With less than three months until the 2008 BC Seniors Games come to Prince George, some things are coming together well, while others are progressing more slowly.
“You know Prince George,” says operations manager Wendy Pollard, “we’re a last-minute town.”
While the group is still looking for volunteers, Pollard says everything is moving right on schedule as they head into summer.
“Things are going great. We’re getting registrations for athletes from the different zones. We’re shooting for 2,500 to 3,000 athletes.”
That many athletes competing in 28 events from mountain biking to bridge means a lot of volunteer help is needed as well.
“We’re hoping to get 1,200 volunteers,” Pollard says. “You can volunteer for an hour, a day, the whole time. You can be any age. The only thing is children who volunteer will need to have a parent’s signature.”
Volunteer opportunities listed on the website at www.bcseniorsgamespg08.com range from switchboard operators and traffic control to scorekeepers and courtesy car drivers.
For more information on the 2008 BC Seniors Games, visit the website, call the office at 250-564-2080 or drop by the office at 155 McDermid Dr., the old Highland Elementary.
The number of volunteers needed may seem daunting, but Pollard isn’t worried.
“I have faith in Prince George.”