November 29, 2013 - 2:56 PM
KELOWNA – The B.C. Government is providing $10,500 in Hosting BC grants to help support two major sporting events at Big White.
The 2014 IPC Para-Snowboard Cross World Cup tournament, January 23-26, 2014, will get a grant of $7,500, while the Sport Chek Snowboard Cross National Championships March 27-30, 2014, will receive a $3,000 grant.
“These events shine the national and international spotlight on Big White, and our talented athletes,” said Norm Letnick, MLA for Kelowna-Lake Country. “I’m pleased to see our government cheering on B.C.’s athletes and supporting both competitive sports and our tourism industry with more than $10,000 in funding.”
“We are lucky to have world class snow sports right in our backyard,” said Linda Larson, MLA for Boundary-Similkameen. “Hosting BC grants help communities in the province afford to put on elite sporting events like these, right at our own Big White Mountain.”
Across the province, 41 events in 24 communities will receive $164,500 in Hosting BC funding, provided by the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development and administered by viaSport. The grants support a range of events throughout the province, including alpine skiing, fencing, wheelchair rugby and many others.
Hosting BC has invested close to $4 million since 2004 in sporting events across the province.
Hosting BC provides funds for competitions that support the long-term development of B.C. athletes. Grants typically range from $3,000 to $15,000, depending on the level of competition.
Applications for funding are reviewed by the Hosting BC Review Committee, comprised of leaders in the sport and tourism sectors.
Find Out More:
- For more information on the program please visit hostingbc.ca/and viasport.ca/
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