Community of Powell River

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  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. Accessibility on a roll in Powell River

    Powell River identifies accessibility for people with disabilities as a top priority and sets their sights on a fully accessible community.

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  3. Powell River measures up in accessibility

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

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  4. 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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  5. Gymnastics BC's Kids CanMove program

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

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  6. Powell River celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

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

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  7. Powell River celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2007

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

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  8. 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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Related Highlights

  1. Powell River successfully opened a Volunteer Centre called SOBCC and received $20,000 from Volunteers Now.

  2. More than 1,300  young hockey players participated in Spirit of 2010 Hockey Tournaments.

  3. The 2005 Legacies Speaker Series brought Maxine and Marvin Turner to Powell River to share their culinary expertise and experiences.

  4. The Powell River-Ayjoomixw Spirit of BC Committee hosted events to celebrate the annual Spirit of BC Week.

  5. The Powell River Regional Economic Development Society received $20,000 from Innovations to develop the Powell River Summer Academy of the Arts.

  6. Powell River received $20,000 from Measuring Up to improve accessibility and includion for people with disabilities.

  7. The Powell River literacy task group received $100,000 from Literacy Now Communities to improve literacy in the community and surrounding area.

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

  9. Students at three Powell River school participated in SportFit to get active and discover new sports.

  10. The Aboriginal Sport Gallery travelling exhibit joined the Cowichan Spirit Pole tour and visited Powell River in 2008.

  11. 400 people visited the express version of the 2010 Legacies Now Connecting Communities Tour at Disability Games in 2007.

  12. One youth participated in the Altitude Youth Experience.

  13. 22 students attended Explorations summer camps in Powell River.

  14. 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.

  15. Over 500 youth in 18 communities across BC were introduced to ice hockey with BC Hockey's Lace 'Em Up Program, funded by the BC Sport Participation Program in 2004-2007.

  16. Malaspina Arts Society received $3,500 from Catalyst for Bringing artists Together in Powell River, a one-day meeting that will identify the assets of the existing visual arts community in Powell River.

  17. The Powell River Disability Sport Club received $2,500 from the Local Sport Program Development Fund for their Model Community Project.

  18. Powell River received $5,000 from Spirit of BC.

  19. Close to 1,400 students in 6 schools in the Powell River School District participated in Action Schools! BC to improve physical activity and healthy eating.