After School Program "Life Changing"
After school sport and arts programming for kids who otherwise may not have access to organized activities is getting $2 million to double the existing number of program spaces up to 15,000 announced Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Coralee Oakes. For more information go to After School Sport and Arts Initiative .
New Money Paves Way for Prince George Canada Winter Games
Government is investing over a quarter of a million dollars in sport participation and performance programs to maximize the impact of the Canada Winter Games in Prince George, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Coralee Oakes announced as part of Jersey Day and Sport Day in Canada celebrations. Learn more at 2015 Canada Winter Games.
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