Kamloops 2018 BC Winter Games Legacy Announced

Kamloops 2018 BC Winter Games Legacy Announced

Author: BC Games Society/Thursday, December 13, 2018/Categories: Front Page, 2018 News, 2018 BC Winter Games

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Kamloops, British Columbia – Canada’s Tournament Capital gathered together this evening to remember the impact of the Kamloops 2018 BC Winter Games and celebrate the allocation of close to $60,000 from the Legacy Fund. 

This evening, seven local organizations received funding for infrastructure, equipment, and training as a result of budget savings and merchandise sales.  This is in addition to the $80,000 worth of equipment, netting, and facility upgrades that came from Games operational budget and the Powering Potential Fund during the Games themselves.

“It was our goal to create an athlete centered Games first and foremost,” says President Niki Remesz. “We are thankful to the City of Kamloops, the Province and other funding partners and sponsors. It was the diligent budgeting of our Directors and Chairs that we are able to have this legacy to distribute tonight.”

The Games would not be possible without the support of our funding partners, The Province of BC and the City of Kamloops and School District #73.

"The BC Games impact extends well beyond the four days of the Games and we are proud to see how Kamloops utilized hosting the BC Winter Games to invest in projects that will benefit sport and the community," said Alison Noble, President and CEO of the BC Games Society.  "Congratulations to the Board of Directors on your vision and diligence to ensure the lasting legacy of the
2018 BC Winter Games."

 “Legacies dating back to the 1993 Canada Summer Games continue to build upon sport and community infrastructure in Canada’s Tournament Capital, says City of Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian.  “In addition to the over $80,000 in infrastructure that sport and community received leading up to the BC Winter Games, an additional $60,000 will provide lasting legacies for Kamloops and Sun Peaks.”  

The Kamloops 2018 BC Winter Games Legacy Funding Recipients announced this evening include:
Sun Peaks $15,000 Towards equipment storage shed at the top of Sunburst Chair
School District #73 $10,000 Tournament Hosting Grant
Pacific Sport Interior $15,000 Coaching certification & credentials
Kamloops Judo Club $4,574 4 TV’s & 4 laptops
Kamloops Long Blades $4,000 Equipment
Kamloops Art Gallery $2,000 Endowment Fund
Kamloops Sport Council $6,398 Funding & Event Trailer Arch

“In addition to the financial legacies, there are dozens of other wonderful legacies that do not have a monetary value attached, says Vice President Maureen McCurdy.  “In hosting the 40th anniversary of the BC Games, sport and community has been impacted in small and large ways.  For example, the Games song “Moments in the Mountains” singer, songwriter Madison Olds has had over 200,000 downloads of the song.  Never has a Games song received such wide spread recognition.”


Media Contacts: 
Niki Remesz, President
Kamloops 2018 BC Winter Games

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