Community of Nanaimo

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  1. 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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  2. NHL coaching legend goes behind the bench for literacy

    NHL coaching legend Jacques Demers toured three BC communities to share his story and lessons from a lifetime struggle with low literacy.

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  3. 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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  4. BC Special Olympics Project Outreach

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

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  5. BC Lacrosse's Aboriginal Coach and Athlete Development Program

    More than 1,500 Aboriginal youth played lacrosse through BC Lacrosse's Aboriginal Coach and Athlete Development Program.

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  6. Canoe Kayak BC's dragon boat racing program

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

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  7. Coaches Association of BC's training for coaches

    Coaches Association of BC trains over 330 coaches around the province.

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  8. Gymnastics BC's Kids CanMove program

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

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  9. PacificSport BC's XploreSportz program

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

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Volleyball BC's Atomic Volleyball program

    More than 2,200 children learned volleyball fundamentals through the Atomic Volleyball program.

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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Nanaimo celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

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

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  20. 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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  21. Tour berths in Burnaby

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

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  22. Spirit of BC Week 2007 celebrated across province

    Spirit of BC Week 2007 highlights from communities throughout BC.

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  23. 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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  24. Harewood Family of Community Schools hosts Explorations camps

    Students in Nanaimo attended Explorations summer camps in 2005.

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  25. Golf tees up in North Island schools

    BC Golf Association introduces golf skills in schools.

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  26. Nanaimo measures up for residents and visitors

    If you've ever tried to find information on accessible transit, recreation or businesses - maybe you are using a wheelchair, getting around with the aid of a guide dog, or walking with crutches due to a sprained ankle - you know it can be a challenge. Thanks to two Nanaimo groups, all of that information will soon be found in one place online.

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  27. Short-term volunteering in Nanaimo can bring lasting rewards

    PacificSport, which organizes Operation Red Nose as a fundraising program, is already recruiting volunteers for the upcoming holiday season, and they're using an innovative tool to do it.

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  28. Aboriginal Youth Boxing Program Launches

    It's been estimated that three out of five Canadian youth aren't active enough to grow into healthy adults and Aboriginal youth are even more at risk. The Snuneymuxw First Nation is fighting this trend - quite literally - with their popular youth boxing aerobics program.

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Related Highlights

  1. More than 2,600 young hockey players participated in Spirit of 2010 Hockey Tournaments.

  2. The RBC 2010 Legacies Now Speaker Series brought Bill Malone, executive director of the Park City Chamber of Commerce, Convention and Visitor Bureau, to Vancouver, Surrey, Nanaimo and Vernon to discuss how communities and businesses can capitalize on the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

  3. The Nanaimo Spirit of BC Committee hosted events to celebrate the annual Spirit of BC Week.

  4. The Nanaimo and District Museum Society received $6,000 from Catalyst  to develop the  Regional Sport Hall of Fame.

  5. Crimson Coast Dance Society received $7,500 from Innovations for Dance on the Crimson Coast: Expanding Dance in Nanaimo, a contemporary dance program for teen and young adults.

  6. The Downtown Nanaimo Partnership received $15,000 from Innovations for its First annual Spring Break Festival which enabled youth, aged 12-18, to experience various arts disciplines.

  7. The City of Nanaimo received $6,000 from Creative Communities for the Cultural Resources Inventory/Cultural Calendar.

  8. Nanaimo hosted a Sport Tourism Community Workshop to learn about sport hosting opportunities.

  9. Theatre BC received $5,000 from Innovations to create a new provincial theatre festival to celebrate its 75th anniversary.

  10. The Vancouver Island Arts Festival Society received $12,000 from Catalyst to tour its International Children's Festival to communities throughout the island.

  11. Close to 150 athletes from five provinces competed in the 2007 Men's National Volleyball Championships, which received $10,000 from Hosting BC.

  12. The Nanaimo literacy task group received $115,000 from Literacy Now Communities to improve literacy in the community and surrounding area.

  13. Nanaimo received $25,000 from Measuring Up to improve accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities.

  14. Nanaimo hosted the Jacques Demers Literacy Tour where the former NHL coach spoke about his lifelong struggle with literacy.

