Wrestling – McArthur Island Sports and Events Centre

Location: Island Parkway, McArthur Island Park, Kamloops, BC
Distance from AV: 8.75 KM (10 minutes)
Permanent seating: 1500 seats
Team Rooms: Change room for each team
Officials Room: Officials room

Venue Features

  • 3 competition mats
  • One practice mat
  • Concrete arena floor with wood sub-floor
  • Weigh-in area
  • Washrooms – Shower – Lockers
  • Office space for meetings
  • Concession

Swimming – Canada Games Aquatic Centre

Location: Tournament Capital Centre, 910 McGill Rd, Kamloops
Distance from Athletes Village: Adjacent to Village (840 meters)
Permanent seating: 250 seats
Team Rooms: 1 male & 1 female dressing room with lockers, washrooms and showers
Officials Room: Officials room

Venue Features

  • 8 lanes -50m
  • Coaches tables
  • Athletes seating
  • Timing room
  • Starter podiums
  • Leisure areas, saunas, weight room

Field Hockey – Hillside Stadium

Location: Thompson Rivers University, 910 McGill Rd, Kamloops
Distance from Athletes Village: Adjacent to Village (840 meters)
Permanent seating: 1800
Team Rooms: 8 Team Change room with washrooms and shower
Officials Room: 1 Officials Change room with washrooms and shower

Venue Features

  • One field of play – 91.40m x 55.0m lined in red
  • Turf – Sportexe Power Blade HP installed in Sept 2005
  • Fibrillated polyethylene fibre in fill mixture of SBR rubber and sand (30% sand and 70% SBR)
  • Warm-up areas at both ends of the Field with goal nets
  • Electronic scoreboard
  • Media booth and filming deck
  • Concession on site
  • Public washrooms
  • Equipment storage available

Badminton – Thompson Rivers University Gymnasium

Location: 900 McGill Rd, Kamloops
Distance from Athletes Village: Adjacent to AV (650 meters)
Permanent seating: 500
Team Rooms: One male and one female change rooms with washrooms, lockers and shower
Officials Room: One Officials room

Venue Features

  • 4 hardwood game courts
  • 9 meter ceiling
  • Practice court at Tournament Capital Center (scheduled in advance)

The Games Begin with You!

The Games Begin with You!

Sponsorship is vital to the success of the Games. In addition to reaching Kamloops and the thousands who will gather for the Games from all over Western Canada, you gain the satisfaction of knowing that you’ve played a role in supporting the dreams and ambitions of our country’s next great champions.

For sponsorship opportunities contact: Bryce Herman or Jack Hollstedt
Phone: 250-372-1157
Email: info@2011wcsg.ca

Bryce Herman: A well-known face in the Kamloops community, Bryce Herman has a proven track record of developing successful marketing strategies throughout BC. Non-profit projects that Bryce has directed include both the YMCA-YWCA of Kamloops Dream Home and the Saturn Turtle River Race. As an instructor of various tourism and hospitality courses at Thompson Rivers University, Bryce has also been involved with global initiatives including travel to Japan and China with the City of Kamloops to present and promote economic opportunities and partnerships.

Jack Hollstedt: A resident for nearly 45 years, Jack Hollstedt is an active member of the Kamloops community. Jack has most recently been involved with the Strauss Canada Cup of Curling for which he was the tournament sponsor chair from 2003 to 2008. In addition to this role, Jack has acted as sponsor chair for the 1996 Canadian Brier, the 1998 Ford World of Curling and the 2000 Scott Tournament of Hearts.

Kamloops Riverview RV & Mobile Home Park

Kamloops Riverview RV & Mobile Home Park

1-4395 E.T.C. Hwy., V2C 454
Phone: 250-573-3255
Located 8 km from city centre
50 sites full hook ups ~ tenting sites ~ metered laundry ~ free showers ~ ice and pop available ~ dogs welcome ~ open year round

Kamloops RV Park

E.T.C. Hwy.
Phone: 250-573-3789 or 250-819-3700
Email: kamloopsrvpark@shaw.ca
Located 18 km from city centre
82 sites ~ full hook ups ~ hot showers ~ laundromat ~ facilities for people with disabilities ~ sani-dump ~ convenience store ~ wireless Internet available ~ open April – October

Knutsford RV Park

Box 120, Knutsford B.C. V0E 2A0
Phone: 250-372-5380 or 1-866-777-1954
Located 5.6 km from city centre on Hwy. 5A
30 sites ~ full hook up ~ 30 sites – water & electricity ~ 50 sites tenting ~ metered laundry ~ full showers ~ store and arcade on site ~ wireless Internet available ~ large playground field

Silver Sage Campground

771 E. Athabasca, Kamloops B.C. V2H 1C8
Phone: 250-828-2077 or 1-877-828-2077
www.silversage.kamloops.com
Located 1 km from city centre
50 hook up sites and tenting ~ laundromat & showers ~ open April – November

Kamloops Gains International Standard Beach Volleyball Facility

Kamloops, BC– Expansion of the Beach Volleyball facility at Overlander Park began early this week. The City of Kamloops and BA Dawson Blacktop have partnered to develop the facility which will be used during the Kamloops 2011 Western Canada Summer Games. The total estimated cost of the project is $35,000, all of which has generously been donated by Bruce Dawson of BA Dawson Blacktop and the City of Kamloops.

