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Posted on: August 9, 2021

Applications Now Open for BC Games Legacy Funding

Maple Ridge, BC: The provincial government, through the BC Games Society, is supporting sport and community development projects in Maple Ridge with a new $125,000 legacy fund. While the City of Maple Ridge is not slated to host the BC Summer Games until 2024, the Province has already provided legacy funding to the City and grant applications are now being accepted from local sport groups. The City was scheduled to host the 2020 event, which was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The BC Games are about so much more than a weekend of competition,” said Tom Bowen, Legacy Funding Committee Chair. “The introduction of legacy funding is one way that the BC Games Society, the City of Maple Ridge and local sport organizations can come together to empower citizens in ways that will have a lasting impact on sport and community wellness. At the core, the Games are about people and their well-being; this is paramount, particularly during the global pandemic.”

Non-profit sport and recreation groups within Maple Ridge are eligible to apply for funding. Applications will also be considered from organizations outside Maple Ridge that benefit local athletes. Applicants are required to provide project details and budget forecasts as part of their submissions. The application deadline is March 31, 2021. For more information or to apply, visit: www.mapleridge.ca/2462. The website also includes a biography of Anna Huber, the inaugural recipient of the Karina LeBlanc Game Changer Award, and will eventually contain information about projects approved for legacy funding.

Media contact:
communications@mapleridge.ca

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