Region of Thompson Okanagan

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  1. Vernon program improves literacy

    Vernon improves literacy for local residents with support from the Literacy Now Communities program.

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  2. Vernon finds innovative way to improve literacy

    A literacy group in Vernon combines literacy services with support to the community's homeless people.

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  3. A game plan for success

    Summerland's Matt Crosby is a high-performance athlete who receives support from Game Plan BC to help him reach his Olympic dreams.

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  4. Explorations camps make summer special

    Students at a school in Ashcroft experiences new arts activities at their Explorations summer camp.

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  5. Sharing stories through art

    Kevin Loring is a first-time playwright who helped his community to heal with his play about survival.

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  6. Kamloops joins accessible tourism movement

    Tourism businesses in Kamloops are getting involved in the accessible tourism movement.

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  7. Penticton hosts the international super grand slalom

    Penticton hosted the 2006 CIBC North American Super Grand Slalom, which received $10,000 from Hosting BC.

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  8. Penticton hosts international women's super giant slalom

    Penticton hosted the 2005 CIBC Coupe NorAm Women's Super Giant Slalom, which received $10,000 from Hosting BC.

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  9. Salmon Arm hosts the national women's hockey championships

    Salmon Arm hosted the 2005 National Women's Under 18 Hockey Championships, which received $10,000 from Hosting BC.

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  10. Penticton hosts international freestyle skiing event

    Penticton hosted the 2006 Freestyle Fédération Internationale de Ski (FIS) World Cup Finals, which received $35,000 from Hosting BC.

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  11. Barriere measures up in accessibility

    Barriere received $15,000 from Measuring Up to conduct a community assessment and fund a public community garden.

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  12. Enderby measures up in accessibility

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

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  13. Kamloops measures up in accessibility

    Kamloops received $25,000 from Measuring Up to improve local accessibilty and inclusion for people with disabilities.

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  14. Kelowna measures up in accessibility

    Kelowna received $25,000 from Measuring Up to improve local accessibilty and inclusion for people with disabilities.

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  15. Penticton measures up in accessibility

    Penticton received $20,000 from Measuring Up to improve local accessibilty and inclusion for people with disabilities.

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  16. Princeton measures up in accessibility

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

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  17. Vernon measures up in accessibility

    Vernon received $20,000 from Measuring Up to improve local accessibilty and inclusion for people with disabilities.

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  18. Grand Forks measures up in accessibility

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

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  19. Cultural scan creates community legacy

    Thanks to a cultural scan funded by Creative Communities, the Town of Princeton established a community theatre society.

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  20. North Okanagan creates collaborative arts and culture plan

    The Regional District of North Okanagan and its partners created a 20-year plan for the local arts and culture sector thanks to funding from Creative Communities.

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  21. Kelowna evaluate local arts and culture sector

    The City of Kelowna used its grant from Creative Communities to kick-start its development of a ten-year plan.

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  22. Drum-making workshops introduce children to traditional art

    Seventy youth learned traditional ways of making and using drums at workshops funded by Innovations.

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  23. Valley Comfort play celebrates the Robson Valley

    Wishbone Theatre created a play to highlight life in the Robson Valley thanks to funding from Innovations.

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  24. Storytelling tour connects immigrant women

    Thanks to funding from Innovations, the Puente Theatre Society turned real-life stories of immigrant women into performances on stage.

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  25. X Fest brings Shakespeare to Kamloops

    Project X Theatre Productions Society produced a three-week outdoor Shakespeare festival thanks to funding from Innovations.

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  26. Okanagan Artists Alternative commissions social and political art

    APCD funded a media art production on social and political topics, commissioned by the Okanagan Artists Alternative.

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  27. Gold Trail School District hosts Explorations summer camps

    Students in Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Venables Valley attended Explorations summer camps in 2007.

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  28. Kamloops-Thompson School District hosts Explorations summer camps

    Students in Barriere attended Explorations summer camps in 2007

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  29. Kamloops-Thompson School District hosts Explorations summer camps

    Students in Kamloops, Chase, Logan Lake, Clearwater, Vavenby, Barriere attended Explorations summer camps in 2007

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  30. Boundary School District hosts Explorations summer camps

    Students in Rock Creek, Midway, Greenwood, Beaverdell attended Explorations summer camps in 2007

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  31. Head of Australian Olympic Committee shares tips on sport hosting

    Craig Phillips, secretary general of the Australian Olympic Committee, visited BC to discuss how communities and businesses can capitalize on business, tourism and team hosting opportunities leading up to 2010.

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  32. Torino Games president shares key lessons from 2006 Winter Games

    Valentino Castellani, president of the Torino 2006 Organizing Committee, visited BC to share business successes and key lessons learned from hosting the 2006 Winter Games.

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  33. Speaker Series launches with expert from Sydney Games

    Australia's Margy Osmond visited BC to share lessons in Olympic business development.

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  34. Speaker shares lessons from 2002 Winter Games

    Bill Malone, executive director of Utah’s Park City Chamber of Commerce, shared lessons learned from the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City.

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  35. Communications expert shares Olympic lessons

    Media strategist Jaime Rupert shared how communities and businesses can maximize media opportunities leading up to and beyond the 2010 Winter Games.

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  36. Torch Relay expert shares lessons with BC communities

    Torch Relay expert Di Henry shared how BC communities can capitalize on the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Torch Relays.

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  37. Vernon area improves local literacy

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

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  38. Grand Forks improves local literacy

    The Grand Forks literacy task group received funding to offer numerous literacy programs.

