The BC Winter Games are BC’s premier multi-sport event for young athletes, coaches, and officials. Taking place every two years, the next Games will be in Kamloops, February 22-25, 2018. We are part of the BC Winter Games which gives our athletes a unique opportunity to compete in a multi-sport event.
This is your opportunity to train to represent your zone at the BC Games. Athletes who shoot Compound, Recurve or Barebow, who will be between 15-17 years of age as at December 31, 2018 are eligible to quality for the BC Winter Games (born in 2001, 2002, or 2003). See the technical package for details.
There are eight zones in the province. See what zone your home community is in and check the schedule for zone qualification events so you can take part in this amazing event.
News Release November 14, 2017
Three way partnership leads to increased participation of Indigenous athletes at BC Winter Games
This new and exciting partnership between the BC Games Society, ISPARC and BC Archery will provide the opportunity for 8 Indigenous athletes and 2 Indigenous coaches to compete and gain experience at the BC Winter Games. That's a total of 54 athletes and 18 coaches, plus a number of Officials and volunteers that will participate in the excitement of the Archery competition at the Games.
See more information in the Games' news release.
Trials dates (by Zone)
Pre-registration is REQUIRED
Zone 1 - November 26, practice starts at 9:30am
Cranbrook Archery Club, contact Elaine to register
Zone 3 - December 3, practice starts at 11:00am
Starr Archery, Mission, contact Linda to register
Zone 5 - November 26, practice starts at 9:00am
Gum Ying Richmond Archery, contact Jensen to register
Zone 6 - December 3, practice starts at 9:00am
Cowichan Bowmen, Duncan, contact Roger to register
Zone 7 - November 25, practice starts at 10:00am
Eagle Eye Archers, Prince Rupert, contact Tom to register
Zone 8 - December 3, practice starts at 1:00pm
Silvertip Archers, Prince George, contact Garry to register
Day 1: practice
Day 2: 1st 18m round
Day 3: 2nd 18m round
Day 4: Elimination rounds (for top 4 athletes in each category based on the combined scores of the 2 18m rounds)
Born in 2001, 2002 or 2003
Eligible equipment categories:
Compound, Recurve and Barebow
Must be a member in good standing of BC Archery in order to participate in the Trials and/or the Games
This is done by the Provincial Advisor (Linda Price).
Archery will send 46 athletes and up to 8 additional spots for Indigenous athletes to the competition. Each ZONE will be comprised of a minimum of 5 athletes (cannot be more than 4 of one gender for initial selection). If a ZONE cannot fill the 5 spots, the missing spots will be awarded to another ZONE. There are an additional 6 wildcard spots to be selected across all the ZONEs. This also will be the first year that up to 8 more spots will be filled by First Nations athletes.
Teams will be selected to ensure that each of the 6 competition categories are filled with a minimum of 5 athletes to provide suitable competition.
Travel to the Games
All members of the Teams must be accompanied by at least one of the Coaches or Adult Supervisors. No team member can get on a bus without a designated adult supervisor or coach available to accompanying them. BCWG cannot accommodate collecting athletes across a region on a single bus. Team members living in different communities can travel on separate buses provide at least one coach or adult supervisor travels with them.
Venue and accommodations
Norkham Secondary School