The History of Operation Trackshoes

1971 Operation Trackshoes hosted its first event. It was a one afternoon regional meet opened by Lieutenant Governor George Pearkes, with 98 competitors.
1972 Expansion to an overnight provincial event with approximately 300 competitors in attendance.
1973 Further expansion to a two night provincial event with 500 participants.
1974 For two years, Operation Trackshoes took on an international flavour as it welcomed groups from Washington State.
1980 10th Anniversary.
1985 15th Anniversary. Operation Trackshoes was opened by George Pearkes' widow, Mrs. Pearkes.
1986 Events for competitors with multiple disabilities were designed and introduced.
1988 Competitor registration reached an all time high of 900.
1990 20th Anniversary.
1992 The beginning of a pilot project to offer an integrated children’s program.
1995 25th Anniversary.
2000 30th Anniversary.
2007 The 37th Operation Trackshoes was opened by the Honourable Iona Campagnolo, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia.
2010 40th Anniversary.
2020 We're in our 50th year!