The BC Games Society is excited to announce that Jennifer Scott has been appointed as the Chef de Mission and Danielle Williams as the Assistant Chef de Mission for Team BC as preparations begin for the 2021 Canada Summer Games in Niagara, Ontario. Jennifer and Danielle are returning to these roles after successfully leading Team BC’s contingent to a record number of gold medals at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alberta.
Jennifer Scott is a four-time member of Team BC’s Mission Staff. In her position as Director of Sport Burnaby, she has supported hundreds of sporting events, including the 2019 World Ringette Championships, the 2016-2019 National Rowing Championships, and the annual Pat Quinn Classic. Prior to her role with Sport Burnaby, Jennifer worked with the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, Own the Podium, and the Richmond Olympic Oval.
"It’s an honour to once again be selected as Team BC’s Chef de Mission for the Canada Games,” says Jennifer. “I am excited to continue my work with Team BC and ensure an elite level of operational support as our athletes and coaches strive for optimal performances.”
As Chef de Mission, Jennifer is the team leader, official spokesperson, and cheerleader for the Team BC contingent, and in consultation with the Canada Games Council and the Host Society, coordinates the overall direction of Team BC's participation in the Canada Summer Games.
Joining the team as the Assistant Chef de Mission is Danielle Williams who brings extensive multi-sport Games experience to the role, including major roles in past BC Games, mission staff in five Canada Games, and the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games. Danielle is the Director of Operations for Skate Canada British Columbia-Yukon, managing all high performance athletes in the province.
“Jennifer and Danielle are both exceptional sport administrators and we are excited to welcome them back to Team BC’s leadership team,” said Alison Noble, President and CEO of the BC Games Society.
The BC Games Society is the organization responsible for the Team BC program along with partners, the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific, SportMed BC and viaSport. Team BC will send a delegation of 500 athletes, coaches, managers and mission staff to the 2021 Canada Summer Games in Niagara, Ontario.
The Team BC leadership team will now work to select a Mission Staff team to support Team BC's athletes and coaches. These volunteer opportunities will be made public in the coming weeks.