Community of Victoria

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  1. Victoria hosts swimming trials for Commonwealth Games

    Victoria hosted the 2005 Commonwealth Games Trials and Senior National Championships, which received $10,000 from Hosting BC.

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  2. Victoria hosts international diving competition

    Victoria hosted the 2006 Canada Cup Fédération International de Natation (FINA) Grand Prix diving competition, which received $35,000 from Hosting BC.

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  3. Victoria hosts international figure skating competition

    Victoria hosted the 2006 Homesense Skate Canada International Figure Skating Competition, which received $25,000 from Hosting BC.

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  4. Victoria hosts national rifle competition

    Victoria hosted the 2005 National Small Bore Rifle Championships, which received $10,000 from Hosting BC.

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Victoria hosts the international track event

    Victoria hosted the 2005 Victoria International Track Classic, which received $10,000 from Hosting BC.

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  8. Victoria hosts national interuniversity soccer championships

    Victoria hosted the 2006 Canadian Interuniversity Sport Women's Soccer Championships, which received $10,000 from Hosting BC.

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. BC Seniors Games encourages participation in sport

    The BC Seniors Games Society launched an awareness campaign to encourage seniors' participation in sport and recreation.

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  12. Gymnastics BC's Kids CanMove program

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

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  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. Intrepid Theatre Company Society develops strategic plan

    The Intrepid Theatre Company Society developed a strategic business plan thanks to a Catalyst grant.

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  19. Dance Victoria offers workshop for dancers

    Local dancers attended a two-week training program, funded by Innovations, to explore new ways to present dance.

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  20. 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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  21. Renowned artist Pat Martin Bates honoured with exhibit

    Acclaimed visual artist Pat Martin Bates was showcased in an exhibit commissioned by the Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria.

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  22. Greater Victoria School District hosts Explorations summer camps

    Students in Victoria, James Bay, Fernwood, Hillside, Mayfair/Quadra attended Explorations summer camps in 2007.

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  23. Sports marketing expert shares legacies opportunities from sport events

    Alan Pascoe, chair of Fast Track sports marketing agency, discussed how communities and local businesses can capitalize on major sport events.

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  24. 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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  25. Victoria celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

    Victoria hosted a family swim to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2008.

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  26. Victoria hosts 2008 Pacific Coast Amateur Golf Tournament

    Victoria hosted the 2008 Pacific Coast Amateur Golf Tournament, which received $10,000 from Hosting BC.

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  27. Victoria hosts 2008 Bear Mountain Arena Curling Classic

    Victoria hosted the 2008 Bear Mountain Arena Curling Classic received $10,000 from HostingBC.

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  28. Victoria hosts 2008 Canadian CAN-AM Open Swimming Championships

    Victoria hosted the 2008 Canadian CAN-AM Open Swimming Championships for Swimmers with a Disability, which received $10,000 from HostingBC.

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  29. Victoria hosts 2008 Olympic Qualifier for Women's Field Hockey

    Victoria hosted the 2008 Olympic Qualifier for Women's Field Hockey, which received $35,000 from Hosting BC.

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  30. Greater Victoria celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2007

    Communities in the Greater Victoria area hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2007.

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  31. Tour berths in Burnaby

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

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  32. Victoria hosts 2007 Spring National Swimming Championships

    Victoria hosted the 2007 Spring National Swimming Championships, Pan Am Games and FISU Games Trials, which received $10,000 from HostingBC.

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  33. Victoria hosts 2007 Canadian Interuniversity Sport Cross Country Championships

    Victoria hosted the 2007 Canadian Interuniversity Sport Cross Country Championships received $7,500 from HostingBC.

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  34. Shoreline Community Middle School hosts Explorations camp

    Students in Victoria attended an Explorations summer camp in 2005.

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  35. Threshold Housing Society finds volunteers

    The Threshold Housing Society used VolWeb.ca to find volunteers for its annual Mardi Gras celebration.

