NEWS RELEASE · 14th February 2011
Terrace 2010 Bc Winter Games
Video of Legacy awards ceremony uploaded. To view open attachment located just below the pictures.
COMMUNITY GROUPS RECEIVE MORE THAN $63,000 FROM GAMES LEGACY FUND
More than two dozen community groups in Terrace and surrounding area are on the receiving end of grants stemming from the Terrace 2010 BC Winter Games Legacy Fund. $63,687.18 has been distributed to a number of sporting and cultural groups with the aim to leave a lasting legacy stemming from the success of last year's Games.
The distribution of money means hundreds of people will benefit from the Jegacy fund. Some of the successful projects include transporting safety mats for the -tocalspeed skating dub, bringing in coaching clinics for golfers, swimmers and skiers, purchasing targets for the biathlon club among many other worthy initiatives. The money will have a lasting effect on the community providing training and skills that will grow our volunteer capacity in the greater Terrace area.
"We are really happy to see so many community groups benefit from the legacy fund. More than 1,900 volunteers stepped up to the plate last year, giving their time and efforts to make The Terrace 2010 BC Winter Games a terrific event," said society President Peter Weeber. "It feels great to be able to give back to the community and recognize those efforts."
The money was given out at a special event Feb. 10,2011 recognizing the groups who received the funding and was an opportunity to look back at the Games and how it brought the community together.
"The Terrace region can again be proud of their Games hosting achievement. As we see by these various investments, the energy and enthusiasm of March 2010 will continue for years to come. Increased capacity in coaching and sport involvement honors the efforts of a wonderful team of volunteers, while helping continue a culture of sport in the Skeena area," said President and CEO of the BC Games Society, Kelly Mann.