Spirit of BC Committees

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Six months prior to British Columbia winning the rights to host the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, Premier Gordon Campbell appointed Spirit of BC committee chairs in over 80 communities across the province.

2010 Legacies Now worked with the committees to build partnerships in their communities to support local programs and ensure residents shared in the benefits of BC hosting the 2010 Winter Games. We also helped them explore Games-related and other opportunities in the areas of sport and recreation, arts and culture, tourism and convention, trade and investment, procurement, human resources, literacy and volunteerism.

The committees were comprised of community representatives from a variety of organizations, sectors and interests. By 2009, there was a network of more than 95 Spirit of BC community committees representing over 200 communities across the province. The Spirit of BC program was supported by the Province of British Columbia.