Grant helps Fort St. James host speed skating

A $3,000 grant will help with the cost of the 2014 Northern B.C. Regional Short Track Speed Skating Championships.

A $3,000 Hosting B.C. grant will help Fort St. James with the cost of the 2014 Northern B.C. Regional Short Track Speed Skating Championships.

The competition will take place on March 8 and 9 in 2014.

“It’s great to be able to host high-calibre sporting events, like the 2014 Northern B.C. Regional Short Track Speed Skating Championships, here in Fort St. James,” said John Rustad, MLA for Nechako Lakes, in a release. “Hosting B.C. grants help make staging these types of competitions more affordable, bringing great sporting events to our region.”

Across the Province, 41 events in 24 communities will receive $164,500 in Hosting B.C. funding, which is provided by the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development and administered by viaSport.

The grants support a wide range of events throughout the province, including alpine skiing, fencing, wheelchair rugby and many others.

Hosting B.C. has invested close to $4 million since 2004 in sporting events across the province.

Hosting B.C. funds competitive level events that support long-term athlete development plans for B.C.’s Provincial Sport Organizations. Grants typically range from $3,000 to $15,000 depending on the level of competition.


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