Community of Port Alberni

Featured Stories

  1. BC Blind Sports' Early Intervention Program

    Over 200 children participated in sport through BC Blind Sports' Early Intervention Program.

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  2. 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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  3. PacificSport BC's XploreSportz program

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

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  4. 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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  5. Kids Wrestling program introduces sport to youth

    More than 10,400 children learned to wrestle with program from Wrestling BC.

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  6. BC celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2006

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

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  7. The Alberni School District hosts Explorations camps

    Students attended an Explorations summer camp in Port Alberni in 2005.

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  8. BC Golf Association offers Playground to Fairway program for youth

    More than 4,000 children learned to golf through the Playground to Fairway program.

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Related Highlights

  1. More then 4,000 young hockey players participated in Spirit of 2010 Hockey Tournaments.

  2. The Alberni Valley Spirit of BC Committee hosted events to celebrate the annual Spirit of BC Week.

  3. Port Alberni hosted a Sport Tourism Community Workshop to learn about sport hosting opportunities.

  4. The Port Alberni literacy task group received $70,000 from Literacy Now Communities to improve literacy in the community and surrounding area.

  5. The 2009 Under 17 World Hockey Challenge received $15,000 from Hosting BC.

  6. The Aboriginal Sport Gallery travelling exhibit joined the Cowichan Spirit Pole tour and visited Port Alberni in 2008.

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

  8. The Aboriginal Sport Gallery travelling exhibit joined the Cowichan Spirit Pole tour and visited Port Alberni in 2008.

  9. Two youth participated in the Altitude Youth Experience.

  10. More than 330 students attended Explorations summer camps in the Alberni School District.

  11. 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.

  12. Over 200 children in 18 communities across BC  particpated in the BC Blind Sports Early Intervention Program, funded by the BC Sport Participation Program in 2004-2007.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. Over 10,400 youth in 32 communities across BC discovered the fundamentals of wrestling with Wrestling BC's Kids Wrestling program, funded by the BC Sport Participation Program in 2004-2007.

  16. Over 1800 children from six communities and 123 coaches particpated in BC Wrestling's Path to Success program in 2007-2010, which received $10,000 from the BC Sport Participation Program.

  17. More than 26,300 children and coaches in 12 communities learned golf fundamentals with BC Golf Association's Playground to Fairway program in 2007-2010 thanks to $25,000 from the BC Sport Participation Program.

  18. Tseshaht First Nation received $1,000 from the Aboriginal Youth Sport Legacy Fund for their Girl Power: Vital-Spirit Camp project.

  19. Four youth received high-performace athlete grants from the Aboriginal Youth Sport Legacy Fund.

  20. More than 2,500 students in 11 schools in the Alberni School District participated in Action Schools! BC to improve physical activity and healthy eating.

  21. Students at one Port Alberni school participated in SportFit to get active and discover new sports.