Through the Powering Potential Fund, the BC Games Society seeks to create new opportunities to build on the legacy of the Games and continue to make a meaningful, ongoing impact in the lives of British Columbians and their communities. Our goal is to maximize and extend the impact of the Games year-round – long after the Closing Ceremony is complete.
The BC Games Society created the Powering Potential Fund as a vehicle to strategically invest in projects that will further the development of individual athletes, teams, sport organizations and communities. The Fund is a catalyst to elevate performance, inspire leadership, and propel excellence, enabling more British Columbians to realize and demonstrate their full potential through sport.
The Power of Sport
We know that sport not only teaches physical literacy skills, but also essential life skills such as teamwork, leadership, commitment, perseverance, and problem solving. Children with a strong foundation in sport gain confidence, perform well academically, develop positive peer networks and reap the lifelong benefits of a love of physical activity.
The BC Games are an important opportunity for the development of young athletes in our province. For most, it is the first chance to compete on a provincial stage at a multi-sport event, an experience that provides inspiration and motivation to pursue their sport to the next level. For some, this is a catalyst to set goals of representing Team BC at the Canada Games, or their country at the Pan-Am, Commonwealth, Olympic or Paralympic Games.