Community of Nelson

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  1. Nelson measures up in accessibility

    Nelson received $15,000 from Measuring Up to improve local accessibilty and inclusion for people with disabilities.

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  2. Canoe Kayak BC's dragon boat racing program

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

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  3. Gymnastics BC's Kids CanMove program

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

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Kootenay Cooperative Radio trains programmers

    Kootenay Cooperative Radio held workshops to train volunteer radio programmers.

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  8. Made in BC Dance on Tour brings dance to British Columbians

    A dance tour brought contemporary dance to eight BC communities thanks to funding from Innovations.

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  9. Nelson improves local literacy

    The Nelson literacy task group received funding to offer numerous literacy programs.

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  10. Nelson celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

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

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  11. Nanaimo first stop for Sport Talent Search

    The Playground to Podium: Sport Talent Search visited six communities in 2005 to discover young athletes.

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  12. Tour berths in Burnaby

    In 2005, the 2010 Legacies Now Connecting Communities Tour visited nine communities, wrapping up in Burnaby.

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  13. Partnerships help Nelson’s literacy services grow

    Cyber Seniors, a free computer literacy course, is one of many local programs offered by the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy and its partners.

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  14. Nelson creates employment for people with disabilities

    Two initiatives provided a lasting legacy of new employment opportunities in Nelson.

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  15. City of Nelson receives $10,000 to develop cultural tourism plan

    The City of Nelson is leading the development of a cultural tourism strategy for the Nelson/Kootenay Lake area.

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Related Highlights

  1. The Nelson literacy task group received $70,000 from Literacy Now Communities to improve literacy in the area.

  2. More than 1200 young hockey players participated in the Spirit of 2010 Hockey Tournament.

  3. The Argenta Community Association's received $5,500 from Innovations to develop Bound Together.

  4. The City of Nelson received $10,000 from Creative Communities for Advancing the Arts in Nelson & Area, creating an Arts Advisory Board to guide planning and policy development.

  5. Design is Everywhere received $3,500 from Innovations.

  6. Nelson received $15,000 from Measuring Up to improve accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities.

  7. Nelson and District Museum Society received $2,380 from Innovations for Writing on Water, a four-part project to promote Sinixt culture to regional elementary school students.

  8. The Nelson Spirit of BC Committee hosted events to celebrate the annual Spirit of BC Week.

  9. Eleven schools registered with Action Schools! BC to improve physical activity and healthy eating in students.

  10. Students at nine Nelson schools participated in SportFit to get active and discover new sports.

  11. The Aboriginal Sport Gallery Travelling Exhibit joined the Cowichan Spirit Pole Tour and visited Nelson in 2008.

  12. 2,200 people visited the 2010 Legacies Now Connecting Communities Tour in 2005.

  13. Two youth participated in the Altitude Youth Experience.

  14. Nelson and District Youth Centre received $1,500 from the Local Sport Program Development Fund for its Sk8 Club.

  15. More than 475 students attended Explorations summer camps in the Kootenay Lake School District.

  16. Over 5,400 children in 37 communities across BC learned track and field skill progressions with BC Athletics' Run, Jump, Throw Program, funded by the BC Sport Participation Program in 2004-2007.

  17. Over 3,800 children in 41 communities across BC developed basketball skills in the Steve Nash Youth Development Program, funded by the BC Sport Participation Program in 2004-2008.

  18. Over 2,300 youth in 12 communities across BC learned about Dragon Boat racing with Canoe Kayak BC's H20 Go! program, funded by the BC Sport Participation Program in 2004-2007.

  19. Over 37,000 youth in 70 communities across BC developed  physical and motor  skills with Gymnastics BC's Kids Can Move Program, funded by the BC Sport Participation Program in 2004-2007.

  20. Over 20 youth in 17 communities across BC particpated in Sport BC's Expansion of the Power of Sport Tour, funded by the BC Sport Participation Program in 2004-2007.

  21. Over 9,600 youth in 26 communities across BC participated in Tennis BC's Expansion of the Tennis BC Schools Program, funded by the BC Sport Participation Program in 2004-2007.

  22. Over 230 skiers and instructors participated in the Disabled Skiers Association of BC's Snowbility Program, which supports adaptive alpine skiing and snowboarding, thanks to $30,000 from the BC Sport Participation Program in 2007-2010.

  23. Over 3,000 children in grades 2-7 in 41 communities participated in Basketball BC's Steve Nash Youth Development Program in 2007-2010 thanks to $25,000 from the BC Sport Participation Program.

  24. Association des Francophones des Kootenays Ouest received $14,000 from Catalyst for Cinémania, The Francophone space in 24 shots / second.

  25. The Kootenay Cooperative Radio received $10,000 from Catalyst for the Volunteer Radio Programmer Training Project, helping upgrade their training program for their numerous on-air and administrative volunteers.

  26. Kootenay School of the Arts at Selkirk College received $8,000 from Catalyst for the KSA Alumni Exhibition, increasing awareness to the successes of KSA graduates in order to increase enrollment in the institution's programs.

  27. Kutenai Art Therapy Institute Association received $6,500 from Innovations for the Innovations in Arts and Health Symposium, providing opportunities for partnerships, mentorships and collaborations  between the health care and arts community.

  28. Nelson and District Museum Society received $12,000 from Catalyst for the Nelson Museum Website Development Project, a new website that will include information about the Museum's programs and collections.

  29. Nelson Museum, Archives, Art Gallery and Historical Society received $3,500 from Innovations for Freshly Squeezed: Multi-media Exhibition, a program to introduce new and important contemporary ideas to the local community.

  30. Nelson Museum, Archives, Art Gallery and Historical Society received $1,950 from Catalyst for the Nelson Cultural Sector Awareness and Art in Public Places Program - Phase 3.

  31. Nelson Fine Art Centre Society received $15,000 from Innovations for Boundary Lines: Ancestry, Edge, an artistic residency program in Nelson that will bring together three professional artists in the creation of a multi-disciplinary performance piece.

  32. Nelson received $5,000 from Spirit of BC.

  33. City of Nelson received $10,000 from Creative Communities program to develop cultural tourism plan.

  34. More than 2,800 students in 19 schools in the Kootenay Lake School District participated in Action Schools! BC to improve physical activity and healthy eating.