BC Celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2006

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Across BC, more than 70 communities hosted over 230 event to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2006. Here are some highlights:

The Coquitlam Spirit of BC Committee sponsored a Literacy Day at the public library, an arts celebration featuring a tapestry exhibit at the Place des Arts, a 2010 Procurement Workshop and the 2006 Passport to Life, an event celebrating cultural diversity and volunteerism.

Delta gave its BC Winter Games athletes a send-off at the municipal hall, hosted a family skate day, held a flag-raising ceremony, and organized an arts event called "Strings and Chocolat" at the Firehall Centre for the Arts.

Bowen Island celebrated the arts with "Soundwalk", an event that invited residents to explore the environment around the island, as well as an art and essay event for children.

Dawson Creek hosted a number of family skate days, a dinner and dance featuring the Kiwanis Band, a flag-raising ceremony, and the Canadian Age Class Long Track Speed Skating Competition.

In North Thompson Valley, communities took part in a variety of sporting activities including the "Walk, Run, Ride to Whistler," a family skate day and a cross-country ski event. Other events included a flag-raising ceremony, a Spirit of BC Read-a-Thon, as well as the Barriere Volunteer Appreciation Night.

Revelstoke hosted a family toboggan and fireworks night, a kids' treasure hunt, the Revelstoke Rail Jam and a Lantern Nordic Ski.

Cranbrook held a Spirit of BC night at a Western Hockey League game featuring the Kootenay Ice hockey team, along with the Winterlites Snow Sculpture Contest, a family curling bonspiel, a family BBQ day, and the Fire and Ice Art Exhibition.

Port Alberni showed off their community pride at the Alberni Valley Bulldogs hockey game.

Kevin Falcon, Minister of Transportation and MLA for Surrey-Cloverdale joined the Surrey Spirit of BC Committee for a flag-raising ceremony.

North Saanich held a Family Skate Day at the Panorama Recreation Centre.

Spirit of BC Week is an annual province-wide celebration of British Columbia and its unique communities. Held each February, it is a week of over 300 events and activities showcasing local programs and services that strengthen community arts, literacy, sport, recreation and volunteerism. The celebration is supported by the Province of British Columbia. Visit SpiritofBC.com for more information.