Community of Fernie

Featured Stories

  1. Encouraging young journalists to reach their dreams.

    Grace Brulotte is a young girl who doesn't let her disability prevent her from gaining new experiences and doing what she loves.

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  2. BC Blind Sports' Early Intervention Program

    Over 200 children participated in sport through BC Blind Sports' Early Intervention Program.

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  3. 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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  4. Coaches Association of BC's training for coaches

    Coaches Association of BC trains over 330 coaches around the province.

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Related Highlights

  1. Over 130 athletes participated in the World Cup Freestyle Skiing Championships which received $35,000 from Hosting BC.

  2. The 2005 Nor Am Freestyle Skiing Championship received $7,000 from Hosting BC.

  3. The Canada Cup Mountain Bike Series Race received $6,000 from Hosting BC.

  4. 2010 Legacies Now and Tourism British Columbia facilitated Sport Tourism Community Workshop exploring how B.C. communities can benefit from hosting the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

  5. 30 students attended Explorations summer camps.

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

  7. Students at one Fernie school participated in SportFit to get active and discover new sports.

  8. The Elk Valley literacy task group received $70,000 from Literacy Now Communities to improve literacy in the area.

  9. East Kootenay Regional District received $15,000 from Measuring Up to improve accessibilty and inclusion for people with disabilities.

  10. Over 200 children in 18 communities across BC  particpated in the BC Blind Sports Early Intervention Program, funded by the BC Sport Participation Program in 2004-2007.

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. Over 4,300 children and instructors in 15 communities participated in BC Hockey's Hockey in Our Schools, a skill development program for elementary schools, thanks to $12,000 from the BC Sport Participation Program in 2007-2010.

  14. East Kootenay Regional District received $15,000 from Measuring Up to improve accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities.

  15. Close to 3,000 students in 15 schools in the Southeast Kootenay School District participated in Action Schools! BC to improve physical activity and healthy eating.