Fort St. John’s Elks Speed Skating club will be receiving $2,500 through the 2010 Legacies Now fund.
The Elks Speed Skating Club say they will use the money to adapt the youth program to suit adults aged 18 to 80.
MLA Pat Pimm says northern residents are quite passionate about winter sports. He says speed skating is a great pursuit and the Province is working to support community initiatives and expand opportunities for northern residents to enjoy healthy and active lifestyles.
The Local Sport Program Development Fund is made available to municipalities, community organizations and Aboriginal communities with support from 2010 Legacies Now and the Province of B.C. through the Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport.
More than 1,200 people from around the province will benefit immediately when local organizations receive up to $2,500 to develop new or enhance existing sport programs. Many more will benefit in years to come from the new opportunities created by these programs.
Fort St. James will also benefit from the fund. The Far Fletched Archers are investing their $2,500 in equipment to attract youth and families to archery.