Vanderhoof Celebrates Spirit of BC With Over 40 Events

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Spirit of BC Week has grown in size since its inception in 2005. In 2007, more than 350 events were staged as part of this annual celebration.

Near the geographic centre of British Columbia lies Vanderhoof, a community of less than 5,000 people. But while Vanderhoof is small in size, it is large in spirit. The local Spirit of BC committee organized a record-breaking 40 events over two weeks to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2007.

"The true spirit of our community rose to new heights. It takes a committed group of volunteers to organize all of the events for Spirit of BC Week," said Vanderhoof Spirit of BC Committee Chair Brian Frenkel.

Supported by 2010 Legacies Now and the Province of BC, Spirit of BC Week is an annual celebration of BC and its unique communities. Each February, Spirit of BC committees and their partners host hundreds of events showcasing their pride in our province and promoting sport and recreation, healthy living, arts and culture, literacy and volunteerism.

In 2007, the Vanderhoof committee hosted activities for all ages, abilities and interests. Among the 40 events celebrating the Spirit of BC, were fitness classes and games for seniors, an arts skate where skaters painted the arena's ice and rink boards, a film festival, and a youth recreation day which included skiing, skating, face painting and more.


Spirit of BC Week is an annual province-wide celebration of BC and its unique communities. Held each February, it is a week of 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.