Three Surrey tourneys benefit from Hosting BC funding

Sledge hockey, boccia and powerchair soccer events given boost

A sledge hockey tournament in Surrey is among events backed by Hosting BC grants.

SURREY — Three tournaments in Surrey will benefit from Hosting BC grant money distributed by the provincial government.

Funding in the amount of $5,500 will go to the Cerebral Palsy Sports Association of B.C. to host the Pacific Coast Sledge Hockey Invitational, the Boccia Provincials and Powerchair Soccer Provincials in Surrey next year.

In total, $129,500 will go to various sports organizations in their efforts to host 39 events in B.C. in 2016. Twenty-one communities, including Surrey, will receive funding from Hosting BC, through grants ranging between $500 and $10,000.

The money is provided by the provincial government and administered by ViaSport, an organization that promotes sport and physical activity.

Since 2004, Hosting BC has invested $5 million in funding for community-based sporting events.

“These grants provide assistance to smaller sporting organizations that would otherwise not be in a position to host major events on their own,” said Surrey-Fleetwood MLA Peter Fassbender, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.

Applications will reopen again in early September for the next round of Hosting BC funds. For more information, visit




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