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Hundreds of volunteers needed for 55+ Games in Kelowna

Betty Brussel, 95, was the oldest competitor at the 2018 55+ BC Games in Kimberley-Cranbrook. She competed in several swimming categories and won multiple medals in the sport.
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February 22, 2019 - 12:15 PM

KELOWNA - It takes a lot of people to make a sporting event run properly. A massive competition in Kelowna this fall is looking for hundreds of helpers to get the event off the ground.

The 32nd annual 55+ BC Games are coming to Kelowna from Sept. 10 to 14 and they need a large influx of volunteers to keep the dozens of competitions running smoothly.

In a press release, David Graham, president of the volunteer-driven Host Society, said the week long event will need around 1500 helpers to ensure success.

"An event of this scale will need additional community support," he said in the release. "We're looking for people to step up and join our growing team of volunteers."

According to the games website, volunteer positions include traffic control, promotions, entertainment, medical services, and more.

The games, which feature over 30 sports, are expected to attract thousands of participants and spectators from around the province.

Anyone interested in volunteering with the games can register here.

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