Let the seniors games begin.
More than 3,500 of the province's fittest seniors are slated to lift, run, and jump through 24 events at the 2015 B.C. Seniors Games, set to be held in both the City and District of North Vancouver Aug. 25-29.
The games are expected to generate an extra $2 million for North Vancouver, according to Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Coralee Oakes.
The games will likely require 1,200 volunteers, according to a release from the B.C. Seniors Games Society.
"We are looking forward to your community's involvement in staging a memorable set of Games," said the society's president June Parsons in a press release.
North Vancouver was selected due to its dedication to showcasing the community to thousands of seniors, according to Parsons.
"The Games will support our physically active seniors and promote health and wellness to the wider community," said City of North Vancouver Darrell Mussatto in a press release.
"This is a wonderful opportunity of the district to share with seniors from around B.C. our excellent facilities and passion for sport," added District of North Vancouver Mayor Richard Walton.
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