The Games will feature the nation’s best competitors who will travel from across the country to participate in 26 official events in Kamloops, Canada’s Tournament Capital.

The 2022 Kamloops 55+ Games are encouraging local competitors to participate in the Games by qualifying to be a part of the Kamloops Host Team.

Kamloops, British Columbia – The 2022 Canada 55+ Games, coming to Kamloops August 23rd – 26th, will welcome Kamloops residents to join the Games as official competitors. Up to 270 local participants will be eligible to join the designated host team in sanctioned events, while demonstration events, Dragon Boating, Mountain Biking, and Soccer, will run without a registration cap.

Duncan Olthuis the Games Manager stated that, “This will be the first Canada 55+ Games where a city is allowed to enter their own host team and we are thrilled that Kamloops will be the place to launch this new initiative! The hope is that this will promote more locals to get involved and participate. In addition to our demonstration events, we encourage everyone to reach out and try to join in the festivities.”

Participants of the Kamloops host team are required to be residents of the greater Kamloops region, including Kamloops, Chase, Tobiano, and Logan Lake, and will need to qualify through the zone 8 official playdowns. For team games, individuals are encouraged to reach out to the local organizations to join and participants interested in individual games are encouraged to contact the Zone 8 BC Games office at

“If you aren’t looking to participate as a competitor, we will also be looking for volunteers and other forms of game support. There are tons of ways that the community can get involved!” Olthuis added.

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