Aboriginal Youth Sport Legacy Fund


The Aboriginal Youth Sport Legacy Fund supported physical activity, sport and recreation for BC's Aboriginal youth. The fund provided grants to high-performance athletes, scholarships for post-secondary students, and grants to community organizations to increase sport and recreation opportunities for youth. The fund also supported the First Nations Snowboard Team.

Administered by 2010 Legacies Now, the fund was created in 2002 by the Province of British Columbia, Vancouver 2010 Bid Corporation and the Squamish and Lil'wat Nations.

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  1. Tofino basketball team receives funding

    Thanks to a grant from the Aboriginal Youth Sport Legacy Fund, young men in Tofino participated in a basketball program.

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  2. A personal legacy

    A Vancouver youth is creating his own life legacy as a snowboard instructor in Whistler thanks, in part, to 2010 Legacies Now’s support of Chill, Zero Ceiling and the First Nations Snowboard Team.

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  3. Burns Lake offers softball for Aboriginal youth

    Burns Lake receives funding for Aboriginal youth softball program.

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  4. Aboriginal Youth Boxing Program Launches

    It's been estimated that three out of five Canadian youth aren't active enough to grow into healthy adults and Aboriginal youth are even more at risk. The Snuneymuxw First Nation is fighting this trend - quite literally - with their popular youth boxing aerobics program.

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  5. The legacy of one snowboard program

    One of the most inspiring legacies being created from the 2010 Winter Games involves B.C.’s Aboriginal youth being active and experiencing sport through programs such as the First Nations Snowboard Team.

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  6. Video: The Partnership between the Four Host First Nations and 2010 Legacies Now

    Tewanee Joseph, Executive Director and CEO of the Four Host First Nations, talks about the strong partnership between the Four Host First Nations and 2010 Legacies Now.

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  7. 210,000 new sport participants in B.C. a legacy of the 2010 Winter Games

    Three sport grants from 2010 Legacies Now and the Province of British Columbia have funded the creation of new sport opportunities for people who are inspired by the 2010 Winter Games and want to lead a healthy, active lifestyle.

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  8. Inner-city kids find new opportunities through snowboarding programs

    At Grouse Mountain and Whistler Blackcomb, 2010 Legacies Now is helping to deliver three programs which are proving snowboarding is not just an Olympic sport; it can change lives.

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  9. Aboriginal legacies created across B.C.

    As an organization focused on leveraging the Games to create lasting social legacies, 2010 Legacies Now worked with the Four Host First Nations Society and numerous Aboriginal communities and organizations to develop sport participation and healthy living opportunities for youth throughout British Columbia.

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