Community of Duncan

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  1. Duncan measures up in accessibility

    Duncan received $15,000 from Measuring Up to improve local accessibilty and inclusion for people with disabilities.

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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. Kids Wrestling program introduces sport to youth

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

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  5. 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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  6. Gulf Islands School District hosts Explorations summer camps

    Students in Saltspring Island, Duncan attended Explorations summer camps in 2007.

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  7. Quamichan Middle School hosts Explorations camps

    Students in Duncan attended Explorations summer camps in 2005.

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Related Highlights

  1. More than 120 students attended Explorations summer camps in the Cowichan Valley School District.

  2. More than 3,300 young hockey players participated in Spirit of 2010 Hockey Tournaments.

  3. The Duncan Spirit of BC Committee hosted events to celebrate the annual Spirit of BC Week.

  4. Film Cowichan received $13,000 from Catalyst to expand the scope and reach of the Cowichan Aboriginal Film Festival.

  5. Cowichan Folk Guild received $5,500 from Innovations to offer live recording sessions for local musicians at the Chapel and Providence Farms.

  6. South Island Musical Theatre Society received $2,500 from Catalyst to create a database of past and present members and community groups to assist in attracting and reaching new audiences.

  7. 15 schools registered with Action Schools! BC to improve physical activity and healthy eating in students.

  8. The Cowichan Valley literacy task group received $100,000 from Literacy Now Communities to improve literacy in the area.

  9. The Aboriginal Sport Gallery travelling exhibit joined the Cowichan Spirit Pole tour and visited Duncan in 2008.

  10. Three students received post-secondary scholarships from the Aboriginal Youth Sport Legacy Fund.

  11. Lalum'utul' Smun'eem Child and Family Services received $1,000 from the Aboriginal Youth Sport Legacy Fund for its First Nation's Children at Risk Wellness Camps.

  12. Native Indian Football Association  received $1,000 from the Aboriginal Youth Sport Legacy Fund for coaches' training.

  13. Cowichan Independent Living received $15,000 from Measuring Up to improve accessibilty and inclusion for people with disabilities.

  14. Over 60 tourism businesses in the Cowichan Valley received accessibility ratings from the Accessible Tourism program.

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. Over 1800 children from six communities and 123 coaches particpated in BC Wrestling's Path to Success program in 2007-2010, which received $10,000 from the BC Sport Participation Program.

  19. Over 1300 adolescent girls and women from seven communities as well as 111 coaches participated in ProMOTION Plus' Girls Only Badminton and Downhill Girls programs in 2007-2010 thanks to $25,000 from the BC Sport Participation Program.

  20. Cowichan Valley Métis Association received $1,000 from the Aboriginal Youth Sport Legacy Fund for their Supporting Métis Recreation Through Sports project.

  21. The Aboriginal Sport Gallery Travelling Exhibit toured with ActNow on the Road to 2010 Community Tour and visited Duncan in 2009.

  22. The Aboriginal Sport Gallery Travelling Exhibit visited Duncan in 2009.

  23. More than 5,000 students in 22 schools in the Cowichan Valley School District participated in Action Schools! BC to improve physical activity and healthy eating.

  24. Students at one Duncan school participated in SportFit to get active and discover new sports.

  25. Cowichan Valley Metis Association received $2,000 from the Local Sport Program Development Fund for their Cowichan Valley Aboriginal Youth Smallbore Rifle Club program.