Wrestlers welcome windfall

Campbell River club receives $1,000 to introduce sport at elementary school level

VICTORIA­—The Campbell River Wrestling Association has been awarded $1,000 to introduce the sport at the elementary school level.

It’s part of the Government of British Columbia’s ongoing efforts to ensure all British Columbians have the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of sport, 46 groups will share more than $70,000 in funding through Local Sport Program Development (LSPD), Girls Only and Forever Active Bodies (FAB) 55+ grants, announced Coralee Oakes, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.

Managed by ViaSport, these grants are part of the BC Sport Participation Program (BCSPP) – a partnership between the Government of British Columbia and Sport Canada.

Since 2004, the BCSPP has provided close to $1 million in grants annually to provincial and multi-sport organizations for programs that help increase participation in sport, particularly for under-represented and marginalized populations.

ViaSport CEO Cathy Priestner Allinger said, “ViaSport means through sport, and we believe that via sport we can inspire people while uniting and energizing communities. These grants are one way we are helping to increase awareness and participation in sport across the province, at every stage of life and in every community.”