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Surrey will be host city for the 55+ BC Games in 2027.

November 8, 2022
Media Release

Surrey, BC – Surrey will be host city for the 55+ BC Games in 2027. The BC Seniors Games Society announced the successful host cities for 2024 (Salmon Arm), 2025 (Nanaimo), 2026 (Kamloops), and 2027 (Surrey).

“It is an honour to be chosen as the host city for the 2027 55+ BC Games. Together with our partners, businesses, and community, this sporting event will provide an unforgettable experience for fans, athletes, and member organizations,” said Mayor Brenda Locke. “The opportunity to host the 55+ BC Games will also help showcase amateur sports in British Columbia and give the participants a chance to experience the diverse sporting venues, parks, shopping and dining in our incredible city.”

The 55+ BC Games is an annual, multi-sport event celebrating active and healthy seniors and hosted by a different community in British Columbia each year. The City of Surrey last hosted the 55+ BC Games in 2001. With five days of competition and cultural events, the 55+ BC Games attracts thousands of athletes from across the province to compete in up to 34 sports including soccer, pickleball, tennis, hockey, swimming, lawn and carpet bowling, archery, softball, cycling, and track and field.

“The four cities of Salmon Arm, Nanaimo, Kamloops and Surrey will provide opportunities for their communities to continue to develop their expertise in managing a large community event and to develop volunteers who can provide skills in other events,” said John Buis, President of the BC Seniors Games Society. “Our board and members look forward to working with each of these communities in the next few years.”

Further details about the 2027 55+ BC Games in Surrey, including dates and event information will be released as planning for the event progresses.

The City of Surrey would like to thank our community partners who have assisted in the development of our application for the 55+ BC Games, including our Sport Surrey partners: Discover Surrey and the Surrey Hotel and Motel Association.

Surrey’s welcoming, world-class, accessible, and award-winning facilities, makes it the premier place for hosting sporting events. The Sport Tourism Strategy has been developed to advance the City of Surrey as a leader in the Sport Tourism industry, maximizing both economic benefits and sport development opportunities. For information about sport tourism in Surrey, visit surrey.ca/sportsurrey.

Contact Info

Media Enquiries:

Jennifer Sundram
Communications Specialist
City of Surrey
jennifer.sundram@surrey.ca
604-362-0547