Penticton has the Spirit!

2010 Legacies Now has invested in more than 420 arts and cultural projects in B.C. aimed at increasing participation in the arts, encouraging innovation and partnerships, and assisting the sector in becoming more self-sustaining.

Richards on the run — Summerland’s Kristi Richards chase for gold will happen on Saturday with ladies moguls taking place at 4:30 p.m. and the finals at 7:30 the same day.

2010 Legacies Now has invested in more than 420 arts and cultural projects in B.C. aimed at increasing participation in the arts, encouraging innovation and partnerships, and assisting the sector in becoming more self-sustaining.

In Nelson, seniors are learning how to send emails and find information online at free computer literacy classes. In Lillooet, children and adults living in remote areas can borrow reading materials thanks to a mobile Library

Book Bus.

And in Campbell River, young children are learning Elders’ teachings through DVDs produced by Aboriginal youth. What do these B.C. communities have in common? They are all participating in the Literacy Now Communities program.

This innovative program, supported by the Province of B.C., guides local literacy task groups through a process to create a literacy plan that meets their community’s specific needs. By planning collaboratively and building partnerships, these task groups are finding their own unique solutions and creating local legacies that will benefit residents for years to come.

Visit 2010andBeyond.ca to read more stories of legacies being created in every region of

British Columbia.

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