Funds active in Enderby

Enderby girls are getting in the game with $1,345 in funds for the Women, Water and Weights program.

Enderby girls are getting in the game with $1,345 in funds for the Women, Water and Weights program.

The province is encouraging more British Columbians to get active with program grants in two areas: those that develop accessible sport in rural communities and those specifically promoting active and healthy lifestyles for girls and women.

“These grants are important because they help promote sport throughout the province both in large municipalities and in smaller, rural communities where sport opportunities can be less common,” said Peter Fassbender, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.

“They also promote sport for young girls and women over the age of 55. Together, these programs help British Columbians lead healthy and active lifestyles, no matter their age, ability or background.”

The Local Sport Program Development (LSPD) fund strives to make sport more accessible to people of all abilities, while the Girls Only (GO) and Forever Active Bodies (FAB) 55+ grants help fund programs that encourage more girls and women to participate in sport.

The City of Enderby was part of the latest round of funds administered by viaSport – the provincial government’s lead agency in the development and promotion of sport and physical activity in the province.

“ViaSport believes in having access to sport at every stage of life, in every community,” said Sheila Bouman, CEO, viaSport.

“The GO/FAB 55+ grants ensure more girls and women in B.C. have the opportunity to get active, and contribute to building a healthier province through the power of sport and physical activity.”