Kamloops local Niki Remesz has recently been appointed as president of the 2018 BC Winter Games. From Feb. 22 to 25, 2018, Kamloops will welcome over 2,000 athletes, coaches and officials from communities across B.C. with Sun Peaks hosting the alpine events.
Remesz is the owner of Uniquely Inspired Marketing and has been involved in many large sporting events and community organizations, including the 2013 BC Seniors Games, Kamloops Arts Commission, TRU Alumni and Friends Association, 2011 Western Canada Summer Games, 2006 BC Summer Games, the 1996 BC Games for People with Disabilities.
“Kamloops hosted the first BC Winter Games in 1979. I look forward to connecting with all Games Alumni including athletes, volunteers, officials, and coaches,” said Remesz. “I look forward to being a part of celebrating the BC Games’ 40 years. We can all expect something really special at the 2018 BC Winter Games.”
Kamloops could expect an estimated $1.6 million economic impact from hosting, according to the BC Games Society. This will be the third time that Kamloops has hosted the BC Games, the first being the inaugural BC Winter Games in 1979, as well as the 2006 BC Summer Games.