The facility will be built to International competition standards leaving the City with the capability of hosting world class Beach Volleyball tournaments and events. It will include four courts, one which will be lit for night matches.

Charlie Bruce, Sport Director for the 2011 Western Canada Summer Games states, “We are very grateful to BA Dawson Blacktop and the City of Kamloops for their contributions towards this project. I’m thrilled that we will now have the opportunity to be part of this up and coming, growing sport and make Kamloops a destination for Provincial and National Beach Volleyball training and tournaments.”

The Kamloops 2011 Western Canada Summer Games will have seven male and seven female teams participating in Beach Volleyball. Teams consist of two athletes with a total of 28 athletes competing.

Though popularized in Southern California, the first recorded beach volleyball games took place on the beaches of Waikiki in Honolulu, Hawaii in the early 1900’s. The sport has experienced an ever increasing popularity since the 1980’s and has been an official Olympic sport since 1996.

For more information about the Overlander Park Beach Volleyball expansion contact Vincent Lafontaine, Sport Coordinator for the Kamloops 2011 Western Canada Summer Games at 250-372-1157 or email vincentlafontaine@2011wcsg.ca.

Presenting Sponsor for The Kamloops 2011 Western Canada Summer Games is the British Columbia Lottery Corporation with core funding from the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport, and from the City of Kamloops.

Request for Proposal (RFP) for a Games Song

The Kamloops 2011 Western Canada Summer Games Society invites interested parties to submit a Proposal to write the official “Games Song” for the 2011 Western Canada Summer Games to be hosted in Kamloops between August 5 and 14, 2011. The Games Song will be used for promotional and celebration purposes and to generate excitement and a level of professionalism around the Games, prior to and during the Games.

Background

The Western Canada Summer Games is a multi-sport competition based on highly demanding rules and regulations of International Games and is open to athletes between the ages of 13 to 23 from Canada’s four western provinces and three territories. The Western Canada Summer Games take place every four years, one year ahead of the Olympic Games.

Over the last 35 years the Province of British Columbia has only hosted these Games once; in 1995 in Abbotsford. After the Kamloops 2011 Games, it will be 20 more years before the Games are hosted in BC again. So this is our time to show that Kamloops truly is “Canada’s Tournament Capital”!

Up to 2,500 athletes, coaches and managers will be coming to Kamloops for the Games. Athletes will complete in 19 sports at 12 different venues in and around the city. There will be Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Medal Ceremonies, nightly festivals, cultural events, receptions and celebrations! All of which will be delivered with the aid of up to 3,000 volunteers.

The City of Kamloops won the bid to host the 2011 Western Canada Summer Games on May 26, 2007. As a result the Kamloops 2011 Western Canada Summer Games Society was formed as a non-profit organization run by a volunteer board of directors with the mandate to plan, organize, finance, conduct, operate, manage and supervise, in all respects, the 2011 Western Canada Summer Games. The Society’s Visions is to:

  • Deliver an athlete centered Games that supports the provincial sport development system
  • Engage the community in a celebration of sport, youth and volunteerism
  • be accountable and efficient by using a shared decision making model
  • Raise the bar for hosting a Western Canada Games
  • Develop a detailed plan for executing the Games
  • Plan to minimize the environmental impact of the Games
  • Demonstrate a commitment to active, healthy lifestyles

Project Overview

In keeping with the Kamloops 2011 Western Canada Summer Games Society’s Mandate and Vision, the Society will provide an honorarium for an original piece of music and lyrics that will represent the spirit of the Games – “The Games Begin With YOU!” – and become the official “Games Song”.

The Games Song will be used prior to and during the Games in the following manner:

  • Marketing projects including TV commercials, radio advertising, website and DVD’s or CD’s produced
  • Events and presentations leading up to the Games such as VIP receptions, tradeshows and other special events
  • Opening and Closing Ceremonies during the Games
  • Medal Presentations during the Games

Submission Guidelines

All Proposals must include the following:

  1. Name, address and contact information for the person or company submitting the song.
  2. Name and contact of the writer(s) if different than above.
  3. CD, DVD or electronic file of the proposed Games Song. (This does not need to be a complete song, only a sample, concept with the understanding that the piece will be completed prior to August 1, 2010.)
  4. Statement of what inspired the song and how it relates to the spirit of the Games along with any supporting material.
  5. Statement of qualifications and experience.
  6. References, including names and telephone numbers of contact persons.

Selection Process

Proposals will be reviewed by an Evaluation Committee and will be evaluated on originality, incorporation of the Games theme, qualifications of the writer(s) and references.

