Community of Penticton

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  1. Penticton hosts the international super grand slalom

    Penticton hosted the 2006 CIBC North American Super Grand Slalom, which received $10,000 from Hosting BC.

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  2. Penticton hosts international freestyle skiing event

    Penticton hosted the 2006 Freestyle Fédération Internationale de Ski (FIS) World Cup Finals, which received $35,000 from Hosting BC.

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  3. Penticton hosts international women's super giant slalom

    Penticton hosted the 2005 CIBC Coupe NorAm Women's Super Giant Slalom, which received $10,000 from Hosting BC.

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  4. Penticton measures up in accessibility

    Penticton received $20,000 from Measuring Up to improve local accessibilty and inclusion for people with disabilities.

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  5. BC Special Olympics Project Outreach

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

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  6. PacificSport BC's XploreSportz program

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

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  7. BC Athletics' Run, Jump, Throw program

    More than 5,400 children learned the fundamentals of track and field through Run, Jump, Throw.

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  8. 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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  9. Drum-making workshops introduce children to traditional art

    Seventy youth learned traditional ways of making and using drums at workshops funded by Innovations.

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  10. Storytelling tour connects immigrant women

    Thanks to funding from Innovations, the Puente Theatre Society turned real-life stories of immigrant women into performances on stage.

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  11. Penticton celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

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

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  12. Penticton celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2007

    Penticton hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2007.

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  13. Tour takes off from Richmond

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

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  14. Penticton hosts 2007 Canada Post Freestyle Grand Prix

    Penticton hosted the 2007 Canada Post Freestyle Grand Prix at Apex Mountain Resort received $40,000 from HostingBC.

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  15. Penticton hosts 2007 Men's and Women's Coupe NorAm Super G Races

    Penticton hosted the 2007 Men's and Women's Coupe NorAm Super G Races, which received $10,000 from HostingBC.

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Related Highlights

  1. More than 4500 young hockey players participated in the Spirit of 2010 Hockey Tournament.

  2. Over 85 athletes from five countries and six provinces participated in the Women's NOR AM Super G, which received $10,000 from Hosting BC.

  3. The Legacies Speaker Series brought experts from past host Olympic and Paralympics cities, Maxine and Marvin Turner, to share their culinary expertise and experiences and present "A Menu for Success Bringing BC Products to the World".

  4. The Okanagan School of the Arts received $15,770 from Innovations to develop and support an initiative called "Urban Renaissance".

  5. Over 80 athletes competed in the 2006 Women's CIBC Nor Am Super G, which received $5,000 from Hosting BC.

  6. Over 80 athletes competed in the 2006 Men's CIBC Nor Am Super G, which received $5,000 from Hosting BC.

  7. Over 180 athletes from 24 countries competed in the 2006 Freestyle FIS World Cup, which received $35,000 from Hosting BC.

  8. 2010 Legacies Now and Tourism British Columbia facilitated a Sport Tourism Community Workshop that explored how B.C. communities can benefit from hosting the 2010 Olympic and Paralympics' Winter Games.

  9. 150 athletes from 21 countries competed at the 2007 Freestyle FIS World Cup in Half Pipe, Moguls, and Aerials, which received $50,000 from Hosting BC.

  10. Over 150 athletes from five countries competed in the 2007 Men's and Women's NorAM Super G and Super Combined, which received $10,000 from Hosting BC.

  11. The Penticton Spirit of BC Committee hosted events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week.

  12. 60 youth from Penticton were invited to attend Altitude Youth Experience to learn leadership skills.

  13. Penticton received $20,000 from Measuring Up to improve accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities.

  14. Penticton Indian Band members and other Okanagan Nation members received $6,000 from Innovations to work collaboratively on Deer to Drum .

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

  16. Students at three Penticton schools participated in SportFit to get active and discover new sports.

  17. Okanagan International Children's Festival received $99,000 from Arts Partners in Creative Development for Dreams in Motion: The Rick Hansen Story, a theatrical production celebrating the 20th anniversary fo the Man in Motion Tour.

  18. 3,300 people visited the 2010 Legacies Now Connecting Communities Tour in 2006.

  19. Three youth participated in the Altitude Youth Experience.

  20. Over 5,400 children in 37 communities across BC learned track and field skill progressions with BC Athletics' Run, Jump, Throw Program, funded by the BC Sport Participation Program in 2004-2007.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. More than 360 children, aged 6-16, in nine communities tried ringette at events hosted by BC Ringette's Come Try Ringette program in 2007-2010, thanks to $20,000 from the BC Sport Participation Program.

  25. 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.

  26. Penticton received $10,000 from Creative Communities for the Penticton Cultural Mapping Program, strengthening its arts and culture community.

  27. Okanagan School of the Arts received $5,000 from Catalyst for a A Collaborative Management, Marketing, Programming and Fundraising Plan for an Innovative Arts, Music and Creativity Centre in Penticton.

  28. Outma Sqilx'w Cultural School received $6,000 from Innovations for From Deer to Drum, a project that will engage Penticton Indian Band members and other Okanagan Nation members in working collaboratively toward cultural revitalization.

  29. The Aboriginal Sport Gallery Travelling Exhibit visited Penticton in 2009.

  30. The South Okanagan Similkameen literacy task group received $150,000 from Literacy Now Communities to improve literacy in the area.

  31. More than 3,700 students in 15 schools in the Okanagan Skaha School District participated in Action Schools! BC to improve physical activity and healthy eating.

  32. City of Penticton received $2,000 from the Local Sport Program Development Fund for the Penticton Special Needs Hockey Program.