The Quesnel Technics Gymnastics Club is receiving $2,000 from the provincial government’s Hosting BC program to support the upcoming Goldpan Invitational and Zone 8 Qualifier to B.C. Gymnastics Championships.

“Sports has the power to transform a community and provides an opportunity to demonstrate the hard work and dedication committed through competitive events,” said Cariboo North MLA Coralee Oakes. “This funding will help support the continued development of the Quesnel Technics Gymnastics Club and provide a fun and healthy environment for our talented gymnasts in British Columbia to showcase their skills.”

The Championships will be held on February 5, 2016 with the help of the Quesnel Technics Gymnastics Club. Participants will be traveling from all across the Zone 8 region, which stretches along the eastern half of B.C. from William’s Lake up to the Yukon Border.

Across British Columbia, 38 events in 25 communities will share more than $125,000 in the latest round of Hosting BC grants, provided by the provincial government and administered by ViaSport.

Hosting BC funds competitive-level events that support long-term athlete development plans for B.C.’s Provincial Sport Organizations.

ViaSport is a not-for-profit organization created in 2011 as a legacy of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Its mandate is to increase awareness, opportunity and participation in sport across the province–at every stage of life and in every community.

Information about Hosting BC and other grants offered through Viasport is can be found on their website: http://www.viasport.ca/grants.