Maple Ridge announces Board of Directors for 2024 BC Summer Games
MAPLE RIDGE – Host society President Laura Butler and Vice President Ernie Daykin have announced the volunteers who will serve on the Board of Directors for the Maple Ridge 2024 BC Summer Games.
The announcement follows the official raising of the BC Games flag at Maple Ridge City Hall on July 19, kicking off the one-year countdown until the Games take place from July 18—21, 2024.
Twelve individuals have been tapped to lead Directorates for the Games and will be tasked with assembling teams and setting the direction in a number of key areas, ranging from accommodation to food services, transportation, and more.
The 2024 BC Summer Games will bring over 3,500 athletes, coaches, and officials to Maple Ridge. The community has hosted the BC Summer Games twice previously in 1983 and 1998 and was set to host the Games in 2020 before the event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The BC Winter and BC Summer Games are British Columbia’s biennial celebration of sport and community. Since 1978, the BC Games have had over 350,000 participants and volunteers, plus thousands more attend as spectators and supporters.
To learn more about the Maple Ridge 2024 BC Summer Games, visit bcgames.org.
Laura Butler, President, Maple Ridge 2024 BC Summer Games
“We’re thrilled to be able to add twelve extremely talented individuals to our Board of Directors as we celebrate the one-year countdown to the beginning of the Games. Over the next year our board will work to recruit a team of thousands of community volunteers who will ensure that the athletes, coaches, officials, and families that come to the Games have a first-rate competition and leave with memories of the great hospitality and kindness from everyone in Maple Ridge. It’s exciting to think ahead to one year from now when we gather for the opening ceremony and say – Welcome to Maple Ridge – let the Games begin!”
Dan Ruimy, Mayor, City of Maple Ridge
“We see the 2024 BC Summer Games as an opportunity to showcase the natural beauty of our community, the rich tradition of sports excellence in Maple Ridge and the spirit of volunteerism that makes our City strong. We have an incredible team of dedicated and passionate community ambassadors who have stepped forward to lead the organization of the 2024 Games. As we countdown to the opening ceremonies a year from now, this team will grow as more and more volunteers bring their expertise to the team. Together, we will deliver an outstanding event for all the participants.”
Alison Noble, President and CEO, BC Games Society
“Volunteers make the BC Games possible and it takes thousands of dedicated individuals to deliver on an exceptional event for our participants. We’re excited to see this group of community leaders bring their expertise to the table and put together an event that reflects and showcases the unique strengths and character of Maple Ridge.”
BC Games Society
|Ceremonies & Special Events
|Friends of the Games
|Participant & Volunteer Services
A full list of Directors and their bios is available at the following link: https://bcgames.org/games/bc-summer-games/maple-ridge-board-of-directors/
About the BC Games Society
Established in 1977 by the B.C. Government under the Societies Act, the BC Games Society (the Society) oversees the BC Winter Games and BC Summer Games. The Society also supports the participation of Team BC, the provincial team competing at Canada Games, in national multi-sport Games. Each of these Games provide opportunities for the development of athletes, coaches, and officials in preparation for higher levels of competition. The BC Games also provide important economic and tourism benefits, allowing hosts to profile their communities and benefit from an economic impact in the range of $1.6 million to $2 million. The legacies of the BC Winter and BC Summer Games allow for capacity building in communities across the province resulting in a stronger British Columbia.