Victoria Olympians named to B.C. Games board

Simon Whitfield and Dave Calder to take seat on 13-member board that guides B.C. Games Society

Victoria Olympians Simon Whitfield and Dave Calder have been appointed to the B.C. Games board of directors by Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Coralee Oakes.

Whitfield (triathlon) and Calder (rowing) have been synonymous with elite sport in Canada.

Both have had tremendous international success and won Olympic medals in their respective sports but, they have also translated that success into important leadership roles in sport and philanthropic endeavours, Oakes said.

“It is an honour to join the board of the B.C. Games Society and be part of an organization that provides such a valuable experience for our young athletes and has helped launch the careers of many of my fellow Olympians and Paralympians,” said Whitfield, in a news release.

The B.C. Games Society is the leadership organization that guides the B.C. Winter and Summer Games and prepares Team B.C. for national multi-sport games. The ministerial appointed 13-member board is responsible for setting policy and direction to ensure the objectives of the society are met.