Spirit of BC

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Spirit of BC was a province-wide program that involved 95 Spirit of BC committees, representing over 200 communities across the province. These committees supported local programs and helped create opportunities in sport and recreation, arts, literacy, volunteerism, business and tourism.

The committees also hosted local events for Spirit of BC Week, an annual province-wide celebration. Spirit of BC Week was held in February, and showcases local programs and services that strengthen community arts, literacy, sport, recreation and volunteerism. Spirit of BC was supported by the Province of British Columbia.

Featured Stories

  1. The opera arrives in Powell River

    Thanks to funding from Innovations, the Powell River Ayjoomixw Spirit of BC Committee helped to bring the opera to its hometown.

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  2. Vanderhoof celebrates Spirit of BC with over 40 events

    The Vanderhoof Spirit of Committee hosted a record-breaking 40 events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2007.

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  3. Building community spirit in Nanaimo

    Spirit of BC Chair Camela Tang is dedicated to helping Nanaimo capitalize on opportunities arising from the 2010 Winter Games.

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  4. Spirit of BC takes on Torino

    The Spirit of BC committee in the Comox Valley travelled to the 2006 Torino Games.

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  5. Spirit of BC Week 2007 a huge success

    Surrey hosted the kick-off for Spirit of BC Week 2007 with a fun-filled day of activities for the whole family.

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  6. Nanaimo shows community spirit

    The Nanaimo Spirit of BC Committee held a community-wide festival to celebrate Spirit of BC Week.

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  7. Burnaby hosts Spirit of BC Week launch celebration

    Burnaby hosted the official launch of Spirit of BC Week 2008.

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  8. Spirit of BC Week 2008 a success across BC

    Close to 100 communities across the province celebrated Spirit of BC Week 2008.

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  9. Spirit of BC Summit in Vancouver

    Close to 120 Spirit of BC representatives visited Vancouver in April 2008 to share best practices and other knowledge.

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  10. Richmond's Got the Spirit!

    The Richmond Spirit of BC Committee produced car window stickers to spread community spirit.

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  11. Good luck and welcome home, says Delta

    The Delta Spirit of BC Committee developed a program to celebrate local athletes.

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  12. 2007 Spirit of BC Summit in Vancouver

    120 people from 80 Spirit of BC committees attended the two-day summit in Vancouver.

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  13. Chilliwack celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

    Chilliwack hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2008.

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  14. Castlegar celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

    Castlegar hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2008.

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  15. Campbell River celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

    Campbell River hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2008.

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  16. Chetwynd celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

    Chetwynd hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2008

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  17. Burnaby celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

    Burnaby hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2008.

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  18. Bowen Island celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

    Bowen Island held free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week.

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  19. Armstrong celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

    Armstong hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2008.

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  20. Abbotsford celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

    Abbotsford hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2008

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  21. 100 Mile House celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

    100 Mile House hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2008.

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  22. Comox Valley celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

    Comox Valley hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2008.

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  23. Coquitlam celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

    Coquitlam hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2008.

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  24. Courtenay celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

    Courtenay hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2008.

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  25. Cumberland celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

    Cumberland hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2008.

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  26. Dawson Creek celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

    Dawson Creek hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2008.

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  27. Delta celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

    Delta hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2008.

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  28. Enderby celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

    Enderby hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2008.

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  29. Fort St. John celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

    Fort St. John hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2008.

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  30. Fruitvale celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

    Fruitvale hosted a free skate to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2008.

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  31. Gold River celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

    Gold River hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2008.

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  32. Harrison Hot Springs celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

    Harrison Hot Springshosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2008.

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  33. Hudson’s Hope celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

    Hudson’s Hope hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2008.

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  34. Hope celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

    Hope hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2008.

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  35. Kelowna celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

    Kelowna hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2008.

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  36. Kimberley celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

    Kimberley hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2008.

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  37. Ladysmith celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

    Ladysmith hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2008.

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  38. Lake Cowichan celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

    Lake Cowichan hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2008.

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  39. Langley celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

    Langley hosted events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2008.

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  40. Lillooet celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

    Lillooet hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2008.

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  41. Mackenzie celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

    Mackenzie hosted events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2008.

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  42. Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2008

    Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2008.

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  43. Merritt celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

    Merritt hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2008.

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  44. Mission celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

    Mission hosted a free community arts event to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2008.

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  45. Nanaimo celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

    Nanaimo hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2008.

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  46. Nelson celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

    Nelson hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2008.

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  47. New Westminster celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

    New Westminster hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2008.

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  48. North Thompson Valley celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

    Communities in the North Thompson Valley celebrated Spirit of BC Week 2008.

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  49. Oceanside celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

    The Oceanside Spirit of BC Committee hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2008.

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  50. Oliver and Osoyoos celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2008

    Oliver and Osoyoos hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2008.

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  51. Peachland celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

    Peachland hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2008.

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  52. Pemberton celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

    Pemberton hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2008.

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  53. Penticton celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

    Penticton hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2008.

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  54. Port Coquitlam celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

    Port Coquitlam hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2008.

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  55. Powell River celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

    Powell River hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2008.

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  56. Prince George celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

    Prince George to host free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2008.

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  57. Quesnel celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

    Quesnel hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2008.

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  58. Revelstoke celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

    Revelstoke hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2008.

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  59. Smithers celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

    Smithers hosted events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2008.

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  60. Surrey celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

    Surrey hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2008.

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  61. Tofino celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

    Tofino hosted a walking challenge to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2008.

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  62. Vanderhoof celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

    Vanderhoof hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2008.

