By: Kimberley Alpine  09-12-2011

The success of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games solidified B.C.’s reputation as an exceptional sport event host. With support from the Province, the Hosting BC program assists sport event organizers to maintain this profile and enhance their hosting skills and experiences.

Hosting sport events provides a significant economic boost to a host community, builds the volunteer base, and supports the sport development pathway.

I would like to thank the organizers of the Canadian Para National Championships, sponsors, volunteers and coaches for all of the hard work they have put into this event. I am confident that the city of Kimberley will benefit from the many economic, sport and social legacies this event will leave behind.

I wish the best of luck to all the athletes for a successful competition.


Stephanie Cadieux

Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development