Winter Games Legacy for School Sport

Posted On Tuesday December 18, 2018
BC Winter Games Legacy
SD73 receives $10,000 for its role in the 2018 BC Winter Games

SD73 was one of seven local organizations to benefit from the allocation of the BC Winter Games Legacy Fund.

Board Chair Kathleen Karpuk and Assistant Superintendent Bill Hamblett were on hand to receive the $10,000 on behalf of the District on Thursday, December 13, 2018.

SD73 lent school buses to games organizers to transport athletes and officials between the game as well as provided secondary schools which were transformed into athletic villages during the games, February 21 to 25.  

“Thanks to Bill Hamblett and former Transportation Manager Dave Mell for all their amazing work with venues and transportation,” Chair Karpuk said. “Other big thanks to the district employees who spent so much time volunteering. Our bus drivers who volunteered were spectacular, we got a lot of compliments about their performance.”

As the legacy funds were distributed, Alison Noble, President and CEO of the BC Games Society said, "The BC Games impact extends well beyond the four days of the Games and we are proud to see how Kamloops utilized hosting the BC Winter Games to invest in projects that will benefit sport and the community."

The games' legacy will be available throughout the district to offset some of the costs for athletic tournaments and meets.

 “This gift from the BC Winter Games Society help with the many incidental costs associated with organizing school sporting competitions,” said Bill Hamblett. “Sporting event organizers can apply for funding through either the Secondary Athletic Council or the Elementary Sports Council.”




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