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  63. Victoria celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

    Victoria hosted a family swim to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2008.

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  64. Wells celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

    Wells hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2008.

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  65. White Rock celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

    White Rock hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2008.

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  66. First Spirit of BC office opens in Surrey

    The Surrey Spirit of BC Committee opened the first municipal Spirit of BC office in the province in 2007.

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  67. Spirit of BC spotted at Oceanside Street Market

    The Oceanside Spirit of BC Committee attracted volunteers and promoted committee activities at a local street market.

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  68. Spirit Trail connects North Shore

    The North Shore Spirit of BC Committee played a part in creating a 35-kilometre outdoor trail.

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  69. Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Spirit staff honoured

    Maple Ridge's Mike Murray received a BC Community Achievement Award.

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  70. Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2007

    Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2007.

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  71. New Westminster celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2007

    New Westminster hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2007.

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  72. North Okanagan celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2007

    North Okanagan communities hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2007.

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  73. Oceanside celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2007

    Parksville and Qualicum Beach hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2007.

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  74. Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2007

    Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2007.

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  75. Pemberton celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2007

    Pemberton hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2007.

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  76. Penticton celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2007

    Penticton hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2007.

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  77. Port Coquitlam celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2007

    Port Coquitlam hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2007.

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  78. Port Hardy celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2007

    Port Hardy hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2007.

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  79. Port Moody celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2007

    Port Moody hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2007.

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  80. Powell River celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2007

    Powell River hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2007.

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  81. Quesnel and Wells celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2007

    Quesnel and Wells hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2007.

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  82. Revelstoke celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2007

    Revelstoke hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2007.

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  83. Smithers celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2007

    Smithers hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2007.

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  84. Sunshine Coast celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2007

    Sunshine Coast communities hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2007.

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  85. Surrey celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2007

    Surrey hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2007.

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  86. Tahsis celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2007

    Tahsis hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2007.

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  87. Barriere celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2007

    Barriere hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2007.

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  88. Vanderhoof celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2007

    Vanderhoof hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2007.

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  89. Greater Victoria celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2007

    Communities in the Greater Victoria area hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2007.

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  90. West Vancouver celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2007

    West Vancouver hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2007.

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  91. Williams Lake Celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2007

    Williams Lake hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2007.

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  92. Hudson’s Hope and Cache Creek catch the Spirit

    Hudson’s Hope and Cache Creek joined mroe than 40 communities across BC to celebrate the first annual Spirit of BC Week in 2005.

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  93. Lillooet hosts Opportunities Forum

    Rural BC communities gathered in Lillooet for the "Raise the Spirit of BC" Opportunities Forum 2005.

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  94. Rossland Regional Roundtable records results

    Kootenay Spirit of BC committees gathered in Rossland for discussions.

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  95. The view from Comox Valley

    Comox Valley Spirit of BC Committee Chair shares success stories.

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  96. Abbotsford office opens

    The Abbotsford Spirit of BC Committee opened its office in May 2006.

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  97. Spirit of BC Week 2006 starts in Richmond

    Richmond hosted the kick-off to Spirit of BC Week 2006.

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  98. BC celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2006

    Highlights of Spirit of BC Week 2006 from communities across BC.

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  99. Spotlight on Abbotsford’s Spirit

    The road to the May 2006 opening of the Abbotsford Spirit of BC Committee was one involving the larger community.

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  100. Prince George hosts spirit roundtable

    In 2006, Spirit of BC committees gathered in Prince George for a regional roundtable.

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  101. Vanderhoof shows its spirit

    Vanderhoof hosted 40 events for Spirit of BC Week 2007.

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  102. Spirit of BC Week 2007 celebrated across province

    Spirit of BC Week 2007 highlights from communities throughout BC.

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  103. Abbotsford celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2007

    Abbotsford hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2007.

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  104. Birken celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2007

    Birken hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2007.

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  105. Blubber Bay and Powell River celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2007

    Blubber Bay and Powell River hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2007.

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  106. Boston Bar celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2007

    Boston Bar hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2007.

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  107. Grand Forks celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2007

    Grand Forks hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2007.

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  108. Bowen Island celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2007

    Bowen Island hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2007.

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  109. Burnaby celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2007

    Burnaby hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2007.

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  110. Campbell River celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2007

    Campbell River hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2007.

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  111. Cloverdale celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2007

    Cloverdale hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2007.

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  112. Comox Valley celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2007

    Comox Valley hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2007

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  113. Dawson Creek celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2007

    Dawson Creek hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2007.

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  114. Delta celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2007

    Delta hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2007.

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  115. Torch Relay launches in Victoria

    Residents of Greater Victoria will make history on October 30th when they help launch the longest and biggest Olympic Torch relay Canada has ever seen.

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  116. Bringing home the Spirit of the Games

    You would think a community that's more than 1,000 kilometres from Vancouver would have a hard time connecting to the 2010 Winter Games. But the residents of Hudson's Hope are feeling the excitement thanks to their local Spirit of BC committee.

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  117. B.C. communities celebrate one-year countdown

    February marks the one-year countdown to the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

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  118. Video: The 2010 Legacies Now Model

    Susan Kelsey, Chair of the Comox Valley Spirit of BC Community Committee, talks about the success of the 2010 Legacies Now model.

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  119. Bringing home the spirit of the 2010 Winter Games

    Volunteer-based Spirit of BC committees around the province, representing more than 200 communities, are the heart of the Spirit of BC program, a partnership between 2010 Legacies Now and the Province of British Columbia, which promotes community innovation, pride and excellence.

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