Community of Whistler

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  1. Whistler hosts Nokia Snowboard FIS World Cup

    Whistler hosted the 2005 Nokia Snowboard FIS World Cup, which received $35,000 from Hosting BC.

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  2. Whistler hosts the Pontiac GMC National Championships

    Whistler hosted the 2006 Pontiac GMC National Championships for alpine skiing, which received $10,000 from Hosting BC.

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  3. Whistler hosts Sierra Wireless Whistler Cup

    Whistler hosted the 2005 Sierra Wireless Whistler Cup, which received $10,000 from Hosting BC.

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  4. Whistler hosts national wheelchair tennis championships

    Whistler hosted the 2006 Birmingham National Wheelchair Tennis Championships, which received $10,000 from Hosting BC.

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  5. BC Special Olympics Project Outreach

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

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  6. PacificSport BC's XploreSportz program

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

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  7. 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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  8. Off the streets and on the mountain

    Vancouver youth Christine Devries was one step away from living on the streets of Vancouver until she experienced the Chill snowboarding program.

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  9. Whistler Museum and Archives conducts market research

    Whistler Museum and Archives conducted research to create a master business plan.

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  10. Sea-to-Sky Corridor evaluates arts and culture sector

    Communities in the Sea-to-Sky Corridor collaborated to evaluate the economic impact of the local arts and culture sector thanks to funding from Creative Communities.

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  11. Hospitality expert shares lessons in business and tourism development

    Mark Lewis, president of Jet Set Sports, shared lessons in hospitality business development.

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  12. Olympic professional shares lessons in business development

    Olympic Games professional Felicity Shankar shared lessons in sponsorship, activation strategies and tourism opportunities.

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  13. Whistler hosts 2008 Whistler Men's and Women's World Cup

    Whistler hosted the 2008 Whistler Men's and Women's World Cup, which received $30,000 from Hosting BC.

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  14. Whistler hosts 2007 Wheelchair Tennis Championships

    Whistler hosted the 2007 Birmingham Wheelchair Tennis National Championships, which received $10,000 from Hosting BC.

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  15. Tour takes off from Richmond

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

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  16. Whistler hosts 2007 Pontiac GMC Canadian Alpine Skiing Championships

    Whistler hosted the 2007 Pontiac GMC Canadian Alpine Skiing Championships, which received $15,000 from HostingBC.

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  17. A personal legacy

    A Vancouver youth is creating his own life legacy as a snowboard instructor in Whistler thanks, in part, to 2010 Legacies Now’s support of Chill, Zero Ceiling and the First Nations Snowboard Team.

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  18. See how they grow

    Growing Champions athlete Sam Danniels and his sponsor Axis Insurance were featured on the cover of BC Broker magazine.

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  19. Three accessible playgrounds provide a place to play for children with disabilities

    Three world-class, accessible playgrounds are being built in Richmond, Whistler and Vancouver, venue cities for the 2010 Winter Games. These playgrounds will enable children with disabilities to play side-by-side with their siblings, friends, family members and caregivers.

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  20. 21 community sport programs in B.C. receive funding

    2010 Legacies Now is making sport more accessible for people throughout the province by supporting projects ranging from the development of a speed skating program for at-risk youth in Kamloops to the launch of a girls' skateboarding program in Armstrong.

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Related Highlights

  1. The 2005 Sierra Wireless Whistler Cup for alpine skiing received $10,000 from Hosting BC.

  2. The Whistler Museum and Archives received $22,000 from Catalyst to conducts an assessment of the region's heritage preservation needs.

  3. The Vicious Circle recevied $6,000 from Catalyst for the Whistler Writers Festival and Retreat 2006.

  4. The Vancouver Summer Festival Society received $12,000 from Innovations to produce Festival Vancouver at Whistler, a classical, jazz and world music festival.

