BC Athletics' Run, Jump, Throw Program

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Run, Jump, Throw (RJT) was developed by Athletics Canada for children aged 6-12 and was presented by BC Athletics. This FUNdamentals program strengthens abilities in running, jumping and throwing and helps develop the technical skills needed for track and field events. With funding of $141,160 from the BC Sport Participation Program from 2004-2007, RJT involved 5,439 participants from 37 BC communities. There were also 479 coaches trained to deliver the program, which can also be adapted for children with disabilities.

The following communities hosted the RJT program: Burnaby, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Gibsons, Hazelton, Houston, Kelowna, Kitwanga, Nanaimo, Nelson, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Penticton, Port Alberni, Port Edward, Prince Rupert, Richmond, Salmon Arm, Sechelt, Smithers, Surrey, Telkwa, Terrace, Trail, Tsawwassen, Vancouver, Vernon, Victoria and White Rock.

The BC Sport Participation Program aims to increase sport participation in community and school-based sports. From 2004-2007 the program gave more than $2 million to 22 sport organizations running programs in 109 communities for close to 85,000 participants and more than 4,600 coaches. The program is funded by the Province of British Columbia and Sport Canada.