• BC Wheelchair Sports Association Congratulates Sport Leaders on Landmark Agreement

  • massive-dev  |  February 5, 2016

BC Wheelchair Sports Association applauds British Columbian and Canadian sports leader on the introduction of a new sports memorandum of understanding, which was signed today at the Richmond Olympic Oval. The memorandum of understanding was introduced by the Canadian Olympic Committee, Canadian Paralympic Committee, Own the Podium, the Province of British Columbia and viaSport BC.

BCWSA President Gail Hamamoto (on behalf of the Canadian Paralympic Committee), sport leader Marni Abbott-Peter and BCWSA athlete Dakota Darling attended the announcement.

Through this agreement, the partners will explore opportunities to collaborate based on principles such as:  

  • Providing the best conditions and support possible for the athletes and coaches of today and tomorrow;
  • Increasing collaboration between provincial sport organizations and national sport federations;
  • Working collaboratively on actions and initiatives to get youth more active and adopt healthy lifestyles, progressively enlarging the pool of youth engaged in sport;
  • Continuing to make sport and its funding a priority and influence this priority with strategic public and private partnerships in the Province of B.C.;
  • Continuing to work collaboratively in B.C. to achieve Canada’s international sport objectives.