PacificSport Interior BC hands out federal government funding to area sports organizations, athletes

PacificSport Interior BC has received funding from the federal government that will be dispersed among athletes and sports organizations in the region.

The money comes from the $500 million Emergency Support Fund for Cultural, Heritage and Sport Organizations that was established in May and is administered by Canadian Heritage.

Thirty-five sports organizations applied to receive a portion of the money acquired by PacificSport Interior BC and 29 applications were accepted.

Successful applicants include Barriere Recreation Society ($2,500), First Nations Snow Board Team Sun Peaks Society ($2,500), Golden Curling Club ($2,500), Golden Dolphins Swim Club ($2,500), Freeze Athletics ($500), Harper Mountain Ski Club ($1,000), Kamloops Therapeutic Riding Association ($2,500), Kamloops Rugby Club ($2,500), Kamloops Canoe and Kayak Club ($2,500), Kamloops Classic Swim Club ($2,500), Kamloops Minor Lacrosse Association ($2,500), Kamloops BMX Society ($2,500), Kamloops Interior Dragons Society ($500), Kamloops Triathlon Club ($1,000), Kamloops Long Blades Speed Skating Club ($500), Kamloops Minor Fastball Club ($1,000), Kamloops Track and Field Club ($500), Kamloops Minor Hockey ($500), K amloops Youth Soccer Association ($500), Kamloops Sunrays Synchro Club ($500), Kamloops Tennis Association ($1,000), Merritt Minor Hockey Association ($2,500), Overlander Ski Club ($500), Revelstoke Skating Club ($2,500), Revelstoke Aquaducks Summer Swim Club ($500), Salmon Arm Waves Masters Swim Club ($2,500), Sun Peaks Alpine Club ($2,500), Thompson River Interior Paddling Sports ($500) and TRU Wolfpack Cheer ($1,000).

“We are extremely happy to share some of this funding to our local sport organizations who desperately need financial support,” Carolynn Boomer, executive director of PacificSport Interior BC, said in a press release. “It’s extremely satisfying to come to the aid of sport as it plays such a pivotal role in our society.”

PacificSport Interior BC is providing $45,000 in funding support to local sport groups and another $5,600 to registered athletes for their training needs, according to the press release.