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
World Luge Championships
The BC Government is providing $100,000 to the 2013 World Luge Championships, taking place Feb. 1 and 2 at the Whistler Sliding Centre. More than 150 of the best lugers in the world, representing at least 23 countries are competing at luge events which will features men's and women's singles, doubles and team relay races.
BC Games Awarded to Four Communities
Penticton, Abbotsford, Kamloops and the Cowichan Valley have been chosen as the host communities of the 2016 and 2018 BC Summer and Winter Games. The BC Games represent the largest multi-sport competitions in the province and are often stepping stones for BC athletes as they move on to compete nationally and internationally. For more information see www.bcgames.org