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  39. Armstrong celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

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

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  40. Enderby celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

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

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  41. Kelowna celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

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

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  42. Merritt celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

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

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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. Peachland celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

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

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  46. Penticton celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

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

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  47. Kelowna hosts 2008 National Senior Goalball Championships

    Kelowna hosted the 2008 National Senior Goalball Championships, which received $7,500 from Hosting BC.

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  48. Kamloops hosts 2008 Canada Cup Mountain Bike Race

    Kamloops hosted the 2008 Cross Country Race the Ranch Canada Cup Mountain Bike Race, which received $10,000 from Hosting BC.

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  49. Kamloops hosts CADS skill development festival

    Kamloops hosted the 2008 Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing's Ski Improvement and Race Development Festival, which received funding from Hosting BC.

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  50. Enderby hosts 2008 Marathon Canoe and Kayak National Championships

    Enderby hosted the 2008 Marathon Canoe and Kayak National Championships, which received $5,000 from Hosting BC

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  51. Vernon hosts 2007 FIS NorAm Cross Country Skiing Competition

    Vernon hosted the 2007 FIS NorAm Cross Country Skiing Competition, which received $10,000 from Hosting BC.

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  52. Spirit of BC launches Altitude Youth Experience

    60 youth from across BC joined the Altitude Youth Experience program in 2007.

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  53. 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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  54. Vernon hosts 2008 Ford World Women's Curling Championship

    Vernon hosted the 2008 Ford World Women's Curling Championship, which received $50,000 from Hosting BC.

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  55. Vernon hosts 2008 FIS NorAm Cross Country Skiing Competition

    Vernon hosted the 2008 FIS NorAm Cross Country Skiing Competition, which received $10,000 from Hosting BC.

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  56. Penticton celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2007

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

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  57. Barriere celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2007

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

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  58. 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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  59. 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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  60. Lillooet hosts Opportunities Forum

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

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  61. Tour berths in Burnaby

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

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  62. BC celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2006

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

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  63. Kelowna captures sport tourism award

    Sport Kelowna received the Sport Tourism Community Legacy Award in 2006.

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  64. Tour takes off from Richmond

    Richmond hosted the first stop for the 2010 Legacies Now Connecting Communities Tour in 2006.

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  65. Vernon launches Literacy Now program

    Debbie Schiller, coordinator for the Literacy Now Task Group in the Vernon area, wrote about challenges facing literacy providers in her region.

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  66. Spirit of BC Week 2007 celebrated across province

    Spirit of BC Week 2007 highlights from communities throughout BC.

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  67. Grand Forks celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2007

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

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  68. Kelowna hosts 2007 Canadian Open Snowboard Tour

    Kelowna hosted the 2007 Canadian Open Snowboard Tour, which received $10,000 from Hosting BC.

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  69. Courtenay hosts 2007 IPC Nordic Skiing and Biathlon Paralympic World Cup Finals

    Courtenay hosted the 2007 IPC Nordic Skiing and Biathlon Paralympic World Cup Finals, which received $40,000 from HostingBC.

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  70. Vernon hosts 2007 Canada Post Junior National Freestyle Championships

    Vernon hosted the 2007 Canada Post Junior National Freestyle Championships, which received $10,000 from HostingBC. 

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  71. Penticton hosts 2007 Canada Post Freestyle Grand Prix

    Penticton hosted the 2007 Canada Post Freestyle Grand Prix at Apex Mountain Resort received $40,000 from HostingBC.

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  72. Penticton hosts 2007 Men's and Women's Coupe NorAm Super G Races

    Penticton hosted the 2007 Men's and Women's Coupe NorAm Super G Races, which received $10,000 from HostingBC.

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  73. Salmon Arm hosts 2007 Esso Women's National Hockey Championships

    Salmon Arm hosted the 2007 Esso Women's National Hockey Championships, which received $10,000 from HostingBC.

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  74. Kamloops hosts 2007 National Cyclocross Championships

    Kamloops hosted the 2007 National Cyclocross Championships, which received $5,000 from Hosting BC.

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  75. Westbank receives $5,000 from Explorations

    Westbank received funding of $5,000 from Explorations for the Central Okanagan School District to hold an arts, sport and recreation camp for 37 children aged five to 13.

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  76. Raft River Elementary School hosts Explorations summer camps

    Students in Clearwater attended an Explorations summer camp in 2005.

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  77. Heffley Creek Elementary School hosts Explorations camps

    Students in Heffley Creek attended an Explorations summer camp in 2005.

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  78. Ashcroft Elementary School hosts Explorations summer camps

    Students in Ashcroft attended an Explorations summer camp in 2005.

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  79. Ecole de l'Anse-au sable de Kelowna hosted Explorations summer camps

    Kelowna students attended Explorations summer camps in 2005.

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  80. Ecole Rose des Vents hosts Explorations summer camps

    Kelowna students attended an Explorations summer camp in 2005.

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  81. The City of Revelstoke measures up accessbility

    Revelstoke used the Measuring Up program to improve access for persons with disabilities.

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  82. Independent Living Vernon uses Measuring Up

    Independent Living Vernon used Measuring Up to evaluate local accessibility and inclusion.

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  83. Golf tees up in Kelowna schools

    BC Golf Association introduces golf skills in Kelowna schools.

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  84. Kimberley improve accessibility and inclusion

    The City of Kimberley used a grant from Measuring Up to identify and address local issues of access and inclusion.

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  85. City of Merritt receives $5,000 to identify arts and cultural assets

    The City of Merritt will undertake a cultural mapping project as a first step towards developing a more diverse arts and culture policy.

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  86. City of Kelowna receives $19,900 to develop cultural plan

    The City of Kelowna will develop a three-to-five year cultural plan using $19,900 in funding from the Creative Communities program, supported by 2010 Legacies Now and the Province of British Columbia.

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