RICHMOND – The Government of British Columbia has provided $17,000 through the Hosting BC program to support six sport events in Richmond.

Funded events include:

  • $3,000 – 2016 BC Wheelchair Curling Championship, Curling
  • $3,000 – 8th Annual RCD International Wheelchair Bonspiel – 2014 Canadian Open, Curling
  • $3,000 – Western Canadian Fencing Championships, Fencing
  • $3,000 – 2015 Canadian National Rhythmic Gymnastic Championships, Rhythmic Gymnastics
  • $3,000 – BC Age Class Championships, Wrestling
  • $2,000 – Pacific International Judo Tournament 2015, Judo

ViaSport, a provincial non-profit leader promoting sport and physical activity for all British Columbians, administers the Hosting BC grant program. Hosting BC provides annual funding to help community sport organizations and provincial associations host competitive events.

This most recent round of Hosting BC grants is $123,850 in total, which will be shared by 25 communities across the province. Events that will receive funding represent diverse sports, including alpine skiing, ski jumping, curling, hockey, figure skating, snowboarding, archery, baseball, fencing, racquetball, gymnastics, soccer, swimming, tennis, wrestling and wheelchair sports.

For a complete list of Hosting BC grant recipients and program information, visit: http://viasport.ca/hosting-bc-grant-program

Since 2004, Hosting BC has invested $4.7 million in sport events held in communities throughout the province, building B.C.’s reputation as a major sport-hosting destination. Event hosting stimulates economic activity and generates revenues that help support local businesses and jobs in B.C. communities.

In 2014-15, the Government of British Columbia is investing more than $50 million in sports, including funding for events and programs that help support athletes, coaches and public participation.