Community of Prince George

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  1. Teaching life lessons through snowboarding

    Inner-city youth learn valuable life lessons through snowboarding thanks to Chill.

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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. Fish camp brings Aboriginal history to life

    A fish camp in Prince George recreated an older tradition to share clultural experiences with youth and adults in the area.

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  4. Prince George hosts the national cross country ski championships

    Prince George hosted the 2005 Canadian Cross Country Ski Championships, which received $10,000 from Hosting BC.

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  5. BC Hockey's Lace ‘Em Up program

    More than 530 children played hockey through BC Hockey's Lace ‘Em Up program.

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  6. Prince George hosts the men's fastpitch championship

    Prince George hosted the 2006 Senior A Men's Canadian Fastpitch Championship, which received $15,000 from Hosting BC.

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  7. Prince George hosts junior national short track skating championship

    Prince George hosted the 2006 Canadian Junior Short Track Championship, which received $10,000 from Hosting BC.

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  8. Using sport to fit in and flourish

    The BC Soccer Association developed a program which uses soccer as tool to help children fit in with their peers.

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  9. Prince George measures up in accessibility

    Prince George received $25,000 from Measuring Up to improve local accessibilty and inclusion for people with disabilities.

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  10. BC Wheelchair Sports' Bridging the Gap program

    More than 250 people participated in sport through BC Wheelchair Sports' Bridging the Gap program.

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  11. BC Special Olympics Project Outreach

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

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  12. Coaches Association of BC's training for coaches

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

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  13. Gymnastics BC's Kids CanMove program

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

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  14. PacificSport BC's XploreSportz program

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

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  15. 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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  16. Volleyball BC's Atomic Volleyball program

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

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  17. Kids Wrestling program introduces sport to youth

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

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  18. ProMOTION Plus's Girls Only Program

    More than 1,200 girls and women participated in sport through this ProMOTION Plus program.

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  19. Bulkley Valley artists bring attention to missing women

    An art exhibit commissioned by the Bulkley Valley Community Arts Council brought attention to missing women.

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  20. Prince George fish camp shares lessons in culture and history

    A traditional First Nation's fish camp shared lessons in history and culture thanks to funding from Innovations.

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  21. Prince George School District hosts Explorations summer camps

    Students in Prince George attended Explorations summer camps in 2007.

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  22. Head of Australian Olympic Committee shares tips on sport hosting

    Craig Phillips, secretary general of the Australian Olympic Committee, visited BC to discuss how communities and businesses can capitalize on business, tourism and team hosting opportunities leading up to 2010.

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  23. Speaker Series launches with expert from Sydney Games

    Australia's Margy Osmond visited BC to share lessons in Olympic business development.

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  24. Prince George celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

    Prince George to host free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2008.

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  25. 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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  26. Tour berths in Burnaby

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

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  27. Chill heats up Prince George

    Chill launched in Prince George in January 2006 for at-risk youth.

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  28. Tour takes off from Richmond

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

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  29. Prince George hosts spirit roundtable

    In 2006, Spirit of BC committees gathered in Prince George for a regional roundtable.

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  30. Prince George hosts 2007 RBC Royal Bank Cup National Jr. A Hockey Championship

    Prince George hosted the 2007 RBC Royal Bank Cup National Jr. A Hockey Championship, which received $10,000 from HostingBC.

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  31. Morfee Elementary School hosts Explorations summer camps

    Students in Prince George attended an Explorations summer camp in 2005.

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  32. Short-term volunteering can bring lasting rewards

    The 2009 Road to the Roar organizing committee used an innovative volunteer tool to recruit volunteers for their competition.

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  33. Symphony builds community connections

    The Prince George Symphony Orchestra (PGSO) created a new generation of music lovers last season, reaching out to youngsters and their parents with its first-ever family series.

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  34. Youth basketball program builds more than sport skills in Prince George

    Basketball B.C. has trained 2,900 coaches in the province to deliver the Steve Nash Youth Basketball Program.

