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Communities around B.C. to host sports events with government help

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Tourism, Arts and Culture

Communities around B.C. to host sports events with government help

Media Contacts
Trish Rorison
Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture
Government Communications and Public Engagement
250 580-6723
Ninu Gill
Communications and Engagement Director
viaSport
ninug@viasport.ca
778 655-1742
Media Contacts
Trish Rorison
Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture
Government Communications and Public Engagement
250 580-6723
Ninu Gill
Communications and Engagement Director
viaSport
ninug@viasport.ca
778 655-1742

Backgrounders

Thirty-seven sport events receive provincial funding

The Government of B.C. has awarded Sport Hosting Event Grant funding to 37 events planned between Dec. 13, 2018, and Nov. 25, 2019.

This brings the total number of B.C. events awarded funding in 2018 to 117.

The latest applicants awarded funding, listed by community, are:

Abbotsford:
Curl BC – 2019 Mixed Doubles Curling Championship
Feb. 26-March 3, 2019
Funding: $7,500

Burnaby:
Achilles International Track and Field Society – Harry Jerome International Track Classic and Pacific World Cup Relays Championships
June 29-July 1, 2019
Funding: $10,000

Australian Football League Canada – National Junior Australian Football Championships
May 10-12, 2019
Funding: $2,500

BC Ultimate Society – BC Ultimate Championships
May 10-12, 2019
Funding: $2,500

Ringette BC – 2019 World Ringette Championships
Nov. 25-30, 2019
Funding: $25,000

Coquitlam:
Flip City Gymnastics Club – BC Gymnastics Championships for Artistic and T&T
April 10-14, 2019
Funding: $3,000

Harrison Hot Springs:
Cultus Lake Sailing Club – 2019 Hobie 16 and 20 North American Championships
Sept. 19-20, 2019
Funding: $5,000

Hedley:
Apex Freestyle Club – BC Timber Tour and Super Youth Series
Jan. 17-20, 2019
Funding: $1,500

Apex Freestyle Club – 2019 Canadian Selections
Dec. 13-18, 2018
Funding: $1,500

Apex Ski Club – U16 Teck Open Round 3 Finals
March 21-24, 2019
Funding: $1,500

Kamloops:
Canadian Council of the Blind BC-Yukon Division – 47th Annual Western Blind Curling Championships
March 20-23, 2019
Funding: $5,000

Kelowna:
BC Snowboard Association – 2019 Speed Nation – SBX Nationals
March 26-30, 2019
Funding: $3,000

Central Okanagan Sailing Association – Sail West 2019
July 4-7, 2019
Funding: $3,000

Kelowna Ringette Association – Kelowna Sweetheart Tournament
Feb. 8-10, 2019
Funding: $1,500

Langley:
Basketball BC – Provincial Club Zone Championships and Provincial Zone Championships
May 3-June 9, 2019
Funding: $3,000

Racquetball Canada – 2019 Canadian National Racquetball Championships
May 19-25, 2019
Funding: $3,000

Revelstoke:
Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club – BC Cup #2
Jan. 26-27, 2019
Funding: $2,500

Richmond:
B.C. Fencing Association – Peter Bakonya World Cup
Feb. 8-10, 2019
Funding: $15,000

B.C. Fencing Association – 2019 World Cup
Jan. 25-27, 2019
Funding: $5,000

Volleyball BC – 17/18U Club Provincials
April 19-22, 2019
Funding: $5,000

Volleyball Canada – 2019 VC Nationals – Richmond 14U
May 9-12, 2019
Funding: $7,500

Salmon Arm:
Larch Hills Nordic Society – 2019 Teck B.C. Cross Country Ski Championships
March 1-3, 2019
Funding: $3,000

Smithers:
Bulkley Valley Gymnastics Association – Smithers Invitational Gymnastics Meet
Jan. 26, 2019
Funding: $1,500

Surrey:
BC 5 Pin Bowlers’ Association – Canadian Open 5 Pin Bowling Championships
May 27-June 2, 2019
Funding: $5,000

Sun Peaks:
BC Snowboard Association – 2019 Air Nation – Slopestyle
Jan. 22-24, 2019
Funding: $5,000

Trail:
Greater Trail Minor Hockey Association – 2019 BC Hockey Female Peewee Championships
March 20-25, 2019
Funding: $3,000

Vancouver:
Special Olympics British Columbia Society – Ton Greenfield Memorial Swim Meet
Feb. 17, 2019
Funding: $2,000

University of British Columbia Athletics and Recreation – 2019 U SPORTS Swimming National Championships
Feb. 21-23, 2019
Funding: $8,000

Canadian Dolphin Swim Club – Swim BC Age Group Championships
Feb. 22-24, 2019
Funding: $3,000

Victoria:
Basketball BC – Canada Basketball U15 and U17 Female National Championships
Aug. 5-11, 2019
Funding: $10,000

Curl BC – 2019 Under 18 BC Curling Championships
March 12-17, 2019
Funding: $3,000

Racquet Club of Victoria Skating Club – 2019 Vancouver Island Region Championships
Feb. 1-3, 2019
Funding: $2,000

Whistler:
BC Luge Association – Nor Am Cup
Jan. 26-27, 2019
Funding: $2,000

BC Luge Association – Canada Cup
Feb. 23-25, 2019
Funding: $2,000

Whistler Biathlon Society – 2019 North American and Canadian Biathlon Championships
March 26-31, 2019
Funding: $10,000

Winfield:
British Columbia Weightlifting Association – 2019 Western Canadian Weighlifting Championships
March 30-31, 2019
Funding: $7,500

100 Mile House:
British Columbia Blind Sports and Recreation – West Coast Blind Curling Provincial Playdowns
Jan. 10-13, 2019
Funding: $3,000

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