PRINCE GEORGE – The Hosting BC program, funded by the Province, has approved $17,500 in grants to support local sporting tournaments and championships, announced Prince George Valemount MLA Shirley Bond.
Organizations and events receiving funding:
- BC Snowboard Association: $7,500 for the 2017 Speed Nation: NorAm Tour
- Caledonia Nordic Ski Club: $10,000 for the Canadian National and North American Biathlon Championships
Sport organizations throughout British Columbia will share $124,500 in the latest round of program funding from Hosting BC. The entire list, made up of 23 sporting events taking place in 17 communities throughout the province, will provide grants ranging between $2,000 and $15,000.
These grants will help support the setup and operation of international, national, provincial and club championships, tournaments and tour stops for sports such as hockey, rugby, volleyball and karate.
Since 2004, the provincial government – through Hosting BC – has invested $5.5 million in community-based sporting events in 85 unique communities throughout the province.
Funding for these events is provided by the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development and administered by viaSport, the Government of British Columbia’s lead agency for the development and promotion of sport and physical activity in the province.
These investments in sport-hosting opportunities assist communities and organizations in their efforts to make this province the destination of choice for sport and cultural events.
“Prince George has earned a reputation as a fantastic city for hosting world class sporting events. We have incredible volunteers and organizations as well as exceptional venues that making hosting events like these a great fit for us. The Hosting BC grants will help our community ensure two more successful competitions build on the strong record we have as a host city.” – Shirley Bond, MLA Prince George-Valemount