BC Sport Participation Program

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The BC Sport Participation Program aimed to increase sport participation in community and school-based sports, while also increasing participation by seniors and people with disabilities. The program helped provincial and multi-sport organizations extend their community reach and improve the quality of sport delivery. The program was funded by the Province of British Columbia and the Government of  Canada, and administered by 2010 Legacies Now.

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  1. Sport participation creates new opportunities for youth

    Special Olympics BC reaches youth across BC with support from the BC Sport Participation Program.

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  2. Stop watching and start moving

    Burnaby mother Bev Nagel started a learn-to-play ringette program to introduce other women to the sport and help them get active.

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  3. Traditional game bridges the past and future

    Aboriginal youth and coaches experience success at lacrosse thanks to a three-year program to increase participation in the sport.

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  4. Using sport to fit in and flourish

    The BC Soccer Association developed a program which uses soccer as tool to help children fit in with their peers.

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  5. BC Blind Sports' Early Intervention Program

    Over 200 children participated in sport through BC Blind Sports' Early Intervention Program.

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  6. BC Wheelchair Sports' Bridging the Gap program

    More than 250 people participated in sport through BC Wheelchair Sports' Bridging the Gap program.

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  7. BC Special Olympics Project Outreach

    More than 300 children participated in sport through BC Special Olympics' Project Outreach.

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  8. BC Hockey's Lace ‘Em Up program

    More than 530 children played hockey through BC Hockey's Lace ‘Em Up program.

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  9. BC Lacrosse's Aboriginal Coach and Athlete Development Program

    More than 1,500 Aboriginal youth played lacrosse through BC Lacrosse's Aboriginal Coach and Athlete Development Program.

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  10. BC Racquetball's Okanagan Growth Program

    More than 400 youth participated in BC Racquetball's outreach program in the Okanagan.

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  11. BC Seniors Games encourages participation in sport

    The BC Seniors Games Society launched an awareness campaign to encourage seniors' participation in sport and recreation.

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  12. Canoe Kayak BC's dragon boat racing program

    Canoe Kayak BC offers dragon boat racing program for youth across BC.

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  13. Coaches Association of BC's training for coaches

    Coaches Association of BC trains over 330 coaches around the province.

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  14. MoreSport increases sport participation in inner-city

    MoreSports created more opportunities for inner-city children to play sports.

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  15. Gymnastics BC's Kids CanMove program

    Gymnastics BC's Kids CanMove program increase confidence through movement.

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  16. Skate Canada's Pond to Podium program

    Skate Canada's Pond to Podium program introduces skating to youth.

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  17. BC Youth on Wheels offers cycling programs

    Youth on Wheels increases participation in biking across the province.

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  18. PacificSport BC's XploreSportz program

    More than 3,000 children participated in several different sports through XploreSportz.

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  19. ProMOTION Plus's Girls Only Program

    More than 1,200 girls and women participated in sport through this ProMOTION Plus program.

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  20. BC Athletics' Run, Jump, Throw program

    More than 5,400 children learned the fundamentals of track and field through Run, Jump, Throw.

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  21. Sport BC's Power of Sport Tour

    Sport BC expanded its tour to visit 17 communities across BC in 2004-2007.

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  22. Basketball BC expands the Steve Nash Youth Development Program

    More than 2,000 youth learned basketball fundamentals through the Steve Nash Youth Development Program.

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  23. Tennis BC brings tennis to inner-city schools

    More than 9,600 children participated in tennis through the Tennis BC Schools Program

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  24. Volleyball BC's Atomic Volleyball program

    More than 2,200 children learned volleyball fundamentals through the Atomic Volleyball program.

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  25. Kids Wrestling program introduces sport to youth

    More than 10,400 children learned to wrestle with program from Wrestling BC.

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  26. BC Golf Association offers Playground to Fairway program for youth

    More than 4,000 children learned to golf through the Playground to Fairway program.

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  27. Golf tees up in Kelowna schools

    BC Golf Association introduces golf skills in Kelowna schools.

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  28. Youth basketball program builds more than sport skills

    Basketball B.C. has trained 2,900 coaches in the province to deliver the Steve Nash Youth Basketball Program.

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  29. Golf tees up in Castlegar schools

    BC Golf Association introduces golf skills in schools.

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  30. Golf tees up in North Island schools

    BC Golf Association introduces golf skills in schools.

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  31. Youth basketball program builds more than sport skills in Victoria

    Basketball B.C. has trained 2,900 coaches in the province to deliver the Steve Nash Youth Basketball Program.

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  32. Youth basketball program builds more than sport skills in Terrace

    Basketball B.C. has trained 2,900 coaches in the province to deliver the Steve Nash Youth Basketball Program.

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  33. Golf tees up in Surrey schools

    BC Golf Association introduces golf skills in schools.

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  34. Youth basketball program builds more than sport skills in Prince George

    Basketball B.C. has trained 2,900 coaches in the province to deliver the Steve Nash Youth Basketball Program.

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  35. Golf tees up in Victoria schools

    An early introduction to golf increases the odds it will become a life-long activity that teaches important life skills on the fairway, according to the B.C. Golf Association (BCGA). That is why it created an outreach program, with support from 2010 Legacies Now, called Playground to Fairway that delivers lessons directly in schools around the province.

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  36. Sport and recreation programs fulfill unique needs

    Ringette program for adults gets women moving!

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  37. After school program brings circus to kids

    In another era, B.C. children had to run away to join the circus, but thanks to 2010 Legacies Now the circus is coming to them.

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  38. Hockey in the Schools a success

    A program to teach hockey skills in the gyms of B.C.'s elementary schools has proven to be an unexpected hit with girls.

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  39. Video: Connecting the BC Sport Sector Together

    Moira Gookstetter, CEO of Gymnastics BC, talks about how 2010 Legacies Now has helped to connect the BC sports sector together.

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  40. 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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