BC Games Legacy

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Welcome to the BC Games Legacy page!



The BC Games Society rallied behind the City of Maple Ridge following the cancellation of last year’s summer games due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are excited and honoured that our City was chosen to host the 2024 Summer Games, that the BC Games Society introduced legacy funding for $125,000 and that they created the Karina LeBlanc Game Changer Award named after one of our local sport champions.

As of January 2021, we have exciting updates for both BC Games Legacy Funding and the Karina LeBlanc Game Changer Award. Explore this page for announcements!
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The Province, through the BC Games Society, is providing the City of Maple Ridge with $125,000 to support local sport and community development projects! Click through the tabs below to learn more. The deadline for applications is March 31, 2021 at 4:00 PM.
  1. Background
  2. Criteria
  3. Apply
  4. Contact Us

Background


The Maple Ridge 2020 BC Games Legacy Fund Committee is comprised of the 2020 Games Board of Directors and City liaisons. The Committee has opened the application process for local sport organizations so they may apply for legacy funding for their upcoming projects and programs that aim to benefit local sport and athletes in Maple Ridge. 

Legacy funds will be distributed to projects that have a lasting impact to sport and community wellness. Applications will be considered from all non-profit sport organizations and/or governing bodies that meet the criteria.

Application Deadline


Applications must be received in full by 4:00 PM on March 31, 2021. 


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The Karina LeBlanc Game Changer Award was developed to recognize the achievement of a young individual who has created opportunities for underrepresented youth in their community to participate more fully in sport.

Anna Huber is the inaugural recipient! Learn more in the tabs below.
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  1. About Anna Huber
  2. About the Award
Anna is an exceptional young leader and change maker in Maple Ridge. In addition to being an accomplished soccer player, Anna is a first degree blackbelt in taekwondo and actively coaches at her local martial arts studio where she works to create equitable opportunities for female athletes within the sport.

Her name and face may be familiar to Maple Ridge residents as she was recently featured on the cover of the Maple Ridge Parks, Recreation & Culture Spring 2020 Program Guide and named a Community Champion by her fellow neighbours. “I volunteer because I truly believe it makes the world a better place,” wrote Anna. “Helping others and expecting nothing in return does not only better the world, but I find that it makes me feel like I am doing something that makes a difference.”

Anna’s long list of volunteer experience includes working at children’s summer camps with the Ridge Meadows Child Development Centre, with Thomas Haney Culinary Arts, Best Buddies, on her school’s Student Council, and with Eco-Action. Anna is also a previous recipient of her high school’s Youth and Philanthropy Initiative for her project advocating for equipment purchases for the Arcus Association for Community Living, an organization that raises funds for community members with diverse abilities and Operation Trackshoes.

After graduating from high school Anna plans to attend university and study environmental science. By winning this award Anna hopes to set an example and inspire others to get involved in their communities. “I will continue to work hard to break down barriers for those who are underrepresented,” said Anna. “Just like Karina LeBlanc, I hope to continue to create opportunities for others and inspire many more years of action.” 
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The City of Maple Ridge proudly hosted the BC Summer Games 1983 and again in 1998. For a trip down memory lane, view the gallery of photos and newspaper clippings from previous Games! 

We look forward to hosting the BC Summer Games once more in 2024.

Past BC Games in Maple Ridge