Hosting BC helps bring championship sporting events to Kelowna

KELOWNA – Four athletic events are benefitting from a total of $14,500 in grants from Hosting BC,  MLAs Steve Thomson (Kelowna-Mission), Norm Letnick (Kelowna-Lake Country) and Premier Christy Clark (Westside-Kelowna) announced today.

The 2014 Western Canadian Bantam Hockey Championship, which was held in April, received $5,000.

The Pushor Mitchell Apple Triathlon scheduled for August will receive $7,500.

The 2014 Women’s Hobie 18 and Hobie 16 Trapseat North American Sailing Championships scheduled in June will receive a contribution of $1,000.

The Knock Out in the Okanagan Wheelchair Rugby Tournament held in April received $1,000.

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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