As a result of the 2015 Canada Winter Games, a total of $1.1 million in legacy funds were generated, with $500,000 identified as a Pre-Games Legacy Fund. The remaining surplus of $600,000 will now be provided to the Northern BC Community Sport Development Society to help support northern athletes, coaches, officials, and volunteers.
“As we close the 2015 Canada Winter Games Host Society it is with considerable pride that we transfer the remaining surplus funds of $600,000 to NBCSDS to continue their support of North Athletes, Coaches, Officials and Volunteers.” said Anthony Everett, Chair of the 2015 Canada Winter Games Host Society.
“The Northern BC Community Sport Development Society is honoured to continue the Legacy of the 2015 Canada Winter Games by supporting Northern Athletes, Coaches, Officials and Volunteers.” said Wade Loukes, President of the NBCSDS. “The considerable remaining Games funds will provide grants and opportunities across the North for years to come.”
Additionally, the Host Society has also established an MOU with Pacific Sport Northern BC that transfers the Novak Family Legacy Wall fundraising initiative to Pacific Sport Northern BC, to help raise funds to support, promote and develop Northern British Columbia sports organizations, athletes, officials, coaches and volunteers.
“The 2015 Host Society is pleased to provide PacificSport Northern BC and local sports clubs the opportunity to utilize the revenue potential of the Novak Family Legacy Wall to support their organizations into the future,” concludes Everett.
“The Regional Sport Centre Northern BC Society is honoured to accept the responsibility to ensure that the legacy of the 2015 Canada Winter Games is ongoing in a meaningful way. By working in partnership with our local sport organizations to complete the Novak Family Legacy Wall we have the opportunity to both continue to recognize the extraordinary efforts of the community to deliver these successful Games and to invest in the future of sport in Northern BC.” Sara Hipson, President.