Chefs de Mission Needed for Team BC for 2015 Western Canada Summer Games
The BC Games Society is seeking enthusiastic and experienced people to serve as Chefs de Mission for Team BC for the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games, being held in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, Alberta from August 7 to 15, 2015.
Chef de Mission - 2015 Western Canada Summer Games
This is a 20-month volunteer opportunity commencing February 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015.
Preference will be given to applicants who have experience leading a group of volunteers in a multi-sport Games environment.
Assistant Chef de Mission - 2015 Western Canada Summer Games
This is an 18-month volunteer opportunity commencing April 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015.
Preference will be given to applicants with experience on a Provincial/Territorial mission staff team or leading a group of volunteers in a multi-sport Games environment.
Western Canada Summer Games
The Western Canada Summer Games are hosted once every four years in one of the western provinces or territories. The Western Canada Summer Games bi-sect the Canada Summer Games and provide an opportunity for BC's top-level athletes in the Train to Train phase of the Canadian Sport for Life model to test their athletic talent against the best in the West. BC is the ten-time defending champion of the Western Canada Summer Games Cup.
Beyond the actual sport competition, each Western Canada Summer Games is unique because of the host communities that, for five years prior to the actual Games, organize an event that will make their particular community proud and their visitors feel at home. BC recently hosted a very successful Western Canada Summer Games in Kamloops in 2011.
The 2015 Western Canada Summer Games will be held in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (Fort McMurray), Alberta from August 7 -15, 2015. The Games will bring together approximately 2,300 athletes, coaches, managers, and officials in 18 sports. Team BC will bring a dedicated team of 450 athletes, coaches, managers, and mission staff.
The Chefs de Mission are supported by skilled, professional staff from the BC Games Society, Western Canada Games Council, and Host Society. You will work closely with the management team (which includes the Operations Manager, Communications Manager, and Special Events Manager), and approximately 20 mission staff to ensure all operations, communications, special events, and sport assignment areas are in place for a successful Games experience. You will also work closely with the Provincial Sport Organizations and Lead Performance Director (Canadian Sport Institute) to ensure all technical aspects and services are in place to support the athletes and coaches.