B.C. Seniors Games officials to tour facilities in May

The B.C. Seniors Games may still be four months away but a big date towards that destination is coming up in early May.

Officials for the Games will be touring the facilities in Trail, Castlegar and Nelson on May 7 and 8.

“It’s almost like a confidence builder as we move towards the Games,” explained Keith Smyth, the regional vice-president of the 2011 West Kootenay B.C. Seniors Games.

He explained there are two main events building up to the Games. The venue tour, which will occur in a couple of weeks and the other, is a progress report.

“We’re expecting the event coordinators from Victoria, the Seniors Games president and all the directors,” he explained.

“We rent a bus and tour for a day and a half visiting the facilities.

“The group will spend 20 minutes at each venue and visit with the sport’s chair.”

As many as 3,000 people are expected for the event set for Aug. 16 to 20.

The influx will include athletes, officials, spouses and support staff from across the province.

Trail will host archery, bocce, darts, bowling, curling, pickleball, swimming, track and field and share the hockey event with Nelson and the golf event with Castlegar.