  15. TheatreOne's Emerging Voices received $3,225 from Catalyst  for Emerging Voices,  a workshop of staged readings  of new Canadian plays.

  16. A partnership of 13 choral groups received $5,000 from Innovations to present a three-day festival and gala concert at the Port Theatre.

  17. 29 schools registered with Action Schools! BC to improve physical activity and healthy eating in students.

  18. Students at eight Nanaimo schools participated in SportFit to get active and discover new sports.

  19. More than 440 students attended Explorations summer camps in the Nanaimo-Ladysmith School District.

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

  21. One youth received two high-performace athlete grants from the Aboriginal Youth Sport Legacy Fund.

  22. Snuneymuxw First Nation received $1,000 from the Aboriginal Youth Sport Legacy Fund to support the Island Brave Canoe Club.

  23. One youth participated in the Altitude Youth Experience.

  24. 6,900 people visited the 2010 Legacies Now Connecting Communities Tour at the Dragon Boat Festival in 2008.

  25. 2,000 people visited the 2010 Legacies Now Connecting Communities Tour in 2007.

  26. 9,300 people visited the 2010 Legacies Now Connecting Communities Tour in 2005.

  27. Over 120 tourism businesses in Nanaimo received accessibility ratings from the Accessible Tourism program.

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. Over 300 coaches in 20 communities across BC learned coaching development skills in the Coaches Association of BC's Coaching Development in Targeted Sports program, funded by the BC Sport Participation Program in 2004-2007

  32. 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.

  33. Over 1,500 Aboriginal youth in 13 communities across BC learned lacrosse fundamentals with BC Lacrosse's Aboriginal Coaching and Athlete Development Program, funded by the BC Sport Participation Program in 2004-2007.

  34. 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.

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. 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.

  38. Over 2,200 youth in 21 communities across BC developed basic volleyball skills in Volleyball BC's Atomic Volleyball program, funded by the BC Sport Participation Program in 2004-2007

  39. The 2005 Legacies Speaker Series brought Graeme Hicks, from Albury, Australia, to six BC communities to show how businesses and communities can get involved in sport tourism opportunities.

  40. More than 2100 youth experience dragon boat racing with Canoe Kayak BC's H2O Go! program in 2007-2010, thanks to $10,000 from the BC Sport Participation Program.

  41. More than 360 children, aged 6-16, in nine communities tried ringette at events hosted by BC Ringette's Come Try Ringette program in 2007-2010, thanks to $20,000 from the BC Sport Participation Program.

  42. 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.

  43. Nanaimo Festival Heritage Theatre Society received $8,900 from Innovations for the Frank Ney Project, a new play script based on the life of Frank Ney.

  44. Nanaimo Sings! received $5,000 from Innovations for the Nanaimo Sings! A Festival of Choral Music project, a three-day festival of choral music in Nanaimo.

  45. Theatre BC received $12,000 from Catalyst for the Audience Development Initiative.

  46. Theatre BC / The British Columbia Drama Association received $5,000 from Innovations for the ACToberfest - Provincial One-Act & Monologue Fringe Festival.

  47. Theatre BC / The British Columbia Drama Association received $5,000 from Innovations for the Community Theatre Touring Series.

  48. Vancouver Island Arts Festivals Society received $7,5000 from Catalyst for the Marketing on rural communities project.

  49. Vancouver Island Arts Festivals Society received $12,000 from Catalyst for the Show on the Road project.

  50. Vancouver Island Symphony received $7,5000 from Catalyst for  the  Soaring with the Vancouver Island Symphony to New Places project.

  51. Nanaimo Festival Heritage Theatre Society received $3,225 from Innovations for Emerging Voices, a series of staged readings of new Canadian plays.

  52. Snuneymuxw First Nation received $1,000 from the Aboriginal Youth Sport Legacy Fund for their Boxing Aerobics program.

  53. Snuneymuxw First Nation received $1,000 from the Aboriginal Youth Sport Legacy Fund for a youth sports camp.

  54. More than 8,500 students in 30 schools in the Nanaimo-Ladysmith School District participated in Action Schools! BC to improve physical activity and healthy eating.