WHISTLER – The Hosting BC program, funded by the Province, has approved $13,500 in grants to support local sporting tournaments and championships, MLA Jordan Sturdy announced today.
Organizations and events receiving funding:
- BC Luge Association: $3,500 for the 2017 Whistler NORAM Cup and $3,000 for the 2017 Canada Cup
- Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton: $5,000 for the IBSF North American Cup – Bobsleigh and Skeleton
- Whistler Biathlon Society: $2,000 for the BC Summer 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.
“Sustained funding through Hosting BC has helped Whistler to maintain its well-deserved reputation as an elite destination for sporting events like these, which attract athletes on the provincial, national and international levels.” – Jordan Sturdy, MLA West Vancouver-Sea to Sky