Region of Vancouver Island

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  1. Bowser Students Keep Learning Over Summer

    Students in Bowser attended Explorations summer camps to experience new sport, recreation and arts activities.

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  2. 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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  3. Mount Washington hosts mountain bike races

    Mount Washington hosted the 2006 Canada Cup Mountain Bike Races, which received $13,630 from Hosting BC.

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Mount Washington hosts disabled skiing championships and festival

    Mount Washington hosted the 2006 Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing SKImprovement (SKIMP) Family Festival and Canadian National Disabled Alpine Ski Championships.

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  7. Using sport to fit in and flourish

    The BC Soccer Association developed a program which uses soccer as tool to help children fit in with their peers.

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  8. Campbell River measures up in accessibility

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

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  9. Comox measures up in accessibility

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

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  10. Courtenay measures up in accessibility

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

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  11. Cumberland measures up in accessibility

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

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  12. Oak Bay measures up in accessibility

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

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  13. Duncan measures up in accessibility

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

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  14. Sooke measures up in accessibility

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

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  15. Parksville measures up in accessibility

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

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  16. Denman Island hosts Celebrating Our Own Festival

    Arts Denman hosted a two-day visual arts event thanks to funding from Innovations.

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  17. Intrepid Theatre Company Society develops strategic plan

    The Intrepid Theatre Company Society developed a strategic business plan thanks to a Catalyst grant.

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  18. Nanaimo Sings! Festival share choral music with community

    Fourteen local choirs joined together to perform in one festival thanks to funding from Innovations.

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  19. Dance Victoria offers workshop for dancers

    Local dancers attended a two-week training program, funded by Innovations, to explore new ways to present dance.

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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. Lulu Performing Arts Society creates a festival of nature

    Five world-renowned artists explored the relationship between nature and technology with works presented at the Elements Festival on Gabriola Island.

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  23. Renowned artist Pat Martin Bates honoured with exhibit

    Acclaimed visual artist Pat Martin Bates was showcased in an exhibit commissioned by the Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria.

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  24. Vancouver Island North School District hosts Explorations summer camps

    Students in Port Hardy, Port McNeill, Sointula attended Explorations summer camps in 2007.

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  25. Campbell River School District hosts Explorations summer camps

    Students in Campbell River attended Explorations summer camps for children aged 6-12 in 2007.

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  26. Campbell River School District hosts Explorations summer camps

    Students in Campbell River attended Explorations summer camps for children aged 9-12 in 2007.

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  27. Campbell River School District hosts Explorations summer camps

    Students in Campbell River attended Explorations summer camps for children aged 8-13 in 2007.

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  28. Comox Valley School District hosts Explorations summer camps

    Students in Courtenay attended Explorations summer camps in 2007.

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  29. Gulf Islands School District hosts Explorations summer camps

    Students in Saltspring Island, Duncan attended Explorations summer camps in 2007.

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  30. Greater Victoria School District hosts Explorations summer camps

    Students in Victoria, James Bay, Fernwood, Hillside, Mayfair/Quadra attended Explorations summer camps in 2007.

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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. Sports marketing expert shares legacies opportunities from sport events

    Alan Pascoe, chair of Fast Track sports marketing agency, discussed how communities and local businesses can capitalize on major sport events.

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  34. 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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  35. Campbell River improves local literacy

    The Campbell River literacy task group received funding to offer numerous literacy programs.

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  36. Campbell River celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

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

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  37. Comox Valley celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

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

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  38. Courtenay celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

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

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  39. Cumberland celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

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

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  40. Gold River celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

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

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  41. Ladysmith celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

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

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  42. Lake Cowichan celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

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

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  43. Nanaimo celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

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

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  44. 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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  45. Tofino celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

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

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  46. Victoria celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

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

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  47. Saanich hosts 2008 Olympic Diving Trials

    Saanich hosted the 2008 Olympic Diving Trials, which received $10,000 from Hosting BC.

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  48. 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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  49. 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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  50. Victoria hosts 2008 Bear Mountain Arena Curling Classic

    Victoria hosted the 2008 Bear Mountain Arena Curling Classic received $10,000 from HostingBC.

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  51. Victoria hosts 2008 Canadian CAN-AM Open Swimming Championships

    Victoria hosted the 2008 Canadian CAN-AM Open Swimming Championships for Swimmers with a Disability, which received $10,000 from HostingBC.

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  52. Port Hardy celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2007

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

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  53. Tahsis celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2007

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

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  54. 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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  55. Tour berths in Burnaby

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

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  56. The view from Comox Valley

    Comox Valley Spirit of BC Committee Chair shares success stories.

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  57. BC celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2006

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

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  58. Tour takes off from Richmond

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

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  59. Spirit of BC Week 2007 celebrated across province

    Spirit of BC Week 2007 highlights from communities throughout BC.

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  60. Campbell River celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2007

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

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  61. Comox Valley celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2007

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

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  62. Victoria hosts 2007 Spring National Swimming Championships

    Victoria hosted the 2007 Spring National Swimming Championships, Pan Am Games and FISU Games Trials, which received $10,000 from HostingBC.

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  63. Victoria hosts 2007 Canadian Interuniversity Sport Cross Country Championships

    Victoria hosted the 2007 Canadian Interuniversity Sport Cross Country Championships received $7,500 from HostingBC.

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  64. Nanaimo hosts 2007 Canadian Colleges' Athletic Association Men's National Volleyball Championship

    Nanaimo hosted the 2007 Canadian Colleges' Athletic Association Men's National Volleyball Championship received $10,000 from HostingBC.

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  65. Shoreline Community Middle School hosts Explorations camp

    Students in Victoria attended an Explorations summer camp in 2005.

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  66. Denman Island Community School hosts Explorations summer camps

    Students from Denman Island attended an Explorations summer camp in 2005.

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  67. Campbell River hosts Explorations summer camps

    Students from Campbell River attended Explorations summer camps in 2005.

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  68. Cedar Elementary School hosts Explorations summer camps

    Students from Campbell River attended Explorations summer camps in 2005.

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  69. Sea View School hosted Explorations summer camps

    Students in Port Alice attended Explorations summer camps in 2005.

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  70. Robert Scott and Sunset Elementary Schools hosted Explorations summer camps

    Students in Port McNeil and Port Hardy attended Explorations summer camps in 2005.

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  71. Measuring Up Parksville

    The Measuring Up Parksville Committee is dedicated to improving community access for persons with disabilities.

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  72. Tofino basketball team receives funding

    Thanks to a grant from the Aboriginal Youth Sport Legacy Fund, young men in Tofino participated in a basketball program.

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  73. 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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  74. Sooke Fine Arts Society receives $10,000 to identify arts and cultural assets

    The Sooke Fine Arts Society is leading a cultural mapping project to support long-term development in the region.

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