Community of Smithers

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  1. 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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  2. Kids Wrestling program introduces sport to youth

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

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  3. Bulkley Valley hosts three-day strings workshop

    The Bulkley Valley Classical Strings Society hosted a workshop for amateur classical string players.

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  4. Bulkley Valley artists bring attention to missing women

    An art exhibit commissioned by the Bulkley Valley Community Arts Council brought attention to missing women.

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  5. Bulkley Valley addresses cultural and heritage needs

    The Bulkley Valley drafted a strategic plan for local cultural and heritage needs thanks to funding from Creative Communities.

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  6. Bulkley Valley School District hosts Explorations summer camps

    Students in Smithers attended Explorations summer camps in 2007.

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  7. Smithers celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

    Smithers hosted events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2008.

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  8. Smithers hosts 2007 national cross country ski event

    Smithers hosted the 2007 FIS NorAm Canada Cup and Western Canadian Championships and Haywood Canada Cup, which received funding from Hosting BC.

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  9. Smithers celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2007

    Smithers hosted free events to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2007.

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  10. Walnut Park Elementary hosts Exploration summer camps

    Students in Telkwa and Smithers attended an Explorations summer camp in 2005.

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  11. Muheim Elementary School hosts Explorations summer camps

    Students in Smithers attended an Explorations summer camp in 2005.

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  12. Smithers: Ground to Griddle Community Kitchen

    The Smithers Community Services Association (SCSA) is offering food for thought-literally.

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  13. 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 1,400 young hockey players participated in the Spirit of 2010 Hockey Tournament.

  2. The Smithers Spirit of BC Committee hosted events to celebrate the annual Spirit of BC Week.

  3. The Bulkley Valley Classical Strings Society received $9,000 from Innovations for a Master Teacher Education Series.

  4. The Bulkley Valley Community Arts Council received $6,774 from Innovations for the Highway 16 Travelling Arts Show.

  5. Close to 200 students attended Explorations summer camps in the Bulkley Valley School District.

  6. The Bulkley Valley Community Arts Council received $5,000 from Innovations to develop a Strategic Cultural and Heritage Plan.

  7. The Western Canadian Cross Country Skiing Championships received $15,000 from Hosting BC.

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

  9. The Smithers Spirit of BC Committee hosted events to celebrate the annual Spirit of BC Week.

  10. 60 youth from Smithers were invited to attend Altitude Youth Experience to learn leadership skills.

  11. The Bulkley Valley Classical Strings Society received $6,000 from Innovations for a amateur string orchestra workshop.

  12. Smithers received $30,000 from Measuring Up to improve accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities.

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

  14. Students at one Smithers school participated in SportFit to get active and discover new sports.

  15. The Aboriginal Sport Gallery Travelling Exhibit joined the Cowichan Spirit Pole Tour and visited Smithers in 2008.

  16. Moricetown Indian Band received $1,000 from the Aboriginal Youth Sport Legacy Fund to support its Men's and Women's Mix Baseball League.

  17. Moricetown Indian Band received $1,000 from the Aboriginal Youth Sport Legacy Fund to upgrade its recreation facility.

  18. 350 people visited the express version of the 2010 Legacies Now Connecting Communities Tour at a farmers market in 2007.

  19. One youth participated in the Altitude Youth Experience.

  20. Measuring Up distributed $125,000 to the Measuring Up The North project to improve accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities  in 34 communities and seven regional districts in Northern BC.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. Tri-River Métis Association received $1,000 from the Aboriginal Youth Sport Legacy Fund for their Tri-River Métis Youth Canoe Connection project.

  25. Moricetown Health Centre received $1,000 from the Aboriginal Youth Sport Legacy Fund for their Moricetown Little League project.

  26. The Town of Smithers, Department of Recreation, Parks and Culture received $2,400 from the Local Sport Program Development Fund for its youth basketball development program.

  27. Moricetown Health Center received $2,500 from the Aboriginal Youth Sport Legacy Fund coach certification and sport equipment.

  28. More than 1,300 students in 6 schools in the Bulkley Valley School District participated in Action Schools! BC to improve physical activity and healthy eating.

  29. Smithers Junior Softball Society received $1,700 from the Local Sport Program Development Fund to certify and train umpires.