Kimberley’s mayor looks forward to letting the games begin.
The Kimberley-Cranbrook 55+ BC Games start Tuesday and Don McCormick is excited for the influx of competitors and their families coming to our area.
“There’s probably close to 3,000 athletes and their families and friends that are rolling into town,” McCormick says. “Its going to be an awesome weekend for accommodation, for the business community and just generally for folks to see what our region is all about. We’re looking forward to hosting everybody.”
McCormick says the city is happy to host some extra ice sports events while the Memorial Arena in Cranbrook is out of commission.
“Between our communities, we’ve got the kind of resources to be able to pull this off, even when we get thrown a curveball,” McCormick says. “We’re happy to know that things are going to go ahead as planned.”
McCormick will be hosting some events at the Kimberley Golf Club.
The Games Village will be open from 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm Tuesday at the Kimberley Conference Centre.
Opening ceremonies are being held Wednesday at Western Financial Place in Cranbrook.
– Kimberley Mayor Don McCormick