For updated sports schedules, please check the Schedule page.
For updated sports information, please check the Sports Updates page.
AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION FOR SATURDAY, JULY 7
On Saturday, July 7th, there will be a shuttle bus service from Orchard Commons directly to the airport.
The shuttle service will start at 6am in the morning and will leave approximately every hour on the hour, with the last bus leaving the campus for the airport at 5pm. So this means buses leave at 6am, 7am, 8am, 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm and 5pm.
The buses being used are the larger ones and do have undercarriage storage for golf clubs and luggage. Based on flight times already advised, none of the buses will be full, so there will be room for additional luggage storage on the bus.
The journey time from Orchard Commons to the airport will take approximately 30 minutes . However the journey time is an approximation and will be traffic dependent, therefore please make sure that you choose a bus time that will give you ample time to get to the airport and to check in for your flight.
Anyone who needs to be at the airport prior to 6:30am or has a bike to transport to the airport, please email gmail%23com|vtggamestransport and we will contact you individually to confirm arrangements.
UPDATES FOR THURDAY, JULY 5
The 1KM Road Race (Running) for Junior and Youth starts at 9:30AM, so please aim be there closer to 9AM so you are ready to go. The 5KM Road Race (Running) for all adults starts as soon as the 1KM race is finished, so head over early and cheer on our young athletes.
Take home a souvenir of your Vancouver 2018 Canadian Transplant Games experience!! We'll have some amazing Games merchandise available for sale next week.
Available from July 2 to 6 at Athlete Services / HQ, WHILE STOCKS LAST.
1. Games soft shell jacket in grey with 3.5 inch embroidered full colour Games logo on left chest. $60
Women's fit - S to XL
Men's fit - S to XXL
(The jacket in the photo is Women's fit. Colour may vary from the image. Logo not to scale.)
2. Ogio athletic / performance diesel grey cap with embroidered full colour logo on the front centre. Cap is fully adjustable, breathable and moisture-wicking. $15
(Logo is not to scale.)
3. Games ceramic mug with full colour logo on both sides. This will make a great gift for family and friends, or maybe it will become your new favourite office mug! $10
4. BC Transplant's hugely popular 'Live Life. Pass it On' T-shirts. T-shirts are black cotton and come in a range of unisex sizes and organs. The drawing of the organ is on the front (heart, kidney, liver, lung or multi-organ, positioned at location of the organ in the body!) and BC Transplant organ donor registration information on the back. $20
Please note that supplies are limited and it is first come, first served. Items can be purchased from Athlete Services / HQ during opening hours. Purchases can be made by cash and credit card.
JUNE 27 - UPDATE
This is not a 5-star hotel.
**You are staying in student housing in a basic, clean room with linens and towels provided.**
No 300 thread-count linens or down filled duvets.
300 smiles to greet a customer though, and very comfy comforters.
No art on the walls.
Our staff are our pieces of art, being knowledgeable, friendly and helpful.
No hair dryer, alarm clock or iron in your room.
But you can borrow them at any time at our front desk! The front desk is open 24/7.
No phone or TV in the room.
There is a TV in every common lounge in the single room buildings. None of the rooms have a phone. There are public pay-phones on campus.
No daily housekeeping or chocolates on your pillow.
Our housekeepers will give your room a full clean, including fresh linens, towels and garbage removal on a weekly basis. Every residence building has a laundromat for your convenience.
Things you might want to bring:
Shampoo & Conditioner
Food & drinks
And don't forget to pack a water bottle! DYK: Vancouver has AMAZING drinking water? No need to be an environmental disaster and drink bottled water. Across Metro Vancouver everyone is encouraged to drink water from the tap. Get with the trend, and carry your own water bottle! "Most of the world does not have access to clean drinking water, but we have a pristine source of water here," says Dr. Patricia Daly, the Chief Medical Health Officer for Vancouver Coastal Health. "Tap water is all I drink."If you are out sightseeing, check out this handy map showing all the water fountains where you can fill up your bottle for FREE!
