Campbell River Mirror

River recruited for games

Campbell River has been invited to host the BC Senior Games.

June Parsons, president of the BC Seniors Games Society, wrote a letter to Mayor Walter Jakeway last month to extend the invitation.

“It is my pleasure to invite your community to host the 28th and 29th annual consecutive annual BC Seniors Games to be held in August or September in 2015 and 2016,” wrote Parsons.

“Your community may bid on one or both of these Seniors Games, however, only one will be awarded.”

Campbell River recently hosted the Seniors Games in partnership with the City of Courtenay in 2010.

More than 3,000 seniors took part in 28 different events during the games which took place Sept. 15-18.

Parsons noted the Games has become an economic tourism sporting event for many host communities.

The city has until noon on June 28 to submit a bid package to host the Seniors Games.

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