UBC students Avalon Friesen (left) and Nikita Gush paint the front window at the B.C. Winter Games office in downtown Vernon.

B.C. Games hosts wanted

Greater Vernon will host the B.C. Winter Games in February, 2012.

Greater Vernon will host the B.C. Winter Games in February, 2012.

And the local organizing committee is looking for hosts for the games.

The committee is asking the business community to encourage its employees to participate and volunteer as hosts during the Games, which run Feb. 23-26, 2012.

Hosts are the front-line ambassadors of the Games. Local organizers are looking for people who are friendly, helpful and willing to go out of their way to ensure all visitors have an outstanding experience.

Hosts are asked to commit to approximately six hours per day (longer if they choose) and can volunteer as a: sport host, hospitality host, or guest host.

All hosts will receive special clothing that they will be proud to wear both during and after the Games.

The Games will welcome more than 1,500 athletes, 300 coaches and 200 officials to the community, and will help them celebrate their achievements while showcasing the venues, volunteerism and community spirit that Greater Vernon is known for.

The Greater Vernon 2012 B.C. Winter Games will follow in the footsteps of other great sporting events including the 2005 World Cup of Cross Country Skiing, Ford World Women’s Curling Championships, Sparkling Hill 2011 Masters World Cup and the Canadian Direct Insurance B.C. Men’s Curling Championships.

The success of these past events is a direct result of the exceptional support received through our community’s volunteer efforts.

The local committee is counting on this support again to ensure the Greater Vernon 2012 Winter Games are successful, and memorable, for everyone involved.

Registration and more information can be found online at the local website, which is 2012bcwintergames.ca.

To register, click on volunteer registration, fill in your information, then under First Choice choose “Protocol-Hosts.”

Have questions? E-mail Maureen McEwan at mmcewan@telus.net.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Dance stages Indigenous identity quest in Vernon

Tlakentli merges dance and theatre with two artists from Mexico, of Nahua and Mixteco descent

Pumphouse project puts Vernon taps back on Kal

The capital project at the Kal Lake Pump House to make it flood-resistant is near completion

Accident causing traffic delays in Vernon

The accident happened near the intersection of Alexis Park Drive and 42nd Street

Carlton Cards to close its doors in Vernon

All 254 retail stores across North America will close in the next four to six weeks

Okanagan among Canada’s most at-risk habitats: WWF report

Report found the Okanagan is inadequately protected despite being a hotspot for at-risk species

UBCO students raise funds for those affected by Philippine volcano eruption

All proceeds will be donated to the Philippine Red Cross

B.C.-based Coulson Aviation C-130 crashes in Australia

Three people are confirmed dead in the crash in New South Wales

New nasal spray launched in Canada to combat hypoglycemic shock in diabetics

Baqsimi is a nasal spray contains three milligrams of glucagon

B.C. RCMP spent roughly $750K on massive manhunt for Port Alberni men

Manitoba RCMP helped with 17-day search through the province’s northern terrain

Future space homes could be made of mushrooms

NASA explores use of fungi to build structures in space

Empty speedboat sinks off Kelowna shore on Okanagan Lake

This is the third report of a boat found in the lake in the past two weeks

Man killed by police in Lytton called 911, asking to be shot: RCMP

Howard Schantz, also known as Barry Schantz was killed following a standoff at his Lytton home

Most Read