Wednesday July 13, 2011

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Good For The Goose & Gander

Hosting BC program helps Seabird Island band nurture sports

Released by Marc Wang, BC Liberal Caucus


he Province is contributing $5,000 to support the 2011 Aboriginal Sport Championships hosted by the Seabird Island Band. The money is coming from the Hosting BC program, and will help First Nations and Métis communities from across the province come together to determine who is the best canoeist kayaker and soccer player.


"Hosting BC supports community events and promotes sport throughout the province. I'm honoured to be able to say this funding will help young people develop team skills and healthy, active lifestyles," said Chilliwack-Hope MLA Barry Penner in a government news release.


Why This Matters

"I'm very happy to see so many different sports groups taking advantage of the Hosting BC program, which provides significant help to so many sporting events all across the province. This demonstrates the importance of major sporting events to B.C. communities. I am glad our government is able to assist," said Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Ida Chong.

Additional Information

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Hosting BC:
BC Government Sport Branch:

Chilliwack-Hope MLA Barry Penner

Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Ida Chong


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