To celebrate our province's attendance at the 2011 Halifax Canada Games, we've already profiled Team BC here. But before Canada Games athletes get a chance to trade for another province's pins or put on the Team BC jersey, they often represent their zones at a provincial games. From the BC Games to the BC Disability Games to the Western Canada Games, athletes, coaches and support staff get a taste of the fun and pressure of a multi-sport competition.
The excitement of attending a BC Games often inspires athletes to compete at a higher level. Many future Paralympians have fond memories of sleeping on gym floors, socializing with athletes from other sports and tasting the pressure of competition for the first time.
Here is a look back at some moments in BC Games history: