball team finishes fourth at BC Games

Eight Quesnel girls on U16 team held their own in tough tourney

Back Row (L to R): Kourtney Miller, Lee J Leslie (coach), Doug Sturgeon (coach). Middle Row: Grace Currie, Destiny Bautista, Amelia Musselman, Hannah Case, Rylee Paterson, Kianna Mero, Kaitlyn Doucette, Jenn Collins (coach) Front Row: Tess Sturgeon, Emily Motley, Brooklyn Hill, Jordan Maloney, Riley Telford and Avery Leslie. Contributed photo
The Cariboo - North East girls soccer team at the BC Summer Games in Cowichan, B.C. Contributed photo

Quesnel girls come fifth in BC Games soccer

The boys team finished the games in eighth place

The Cariboo - North East girls soccer team at the BC Summer Games in Cowichan, B.C. Contributed photo
BC Games: Day 3 wrap and closing ceremonies

BC Games: Day 3 wrap and closing ceremonies

The torch in the Cowichan Valley has been extinguished as Fort St. John gets ready to host the 2020 BC Winter Games

BC Games: Day 3 wrap and closing ceremonies
International-level competitor and Team BC alumnus Brent Hoel heads out of the water and toward the bike racks during Saturday morning’s relay featuring current BC Games triathletes, coaches, and alumni at Brentwood College School. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

BC Games triathletes take on their coaches in fun race

Alumni, coaches and competitors from all eight zones across the province teamed up and raced

International-level competitor and Team BC alumnus Brent Hoel heads out of the water and toward the bike racks during Saturday morning’s relay featuring current BC Games triathletes, coaches, and alumni at Brentwood College School. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Thornhill’s Amber Underwood handles first base duties for the North West (Zone 7) girls softball team during a game against Kootenays at the Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

ZONE 7: Players’ insistence delivers North West softball team to BC Games

North West hasn’t had a girls softball team since 2010 but that changed at the Cowichan Summer Games

Thornhill’s Amber Underwood handles first base duties for the North West (Zone 7) girls softball team during a game against Kootenays at the Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Tsawwassen’s Nate Rosser is playing at the BC Summer Games in memory of his best friend, Kyle Losse. (Kevin Rothbauer/Black Press)

ZONE 5: Nate Rosser dedicates BC Games to late friend who died of a stroke

Tsawwassen teen keeps memories of Kyle Losse, 14, alive at the Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games

Tsawwassen’s Nate Rosser is playing at the BC Summer Games in memory of his best friend, Kyle Losse. (Kevin Rothbauer/Black Press)