Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club will be hosting the BC Cup #2 on Jan. 26-27, 2019, thanks in part to being selected for a $2,500 Hosting BC grant. It is one of 37 new sporting events to receive funding from the $185,500 grant.
“Sports events bring people together, attract new visitors to our province and boost local businesses,” said Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, in a provincial press release. “From skiing to sailing, fencing and more, the Hosting BC Grants will help communities around B.C to attract and benefit from major sport competitions.”
Other supported events include the North American and Canadian Biathlon Championships, the 2019 World Ringette Championships and the 2019 West Coast Blind Curling Provincial Playdowns.
The press release notes that Hosting BC grants are administered by viaSport, a non-profit society that provides funding and support to more than 70 provincial sports organizations.
“Events like these make it possible for communities across the province to host an incredible lineup of sport competitions, helping to make them healthy, vibrant and connected spaces,” said Sheila Bouman, CEO, viaSport. “These grants help provide access to people of all ages and abilities to participate in sport that is safe, inclusive and meaningful.”
The Hosting BC program was established to promote sport, economic and community development and to maintain B.C.’s reputation as an exceptional sport event destination. Three times per year, applicants can apply for grants to help host international, national, Western Canadian, provincial and regional sport events in their communities. The next intake period is planned for January-February of 2019.