Hosting BC grants: Contributing to communities

BURNABY – The Hosting BC program, funded by the Province, has approved $8,000 in grants to support local sporting tournaments and championships, MLA Richard Lee announced today.

Organizations and events receiving funding:

  • BC Rugby: $3,000 for the Provincial Regional Championships
  • Cycling British Columbia: $5,000 for the Western Canadian Track Championships

 Sport organizations throughout British Columbia will share $124,500 in the latest round of program funding from Hosting BC. The entire list, made up of 23 sporting events taking place in 17 communities throughout the province, will provide grants ranging between $2,000 and $15,000.

These grants will help support the setup and operation of international, national, provincial and club championships, tournaments and tour stops for sports such as hockey, rugby, volleyball and karate.

Since 2004, the provincial government – through Hosting BC – has invested $5.5 million in community-based sporting events in 85 unique communities throughout the province.

Funding for these events is provided by the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development and administered by viaSport, the Government of British Columbia’s lead agency for the development and promotion of sport and physical activity in the province.

These investments in sport-hosting opportunities assist communities and organizations in their efforts to make this province the destination of choice for sport and cultural events.

“Long-time support from Hosting BC has not only helped increase Burnaby’s profile as a destination for sporting events, but it has also helped boost our local economy.” – Richard Lee, MLA Burnaby North.