Community of Merritt

Featured Stories

  1. Merritt celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

    Merritt hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2008.

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  2. Lillooet hosts Opportunities Forum

    Rural BC communities gathered in Lillooet for the "Raise the Spirit of BC" Opportunities Forum 2005.

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  3. Spirit of BC Week 2007 celebrated across province

    Spirit of BC Week 2007 highlights from communities throughout BC.

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  4. City of Merritt receives $5,000 to identify arts and cultural assets

    The City of Merritt will undertake a cultural mapping project as a first step towards developing a more diverse arts and culture policy.

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Related Highlights

  1. More than 3200 young hockey players participated in the Spirit of 2010 Hockey Tournament.

  2. The Merrit Spirit of BC Committee hosted events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week.

  3. 75 students attended Explorations summer camps.

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

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

  6. Eight youth from the Upper Nicola Indian Band participated in the First Nations Snowboard Team, funded by the Aboriginal Youth Sport Legacy Fund.

  7. One student received post-secondary scholarship from the Aboriginal Youth Sport Legacy Fund.

  8. 35 students from the Upper Nicola Band attended Explorations summer camps.

  9. 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.

  10. Merritt received $5,000 from Spirit of BC.

  11. Conayt Friendship Society received $5,000 from the Aboriginal Youth Sport Legacy Fund for the Spirit of the Youth Kayak Program.

  12. Close to 1,400 students in 8 schools in the Nicola-Similkameen School District participated in Action Schools! BC to improve physical activity and healthy eating.