Team BC Mission Staff chosen for the 2019 Canada Winter Games

Preparations for the 2019 Canada Winter Games are underway and Team BC has selected the Mission Staff who will support British Columbia’s athletes, coaches, and managers as they prepare for and compete at these national multi-sport Games.
 
Chef de Mission, Jennifer Scott, will lead the team of Mission Staff who will provide administrative, logistical, and performance preparation support.  This will be Scott’s first Games as Team BC’s Chef de Mission in addition to her years of experience as Team BC mission staff.
 
Comprised of volunteer sport administrators, educators, sport performance experts, and communications specialists, the Mission Staff will provide a wide range of services to Team BC athletes, coaches, and managers leading up to and during the Canada Winter Games.  The Mission Staff team will strive to support Team BC in achieving optimal performances while ensuring each team member enjoys a tremendous Games experience in Red Deer next winter.
 
The Canada Games are held every two years, alternating between winter and summer and are a key step in the development of Canada’s amateur athletes. Team BC will send 340 athletes, coaches, support staff, and Mission Staff to the Games which take place in Red Deer, Alberta February 15 to March 3.
 
The Mission Staff team is beginning preparations now and will work for the next year to ensure Team BC is completely ready for the 2019 Canada Winter Games.
 
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Lana Popham, Acting Minister, Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture
“Congratulations to the new Team BC mission staff on landing this important role of supporting our athletes at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer. Mission staff are the team behind the team – always working to prepare athletes for success. With such a strong team supporting them, I’m confident our athletes will be poised to achieve their personal best.”
 
Jennifer Scott, Chef de Mission, Team BC
“This was a challenging process as we had a pool of very talented volunteers to choose from. In the end, we are pleased to welcome these outstanding British Columbians to be Mission Staff for Team BC. Our preparations are already well underway, and the diverse skills and experience of our mission team will ensure Team BC receives an elite level of operational support as our athletes and coaches strive for optimal performances at the 2019 Canada Winter Games.” 
 
About Team BC 
Team BC brings together the best athletes, coaches, managers, and mission staff to represent British Columbia at the Canada Summer and Winter Games. Team BC will send a delegation of 320 athletes, coaches, managers, and mission staff to represent British Columbia at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, February 15 to March 3.  Visit www.teambc.org for the latest news and updates.
 
About the Canada Games
The Canada Games are a national multi-sport competition with participation from every province and territory in Canada. The Games are held every two years, alternating between winter and summer. The 2019 Canada Winter Games will be held February 15 to March 3 in Red Deer, bringing together approximately 3600 athletes, coaches, and managers from every province and territory to compete in 19 sports. Visit www.canadagames.ca to learn more.
 
Contact: 
 
Judy Joseph Black
Team BC Communications Manager
BC Games Society
W: 250-356-8765
C: 250-812-7189  Visit www.teambc.org for the latest news and updates.
 
 
 
BACKGROUNDER
Team BC Mission Staff - 2019 Canada Winter Games
 
Leadership Team
Jennifer Scott, Chef de Mission (North Vancouver)
Danielle Williams, Assistant Chef de Mission (Langley)
Jarret Poitras, Operations Manager, BC Games Society (Victoria)
Judy Joseph-Black, Communications Manager, BC Games Society (Gabriola Island)
 
Sport Mission Staff
Courtney Baerg (New Westminster)
Heather Beatty (Vancouver)
Jennifer Falloon (Burnaby)
Robyn Hughes (Vancouver)
Sarah Kiengersky (Vancouver)
Carly Lewis (Penticton)
Kyler Nurmsoo (Victoria)
Stephanie Rudnisky (Richmond)
Willy Saari (Kamloops)
Paul-Henri van Thiel (Victoria)
 
Communications Mission Staff
Taunya Geelhoed (Langley)
Kristi Patton (Okanagan Falls)
Kevin Bogetti-Smith (Kamloops)
 
Operations Assistant, Mission Staff
Marie-Pierre Lavoie (Victoria)
 
Special Events, Mission Staff
Carolynn Boomer (Kamloops)
 
Performance Team
Philippe Saucier, Medical Manager, SportMed BC (Surrey)
Dave Freeze, Mental Performance Consultant (Kamloops)
Carl Nienhuis, Mental Performance Consultant (Chilliwack)
 
Article written and published by BC Games Society on May 7, 2018. Follow this link for the original article.