Kamloops 2011 Western Canada Summer Games Society reserves the right to reject any, some or all Proposals submitted without giving reasons. As well, Kamloops 2011 Western Canada Summer Games Society may negotiate changes to the terms of this proposal with the selected submission without any obligation to advise the proponents of the other submissions. Proposals become the property of Kamloops 2011 Western Canada Summer Games Society and will not be returned, with the understanding that pieces not selected will not be used in any way by Kamloops 2011 Western Canada Summer Games or future Western Canada Games.

Timelines

To ensure that applicants have sufficient time to prepare their submission and Kamloops 2011 Western Canada Society has the time required to properly review submissions, the following timelines have been established:

  • May 15, 2010 – Kamloops 2011 Western Canada Summer Games Song Proposal distributed.
  • June 30, 2010 (4:00 pm)– due date for proposals to be received by Kamloops 2011 Western Canada Summer Games
  • July 15, 2010 – Selection process complete

Submission Deadline and Details

Proposals must be received no later than 4:00 pm June 30, 2010. Proposals along with all required supporting material must be submitted by mail, in person or by e-mail to:

Paula Kully, Community Programs Coordinator
Kamloops 2011 Western Canada Summer Games
262 Lorne Street, Kamloops BC V2C 1W1
paulakully@2011wcsg.ca

TRU Student’s Work Creates Legacy

Students from TRU’s Carpentry Program with one of the completed stake boats.

Students from Thompson Rivers University’s Carpentry Program recently provided the rowing, canoe/kayak facilities at Shumway Lake with a much needed facelift. In preparation for the 2011 Western Canada Summer Games, six stake boats, a start tower and a finish tower were constructed as part of the upgrades to the facilities, located fifteen minutes south of Kamloops.

The Kamloopa Sportsclub and the Kamloops 2011 Western Canada Summer Games Society hosted a BBQ at Shumway Lake on June 15 to show their appreciation to the sixteen students and their teacher Mark Gadsby. Jeff Morgan, Project Manager for the Shumway Lake upgrades was very appreciative of TRU’s contribution and expressed his gratitude to the class and their teacher; “We are very thankful for the time and commitment that Mark Gadsby and his students from TRU have given to this project. It was an essential upgrade for the 2011 Games and will be a legacy for the rowing and canoeing/kayak community.”

The Kamloops 2011 Western Canada Summer Games received a Federal Recreation Infrastructure Canada (RiNC) grant earlier this year, to assist with upgrades to the outdated facilities at Shumway Lake. The overall project is valued at over $100,000 with cash and in-kind contributions from RiNC, the 2011 WCSG, the Kamloopa Sportsclub (Kamloops Rowing Club, Kamloops Canoe/Kayak Club), Rebel Fiberglass, TRUE Consulting Group, and TRU Carpentry Program.

The Kamloops 2011 Western Canada Summer Games will take place August 5th to 14th, 2011. The Games’ Presenting Sponsor is British Columbia Lottery Corporation with core funding provided by the Province of British Columbia, through the Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport and by the City of Kamloops.

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EVENT REGISTRATION SOFTWARE COMES TO KAMLOOPS

Kamloops 2011 Western Canada Summer Games

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 14, 2010

EVENT REGISTRATION SOFTWARE COMES TO KAMLOOPS

Kamloops, BC – ViewTeam, a new state-of-the-art event management software will be launched on August 10 at the One Year to Go countdown celebration for the 2011 Western Canada Summer Games.

Doug Smith, General Manager of the 2011 Games explains why the decision to purchase the ViewTeam program; “ The ViewTeam program has been used at the past 2 Western Canada Games as well as numerous other major sporting events with positive results. We felt this software had a proven track record and a review of the program’s capabilities determined it was just what we need in order to efficiently manage our Games.”

ViewTeam provides on-line registration for anyone involved in the Games, volunteer management, sport entries, results, accommodation and arrival/departure management, and accreditation. The system has been successfully used on over 50 events throughout North America. The software has been designed specifically for international sporting events by ViewPoint Technologies, a Victoria based software Development Company.

Vincent Lafontaine, Sport Coordinator for the Games confirms that the software will make the registration process seamless and reduce processing time drastically. “With an event of this magnitude, where you are registering and accrediting over 2,500 volunteers and dealing with thousands of athletes, coaches, officials, VIPs and so on, you need to have a system that is easily accessible and simple to use. After seeing the program I am confident we have that”.

The 2011 Western Canada Summer Games will be the first of many City events to use ViewTeam as it will be donated to the City to be used in future events after the Games are over. This in itself is a huge acquisition as the City will inherit a database of 2,500 volunteers. The City recognizes the value in its volunteer resource and plans are underway to provide ongoing recognition and benefits to the volunteer community.

For a firsthand look at ViewTeam you are encouraged to join in the first BIG event celebrating the 2011 Games; the One Year to Go countdown at Hillside Stadium on Tuesday, August 10 starting at 11:00 am. There will be many fun things to do and great prizes for the whole family, including a chance to win a weekend at Sun Peaks Resort. The City will be hosting a free BBQ. There will be balloons, face painting and treats for the kids, live music by the Blues Jumpers and the chance to meet the new Games Mascots and hear the Games song written and performed by Kamloops’ own Kate Morgan.