Community of Cranbrook

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  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. Coaches Association of BC's training for coaches

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

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  3. Gymnastics BC's Kids CanMove program

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

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  4. 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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  5. Volleyball BC's Atomic Volleyball program

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

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  6. Cranbrook evaluates local arts and culture sector

    The Cranbrook and District Arts Council and partners are working on a cultural map thanks to funding from Creative Communities

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  7. 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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  8. Cranbrook improves local literacy

    The Cranbrook literacy task group received funding to offer numerous literacy programs.

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  9. Tour berths in Burnaby

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

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  10. BC celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2006

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

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  11. Tour takes off from Richmond

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

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  12. Volunteer Kootenays see value of VolWeb.ca

    Volunteer Kootenays uses VolWeb.ca's listing tool to connect with volunteers in the area.

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  13. Collaborative planning key to improving literacy

    This fall in Cranbrook, young parents looking to improve their literacy and employment skills have a new option: the Young Parent Education Program (YPEP). Childcare is provided while participants work to upgrade their education, and sessions include family time in which parents and children play and learn together.

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  14. Short-term volunteering in Cranbrook can bring lasting rewards

    The task force is already recruiting volunteers for the Torch Relay Celebration, and they're using an innovative tool to do it.

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  15. 21 community sport programs in B.C. receive funding

    2010 Legacies Now is making sport more accessible for people throughout the province by supporting projects ranging from the development of a speed skating program for at-risk youth in Kamloops to the launch of a girls' skateboarding program in Armstrong.

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Related Highlights

  1. More than 1,400 young hockey players participated in Spirit of 2010 Hockey Tournaments.

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

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

  4. Cranbrook Archives, Museum and Landmark Foundation received $10,000 from Innovations for Steaming Along, a play featuring local history.

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

  6. Students at ten Cranbrook schools participated in SportFit to get active and discover new sports.

  7. Seven youth from St. Mary's Indian Band participated in the First Nations Snowboard Team, funded by the Aboriginal Youth Sport Legacy Fund.

  8. The Aboriginal Sport Gallery Travelling Exhibit joined the Cowichan Spirit Pole Tour and visited Cranbrook in 2008.

  9. Aq'amnik Fundraising Society received $1,000 from the Aboriginal Youth Sport Legacy Fund for its hockey tournament.

  10. Ktunaxa Kinbasket Child and Family Services Society received $1,000 from the Aboriginal Youth Sport Legacy Fund to purchase new sports equipment.

  11. 1,700 people visited the 2010 Legacies Now Connecting Communities Tour in 2006.

  12. 3,200 people visited the 2010 Legacies Now Connecting Communities Tour in 2005.

  13. Two youth participated in the Altitude Youth Experience.

  14. East Kootenay Regional District received $15,000 from Measuring Up to improve accessibilty and inclusion for people with disabilities.

  15. More than 480 students attended Explorations summer camps in the Southeast Kootenays School District.

  16. 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.

  17. 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

  18. 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.

  19. 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

  20. The RBC 2010 Legacies Now Speaker Series brought Di Henry, a torch relay expert, to Vancouver, Victoria, Kamloops and Cranbrook to share how communities and businesses can leverage the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Torch Relays when they come to BC.

  21. The 2005 Legacies Speaker Series brought Maxine and Marvin Turner of Cuisine Unlimited to Vancouver, Abbotsford, Cranbrook and Penticton to share how BC food producers and culinary professionals can leverage 2010-related opportunities.

  22. Over 4,300 children and instructors in 15 communities participated in BC Hockey's Hockey in Our Schools, a skill development program for elementary schools, thanks to $12,000 from the BC Sport Participation Program in 2007-2010.

  23. Over 18,200 children and instructors in 13 communities participated in BC Athletics' Run, Jump, Throw program in 2007-2010, which introduces motor development skills, thanks to $20,000 from the BC Sport Participation Program.

  24. Kootenay Rugby Union received $800 from the Local Sport Program Development Fund to expand their mini-rugby program.

  25. Kootenays arts and culture projects received $17,900 from the Creative Communities program.

  26. East Kootenay Regional District received $15,000 from Measuring Up to improve accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities.

  27. Cranbrook received $5,000 from Spirit of BC.

  28. Close to 3,000 students in 15 schools in the Southeast Kootenay School District participated in Action Schools! BC to improve physical activity and healthy eating.

  29. Special Olympics BC - Kimberley/Cranbrook received $2,000 from the Local Sport Program Development Fund for their ActiveStart program.