A Game Plan For Success

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A culture that embraces sport is a key legacy of hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Nearly half the team Canada sent to Torino in 2006 either trained in or hailed from Alberta, the host province of the Calgary 1988 Winter Games.

British Columbia can create a similar legacy, but athlete development goes beyond building great facilities. Athletes need a full development program to pursue their dream and that is where Game Plan Winter BC steps in.

"I think every kid dreams of being in my position," said Summerland's Matt Crosby, a member of the freestyle skiing development team. "Knowing you have this kind of support - it really keeps you going."

Game Plan Winter BC is helping over 400 high-performance athletes in 17 Olympic and Paralympic winter sports with financial support for coaching, cross-training, sport psychologists and travel to competitions. Game Plan Winter BC is laying the foundation for long-term sport excellence.

"I'm aiming for World Cup status and making the national team," said Crosby. "And I want to bring home the gold in 2010."


 

Game Plan BC supports BC's high-performance athletes in 17 Olympic and Paralympic winter sports with funds for coaching, cross-training, equipment and travel. The program is in partnership with Canadian Sport Centre Pacific and supported by the Province of British Columbia.