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Grants for sports and recreational programs in the Bow Valley

Date: 6th March 2017

From skiing to swimming to cycling, the Rockies Ride For Kids Foundation and Banff Alpine Racers Funds cover a lot of recreational territory. The 2017 distributions from the two endowment funds exceed $16,000 this year and grant cheques will be distributed on March 7. This year, eight organizations will be given assistance to help local youngsters stay active.

“The Banff Canmore Community Foundation is delighted to offer these grants in support of amateur sports,” board chair, Bill Fisher says. “With our partners at True Sport Foundation and Community Foundations of Canada, our organization is committed to promoting good sport, encouraging positive recreational activities. We know that healthy activity is vital for us all and we are convinced that sport and recreation is vital to the health of community. Sport builds our local sense of belonging – it’s how we find friends.”

The Rockies Ride for Kids Foundation Fund offers financial assistance to various organized sports programs in the Bow Valley region. The Banff Alpine Racers Fund is more targeted to youngsters interested in alpine ski racing. For the administration of these funds, The Banff Canmore Community Foundation is proud to partner with the True Sport Foundation.

“Each club benefitting from these grants is embracing the Seven Principles of True Sport” Fisher adds “Go for it. Play fair. Respect others. Stay healthy. Have fun. Include everyone. Give back. This means our local clubs are helping athletes become our future leaders.”

The grants reception will be on Tuesday, March 7 at 6 p.m. at Elevation Place, Room 212 in Canmore. The full list of the this year’s recipients include: Banff Alpine Racers, Canmore Gymnastics Club, Canmore Nordic Ski Club, Coho Swim Club, Riptides Swim Club, Rundle Mountain Cycling Club, Canmore Collegiate High School, and Rocky Mountain Adaptive Sports. All are welcome.

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