Kamloops is working to maintain its title as Canada’s Tournament Capital by setting its sites on the B.C. Winter Games.
City parks, culture and recreation director Byron McCorkell told council Tuesday the bid is aimed at hosting the event with Sun Peaks Resort in either 2016 or 2018.
The event involves 2,000 athletes and has a budget of $525,000.
For its part, the City has to chip in $45,000 in cash and $50,000 in kind.
McCorkell got permission to include $45,000 in the 2014 financial plan in anticipation of a winning bid.
Coun. Pat Wallace said the event would mean a good surge of tourism spending for Kamloops stores and food businesses.
Coun. Ken Christian asked how legacy funds would be split between Kamloops and Sun Peaks if they end up co-hosting the event.
McCorkell said the province endorses the events and there would be an agreement struck between the City and the B.C. Games Society. Legacy money goes toward developing sport, so Sun Peaks would be part of that conversation, he said.
Council voted unanimously in favour of making the bid.