PacificSport Interior BC has received funding from the federal government that will be dispersed among athletes and sports organizations in the region.
The money comes from the $500 million Emergency Support Fund for Cultural, Heritage and Sport Organizations that was established in May and is administered by Canadian Heritage.
Thirty-five sports organizations applied to receive a portion of the money acquired by PacificSport Interior BC and 29 applications were accepted.
Successful applicants include Barriere Recreation Society ($2,500), First Nations Snow Board Team Sun Peaks Society ($2,500), Golden Curling Club ($2,500), Golden Dolphins Swim Club ($2,500), Freeze Athletics ($500), Harper Mountain Ski Club ($1,000), Kamloops Therapeutic Riding Association ($2,500), Kamloops Rugby Club ($2,500), Kamloops Canoe and Kayak Club ($2,500), Kamloops Classic Swim Club ($2,500), Kamloops Minor Lacrosse Association ($2,500), Kamloops BMX Society ($2,500), Kamloops Interior Dragons Society ($500), Kamloops Triathlon Club ($1,000), Kamloops Long Blades Speed Skating Club ($500), Kamloops Minor Fastball Club ($1,000), Kamloops Track and Field Club ($500), Kamloops Minor Hockey ($500), K amloops Youth Soccer Association ($500), Kamloops Sunrays Synchro Club ($500), Kamloops Tennis Association ($1,000), Merritt Minor Hockey Association ($2,500), Overlander Ski Club ($500), Revelstoke Skating Club ($2,500), Revelstoke Aquaducks Summer Swim Club ($500), Salmon Arm Waves Masters Swim Club ($2,500), Sun Peaks Alpine Club ($2,500), Thompson River Interior Paddling Sports ($500) and TRU Wolfpack Cheer ($1,000).
“We are extremely happy to share some of this funding to our local sport organizations who desperately need financial support,” Carolynn Boomer, executive director of PacificSport Interior BC, said in a press release. “It’s extremely satisfying to come to the aid of sport as it plays such a pivotal role in our society.”
PacificSport Interior BC is providing $45,000 in funding support to local sport groups and another $5,600 to registered athletes for their training needs, according to the press release.