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Winter Games Group Winding Down

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 @ 3:55 AM

Prince George, B.C.- The Canada Winter Games Society remains in the wind up stage, and CEO Stu Ballantyne says it will likely be June before the final statements on the financials for the Games will be ready.

“We’ve got bills we are paying, and each week it gets harder and harder (to do all the work) as we’re down to five staff” at the peak of the Games, there were 6,000 people, mostly volunteers, working on the event.

Ballantyne says while the final financial tally is not yet complete “the trends are there and we are very happy with where are.” He says there won’t be any financial surprises for the City “There were never going to be any surprises, we are looking at good news.”

As for Ballantyne, his contract will expire at the end of September, but as yet, he hasn’t made a decision on what his next step will be “We’ve got irons in the fire, and we’ve got to decide. We absolutely love what we’re doing. I’ve got some time to think about it, I’ve got a few extra months, so we’ll have to wait and see.”


enjoy your extra free months and do your work and stop wining that there are only 5 of you left… there comes a time where you actually have to work and not pass it off to volunteers… sorry Ballantyne I can’t feel sorry for you.

bcracer, I don’t think you have any idea of the man power required to pull off an event like this. His job was to manage the teams, not to physically have a hand in everything. You’ve clearly never been involved in organizing a larger event b/c such a statement wouldn’t be made. The mop up after everything is over isn’t quick or easy.

Is there any way to find out the salaries of those who put on the games? Will that be included in the final report?

I know more than you think pgjohn…
this man probably gets paid more in 1 day than you or I in a month… he signed up for the job,then complains how hard it is with less staff, then I think it is time he got to work and earned his money.
if all that is left is paying bills, it can’t be all that hard.

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