What's Expected of Games Participants
The goal of the BC Games is to provide developing athletes, coaches, and officials with a competitive multi-sport Games experience. To keep everything running smoothly, some basic rules have been established. Here are some of the most important things you need to know about taking part in the BC Games:
- Condition of Entry
As a condition of entry into, or volunteering at, the BC Games, it must be understood that the participants and volunteers enter entirely at their own risk. Click here to review the condition of entry policy.
- No Ticket, No Games
All participants must arrive by 5:00 pm on the Thursday of the Games. All participants must report to the Accreditation Centre in person to receive their badge and to be eligible to participate in the Games. Anyone arriving after 5:00 pm will not be permitted to compete - this includes coaches and officials. For more details refer to the Guide to the Games.
- Late Doesn’t Rate
Curfew in Games accommodation is 11:00 pm for all participants, including adults. No one is allowed to leave Games accommodation after curfew, and anyone who misses curfew will be subject to disciplinary action which could include expulsion from the Games.
- We’re Tobacco Free
Tobacco is not permitted in Games accommodation, on Games transportation, or at any Games venue (including competition venues (indoor and outdoor venues), the cafeteria, and all other Games events/venues). Use of tobacco products is also not permitted at the entry to any Games venue.
- Zero Tolerance
Any participant under 19 years of age found under the influence, or in possession, of alcohol will be subject to disciplinary action. Any participant found under the influence or in possession of an illegal drug will also be subject to disciplinary action. Violations could result in expulsion from the Games.
The BC Games Society has a no tolerance policy regarding bullying or other forms of harassment. Any such actions will be subject to disciplinary action.
- Damage Control
Anyone who damages Games venues will be held responsible. This may include payment of associated costs and/or disciplinary action. Please be sure to leave your Games venue and accommodation tidy and in good repair.
- Common Courtesy
You are one of many outstanding athletes, coaches, and officials who will be involved in competition at the BC Games. It is important that you show all Games participants the same respect you want in return. Look around - future Canada Games, provincial, and national team athletes are competing right alongside you.
- Role of Coaches and Supervisors
Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches and Adult Supervisors are expected to travel on Games transportation with their athletes, must stay in Games accommodation with their team, and are expected to supervise their team throughout the Games. Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches and Adult Supervisors are responsible for the actions of their athletes.
The BC Games Society and the Host Society are not responsible for lost or stolen articles. We recommend you leave your valuables at home and utilize the secure storage areas at sport venues or accommodation sites for sport equipment.
- BC Games Conduct
All athletes, coaches, and officials at the BC Games are expected to conduct themselves, at all times, in the spirit of fair play and in a responsible manner. This conduct is expected from the time they board BC Games transportation (or arrive at the Participant Accreditation Centre by their own transportation) until they return home. It is expected that all participants will fulfill their responsibilities. Individuals, teams, or entire sports that fail to do so, will be subject to appropriate discipline. Remember that you are a representative of your sport; what you do can impact your sport’s inclusion in future BC Games. Review the BC Games Code of Conduct.