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  35. Spotlight shines on local sport venues in Prince George

    Prince George drew international attention as a world-class destination for sport events when it held the 2009 Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines World Baseball Challenge (WBC) at Citizen Field in July. The WBC features the world's top amateur baseball talent.

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  36. Hockey in the Schools a success

    A program to teach hockey skills in the gyms of B.C.'s elementary schools has proven to be an unexpected hit with girls.

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  37. Front-line workers are trained to spot literacy issues

    Train the Tutor program helps those in Prince George identify literacy issues.

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  38. Art installation contemplates balance in wake of pine beetle epidemic

    Balance, an installation at the Two Rivers Gallery in Prince George, addresses the current pine beetle epidemic using an installation that brings together human and tree forms.

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  39. 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 6,000 young hockey players participated in the Spirit of 2010 Hockey Tournament.

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

  3. The Caledonia Nordic Ski Club received $10,000 from Hosting BC.

  4. 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.

  5. The Theatre North West Society received $8,500 from Catalyst for a Design Mentorship Project.

  6. The Huble Homestead/Giscome Portage Heritage Society received $14,000 from Innovations for the First Nations Living History Interpretation and Recognition Project.

  7. The 2006 Senior A Men's Fastpitch Championship received $15,000 from Hosting BC.

  8. Central BC Railway and Forest Industry Museum Society received $8,000 from Catalyst for All Aboard - a Marketing Plan, a marketing program to capture identified target audiences.

  9. The Central Interior Regional Arts Council received $5,000 from Catalyst to found a non-profit organization dedicated to the support and promotion of the more than 1,000 cultural assets and workers in the cultural, arts and heritage sector in Northern/Central B.C.

  10. The City of Prince George received $9,000 from Catalyst for Transforming Public Art, to engage in the process of gathering an inventory of the City's current public art.

  11. The Prince George literacy task group received $90,000 from Literacy Now Communities to improve literacy in the ares.

  12. 140 athletes participated in the 2006 Canadian Junior Short Track Championship which received $10,000 from Hosting BC.

  13. Over 100 athletes participated in the 2007 RBC Royal Bank Cup National Junior A Hockey Championship, which received $10,000 from Hosting BC.

  14. 60 youth from Prince George were invited to attend the Altitude Youth Experience to learn leadership skills.

  15. Prince George received $25,000 from Measuring Up to improve accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities.

  16. Two Rivers Gallery received $201,850 from Arts Partners in Creative Development to commission Peter von Tiesenhausen to create a sculpture, entitled Balance, for the City of Prince George.

  17. Jacques Demers, former Montreal Canadiens head coach and Stanley Cup winner, collaborated with Literacy Now Communities to talk about his challenges with literacy.

  18. Close to 150 youth, aged 12 to 24, participated in the Chill snowboarding program in Prince George.

  19. More than 215 students attended Explorations summer camps in the Prince George School District.

  20. Students at nine Prince George schools participated in SportFit to get active and discover new sports.

  21. Thirty-nine schools registered with Action Schools! BC to improve physical activity and healthy eating in students.

  22. The Prince George Aboriginal literacy task group received $10,000 from Literacy Now Communities to improve literacy in the area.

  23. The Aboriginal Sport Gallery Travelling Exhibit joined the Cowichan Spirit Pole Tour and visited Prince George in 2008.

  24. One youth received a high-performace athlete grant from the Aboriginal Youth Sport Legacy Fund.

  25. 1,600 people visited the express version of the 2010 Legacies Now Connecting Communities Tour at the University of Northern British Columbia in 2007.

  26. 8,700 people visited the 2010 Legacies Now Connecting Communities Tour at the 2008 Celebrate Canada Festival in the Park.

  27. 3,300 people visited the 2010 Legacies Now Connecting Communities Tour in 2006.

  28. 7,700 people visited the 2010 Legacies Now Connecting Communities Tour in 2005.

