Upcoming Richmond Sports Events Receive Provincial Support

RICHMOND – Four upcoming sporting events being held in Richmond are receiving over $15,000 in combined funding from the provincial government’s Hosting BC program to help stage the competitions.

“It’s great to see so many local groups receiving funding”, said John Yap, MLA for Richmond-Steveson. “It’s promoting healthy lifestyles for all”

“I am very excited to welcome these athletes to Richmond” said Teresa Wat, MLA for Richmond Centre. “Richmond has so much to offer for the visiting teams.”

“It’s great to see adaptive sporting events taking place in our beautiful city” said Linda Reid, MLA for Richmond East. I hope all the tournaments create spectacular memories for the participants. ”

The British Columbia Team Handball Federation on November 15, 2014 is receiving $500 for the B.C. Handball Cup.

Curl B.C. is hosting the 2015 BC Wheelchair Curling Championship from January 23 to January 25, 2015, and is receiving $3,000 in funding.

B.C. Wheelchair Sports Association is receiving $1,500 in funding for the Vancouver Invitational Wheelchair Rugby Tournament, being help from March 13 to March 15, 2015.

The British Columbia Weightlifting Association is receiving $7,500 in funding for the 2015 Western Canadian Championships, being held from March 27 to March 28, 2015.

Hosting BC funds competitive level events that support long-term athlete development plans for B.C.’s provincial sport organizations.

Across B.C., 37 events in 24 communities will share $152,250 in the latest round of Hosting BC grants, provided by the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development and administered by ViaSport, a provincial non-profit leader in promoting sport and physical activity for every British Columbian.

For more information about Hosting BC, please visit http://viasport.ca/hosting-bc-grant-program