Wednesday July 13, 2011
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
This program helps ensure the success of this championship as well as 62 other sporting events across the province.
Hosting BC funding helps build British Columbia's reputation as a premier event hosting destination.
"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.
The 2011 Aboriginal Sports Championships will take place July 23-24.
A total of just over $325,000 in grants was approved from the April intake.
Hosting BC focuses on funding competitive level events covered by British Columbia's Provincial Sport Organizations.
Hosting BC was established in the lead-up to the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Originally a partnership between the Government of British Columbia, Tourism British Columbia and 2010 Legacies Now, the program is now managed in partnership between the BC Games Society and the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.
Hosting BC: www.hostingbc.ca
BC Government Sport Branch: www.cscd.gov.bc.ca/sport
Chilliwack-Hope MLA Barry Penner www.barrypenner.com
Community, Sport and Cultural
Development Minister Ida Chong
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