Oceanside Celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2007

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Among more than 83 communities to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2007, Parksville and Qualicum Beach hosted a variety of events. The Spirit launch event for residents of Errington, Parksville, and Qualicum Beach featured a wine and cheese reception with the Mayor of Parksville and other local dignitaries.

There were free family skates and local athletes visited elementary and middle schools to introduce students to a variety of different sports. Students were able to discover what was required to be a high-performance athlete.

In addition, the Parksville and Qualicum Beach libraries showed Canadian and sports movies. The showings were open to all, with a special focus on youth. Also at the libraries, volunteers read books and told sport- and Olympic-related stories to youth. Spirit celebrations also included an evening of comedy with a Monty Python flavour, held at the Parksville Community Centre and Conference Centre. Scenes were performed by local artists under the direction of Silicon Beach.

Spirit of BC is a province-wide program that involves 95 Spirit of BC committees, representing over 200 communities across the province. These committees support local programs and help create opportunities in sport and recreation, arts, literacy, volunteerism, business and tourism. The program is supported by the Province of British Columbia. Visit SpiritofBC.com for more information.