  5. The 2005 FIS Snowboarding World Cup received $35,000 from Hosting BC.

  6. The 2006 Pontiac GMC National Championships for alpine skiing received $10,000 from Hosting BC.

  7. The Whistler Film Festival Society received $6,000 from Innovations for Whistler Stories, a series of short films based on local stories.

  8. 170 athletes competed in the 2007 Pontiac GMC Canadian Championships for alpine skiing, whcih received $15,000 in funds from Hosting BC.

  9. 40 athletes participated in the 2006 Birmingham National Wheelchair Tennis Championships, which received $10,000 from Hosting BC.

  10. The 2008  Whistler Men's and Women's World Cups received $30,000 from Hosting BC.

  11. The 2007 Birmingham National Wheelchair Tennis Championships received $10,000 from Hosting BC.

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

  13. The Whistler Arts Council received $20,000 from Creative Communities.

  14. 100 students attended Explorations summer camps.

  15. Students at one Whistler school participated in SportFit to get active and discover new sports.

  16. The 2009 Viessmann Luge World Cup received $20,000 from Hosting BC.

  17. The 2009 Canadian J1 Championships for alpine skiing received $10,000 from Hosting BC.

  18. The 2009 IPC Alpine World Cup Finals received $20,000 from Hosting BC.

  19. The Vicious Circle received $7,458 from Catalyst for a week-long Writers' Studio and Retreat.

  20. This Whistler Arts Council received $12,000 from Catalyst to develop a comprehensive partnership and communications plan to connect several projects and programs.

  21. The Whistler Arts Council received $10,000 from Catalyst to complete a functional review of how it could work with the Maurice Young Millennium Place Society to better serve the local cultural sector.

  22. The Whistler Theatre Project received $25,000 from Innovations to establish an annual Summer Arts Festival.

  23. The Sea to Sky literacy task group received $120,000 from Literacy Now Communities to improve literacy in the area.

  24. The Aboriginal Sport Gallery travelling exhibit joined the Cowichan Spirit Pole tour and visited Whistler in 2008.

  25. 3,800 people visited the 2010 Legacies Now Connecting Communities Tour in 2006.

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

  27. 158 tourism businesses in Whistler received accessibility ratings from the Accessible Tourism program.

  28. Over 2,900 youth in 17 communities across BC discovered new sports  with PacificSport BC's XploreSportz program, funded by the BC Sport Participation Program in 2004-2007.

  29. Over 300 youth in 24 communities across BC participated in the BC Special Olympics' Project Outreach, funded by the BC Sport Participation Program in 2004-2007.

  30. The RBC 2010 Legacies Now Speaker Series brought Mark Lewis, president of Jet Set Sports, to Vancouver, Whistler and Surrey to share how communities and businesses can deliver on hospitality needs arising from the 2010 Winter Games.

  31. The RBC 2010 Legacies Now Speaker Series brought Felicity Shankar, chief executive of Javelin Europe marketing consultants, to Vancouver, Richmond, Coquitlam and Whistler to highlight ways businesses can leverage opportunities from the 2010 Winter Games.

  32. Whistler Arts Council received $100,000 from Arts Partners in Creative Development for Inspired by Place, a multi-disciplinary outdoor performance piece on Whistler's distinctive values and heritage.

  33. Resort Municipality of Whistler received $20,000 from Measuring Up to improve accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities.

  34. 100 Mile House received $5,000 from Spirit of BC.

  35. The Canadian J1 Championships for alpine skiing received $10,000 from Hosting BC.

  36. The Viessmann Luge World Cup received $20,000 from Hosting BC.

  37. One youth received a high-performace athlete grant from the Aboriginal Youth Sport Legacy Fund.

  38. Close to 2,600 students in 9 schools in the Howe Sound School District participated in Action Schools! BC to improve physical activity and healthy eating.

  39. Whistler Adaptive Sports Program received $2,000 from the Local Sport Program Development Fund to expand their Adaptive Nordic Sports program.