BC Special Olympics Project Outreach

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BC Special Olympics Project Outreach is a local and regional strategy to target areas for new community growth or expansion of existing sport programs.

With $70,000 from the BC Sport Participation Program in 2004-2007, BC Special Olympics ran a pilot project where a regional field manager provided hands-on training and program activities, as well as a support program for volunteers. More than 300 children, aged 6-16, and nine coaches from 24 communities participated in the program. The funding also supported a school program to deliver sport to students with cognitive disabilities.

The following communities participated in BC Special Olympics Project Outreach: 100 Mile House, Burnaby, Campbell River, Castlegar, Chilliwack, Clearwater, Delta, Golden, Hope, Kamloops, Kelowna, Kitimat, Langley, Mackenzie, Nanaimo, North Vancouver, Penticton, Prince George, Revelstoke, Sechelt, Surrey, Trail, Vancouver, Vernon and Whistler.

The BC Sport Participation Program aims to increase sport participation in community and school-based sports. From 2004-2007 the program gave more than $2 million to 22 sport organizations running programs in 109 communities for close to 85,000 participants and more than 4,600 coaches. The program is funded by the Province of British Columbia and Sport Canada.