Sports groups funded

Grants provided for the North Okanagan Minor Hockey Association and the Silver Star Freestyle Ski Club

Two North Okanagan sports events are getting a financial boost.

The provincial government will provide $3,000 to the North Okanagan Minor Hockey Association for the B.C. Hockey Pee Wee Rep Tier 4 Provincial Championships and $1,500 to the Silver Star Freestyle Ski Club for the B.C. Freestyle Timber Tour and Super Youth Challenge Championship.

“The Hosting B.C. grant program encourages communities to host  tournaments and championships that provide a positive boost to the economy and help train volunteers for future events,” said Peter Fassbender, community development minister.