Local groups benefit from winter games

MORE THAN two dozen community groups received more than $63,000 Feb. 10 from the Terrace 2010 BC Winter Games Society, the surplus from staging the games here.

  • Feb. 15, 2011 6:00 a.m.
Peter Weeber delivers the opening speech.

Peter Weeber delivers the opening speech.

MORE THAN two dozen community groups received more than $63,000 Feb. 10 from the Terrace 2010 BC Winter Games Society, the surplus from staging the games here.

The $63,687.18 from the society’s legacy fund will benefit hundreds of people in a wide variety of ways, said society president Peter Weeber.

“We are really happy to see so many community groups benefit from the legacy fund. More than 1,900 volunteers stepped up to the plate last year, giving their time and efforts to make the Terrace 2010 BC Winter Games a terrific event,” said Weeber.

“It feels great to be able to give back to the community and recognize those efforts.”

Here is a list of the groups and grants received:

Caledonia Secondary School. Bring in training for regional coaches and players. $1,500.

Shames Mountain Ski Club. Assist with holding a technical coaching clinic. $3,500.

Skeena Valley Golf and Country Club Junior Program. Mini Golf Clinics with Golf Pro for junior golfers. $1,000.

Terrace Junior Badminton Club.

NCCP Level 1 Sport Specific Coach development. $1,500.

NCCP Level 2 Sport Specific Coach development. $1,000.

Terrace Skating Club.

Assist with hosting a three-day National Coach / Team Member facilitated seminar. $3,000.

Terrace Highschool Volleyball.

Assist with hosting a volleyball coaching / officiating clinic. $1,500.

Terrace Stealth Speed Skating Club.

Freight costs to transport used safety mats to Terrace. $1,500.

Snow Valley Nordic Ski Club.

Purchase cross country skate skiing rental equipment. $4,000.

Terrace Bluebacks Swim Club.

Assist with coach certification. $1,500.

Terrace Whiskey Jack Archers.

Assist with purchase of bows, arrows and targets for youth archery and training. $4,000.

Totem Saddle Club.

Assist with outdoor riding arena footing renovation. $2,000.

Centennial Christian School.

Assist with purchase of outdoor basketball posts and rims and hockey goals and nets. $4,500.

Skeena Junior Secondary School.

Assist with purchase of outdoor basketball standards, hockey nets and tennis posts and net. $6,100.

Terrace Youth Basketball Association.

Purchase shot clocks. $2,500.

Terrace Peaks Gymnastics Club.

Purchase men’s parallel bars. $3,700.

Terrace Off Road Cycling Association.

Assist with the design and build of a bridge structure at KM 6 on Terrace Mountain bike trail. $1,500.

Terrace Rod and Gun Club.

Assist with the purchase of Biathlon target units. $5,000.

Terrace Curling Club.

Purchase of 2 sets of portable kids curling rocks, mats and pushers. $1,480.

Terrace Search and Rescue.

Purchase a BC level 3 First Aid Kit. $659.

City of Terrace/Circus Northwest.

Assist with the hosting of a Youth Circus Camp. $1,775.

KidSport Terrace.

Assist kids to participate in organized sports. $523.18.

BCOAPO Branch 73.

Assist with redoing the basement floor and replacing the floor curling rink at the Happy Gang Centre. $3,000.

Clay Artists of Terrace Society.

Assist with hosting an artists’ 3 day weekend workshop/fair. $1,250.

Volunteer Terrace.

Purchase 30 safety vests, 50 volunteer t-shirts, and 1 roll-up banner stand. $2,200.

Stitching Generations.

Purchase quilting supplies for quilts to be donated to community groups. $500.

PacificSport Northern BC.

Assist with hosting Level 1 coaching clinic(s). $3,000.

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