Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games board announced

The group of community leaders who will help develop the vision for the upcoming 2018 BC Summer Games have been announced by the CRVD.

The BC Summer Games are being held next year in Cowichan.

The BC Summer Games are being held next year in Cowichan.

The group of community leaders who will help develop the vision for the upcoming 2018 BC Summer Games have been announced by the Cowichan Valley Regional District.

The Games are being held in the Cowichan region next year from July 19 – 22 and infused over $2 million into the local economy.

Leaders have been assigned to 14 directorates and are headed up by President Jennifer Woike and Vice President Mona Kaiser.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed the process of vetting and selecting the Board Members for the 2018 BC Summer Games,” Woike said.

“I was always in awe with the immense amount of talent we have in the Cowichan Region. We have a strong, dedicated, talented group of individuals and we have been lucky enough to secure 15 of them to work with Mona and me.”

The following are the Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games Board of Directors:

Jennifer Woike, President

Mona Kaiser, Vice President

Mark Margerison, Accomodation

Tara Benham, Administration

Kirsten Schrader, Ceremonies & Special Events

Damir Wallener, Communications Systems

Chad Conrad, Food Services,

Dan Varga, Friends of the Games

Jim Dias, Logistics,

Cam Drew and Cal Kaiser, Marketing

Nick Withers, Medical Services

Deb Savory Wright, Participant & Volunteer Services

Anne Muir, Protocol

Garrett Elliot, Sport

Garry Burns, Security

Wendy Mitchell, Transportation

The BC Summer Games are a celebration of sport and community, and will feature developing athletes, supported by coaches and officials. Over 3,000 volunteers will be needed to stage the Games.

“This strong leadership team will continue the legacy of successful Games in the Cowichan Valley,” said BC Games Society President and CEO, Kelly Mann.

“By featuring the culture and hospitality that the community is so well known for, BC’s best young athletes and coaches will benefit greatly and have the experience of a lifetime while celebrating sport.”