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Sport and Healthy Living programs

Sport and Healthy Living programs

Leading up to the 2010 Winter Games, 2010 Legacies Now partnered with the Province of BC to strengthen sport and healthy living programs throughout the province. It funded programs that encouraged sport participation and healthy living; developed high-performance athletes; initiated new opportunities in sport tourism; and improved delivery of sport and recreation programs to benefit all BC residents.

After consulting with the sport sector, the decision was taken to launch a new sport agency to build on the work done by 2010 Legacies Now. The BC Sport Agency has a unique opportunity to lead the sport sector with bold action to deliver on the shared vision of an active, healthy British Columbia where sport inspires a field of possibilities for all.

The BC Sport Agency's official website will be launched in early 2012. If you have any questions on the agency, please call or email .


Program listings

Our legacies continue to benefit communities throughout BC. View a list of our past and present Sport and Healthy Living programs below. You may also find programs by sorting using User Group and/or Category of program.

  • Action Schools! BC

    Action Schools! BC™ is active in 100% of BC school districts, promoting physical activity and healthy eating in schools. Understanding that each classroom is unique, Action Schools! BC is a best practices model allowing teachers and administrators to create individual action plans that will have the most impact on the healthy living habits of their students.

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  • BC Activity Reporter

    The BC Activity Reporter is the province’s online source of centralized sport and recreation participation data.

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  • BC Sport Participation Program

    The BC Sport Participation Program increased participation in community and school-based sports, providing opportunities for youth, Aboriginal people, seniors and people with disabilities to lead active and healthy lifestyles.

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  • BC Sport Tourism Community Legacy Award

    The BC Sport Tourism Community Legacy Award recognizes a BC municipality that has demonstrated a beneficial community partnership between sport and local tourism over the past four years.

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  • BC Sport Tourism Marketplace

    The BC Sport Tourism Events Marketplace presented by Tourism BC is an annual conference bringing the tourism and sport industries together to network, develop new community partnerships and explore sport event hosting opportunities.

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  • BC Sport Tourism Network

    The BC Sport Tourism Network, created in partnership by 2010 Legacies Now and Tourism BC, is made up of more than 60 communities across BC who share information and ideas, and work cooperatively to support sport tourism in BC.

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  • Canadian Sport for Life

    Canadian Sport for Life is a framework for delivering sport and physical activity programs to children that is centred around their health, and their mental and physical stage of development. The Canadian Sport for Life model provides a safe and progressive pathway for children to pursue lifelong physical activity, and also offers a progressive pathway to high-performance sport.

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  • Chill

    From 2005 to 2008, 2010 Legacies Now supported Chill, a snowboarding program for inner-city youth designed to increase self-esteem through sport.

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  • Club Standards

    2010 Legacies Now supports professional development in community sport organizations through its Club Standards community projects. These community projects are developed by 2010 Legacies Now together with its partners who are working to enhance the operation of local sport organizations in BC.

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  • Disability Sport

    The hosting of the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Games provided a unique opportunity to leave a lasting legacy in sport and recreation for British Columbians with a disability. Together with its sport partners, 2010 Legacies Now is making an impact on sport system planning and development to realize Paralympic Games legacies.

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  • First Nations Snowboard Team

    The First Nations Snowboard Team (FNST) offers coaching for recreational and high-performance snowboarders of varying abilities, along with youth leadership, mentoring and instructor-training programs. The FNST consists of 12 provincial teams, benefiting almost 200 recreational and high-performance athletes from more than 12 Nations across British Columbia.

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  • Game Plan BC

    From 2003 to 2010, Game Plan BC supported BC's high-performance athletes in 17 Olympic and Paralympic Winter sports with funding support for coaching, training and competition, sport science and sport medicine, and travel for competition.

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  • Growing Champions

    Growing Champions™ is a financial assistance program connecting promising BC athletes with businesses and individuals throughout the province. It provides a unique opportunity for businesses to support up-and-coming athletes both financially and by following their progress.

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  • Hosting BC Grant Program

    The Hosting BC™ grant program promotes sport tourism in the province by supporting communities in hosting national and international sport events.

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  • Hosting BC Team and Event Services

    From 2008 to 2010, Hosting BC Team and Event Services provided a sport tourism concierge service linking sport-event organizers and sport teams to qualified facilities and communities across the province.

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  • HostingBC.ca

    The HostingBC.ca website, managed by the BC Games Society and Tourism BC, promotes sport tourism in the province by showcasing BC communities and venues in an online resource guide that allows visitors to easily find a location matching their sport, event or training needs.

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  • Inner-City Sport Court

    Coca-Cola Limited, 2010 Legacies Now, Ray-Cam Community Co-operative, Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, and BC Housing are partnering to build an outdoor sport court in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside neighbourhood.

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  • Local Sport Council Development Program

    Through the Local Sport Council Development Program, various groups in B.C. communities have formed Sport Councils to collaboratively promote sport and recreation and healthy living initiatives in their regions. 2010 Legacies Now is piloting this program in more than six sites in B.C. by assisting local government to bring together community sport, parks and recreation leaders and health services organizations.

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  • Local Sport Program Development Fund

    The Local Sport Program Development Fund makes community sport more accessible to people of all abilities by providing funding support to sport programs initiated by municipalities, sport organizations and Aboriginal communities.

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  • Spirit of 2010 Hockey Tournament

    From 2003-2009, the Spirit of 2010 Hockey Tournament celebrated healthy living, amateur sport and recreation, and community engagement and spirit in cities and towns across BC. Over the seven years of the tournament, more than 275,000 players participated in 1,300 local tournaments.

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  • Sport Tourism Community Workshops

    Tourism BC’s Sport Tourism Community Workshops show how the sport and tourism industries can work together to ensure sport events are a success for the entire community.

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  • SportFit

    SportFit is a fun, easy, interactive tool to get children and youth interested in physical activity through the discovery of new sports.

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  • Targeted Sport Strategy and Regional Coaches

    The Targeted Sport Strategy supports training and development programs for athletes who are ready to move from provincial programs to national development programs and national teams. The Targeted Sport Strategy is one of several initiatives under the Integrated Performance System, which oversees development of BC’s high-performance athletes.

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  • Zero Ceiling

    Zero Ceiling is a charitable society that offers adventure-based learning through snowboarding, as well as employment skills training and personal development to inner-city youth from Vancouver. 2010 Legacies Now has partnered with Zero Ceiling and Grouse Mountain to deliver the Zero Ceiling learn-to- snowboard program; 2010 Legacies Now also supports the Zero Ceiling Work-to-Live program.

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