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  36. BC Golf Association offers Playground to Fairway program for youth

    More than 4,000 children learned to golf through the Playground to Fairway program.

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  37. Torch Relay launches in Victoria

    Residents of Greater Victoria will make history on October 30th when they help launch the longest and biggest Olympic Torch relay Canada has ever seen.

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  38. Youth basketball program builds more than sport skills in Victoria

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

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  39. Short-term volunteering in Victoria can bring lasting rewards

    The Victoria Film Festival is already recruiting volunteers, and they're using an innovative tool to do it.

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  40. Golf tees up in Victoria schools

    An early introduction to golf increases the odds it will become a life-long activity that teaches important life skills on the fairway, according to the B.C. Golf Association (BCGA). That is why it created an outreach program, with support from 2010 Legacies Now, called Playground to Fairway that delivers lessons directly in schools around the province.

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  41. B.C. organizations receive $800,000 to create artistic and cultural legacies

    19 projects receive a total of $800,000 in funding from APCD.

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  42. 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 4,700 young hockey players participated in Spirit of 2010 Hockey Tournaments.

  2. Students at 16 Victoria schools participated in SportFit to get active and discover new sports.

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

  4. The Victoria Spirit of BC Committee hosted events to celebrate the annual Spirit of BC Week.

  5. The 2007 FIFA World Youth Championship received $5,000 from Hosting BC.

  6. More than 225 students attended Explorations summer camps in the Greater Victoria School District.

  7. The Victoria literacy task group received $110,000 from Literacy Now Communities to improve literacy in the community and surrounding area.

  8. 60 athletes competed in the 2006 Skate Canada International, which received $25,000 from Hosting BC.

  9. 140 athletes competed in the 2006 CIS Women's Soccer Championships, which received $10,000 from Hosting BC.

  10. The 2008 Pacific Coast Amateur golf event received $10,000 from Hosting BC.

  11. 24 of the top curling teams in world competed in the 2008 Bear Mountain Arena Curling Classic, which received $10,000 from Hosting BC.

  12. The Victoria Independent Film and Video Festival received $10,500 from Catalyst to develop a three-day festival for youth to expand their understanding of media arts.

  13. The Belfy Theatre Society received $10,000 from Innovations to stage Ninstints, a play blending Northwest Coast culture with traditional orchestral compositions.

  14. The First People's Cultural Foundation received $9,450 from Innovations to develop the First annual Indigenous Arts Summerfest, a festival featuring Aboriginal culture, arts and language.

  15. The Victoria Dance Series Society received $15,200 from Innovations for a community dance project featuring a range of live music, spectacles, performances and workshops.

  16. The Puente Theatre Society received $15,000 from Innovations to develop Storytelling Our Lives, a community-based play about real experiences of immigrant women.

  17. Dance Victoria received $167,000 from Arts Partners in Creative Development to commission choreographer Crystal Pite to create a new work to be presented in Victoria, Vancouver and Ottawa.

  18. Dance Victoria and Kokoro Dance received $8,000 from Innovations to offer Mystic Butoh, a two-week intensive training program for pre-professional and professional dancers.

  19. The 2005 Victoria International Track Classic received $10,000 from Hosting BC.

  20. The 2006 Canada Cup - FINA Grand Prix received $35,000 from Hosting BC.

  21. The Royal and McPherson Theatres Society received $15,000 from Innovations to host the Victoria International Arts symposium, bringing artists together artists to inspire, educate and increase public awareness of the arts.

  22. The Story Theatre Company received $5,000 from Innovations to create an interactive CD-Rom resource guide on bullying.

  23. The Victoria Conservatory of Music received $6,000 from Catalyst to determine the feasibility of launching an independent school.

  24. The 2007 Canadian Interuniversity Sport Cross Country Championships, received $7,500 from Hosting BC.

  25. The Victoria Symphony received $15,000 from Catalyst to create the Arts Legacies Guide, an informational piece for wills and estates lawyers, financial advisors and other professionals to for advising clients on gifts for arts organizations.

