Kamloops’ own Kate Morgan has written and composed the Official Games Song for the Kamloops 2011 Western Canada Summer Games. Kate will perform her song live, for the first time, at the August 10th “One Year to Go” countdown celebration.
The song, entitled “You Were Made For This” was selected by a committee through an RFP process. Alison Stewart, 2011 WCSG Protocol Director stated that “all of the songs submitted were excellent and it was a challenging decision to make. In the end the committee felt Kate’s lyrics and music best represented the spirit of young athletes and the Games.”
Kate’s inspiration for the song came directly from her own experience as a Team BC Athlete during the Western Canada Summer Games, held in Strathcona County, Alberta in 2007. She and her team mates competed in sprint canoe and won two bronze medals. Kate is hopeful that her brother will be following in her footsteps and be competing in the Kamloops 2011 Games, also in sprint canoe. As for Kate, she is retiring her paddle and focusing on her music career.
Kate is well known in Kamloops as an up and coming musical talent. She recently performed with Lilith Fair on June 27 in Calgary. As luck would have it, she was also invited on stage for the finale in Vancouver where she shared the mic with the likes of Sarah McLachlan, Cheryl Crow and Colbie Caillat. Kate’s reaction to her Lilith Fair stint is understandably one of awe, “It was the most incredible experience of my life! I can’t even begin to explain how it felt to spend so much time with all those incredible women”.
During the 2010 Winter Olympics Kate and her band performed at several venues in Vancouver and Whistler including a performance in GM Place before the men’s hockey-quarter finals. She has recently released an 8 song CD entitled “The Kate Morgan EP “.
Kate’s song will be used over the next year, to promote the Games and will be featured on the website as well as at events hosted by the Games Society. During the Games the song will be used at the Opening and Closing Ceremonies as well as during Medal Presentations.