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2010 Legacies Now Information

Please view our news releases for the latest announcements from 2010 Legacies Now. Read our past E-news publications for further information. Please use the links below to find background information, quick facts and story ideas. If you would like additional information, please call (within the Lower Mainland) or (toll free), or send an email to

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Story Ideas

Discover inspiring stories about our successes in increasing sport participation, improving family literacy, bringing communities together, and more. You can find more inspiring stories at .

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Testimonials

People of all ages, from all corners of the province, have benefited from 2010 Legacies Now programs. Hear what they have to say.

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IOC case study

Read Catalyst, Collaborator, Connector: The Social Innovation Model of 2010 Legacies Now, a case study commissioned by the International Olympic Committee to examine how our organization has leveraged the 2010 Winter Games to effect social change.

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Quick facts

Discover how we have invested in communities across British Columbia, and the impact of our programs.

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FAQs

Find answers to the most frequently-asked questions.

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Annual review 2008-09

Our annual review provides financial information and highlights achievements from the past year.

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2010 and Beyond Scrapbook

Find out about 2010 Legacies Now’s achievements, and read stories about the lives we’ve touched and the ways B.C. communities are creating lasting legacies.

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2010 Legacies Now: Innovator, Collaborator, Investor

Read stories and highlights from 2010 Legacies Now’s history.

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2010 Legacies Now: 2010 and Beyond – Accessible and Sport Tourism

See an overview of accessible and sport tourism programs.

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Hosting BC Program: A Case Study

Learn more about the sport tourism programs and legacies 2010 Legacies Now helped to create.

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2010 Legacies Now: Olympic and Paralympic Legacies Symposium

See the information shared with future bid and host cities during the 2010 Winter Games.

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Multimedia Gallery

2010 Legacies Now photographs can be downloaded and used with no credit necessary. For B-roll or more information, please call (within the Lower Mainland) or (toll free), or send an email to


Available B-roll

Preview our available B-roll in the categories of Sport and Healthy Living; Art, Culture and Community; Disability; and Literacy and Learning. To obtain B-roll, please call or .

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Photos and video: SportFit™

Getting children and youth interested in trying new sports is not always an easy task. SportFit makes it easy and fun.

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Photos and video: Action Schools! BC™

Teachers are helping more than half a million students across BC get active and learn about healthy eating through Action Schools! BC. Learn how 2010 Legacies Now has helped to make this model a success.

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Photos and video: Zero Ceiling

Mike Barton has gone from Vancouver’s inner city to a career teaching snowboarding at Whistler. Find out how 2010 Legacies Now helped him do it.

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Photos and video: Chill

Can inner-city youth increase their self-esteem through sport? Watch the video of 2010 Legacies Now’s Chill program or view the photos to find out.

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Photos and video: Literacy Now Communities program

Literacy is the number one indicator of a person’s well-being and ability to succeed. Learn how the Literacy Now Communities program is supporting BC communities as they develop innovative solutions to the problem of low literacy.

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Photos: PALS

For many parents and their small children, the transition from home to school can be overwhelming. Parents As Literacy Supporters (PALS) is a family literacy program that helps to make this transition easier.

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Photos and video: Spirit of BC

From 2003 to 2010, communities all over the province showed their spirit in unique ways as we counted down to the 2010 Winter Games. Watch the video and view the photos to find out what Spirit of BC meant to the people throughout the province.

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Photos and video: Explorations summer camps

Between 2005 and 2008, high-quality summer arts and sport programs for children were offered to communities around BC. Explorations summer camps introduced elementary school students to the arts and to new sports.

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Photos: Hosting BC™

Between 2004 and 2009, 2010 Legacies Now helped to bring nearly 200 high-calibre sport events to BC communities through Hosting BC.

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Photos: Measuring Up

From 2006 to 2009, Measuring Up helped more than 100 BC communities to assess and improve their accessibility. Everyone benefits when communities become more accessible: people with disabilities or injuries, seniors, parents pushing baby carriages, and tourists with luggage.

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Photos and video: Accessible Tourism

Travelers with disabilities spend more than $13 billion a year in North America. Find out how 2010 Legacies Now and its partners are helping to make BC a premier destination for these travelers.

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