Dawson Creek hosting National Women's U18 hockey championship

The championship, taking place Nov.7-12, 2012, is being considered significant to the city of Dawson Creek, as it will help in establishing a good reputation for future potential sporting events to be held in the city. It’s also valuable to the community and families residing in the city, as it encourages healthy, active living and community engagement.

Regarding the province, events such as this can help build B.C.’s reputation as a premier hosting destination and will also highlight the Peace River region’s desirability as a place for investment and tourism.

Peace River South MLA Blair Lekstrom weighed in on the upcoming national tournament being played in Dawson Creek.

"Hockey games have always been a great way to bring the community together in Dawson Creek and I know a significant number of our residents are excited to take part in the Women’s U18 National Championship. It’s a great honour and we are going to have a lot of fun."

Hosting B.C. funds competitive level events that support long-term athlete development plans for Provincial Sport Organizations.

Since 2004, approximately $3.7 million in Hosting B.C. funding has been awarded to support 462 events in more then 45 communities across the province. Last year, over 100 events were funded in more than 30 communities.

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