Freestyle club lands provincial grant

Provincial grant will help Apex Freestyle Club with Canadian Selections camp

A $3,000 provincial grant will help the Apex Freestyle Club run the Canadian Selections camp at Apex Mountain Dec. 18-20.

AFC is among 45 groups in 24 communities receiving more than $175,000 from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, minister Peter Fassbender announced on Dec. 1. The grants range from $1,000 to $10,000 and are administered by viaSport, the Government of British Columbia’s lead agency for the development and promotion of sport and physical activity in the province.

“It’s awesome. It’s not really a money-making event that we do with the Selections,” said AFC general manager and head coach Kenni Kuroda. “That really helps us out. Without it, it would be tough to even put the event on I think.”

“The Hosting BC grant program helps provincial community and sport organizations uphold B.C.’s reputation as a world-class destination for exceptional sporting events, ” said viaSport CEO Sheila Bouman in a statement.

Since 2004, Hosting BC has invested more than $5 million in community-based sporting events, building B.C.’s reputation as a major sport-hosting destination. Event hosting stimulates economic activity and generates revenues that help support local businesses and jobs.