  29. Five youth participated in the Altitude Youth Experience.

  30. Fraser-Fort George Regional District received $20,000 from Measuring Up to improve accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities.

  31. Measuring Up distributed $125,000 to the Measuring Up The North project to improve accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities  in 34 communities and seven regional districts in Northern BC.

  32. 90 tourism businesses in Prince George received accessibility ratings from the Accessible Tourism program.

  33. 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.

  34. 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

  35. 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.

  36. Over 500 youth in 18 communities across BC were introduced to ice hockey with BC Hockey's Lace 'Em Up Program, funded by the BC Sport Participation Program in 2004-2007.

  37. 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.

  38. Over 1,200 young girls in 15 communities across BC received resources, support, leadership and opportunities for partnerships with ProMOTION Plus Girls Only Program, funded by the BC Sport Participation Program in 2004-2007.

  39. 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.

  40. 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

  41. Over 250 participants in 14 communities participated in BC Wheelchair Sports Bridging the Gap Program, funded by the BC Sport Participation Program in 2004-2007.

  42. 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.

  43. The RBC 2010 Legacies Now Speaker Series brought Craig Phillips, secretary general of the Australian Olympic Committee, to Vancouver, Prince George and Kamloops to discuss how to capitalize on business, tourism and team hosting opportunities.

  44. The RBC 2010 Legacies Now Speaker Series brought Margy Osmond, chief executive of the New South Wales' State Chamber of Commerce in Australia, to Vancouver, Prince George and Kamloops to share how communities and businesses can capitalize on the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

  45. Over 240 children in five communities were introduced to motor skills and sport through Special Olympics BC's Active Start and FUNdamentals program, which received $30,000 from the BC Sport Participation Program in 2007-2010.

  46. Over 230 skiers and instructors participated in the Disabled Skiers Association of BC's Snowbility Program, which supports adaptive alpine skiing and snowboarding, thanks to $30,000 from the BC Sport Participation Program in 2007-2010.

  47. 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.

  48. 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.

  49. Central Interior Regional Arts Council received $14,800 from Catalyst for BCCAN Phase I: Assessing the Need for a Cultural Alliance in the North, a plan to bring together the region's cultural events, individuals and institutions.

  50. Prince George Potter's Guild received $8,000 from Innovations for the Northern BC Clayfest, an opportunity for northern BC clay artists to participate in advanced clay technique workshops featuring international clay artists.

  51. Prince George Regional Art Gallery Association received $15,000 from Catalyst for Make Art Make Sense, a project to demystify the art-making process and enhance the creative thinking skills of visitors of all ages.

  52. Prince George Symphony Orchestra received $15,000 from Catalyst for Family Series, a new musical series designed for children and families.

  53. The 2009 Canadian Colleges' Athletic Association (CCAA) National Men's Basketball Championships received $15,000 from Hosting BC.

  54. The Prince George Gnats Rugby Football Club received $2,500 from the Local Sport Program Development Fund for the promotion of the 2010 Prince George Mini Rugby Program.

  55. Westwood Elementary received $1,000 from the Aboriginal Youth Sport Legacy Fund for their Lacrosse and Cultural Dancing Family Nights project.

  56. Lheidli T'enneh Nation received $1,000 from the Aboriginal Youth Sport Legacy Fund for their Cultural Knowledge and Community Strength project.

  57. The 2009 World Baseball Challenge received $20,00 from Hosting BC.

  58. Fraser-Fort George Regional District received $20,000 from Measuring Up to improve accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities.

  59. Prince George received $5,000 from Spirit of BC.

  60. The Road to the Roar curling received $15,000 from Hosting BC.

  61. Tha Aboriginal Sport Gallery Travelling Exhibit toured with ActNow on the Road to 2010 Community Tour and visited Prince George in 2009.

  62. More than 8,500 students in 37 schools in the Prince George School District participated in Action Schools! BC to improve physical activity and healthy eating.

  63. Prince George Triathlon Club received $2,000 from the Local Sport Program Development Fund for the Train to Tri program.