Torch Passed to BC as Sherbrooke Canada Games Close
Amid fireworks and cheering - and another stellar performance by Team BC - the 2013 Sherbrooke Canada Summer Games closed, passing the torch to Prince George, host of the 2015 Canada Winter Games. For more information go to 2013 Canada Games.
Team BC Flag-bearer announced for 2013 Canada Summer Games
Wrestler Ashley Osachuk (Campbell River) will carry the British Columbia flag into the Opening Ceremony of the 2013 Canada Summer Games in Sherbrooke announced Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Coralee Oakes today. Team BC - our team of provincial athletes, coaches, officials and mission staff - will be in Sherbrooke for the Games that run August 2 to 17. For more information and to follow their progress go to Team BC.
Funding helps kids overcome barriers to sport
Kids and adults who face obstacles to participating in sport programs will benefit from a $2.8-million cash injection to the B.C. Sport Participation Program from the federal and provincial governments. Learn more at BC Sport Participation Program.
Community sport programs receive government funding boost
Twenty-one B.C. communities will benefit from government grants geared to the development of local sport programs with 31 different non-profit groups receiving up to $2,000 per grant through the Local Sport Program Development Fund. The Fund is administered by viaSport. Learn more at Local Sport Program Development Fund.
Government Announces New Sport Funding for Northern BC
Legacies from the 2015 Canada Winter Games will benefit northern BC even before the Games' torch is lit with the BC Government's $390,000 investment in a Northern Sport Strategy. The strategy targets funding in northern BC to increase participation and promote excellence in sport. Learn more at Northern Sport Strategy.
BC Celebrates Record-Breaking Medal Count at Special Olympics
Thirteen athletes, eight coaches and mission staff from British Columbia helped Canada set a new record for Special Olympics Team Canada at the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games in PyeongChang, Korea. B.C. athletes contributed eight gold, six silver and five bronze medals to the Canadian team's new top medal count of 109. Learn more at www.specialolympics.bc.ca
Countdown to 2015 Canada Winter Games
Wearing commemorative scarves bearing the insignia of the 2015 Canada Winter Games, British Columbia MLAs gathered on the steps of the Parliament Buildings in Victoria today to mark the two-year point until the Games open in Prince George. The Canada Winter Games, to be held held in Prince George from Feb. 13 to March 1, 2015, are anticipated to have enormous positive economic and social impacts for northern B.C. Learn more at www.canadagames2015.ca