RICHMOND – Richmond sports organizations will receive a total of $8,000 in grants from Hosting BC to help with costs of hosting upcoming championships in Richmond, announced Richmond MLAs Teresa Wat, Linda Reid and John Yap.

“These competitions provide economic spin-off benefits and engage residents as volunteers and spectators,” Richmond Centre MLA Teresa Wat said.

“Sporting events contribute to our youth’s overall development and teaches lifelong skills, such as teamwork and perseverance,” Richmond East MLA Linda Reid said. “I am happy that our government is supporting this event.”

SportAbility British Columbia received $3,000 for the Coastal Cup International from Nov. 13-15. Karate BC has received $3,000 to help host the provincial championships from May 31–June 6. The B.C. Fencing Association has received $2,000 to host the provincial championships on June 6.

“Through these Hosting BC grants, we are helping showcase local athletes and are contributing to the long-term development of British Columbian athletes,” Richmond Steveston MLA John Yap said.

The Hosting BC program builds on the success of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. One of the goals of the program is to maintain British Columbia’s exceptional reputation as a sport hosting destination. Hosting BC provides grants for competitive events that range in scope from provincial to national to international levels.

The Government of B.C. invests in sport hosting opportunities through the Hosting BC program to assist communities with sport, economic, social and community development.

Established in 2004, the Hosting BC program has awarded more than $4.5 million to 560 events throughout B.C. Grants typically range from $1,000 to $15,000, depending on the level of competition (e.g. provincial, regional, national, international). Hosting BC funding is administered by ViaSport

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