Gymnastics BC's Kids CanMove Program

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Gymnastics BC's Kids CanMove program aims to increase the number of children and youth who participate in sport by first helping them develop their physical and motor skills through gymnastics. The program aims to improve children's physical literacy to help build the confidence needed to fully participate in sports. With funding of $205,000 from the BC Sport Participation Program in 2004-2007, more than 37,700 children, aged 6-12, and 1,000 coaches from 70 communities participated in the program.

The following communities hosted the Gymnastics BC's Kids CanMove program: Abbotsford, Aldergrove, Black Creek, Bowser, Brentwood Bay, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Cobble Hill, Comox, Coquitlam, Courtenay, Cowichan, Cranbrook, Dawson Creek, Delta, Duncan, Fort St. James, Garibaldi Highlands, Harrison Hot Springs, Kamloops, Kelowna, Ladysmith, Mackenzie, Maple Ridge, Mission, Nanaimo, Nelson, North Vancouver, Oliver, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Powell River, Prince George, Revelstoke, Richmond, Saanich, Slocan, Sooke, Squamish, Surrey, Valemount, Vancouver, Vanderhoof, Victoria, Westbank and Winlaw.

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.