Groups share $63,000 from winter games

  • Feb. 11, 2011 12:00 p.m.
CALEDONIA Senior Secondary principal Cam MacKay

CALEDONIA Senior Secondary principal Cam MacKay

MORE THAN two dozen community groups received more than $63,000 last night from the Terrace 2010 BC Winter Games Society, the profits from staging the games here a year ago.

The $63,687.18 from the society’s legacy fund will benefit hundreds of people in a wide variety of ways, said society president Peter Weeber.

“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 Weeber.

“It feels great to be able to give back to the community and recognize those efforts.”

“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. said President and CEO of the BC Games Society, Kelly Mann.

The groups have one year in which to use the money granted to them.

Here is a list of the groups and grants received.

* Caledonia Secondary School

Bring in two level 4 or 5 coaches from Canada Basketball or Basketball BC to work

with regional coaches and players over a weekend. $1,500

* Shames Mountain Ski Club

Assist with holding a Technical Coaching Clinic $3,500

* Skeena Valley Golf and Country Club Junior Program. Mini Golf Clinics with Golf Pro for junior golfers $1,000

* Terrace Junior Badminton Club

NCCP Level 1 Sport Specific Coach development. $1,500.

NCCP Level 2 Sport Specific Coach development. $1,000

* Terrace Skating Club

Assist with hosting a 3 day National Coach / Team Member facilitated seminar. $3,000

* Terrace Highschool Volleyball

Assist with hosting a volleyball coaching / officiating clinic. $1,500.

* Terrace Stealth Speed Skating Club

Freight costs to transport used safety mats to Terrace. $1,500.

* Snow Valley Nordic Ski Club

Purchase Cross Country Skate Skiing Rental Equipment. $4,000.

* Terrace Bluebacks Swim Club

Assist with Coach Certification. $1,500.

* Terrace Whiskey Jack Archers

Assist with purchase of bows, arrows and targets for Youth Archery and Training. $4,000.

* Totem Saddle Club

Assist with Outdoor Riding Arena Footing Renovation. $2,000.

* Centennial Christian School

Assist with purchase of outdoor basketball posts and rims and hockey goals and nets. $4,500.

* Skeena Jr Secondary School

Assist with purchase of outdoor basketball standards, hockey nets and tennis posts and net. $6,100.

* Terrace Youth BasketbaU Association

Purchase Shot Clocks. $2,500.

* Terrace Peaks Gymnastics Club

Purchase Men’s Parallel Bars. $3,700.

* Terrace Off Road Cycling Association

Assist with the design and build of a bridge structure at KM 6 on Terrace Mountain Bike Trail. $1,500.

* Terrace Rod and Gun Club

Assist with the purchase of Biathlon target units. $5,000.

* Terrace Curling Club

Purchase of 2 sets of portable kids curling rocks, mats and pushers. $1,480.

* Terrace Search and Rescue

Purchase a BC level 3 First Aid Kit. $659.

* City of Terrace I Circus Northwest

Assist with the hosting of a Youth Circus Camp. $1,775.

* KidSport Terrace

Assist kids to participate in organized sports. $523.18.

* BCOAPO Branch 73

Assist with redoing the basement floor and replacing the floor curling rink at the Happy Gang Centre. $3,000.

* Clay Artists of Terrace Society

Assist with hosting an artists’ 3 day weekend workshop/fair. $1,250.

* Volunteer Terrace

Purchase 30 Saftey Vests, 50 Volunteer T-Shirts, and 1 Roll-up Banner Stand. $2,200.

* Stitching Generations

Purchase quilting supplies for quilts to be donated to community groups. $500.

* PacificSport Northern BC

Assist with hosting Level 1 Coaching Clinic(s). $3,000.