JUNE 17 - A FEW REMINDERS
Are you flying into Vancouver on July 2? Do our Transportation Team Leads know about your flight??? More than a hundred Games attendees have not provided information on when or how they plan to arrive!! IF YOU ARE ARRIVING AT YVR ON JULY 2 and would like Games transportation to UBC, the Transportation Leads need to have your flight information by WEDNESDAY.
*Those who are not on the arrivals list will have to find their own way to UBC.*
Please email: gmail%23com|vtggamestransport
Please bring your own water bottles! Vancouver has some of the best drinking water in the world. We know clean, safe water is a big concern for transplant recipients when travelling to a new place, but at the Games, you don't need to worry. Tap water here is excellent, clean and safe. We urge everyone to bring a reusable water bottle and fill it up often!!!
Are you bringing a car to UBC? Please know that navigating UBC campus can be tricky (lots of one-way streets, dead ends etc.) so best to avoid driving if you can.
For anyone who requires parking, you can get a 7-day UBC parking permit that will allow you to park at the six parkades on campus for $35.
To buy on-line and for more details, go HERE.
Let's Talk Transplant! Want to learn more about traveling as a transplant recipient, and hear about the latest in transplant research?
Another great FREE event during Games week...open to all members of the transplant community, hosted by the Transplant Research Foundation of BC. RSVP HERE.
"Let's Talk Transplant!"
Thursday, July 5
12 to 1pm
Orchard Commons, UBC campus
Speakers and Topics include:
Dr. Antoine Sicard, Neuphrologist and Transplant Immunologist: "Immune System and You"
Annemarie Kaan, Clinical Nurse Specialist: "Up Up and Away! Traveling with a Transplant"
Dom Khoo and Marianna Leung, Transplant Pharmacists: "(F)armacy Feud - A team game about transplant medications"
The Simon Keith Foundation pledges free registration to all junior and youth CTG athletes
The Simon Keith Foundation has generously pledged its support to the Vancouver 2018 Canadian Transplant Games (CTG) by providing free registration to all transplant competitors 17 and under. This means all junior (ages 4 to 11) and youth (ages 12 to 17) who are registered athletes for the CTG by the May 15 registration deadline will be able to attend for free.
Canadian Transplant Association (CTA) president Dave Smith is excited about this sponsorship, “We want to ensure our youngest transplant recipients are encouraged to participate in sport. Not only will this generous donation help do that, Simon Keith is also an incredible role model for our kids.”
Simon Keith is the first athlete in the world to return to professional sport after a heart transplant. He grew up in Victoria and was a promising soccer prospect as part of the Canadian National Team Soccer program. He was diagnosed with myocarditis and received a heart transplant on July 7, 1986. Amazingly, he returned to competitive soccer with the University of Las Vegas in Nevada. Simon went on to be drafted first overall in the Major Indoor Soccer League. Now he is one of the world’s longest living heart transplant recipients. (Learn more about him HERE.)
Simon says it is a privilege and honour to be able to sponsor all juniors and youths who want to compete in the Games. “As part of our ongoing commitment to support children who have undergone a life-saving organ transplant, we are especially committed to programs that assist those who desire a return to an active and healthy lifestyle. The ability for youth to compete in the Canadian Transplant Games showcases the incredible gift of life that they have received, while celebrating the heroic donors and donor families.”
Read full press release from The Simon Keith Foundation HERE.
Thank you Simon!!!!
Games Manager, Vancouver 2018 CTG
For those eligible athletes who have already registered: the Canadian Transplant Association will be contacting you with details on reimbursement of your registration fees.
For new athletes, please register HERE.
When you have completed the form and need to select a payment option, please choose “Pay by Cheque”. This will complete your registration without requiring payment. Please remember, The Simon Keith Foundation sponsorship is only available for transplant athletes 17 years of age and under. Family members who would like to attend the Games need to register separately. Please be mindful the Early Bird rates for Adults ends April 21.