The BC Games Society is seeking enthusiastic and experienced people to serve as Chefs de Mission for Team BC for the 2021 Canada Summer Games, being held in Niagara, Ontario from August 6 – August 21, 2021.
About Team BC
Team BC is the group of athletes, coaches, managers, and mission staff who represent the Province of British Columbia at Canada’s premier multi-sport Games - the Canada Games.
Team BC athletes and coaches are the best in their age group and the Canada Games are a key development opportunity towards future national and international competitions. Team BC athletes are the next generation of junior national and national team athletes and as such, they are provided with enhanced training and competitive opportunities, sport science and medicine services, and support with the goal of personal bests and podium performance at the Games.
The Team BC program is a collaborative effort of partners to select, prepare, and service the athletes and coaches to ensure optimal performance at the Games. The Province of BC funds the program which is managed by the BC Games Society with integration with Canadian Sport Institute-Pacific, viaSport, and SportMedBC. Team BC Chefs de Mission and mission staff are volunteer leaders in the BC sport, recreation and business sectors and provide administrative support to the program so that the athletes and coaches can focus on competing at their best.
About the Canada Games
Held once every two years, alternating between winter and summer, the Canada Games are the largest multi-sport event for up and coming Canadian amateur athletes. Each Games features two weeks of competition, between 16 - 19 sports, approximately 3,400 summer and 2,350 winter athletes, and over 4,000 volunteers. Hosted in every province at least once since their inception in Quebec City in 1967, the Games are proud of their contribution to Canada’s sport development system in addition to their lasting legacy of sport facilities, community pride and national unity. As the best in their respective age groups in the Training to Compete phase of the Canadian Sport for Life model, the athletes represent their respective province or territory and compete for medals and the Canada Games Flag.
For some athletes, the Canada Games are a goal along the way to what they hope will be success in sport at the Pan Am, Para Pan Am, Commonwealth, Olympic or Paralympic Games. For others, the Canada Games are the goal, their personal dream.
Team BC will bring a dedicated team of just over 500 athletes, coaches, managers, and Mission Staff.
About the Chef and Assistant Chef de Mission
The Chef de Mission is the team leader, official spokesperson, and cheerleader for Team BC, and in consultation with the Canada Games Council and the Host Society, coordinates the overall direction of the contingent's participation in the Canada Games. The Chef ensures that all aspects are completed as required, in a manner which upholds the spirit and philosophy of the Canada Games movement.
The Assistant Chef de Mission is the second-in-command for Team BC, and in the absence of the Chef de Mission, acts as his/her designate. In addition to sharing duties with the Chef de Mission, the Assistant Chef usually holds primary responsibility for specific components of the preparation of the administrative preparation of the Games, based on his/her skill set.
How to Apply
For full details on each position, click on the respective link below:
Link to Chef de Mission position
Link to Assistant Chef de Mission position
Applicants must be residents of British Columbia. The successful applicants will be required to travel within BC for planning meetings and to the host community for meetings and site visits.
If you are interested in being considered for these opportunities, please forward a cover letter clearly indicating which position(s) you are interested in and a resume outlining related skills and experience by no later than 4:00pm on February 26, 2020 to:
Additional mission staff opportunities will posted in April 2020.
If you have any questions related to these positions,
please contact Jarret Poitras, Team BC Operations Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.