  26. Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria received $39,600 from Arts Partners in Creative Development to commission a monograph on Pat Martin-Bates, one of Victoria's acclaimed visual artists.

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

  28. 200 Aboriginal youth participated in SportFit at the 2008 Gathering Our Voices conference, which focused on sport, recreation and wellness.

  29. 400 people visited the express version of the 2010 Legacies Now Connecting Communities Tour at Bastion Market in 2007.

  30. 8,300  people visited the 2010 Legacies Now Connecting Communities Tour at Festival 150 in 2008.

  31. 12,000  people visited the 2010 Legacies Now Connecting Communities Tour in 2005.

  32. Two youth participated in the Altitude Youth Experience.

  33. Over 380 tourism businesses in the Victoria area received accessibility ratings from the Accessible Tourism program.

  34. 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.

  35. 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.

  36. Seniors in 17 communities across BC learned the health benefits of participating in sport and recreation thanks to the For The Health of It promotional campaign, funded by the BC Sport Participation Program in 2004-2007

  37. 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.

  38. 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.

  39. 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.

  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 Alan Pascoe, chair of Fast Track sports marketing agency and vice-chair of London's bid for the 2012 Summer Games, to Vancouver, Richmond, Victoria and West Vancouver to discuss business, tourism and other opportunities available leading up to 2010 amd beyond.

  44. 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.

  45. More than 26,300 children and coaches in 12 communities learned golf fundamentals with BC Golf Association's Playground to Fairway program in 2007-2010 thanks to $25,000 from the BC Sport Participation Program.

  46. 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.

  47. 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.

  48. Over 4000 children and women in 12 communities participated in competitive cycling through Cycling BC's Ride for Your Life program in 2007-2010, thanks to $20,000 from the BC Sport Participation Program.

  49. Belfry Theatre Society received $10,000 from Innovations for Ninstints, a new play that blends ancient Northwest coast culture with traditional orchestral compositions.

  50. The 2009 Scotties Tournament of Hearts for curling received $10,000 from Hosting BC.

  51. Belfry Theatre received $15,000 from Innovations for Beyond Eden (formerly Ninstints, phase 3), a new play that blends ancient Northwest coast culture with traditional orchestral compositions.

  52. CineVic: Society of Independent Filmmakers received $5,000 from Catalyst for Developing the Artist, a series of workshops, screenings and hands-on seminars for Vancouver Island filmmakers.

  53. Dance Victoria Society received $15,200 from Innovations for the Community Dance Project, a large scale community dance project for presentation in Victoria’s Inner Harbour over the July long weekend in 2007.

  54. Intrepid Theatre Company Society received $18,750 from Catalyst for the Metro Studio Audience and Market Development Strategy.

  55. Intrepid Theatre Company Society received $2,000 from Catalyst for the Intrepid Theatre Signature Fundraising Plan.

  56. Kaleidoscope Theatre Productions Society received $3,750 from Innovations for Koffee Haus - Youth On Stage.

  57. Vancouver Island Consortium of Indigenous Arts Society received $25,000 from Innovations for Kwak’wala Tales, a partnership project between three Aboriginal arts/culture organizations and ten artists.

  58. The City of Victoria received $10,000 from Creative Communities to complete a cultural scan of its arts and cultural resources.

  59. The Belfry Theatre Society received $39,330 from the Arts Partners in Creative Development to support The Life Inside, a project which celebrates cross-cultural themes and international partnerships.

  60. The 2009 RBC Cup event received $10,000 from Hosting BC.

  61. KidSport Victoria received $2,500 from the Local Sport Program Development Fund for its after-school sports program.

  62. Victoria received $10,000 from Spirit of BC.

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

  64. Victoria Symphony Society received $48,000 from Arts Partners in Creative Development for Emily Carr Odyssey Series project.

  65. More than 11,400 students in 37 schools in the Greater Victoria School District participated in Action Schools! BC to improve physical activity and healthy eating.